Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Winter blues

We had some pretty cold weather at the end of January and I decided to keep warm by scrapping some summer vacation layouts. I used mainly the June kit from Personal Scrapper with the Scenic Route "Grafton" line. I had used up my original kit last summer, but when Erica announced extras, I had to purchase another kit for some special vacation pics I had.

"It's Flippin' Time" was a fun title for this page of Kevin learning to do flips in the pool. (I can't do them!)

For "The Beach" I used a sheet of SR Metropolis paper that matched the Grafton line. We were at Ft. De Soto Beach on this, our first, day.Kevin struck up a pose for his name photo at Ft. De Soto. It was fun to showcase it on "1st trip to the beach."I had some group shots of us at the different beaches that I wanted to scrap for both boys' albums. So I made these two pages. The quote before "together" reads: "the sun shines brighter when we are together." Then "Florida vacation" is for the other album.
All Kevin talked about before going to Florida was how he wanted to find crabs on the beach. We found one in Siesta Key. We were picking up shells and I felt something crawling in my hand. He was thrilled! How do you like my "got crabs?" title? :)The photo on "Sunset" was so stunning I decided to keep the rest of this page simple. That is Kevin in the shot, too!
Someone over at Personal Scrapper had posted a layout months ago with the title, "Boys of Summer". I knew I had to use it for these pics. (That or "Baywatch Bros"...)

Looking here...we even got some shots of me and Tom on vacation. ( Blake did manage to get in the background of that second shot!) The title reads "enjoying time with Tom". "Florida fun" sort of wraps up my random pics for Blake.
"This is the life" is for Kevin. He says that a lot!
Oh, I could move to Siesta Key. Check out "ocean view."
On vacation, Kevin mainly kept to the sand, but it was harder to get a shot of Blake since he was "diving" in the ocean so much. I did manage to get a good one of them building together though.
One perk to this vacation was that two of my sisters went along with us. I enjoyed doing this "girl time" page for my personal album.
I should note that our power went out before I finished this series of layouts. I actually made a few of them on days when were without power. I sat by the fire sort of like Abe Lincoln did back in the day. I did it during daylight hours. During these powerless daylight hours, I also went through and cleaned up all of my albums in the living room and even tagged the ones on shelf with the boys' names and the dates that are included in them.
To entertain themselves (yet stay close to the fire) the boys spent several days looking through these albums. "A good time was had by all" and that is why I scrapbook. :)


Lynette said...

Such a lot of layouts and all of them original and great. In my eyes you will always be the scrapping queen.

Lindsey said...

I LOVE your beach LO's!!! "Got crabs" is hilarious!! Simply amazing...all of them...