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It is getting darker earlier and I know Fall is coming. I've already sorted the boy's clothes and I just recently got my clothes out to try to put together some transitional outfits. That is always a challenge for me. Winter stuff is the easiest for me to put together. Summer is the hardest because nothing looks good when you're sweaty. Fall is hard because you never know. : )
Thankfully, I had some momentum from last month's ezine and I was able to create 2 layouts without too much trouble. Thank You, Lord! So, I'm getting this month's edition out on time. Yay!!!
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Marathon Field Trip Week
During testing week in the Spring, I decided to make it a "marathon" week and do some field trips. I'm usually about getting things "done" and working but I decided to have some fun and go a few places. They boys loved it, of course, and I was glad we did but I was worn out after that week.
This is a really simple layout as you can probably tell. I used a yellow polka dot paper from the Wanderlust Kit at Computerscrapbook.com for the background. I added the decorative paper clip in the top right corner and the green journal mat to finish out the "stair step" of the photos. Next came the swirly motif. I used a brush (otherwise known as a "stamp")from ObsidianDawn.com to create it. I love brushes in Photoshop Elements.
I learned all about them from the TwoPeas class I keep talking about. : )
I love TwoPeasinabucket.com!
Background paper: Wanderlust kit from
Green journal mat: element kit from OneFishTwoFish kit from ComputerScrapbook.com
Paperclip: element kit from TealTranquility kit from ComputerScrapbook.com
Oh My! I took this pic because I can never believe how dirty my feet get when I mow and trim the yard. I usually wear flip flops and, boy, do my feet look messy! I really like the digital scrapbook papers and digital elements from the Sophisticate Kit. They "softened" up the dusty feet pic.
Most of the supplies for this layout are from the Sophisticate kit from
The yellow mat behind the photo is from the Wanderlust kit.
What about next month?
You just never know. We'll see...stay tuned to
to find out.
Until sometime around the middle of October…
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