Here are some pictures of my lay outs -
This is Sophia back in 11/03. She was just 3 1/2. We were at a neighboring home complex where there was a pond and ducks, and I was photographing them for our Christmas card. This lay out was my 2nd or 3rd.
This is Santino at 16 mos. The lay out is probably my 9th or 10th, and already I can see the difference in my technique. I will say this, I am soooo spoiled now with my cricut and big shot! Those letters were all cut by hand, and I don't miss that at all.
Our home is one of the reasons for my blog title. This house is a little girls dream come true. My parents have a vacation home in Upstate New York, and houses like this were everywhere. I so wanted to live in one of them. We moved to California in 1989 and discovered a beautiful town with houses just like them, and I said "hook or by crook, we will have one of these homes" Sure enough, and it took YEARS, we do.
Now this one is one of my most favorite layouts! This is Santino and my granddaughter Gianna. It reminds me of Darla and Spanky and the Our Gang kids. I know, I know Darla is a curly cued brunette, but those adoring eyes gazing at Sonny, hmm.
This is my most recent layout that I did just for me. I have it displayed in a frame on my dining room table. I change them out as I do them. It is Santino and his good buddy Bruno, our English Bulldog. Here I can see the use of techniques I didn't even think of using in the begining. Stamping and then putting clear stickers over the stamping, paper tearing, inking.
I just love this venue of expression. It really is so freeing, and the subject matter couldn't get much better. All the wonderful people in my life who I love with all my heart, and my most prized and treasured possesions!