I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

more layouts!

i can hardly believe that our wedding was 10 years ago! husband said "classic" when i found the picture, and i thought it was perfect for the layout! he says it's because i had a classic gown and the photo is in b/w, but i think he's referring to my champagne bottle (i couldn't find my glass!) and the hiking up of my skirt (i was really hot, that's a lot of tulle!!) this is a pretty simple layout; i cut three of the flowers out of the bo bunny paper and then layered them with pop dots :)

evie's fourth birthday. i think it's pretty straightforward, just strips of some cool pp (they have shiny embossing).

this was done for a challenge to scrap your take on the song "livin' the life" we were to scrap a question, statement or interjection about the life we're living. it made me think about where i am, and realize that i'm happy to be here. times may be hard, but i have a wonderful husband (who is still my best friend after 15 years together) and two great kids!

the challenge here was to scrap an imperfect photo and boy, did i have one. my poor husband is extremely camera challenged (he can handle our point and shoot alright, but is so lost when i hand him my slr) and only took 3 photos of me with our new baby in the hospital, and all three of them, he focused on the background rather than us. it makes me rather sad; i have photos of all of our friends and family that visited us, photos galore of daddy and big sister, and very little of me. :(

and i leave you with extreme cuteness:

5 comments:

kT said...

I love these. all of them. Especially the one wild ride though. i think white spaces and black and white and long journaling.

<3

Melissa W. said...

All fabulous LOs. :) And if that baby got any cuter, it would be illegal.

Kelly said...

Hi Genie! Just heard the news...Congratulations and welcome to The Cutting Cafe! I'm looking forward to working with you...you do awesome work!

Amanda Sevall said...

TOTAL cuteness!!! Love all your layouts too :)

Audra said...

AWESOME layouts... I really love the two-pager!! :)