Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Love Letter scrapbook layout using text journaling on photo; banners, stamps, wood veneers, Amy Tangerine, pink, orange, yellow

Love Letter // Swing Layout {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Love Letter scrapbook layout using text journaling on photo; banners, stamps, wood veneers, Amy Tangerine, pink, orange, yellow

My baby girl LOVES going to the park and swinging, swinging, swinging! She always has and I love how cute she looks in the big kid swing!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Love Letter scrapbook layout using text journaling on photo; banners, stamps, wood veneers, Amy Tangerine, pink, orange, yellow

Last summer I had fun creating the text clouds in the photo and posted about it here after learning how to from my amazing and talented friend Melissa over at Digital Scrapbooking HQ. She’s brilliant! (and witty, and a digi-guru, and just overall adorable!)

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Love Letter scrapbook layout using text journaling on photo; banners, stamps, wood veneers, Amy Tangerine, pink, orange, yellow

This is yet another LOAD (layout-a-day) page I created this past February. The prompt was to use a photograph we had already scrapbooked, but to use it to tell a different story. Perfect opportunity for me to use the photo with the text clouds…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Love Letter scrapbook layout using text journaling on photo; banners, stamps, wood veneers, Amy Tangerine, pink, orange, yellow

Have you checked out LOAD514: Past Perfect 2? Seats are filling fast! Whether you’re a traditional, digital, hybrid, or project life / pocket pages scrapbooker, LOAD prompts are a great way to dig a little deeper on the photos you scrap and stories your write. Check out more info on LOAD514 here – there’s an early bird discount saving you 30% through April 10th. Don’t miss out!

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As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. You can check out more of my LOAD posts here.

PPS. The Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is “Anything Goes” so here goes my submission : )

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Photo Fridays: Water Babies (LOAD)

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I can’t help but want to share a set of photos I used on another LOAD513 layout! I love these photos from last summer! An obvious benefit of scrapbooking is actually working with my photos and not just leaving them unloved on my hard drive. When you make layouts, it’s clear to see the growth and changes in your loved ones, too. It’s amazing how fast my babies are growing, changing, moving farther from baby and further into little girls.

We’re lucky to live near the coast. And although it was a very gray day at the beach, that didn’t stop my girls from having fun! They love the ocean. Positively, absolutely, undoubtedly, they love the ocean. And the sand. And sea shells. They totally get that from their Daddy. He’s out there as much as he can, from late spring to early fall, enjoying the waves. So my girls? They’re my own little mermaids!

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As I was photographing my family on this outing, I had recently picked up a new lens (Tamron 18-270) and decided to really try to use the tele zoom extremes. I wanted some close up shots, and although I usually focus on my girls faces, I decided to go the opposite route. I composed my shots to not include their faces. I also shot from behind. I shot them being themselves as much as I could, and it was actually quite nice as I comfortably sat in my beach chair and shot away. Such a rarity! I love how the tutu suit shot came out! She was running by, playing, oblivious to the lens. Love it!

I also wanted to take in the ocean. Since it was such a gray day, not many others were out in the water even though it was end of August, and I love how little my girls look in comparison to the ocean’s grandeur and vastness.

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I ended up creating a layout using a few of my shots, a ton of paper scraps I had on hand, and loosely based on a sketch over at ScrapHappy.org. I absolutely adore how this page came out!

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I wanted the paper strips to mimic the waves of the ocean, so I hand tore the edges using a tool from Creative Memories.

2013-05-08_7798_webBesides the tearing tool, the only other supplies I used (besides adhesives) were some bakers twine, washi tape, bling and metallic pearls.

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For my title I used Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Muse Woodgrain Thickers and I added my journaling on vellum. I so totally love the way this came out!

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If you’re a scrapbooker, I hope you’re taking the time to feed your creative soul, telling your stories, and getting your photos out of boxes or off your hard drive and letting them shine on new pages! If you’re a photographer, I hope you’re getting unexpected shots that visually let you tell your story and share your world with your viewers!

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c