Friday, December 28, 2007

Top 10 Layouts of 2007

I have not scrapbooked in almost 3 months now. If you're a regular reader of my blog you know it's only because I just haven't felt like it. For most of this year scrapbooking was just about a daily thing for me. I completed somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 layouts this year. I got this idea to post my top 10 of the year from Bernadette.
Beauty: This was the very first layout I ever did with only ONE picture. This is my absolute favorite picture of Natalie just minutes after she was born, taken through the nursery window at the hospital by Telah. That is John's hand on her back, and I tear up just looking at it now. This picture deserved a page all it's own.

My Daughter's Eyes: At the beginning of this year is when I discovered the online world of scrapbooking. There was a new site that started up in January called Scrapjacked. They take a well known scrapbooker, find a page they like and lift it. Ali Edwards was the very first person to be "jacked" and this is my lift of her page. It was the beginning of my love for scrapbook challenge blogs.Automatic Bond: If you're a parent you know how much having a child changes your life. And you know how instantly you can feel such a deep, deep love.

Simplicity: This picture was taken on Father's Day, and though it may look staged, it wasn't. We were out on the porch taking some group photos and I just happened to catch this one in between group shots.

Miss You: This picture is the last one I took of our MeMaw. It was taken in June at my brother-in-laws wedding. She passed away in September. We miss her sweet smile and loved her so much.
Seek the Lord: My primary job and goal as a mother is to teach my children to love God and always put him first in their lives. I pray every day that I accomplish that as they grow.

Mother. May I: Another one that carries the same general thought as the previous layout. The journaling is talking to Natalie about the kind of mother I hope I'll be. Plus I just love these pictures of her.


Spider Baby: This is just a fun one, that I actually completed in about 15 minutes. I was trying the technique of putting stickers down, painting over it, and then removing the stickers. Just love the bright colors humor in this one.

Beautiful: Not much to say about this one that's not already said in the layout itself. Another moment I was so glad I caught with the camera.


Believe: This is one of the last layouts I did for this year, just shortly after we found out we're having another baby. It is such a blessing to have another child on the way after at one time thinking we may never be able to have children.

There you have it! It's been such a long time since I've had some pages in a post. The thought of scrapbooking isn't making me feel sick anymore. I have to say that was the weirdest 1st trimester side effect of them all. :) So hopefully I'll have lots of new pages to share in 2008.

18 comments:

Amy Mowbray said...

What a great blog post! I loved looking at your layouts. Very cool.

Happy New Year!

Diane Dolan said...

All of those layouts are totally beautiful. You have a very soft and romantic style that captures just the right mood. Thanks for sharing.

sohpiasmom said...

Great choice of pages...love them all! Hope your new year is wonderful and you're back to scrappin' again soon!

scrappermimi said...

I know what you mean, sometimes you just don't feel like scrapping!

Great LO's, thanks for sharing!

~Telah said...

Great idea! Since I too haven't scrapped since October, I may need to motivate myself by finding my top ten favs. I love all these layouts. I forgot about spider baby...too funny!

christiane said...

you did an amazing job here!! love your work!! wishing you a happy healthy and creative new year!!

Debbi said...

I simply LOVE all your top 10 pics. I hope it inspires you to scrap again.

Jude said...

wow, for you to not scrap in that long is unusual, you are normally rockin the LOs!! Your top ten are great, but that first one is my fav because of the picture. I love it, so sweet and an amazing shot that Telah got. :)

Mike & Brianna said...

This is a great idea! I love all these layouts! I'm with you on the effect that the 1st trimester has on scrapbooking. Now that christmas is over I am planning on cleaning up the scraproom and getting back into it. Gotta get ready for the 19th!

Rock'nmama said...

That was just awesome. I love the pics..you capture the best moments. The pics say it all.

I love that fist layout. Oh, that baby, what a cutie!

Mandy said...

This is such a great idea! Happy New Year!!

Jamie said...

Love your Top 10 list. That is a great idea. I am with you on that whole 1st trimester thing. It happens to me every time.

Happy New Year! I hope you and your family have a blessed 2008.

Cheryl Wray said...

I just love each and every one of these layouts. Such a wonderful, wonderful idea for a post!!! (I may steal it from you for later on!!)

Happy New Year to you and your sweet family!!!

All Pink girl said...

Wow your lay out are so gorgeous ,great work ,Dawnx

Lesli said...

Your LO's wonderful - thanks for sharing them with us!

wendster said...

I loved your lay outs, but the one that amazed me was your 15 minute spider baby post. WOW! In 15 minutes? Was that an air brush over the words spider baby? And how did you do all of those flower squares? I don't do any scrapping, however, I always look at it longingly. I don't have a space at this house that I can use for projects, so I just paint on my walls. Lol! The creativity just needs to come out somewhere. Congratulations on the new baby! I have been absent from the blogging world with pc problems for months, but it is good to be back. I enjoyed your blog then and am enjoying it again.

Adriann said...

All very nice LO's! My fav is Beauty...I can't believe that was your first one pic!

I see you've been having fun with your camera. Love all the pics!

Hope you have a Scrappy New Year!!!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Hey, you may have been to Cheryls blog already today. But if not, she has jumped on your "10 fav 2007 LO" train. And guess what? She drug me along with her :-D. So when you get a minute, check us out. I mean, we DO owe it to YOU!!! lol

By the way, your LO's are great!! Thanks for sharing.