Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Couple More Digi Layouts from the Water Park

Hope you aren't tired of seeing them yet! LOL I may have one more up my sleeve, but thought I'd share these with you. We are laying low at home today as my cold just keeps lingering and making me cough my lungs out. Darn. Well, the girls are having a blast playing with a train set they've not used for a long time. A neighbor boy is over and he and his brother come up with some terrific track designs. Since they are occupied with that and not on the computer, and I don't have much energy to do much else, I'm taking advantage of the urge to digi scrap.

Thanks so much for the compliments on my layouts. I'm not a super creative genius, I promise you. I just adore using templates, which gives you the basic design of the layout and I "clip" the papers and elements on the pre-designed layout. Sure I take a little creative license here and there, adding or taking away an element, but I don't change the basic design all that much. If I had to come up with layouts from scratch, I wouldn't get near as many layouts done, believe me! Still, I'm glad you like what I do with the templates and kits I use.

I didn't have as many lazy river photos that were usable as I thought, but I still am pretty happy with how this one came out. I'm currently in love with Cindy Schneider's templates (from Sweet Shoppe Designs) and I used Traci Reed's Splash Down kit(also from Sweet Shoppe Designs). 

Steve didn't pack his swimsuit either, but he was able to borrow a pair from his nephew and they fit! With his fair skin, he burns pretty easily, but he had fun floating along the lazy river shirtless this one time. The other times, he put his shirt back on, I noticed.

Funny thing, with as many summery/watery pictures as I take, I don't have many kits that I feel work well with those types of pictures. Hence, I keep using the same few I have. Sometimes the colors don't work well on the kits I do have and I don't always feel like playing around with changing the colors of an element or paper, or when I do try to change the colors, I don't like the results. Still, I do like what I've been able to create with the kits I've been using.

I absolutely love this photo I took of Amy. I know it is totally over exposed, but I adore the look on her face and I couldn't wait to scrap it. I tried to offset the over exposure just a bit with the water elements from the Splash Down kit, but the rest of the layout uses Mary Fran's Summer Splash kit from Nitwit Collections. Again, I used a Cindy Schneider template for the base of the layout. 

You can enlarge either picture to get a better look and/or read the journaling.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet and encouraging comments. They put a big old grin on my face!


Jackie said...

love your layouts...i haven't done anything in forever....

Sparkle said...

Such cute layouts! Love the pics too!

itsabrt said...

Oh these are both fantastic I love the lettering! Beth

itsabrt said...

Oh these are both fantastic I love the lettering! Beth

Kim Burmeister said...

Holy Moly! You have been a busy scrapper! I love to see your layouts. Thanks for the inspiration.

Muriel said...

so original.. i loved it.. youare very talented. congratulations

Carolyn Christie said...

Jeanne these digi layouts are gorgeous! Like you, I love the look on Amy's face. I also love how the f goes over summer.
When I grow up I wanns digi scrap like you! :)

Kathi C. said...

You captured sheer delight in your photos, which makes the pictures as bright and happy as the papers you used. Cute!!!