Monday, June 25, 2012
Scrapbook Monday- At the beach
Welcome! So glad you stopped by to visit me today! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We had a great weekend and got to do something new! A family from our church recently added organic cheese making to their grass fed, organic farm business. They had an open house this past weekend and we were able to see a bit of the cheese making process and tour the farm. We had already tasted their cheese before (super yummy and so much more flavor than any of the store brands!!) but this was the first time we had been to their farm. Super cool! I'm hoping to arrange some field trips for my preschool children next spring!
But enough of my rambling about the weekend! On to the scrapbooking! Today I have two pages to share, both from our trip to Panama City Beach. DH and I were so excited for the girls to see the ocean, and couldn't wait to see their faces when they viewed it for the first time. As luck would have it, our first view of the gulf was a bay area while we were driving to the hotel. My oldest DD in a less than impressed voice said "I thought it would look bigger. You can see the land all around it..." Youngest DD chimed in with "Yeah! I didn't think it would look like this." Oh, joy...
I really wish I would have video taped the girls when they arrived at the beach! We took a small board walk that led us to the beach. Because it was low tide, the girls could only see the upper part of the beach as we walked. Then they climbed the hill to the actual beach. They both froze, breath caught in throats, and then squealed as they ran to the water! Now this was a much better response to one of God's most beautiful creations! I did manage to take a quick picture before they reached the water.
When I saw this picture, I knew I wanted it to be the focal point of the page, and almost immediately the line from the song"I hope you dance" popped into my head. While I wanted the lyrics to be a part of this page, I did not want to take away from the beauty of the picture, so I adjusted the opacity of the text by about 50% -still dark enough to be read, but not center stage. BTW- if you are ever wanting to check the accuracy of the song lyrics, A-Z Lyrics Universe is an awesome site!
I had a lot of pictures from the beach that were more "moment in time" than actual "story" pictures. So I didn't do any journaling on this page. I'm going to journal about the beach experience on the back of the first page, so they will remember comments and various things they did. But these pictures really tell a story all on their own. DH took the picture of the girls and I at the edge of the water. I love the staircase effect, which by the way is sort of a trick angle since DD #1 is as tall as I am! I added a small mat to the largest picture to help draw the eye there first. Other than that, this was a super easy page too! Just drag and drop!
Well, that's it for today! I was already feeling overwhelmed at the number of pictures I had from our trip, then I saw my sister's pictures... So now I have even more to add to the album! This may be a 2 volume vacation book... And we're not even going to think about the printing costs at this moment!
Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!