February 19, 2008

WANTED - ONE CUTE LITTLE HORSEBACK RIDER!

Good morning all! I have decided that is has been waaaayyyy to long since I have scrapbooked - after all, that is my first love and I have neglected it because I have been trying to practice my card making and stamping! But, last night I decided to do a layout and ended up with a double 12x12 layout of my daughter at Horseback Riding Camp. This was a Girl Scout trip and she stayed at the camp for one week - YIKES! I really really missed her - she was only nine and she had never gone to overnight camp before but my BF's daughter Joey went too and the camp was only an hour away so I gave in and let her go! She had a wonderful time and the last day Tony and I drove up to watch her perform on her horse - she cantered, pranced, walked, and ran around the ring and was so very proud of herself! She even won an award for being the Most Natural Horseman! So, I used the pics from that last day to make this layout. I incorporated some chipboard, rub-ons and stamps into this layout and I think it turned out pretty well. I will put the recipe for this on the bottom so you can see what I used. It sure felt good to scrapbook again and I have decided I am going to do a lot more in the future - I have TONS of pics that have not been scrapped yet and it is high time I get going. So, you will be seeing more of these but still some cards because I still need the practice - LOL! Cardmaking does not come easy to me AT ALL - give me a 12x12 layout anyday!! So, here is the recipe:
SCRAPBOOK RECIPE
Paper: Not Quite Navy card stock, Mellow Moss card stock, Whisper White card stock, Western Sky Designer Series paper
Stamp Sets: Wanted, In the Stars (available March 1st)
Ink: Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin' Pad, Mellow Moss Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories: Hearts and Stars Rubons, Hearts and Stars Chipboard, Large and Small Star Punch, 1 3/8 inch Square and Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Scallop Circle Punch, Jumbo Pewter Eyelet, Stampin' Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Piercer, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon
FACT #21
I have always wanted to write a book and have it published. I have actually started one and hope to complete it and send it in. I have written lots of short stories and actually had a real-time journal while I was in Iraq.

21 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

What beautiful pictures!!! My daughter would love a day of horseback riding! What a lucky girl you have...she looks like she had lots of fun!....let me know if you publish a book..i'll be the first in line to buy it! {SMILES}

pescbrico said...

You are funny :)I find it much easier to do cards then scrapbook pages... we could exchange for a while so Audrey's scrapbook could grow and your cards stack increase! :)
Your pages are beautifull! wow!

corinnesomerville said...

A perfect layout for these perfect pictures of your daughter. I know exactly what you mean about missing the kids when they're not home. I hate it when they are gone anymore than a day or two. I feel like a part of me is missing....I guess actually there is a part of me missing when they're away. I'm glad she had a good time that week though.
Writing a book !!! You're amazing ! What's it about, how much have you written, have you set a deadline when you'd like to have it done...huh, huh, huh !!! Spill, girlie !!

kathleenh said...

Fabulous page spread Alex! Great colors and layout and I love all of your embellishments!

scrapnnMO said...

Wowzer girl this is one very gorgeous LO! Love the papers, the design, the photo's, the colors and the stars! Oh shoot the whole thing is just fabulous! TFS!

Melissa said...

Looks good Alex and it served as a timely reminder that I really need to work on some scrapbooking myself!

M.

Rose Ann said...

Wow...your pages look fantastic, Alex!!

Diane Lapointe said...

I think I will go visit you!!! I'd love to go horseback riding!!!
Your pages are awesome Alex,what a
lucky girl you have!!

Deborah said...

Adorable page Alex! Those two are a perfect match! I use to teach kids and adults hunter/jumper riding lessons for almost 10 years. It is so rewarding to see them develop and the "naturals" were always such a treat! I will have to share someday. Your daughter is adorable! Hugs, Deb

My Paper World said...

Wow! Great pages Alex! I LOVE the pictures!
Nicola xx

tyrymom29 said...

What awsome pictures !! Looks like alot of fun!!

Shannon McGann said...

Beautiful layout! You are a very talented scrapbooker! Your cards are lovely, too, by the way, so don't worry!

Good luck with your book! I'll buy one when it's published! :)

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

whoooowhoooo, Alex! Way to SCRAP!...this is a wonderful memory layout for you to have to look back on...an absolute awesome job!...I ONLY wish we could have enough hours in the day to do ALL the things we love!...creative blessings, Debbie

Kim Marie said...

Great job on these!
Wow! What a blessing to have the gift of scrapping paper and pics into a work of art!
Kim Marie

Sharon said...

Ditto goes for me. I am a much better scrapbooker and that is my first love. However, I am getting a little better on my cards after surfing everyone's blogs. I'll have to start posting more of my pages. Thanks for sharing.
Take care!

Sara said...

great pages!!! Love your choice of stamps and papers!!

Aaron and Jessica said...

What a great layout!!

Jessica Lynn

Lesli said...

Great LO - I love the colors you chose - great photos!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

It's been WAY too long since I've scrapbooked too! LOVE your pages!

Andrea Murdock said...

I really like this page! Andrea

Amy G. said...

What a great layout and the pictures are wonderful too! It's been too long since I've touched my scrapbooks! Love all the stars on your page, very cute!