Thursday, May 17, 2012
Hi everyone :o) SP here today…for our APRIL project SCRAP check-in! April (and the first half of May) FLEW by for us…I mean, it was like a flash, lol :o) Our month was first spent celebrating Easter…and then preparing for (and going on) VACATION! We just got back home and had a truly WONDERFUL, amazing, AWESOME time! It was the ‘biggest’ vacation we have ever been on as a family – three weeks – and lots of great destinations…the main one being Disney World!!!!! What an incredible experience it ALL was :o) As you can imagine – I have thousands (literally) of photos and videos to go through…which I will be doing over the coming weeks (and months, lol…hey – let’s just be honest and realistic here…it might even be YEARS!)! In fact…so many photos that I might even half to split them into TWO albums! I don’t want to forget a single memory or moment from our trip…so I am constantly typing out notes and journaling – but sadly – am already having a hard time remembering the details, lol! Ahhhhh, aging, it’s a wonderful thing, lolol :o) Anyhoo…the only ‘bad news’ is that we all came home quite sick (i mean like REALLY ill)…but we are on the mend and finally feeling a little like our usual selves (always wonder if that is really a good thing or not? lolol)! One beneficial thing about being so sick (yes, forever trying to find the positive)…is you can’t do much but sit around (it’s great for a few days – after that….I’m in total ‘cabin fever’ mode, lol)! So, during the ‘sitting time’ – I was able to scrap my April pages :o) It was really difficult choosing just a few pics from so many…especially when I still haven’t gone through ALL of them…but I think I ended up with a pretty good ‘summary’ of out month :o) Part of our vacation was in May, too – so at least I have a little more room to scrap next month, lol!
If you missed the templates for APRIL - be sure to download them HERE! They are among my faves…love what Kylie did with them :o) You girls know that I ADORE circles…so this was perfect for me! So, here are my final pages for April…which is sure to be my fave month in our 2012 album, lol!
Now, let’s get on to MORE inspiration! I LOOOOVED looking through the project SCRAP 2012 gallery to find all of these gorgeous layouts! The main thing that I noticed…is that you girls know how to rock…and TWEAK/EDIT templates like nobody’s business :o) Seriously – I enjoy all of the customizations and changes – it’s a great reminder to us all that templates are just ‘starting points’ that can be modified to suit our needs! So, as you peek through these pages…check out the differences between them and the original templates…kinda like those brain teasers where you have to find what is different between two photos, lolol!
Let’s begin with Kim’s APRIL pages! Seriously – these totally popped off the gallery page…the colors…the photos…the clustering – all pure perfection! Kim mixed and matched various kits and products and ended up with a masterpiece that I hope to replicate at some point :o) These layouts just make me smile…and so many details – I just keep going back and looking again! THANKS, Kim!
Next…Rosy’s pages - they are simply STUNNING! I have to say – Rosy has an amazing talent when it comes to capturing her kids in photos! Her photography skills are stellar and that really shows in these pages :o) Love the close-ups of the kids…and all of the other fun pics that illustrate her family’s month (which looks like a lot of fun!)! You’ll also notice that she tweaked the templates and the result is fabulous! Thanks, Rosy!
Next…we move on to Kylie‘s gorgeous pages! They are filled with joy and happiness…and Easter :o) I always appreciate the way Kylie tells her story in her layouts – and these pages are no exception! Not only do you feel the sweetness and love…but you feel like you got a glimpse into her world! There is always a depth to her pages…and I’m just happy she shares them with us…thank you, Kylie :o)
Did I mention there was a LOT of gorgeous inspiration this month? LOL!
Now…how about some ‘eye candy’ from Amber! She never disappoints with her layouts…and I’m just so happy she is a part of our little Shoppe gallery :o) When I look at these pages – I just get such a sense of FAMILY…all the kids and smiles and FUN – love it! Looks like a lovely start to spring! Thanks for sharing, Amber!
And finally…we wrap-up with jessg26′s pages :o) Aren’t they BEAUTIFUL?! Such a gorgeous mix of colors and patterns…all the pink with sunshine yellow = HAPPY :o) I also love how she modified the templates…adding more photos and lots of great interest! It’s a gorgeous interpretation – giving a whole new look and feel to the pages! Thanks bunches!
As always, there is MORE inspiration in our special, project SCRAP 2012 gallery! You’ll find many more layouts there – so be sure to check it out…and most importantly – UPLOAD YOUR LAYOUTS!!!!! We love sharing in everyone’s 2012…and love that you guys are joining us for project SCRAP 2012 - THANK YOU :o)
Now…just for fun – I thought I’d share a teensy, tiny little ‘sneak peek’ of May’s templates…which will be shared with everyone next Thursday – here at the BLOG :o) Looking forward to scrapping with them…
That will do it for me today :o) Tomorrow is a little ‘blog vacation day’ – so we’ll see you back here in Monday with a new LOTW! Until then – have a BEAUTIFUL and BLESSED weekend :o) XOXO — SP