Tuesday, July 31, 2007

just another layout

Does that urge to create ever just get the better of you? That's what happened last night...I just wanted to scrapbook! So, I did. Despite the fact that I should have been working on homeschool stuff. Despite the fact that my old scrapbook room was in total disarray and my new one just wasn't ready yet. Despite the fact that I was in the midst of baking cookies for Annie's soccer party tonight. Despite all that, I just grabbed some pictures and set to work, running up and down the stairs between batches of cookies. And let me tell you...it felt good!



I admit the resulting layout is nothing spectacular, but that's okay. It was fun working with these pictures...they're from such a long time ago! Though I'm still not the best photographer around, it is nice to see that I've definitely improved since then. These pictures are from a trip Rich and I took in Sept. 1989, before we were married. Back in those days when we took our favorite kind of trip...the kind where we have a vague destination in mind, but we just sort of wander around on our way there and back. For this trip, we knew we wanted to end up in the Outer Banks, but we definitely took the long way there. Leaving from the Philadelphia area of PA, we went and camped in western MD, drove down Skyline Drive, and headed to Appomattox Courthouse before ever reaching our destination. And then Hurricane Hugo ended up chasing us out of the Outer Banks, so we headed up to the Baltimore Aquarium and then to visit some friends in NJ before heading home. Ahhhh...those carefree days.

Anyway, now that I got that out of my system, maybe I can get back to some of the things I "should" be doing.

8 comments:

Kathie said...

I love being creative. Finding time is difficult. I usually just have to let something else go and just be creative. Enjoyed your post.
Blessings from Costa Rica

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I really like your layout. I am really behind in my scrapbooking, about 5 years! I'm not sure if I have it in me to get back into it, but I'm hopeful that one day imspiration will strike again!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Sounds like it was a great trip! And I love that layout. Wonderful way you arranged everything and the colors are gorgeous, so pretty and soothing. Great job :)

P.S. Did you save me a cookie? Eat one for me!

Amanda said...

That layout is fabulous!! How did you get the page seam through the photo? It doesn't even look like the photo was cut...or is it just a very large page? I love it!

twiga92 said...

I like that paper - really nice. You did a great job!

Jean said...

If you ever "do" the Outer Banks or Skyline Drive or Appomattox Courthouse again, do stop by. We have lots of places in the neighborhood of Charlottesville that would make great history lessons. And it would be nice to meet you and the kiddos and see Rich again. I don't recall how old he and I were when we last saw each other, but I know we were kids!

Jennifer said...

Feels good to squeeze one in the midst of things, doesn't it? And yours looks great. Way to go!

Carrie! :o) said...

Oh so pretty!! You deserve to do fun stuff inbetween daily life stuff! It helps to keep us sane, right?! LOL!