Hi - I'm back!! I have been quiet on the blog front since my return from being on holidays a week ago - just getting kids ready to start school again, doing two million loads of laundry from a beach holiday and all that stuff.
Firstly, THANK YOU Renee, for filling in for me while I was away. I loved your photo-ish posts and was very inspired by them. I hope you will come back and post for me again soon!
Secondly, I must announce the winner of my blogiversary thingy, and the random pick commenter was..."Caitie" - so Caitie, if you want to email me your photo/photos, and some journaling to go with them, and your preferred layout size, I will scrap away for you.
I brought 16 photos that represented the Christmas season over to photoshop elements and assembled them there, and had the whole collage printed off as an 8x10 photo. I changed some of the photos in each printout, to focus on the individual child, and got three 8x10 print outs. I scrapped the 8x10 simply, and stuck it on some Christmassy paper. Can't decide with patterned paper I like the best, so I'll share all three, and you can pick which you think works best. The second one is certainly 'busier', but I do like the pattern. Very Christmassy.
I have since does another collage type layout without the use of photoshop, for anyone left out there who still is a hands-on type scrapper. It is nice to go hands on sometimes! Will share that in a couple of days.
Will leave you for now with two image from our beach holiday. They're of my husband telling all the kids we were there with, the story of 'the Hobbit'. He is a great story-teller, and remembers every little teeny detail, word for word. Had all the kids (and an adult of two!) enraptured around the bonfire this evening - he told it in parts over three nights. Quite funny.
See you very soon!