Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Mardi Gras!

Hello, and happy Mardi Gras to ya! Lemme just say, I am SO GLAD that my kids are out of school for the week (my opinion might change, depending on their behavior over the next few days!). No getting up at the crack of dawn, no hurrying to get homework done, tests studied for, age/grade-inappropriate projects completed. Just lots of playing outside, staying up late, and me spending time in my happy place (my scrap room of course!). I just completed a layout about Miss Caroline, so I thought I'd share. The photo is from 2003 - yes, I'm trying to scrap some of my older photos - I have so many that have just kinda piled up. But this is one of my all-time favorites of her, back in the days before pre-teen angst, when she still thought that her mom was pretty awesome. Now, before you get all crazy on me thinking that I'm a way-brilliant designer ;) I have to tell you that while this is a layout created from my own sketch, the project itself (color blocking, prima flower) is a Cathy Zielske original. I just kinda modified it for my own purposes. Anyway, I like the result! I don't often use big ol photos, so my blood pressure went up just a tad while I was working on it. Oh, don't you just love that huge Prima flower?? It is gorgeous, and it's available in lots of different colors. I don't remember where I got it (CKC-Phoenix??), but if you google "Prima Lollipop Flowers" you ought to find them. Have a great Mardi Gras!!


Heather Bares said...

love the layout Jeanne!!! love that Prima flower as well!

Kimo(don)2 said...

Hey your work. And..........I love your commentary! You make me "smile" because you write just like you'd talk ---I LOVE IT!