I want to apologize for my extended absence from this blog. To be honest, sometimes I get overwhelmed by all the things that I want to do and I need to remind myself of what I need to do.
What I need to do, sometimes, is take a break. I just didn’t intend for the break to last this long.
There have been so many things going on around here lately. Besides getting ready for Halloween and the approaching holiday season, one of my best friends came for a visit last week. I was so excited to see her and we had a great time! While she was here, I hosted a scrapbooking party at my friend Susan’s house. Of course there was lots and lots of great food. Some of my favorites were the almond biscotti, popcorn balls, meringue ghosts and dark chocolate caramel sea salt brownies.
I hate to say it, but I didn’t take a single picture of the food.
Go ahead. Yell at me. I didn’t neglect the photos on purpose. I just… forgot. Bad Jen. Bad, bad Jen.
I’ll just have to make it all again and take pictures next time! Right? What a great excuse to do it again!
Until then, I have a digital layout I just finished. My page print credits expire tomorrow and I’m rushing to finish a few more pages so I can order the prints. I think this one is my favorite yet.
One thing I have found myself doing when scrapbooking digitally is making my photos roughly 4×6, just as I do in the traditional style. I have to remind myself that I can make the pictures any size I want — and fit even more on a page! Since I couldn’t narrow the photos from this day down to any less than ten and I only wanted one page, I shrunk them and made a simple grid pattern.
The epoxy frames came from a free digital kit I got off of 2Peas. The woodgrain paper is from Creative Memories “Serene” digital kit; I changed the color from gray to sepia. The other embellishments are from CM’s “Totally Fun” digital kit.
Now I just have two more layouts to finish before I can place my order. I have a feeling the next two will be much simpler than this one! This took me way too long to finish! (But I like it a lot, so it was worth it.)
I hope you’re having a good weekend and staying warm. I finally turned on the heat a little while ago. Gotta keep the little fingers and toes warm. To that end, I have added “find several great, go-to soup recipes” to my to-do list. Do you have one you’d like to share with me? I do love to hear from you!