there is this old couple that lives near me. they obviously are elderly and have trouble walking. so they got this moped kinda thing. the thing i love is that the lady always holds her arm around her husband when they are out and ride. i had wanted to take a photo of them and one day i did snap this by the store. i heard that she has to hold her arm there because they have trouble fitting in the moped, but in my mind she is still madly in love with her husband :)
i am closing the first project life album of this year. it is getting so full and i need to get started with a new one. when i flipped through this album (which took a while because i love it!) i jotted down a few things that i especially love. here are a few things i have made that i am really glad i did!
i am happy that i included my grandmothers passing during week 3. it was almost all that i thought about that week, so it would have been weird not to include it.
i am happy that i have included a few fun cards that i have recieved during the year. this one especially because 1. it is from Monika and 2. it is super cute!
i am so happy that i have gotten my daughter and husbands cooperating with this project! they both take photos when they are out and about so that i can use them and on valentine´s day we all filled out these currents cards from tina. here is the link to week 7.
i am happy that i have included all sorts of photos in my album. i mainly shoot with my nikon d90, but have used my phone alot during this year too. i don´t have instagram, but there is another version called Molome that i use instead and here is my profile if you´d like to see what i upload. it makes it super easy to access my phone photos without getting out the cord and everything. i just upload them to the net and go there, and save them.
i also used my instax camera, and should include those in my album more!
i am happy that i included simple things like what we are reading etc.
i am happy that i have played a bit with backgrounds for my cards. i will be using bookpages more :)
and finally i am happy that i have used flip pockets so much. it really adds both dimension and a place for more things in the album. and i am happy that i have used my daughters own words from her blog!
oh my gosh, these guys are such cute and sweet friends :)
i love how the grey and white actually feels colorful on this! i know it sounds weird, but everything kinds popped :)
this is the last layout that i wrote on with my typewriter before it ran out of ink...i need to go thriftshopping for a new one. i like to reuse things and went to see if i could find new inktape for iit, but they are really hard to get these days. so it is both easier and cheaper to go buy a new old typewriter.
there is a cool challenge over at the Ella publishing blog: Ella´s Dear photograph challenge! the thing is to use an old photo, go back and hold out your old photo infront of the place today. there are some really cool stories behind these photos!
i used a photo from 2009. the dandelions were evrywhere and the sun was hot. now, the field is a bit greener and the dandelions chose not to bloom right there this year.
after i took this years photo the wheels started turning in my head; i would love to look through my familys photoalbums to see if i can find something from my childhood that i can use.
have you done something like this?
here are the layouts that i made with photos from 2009.
i know that some of the world celebrated Mother´s Day a week ago, but we celebrate the last sunday in may (which is this upcoming sunday). after this winters loss of my grandmother i have been thinking alot about what i know about my mother (and grandmother also). so for this layout i collaborated with my mother asking her questions like what her favorite subject in school was, her favorite teacher, what she did with her friends growing up etc.
i sent her an email and she responded.
then i thought hm, it would be cool if i answered the same questions. so i did and that is how this two-page layout came to be.
it is plain and simple as i wanted the journaling to take the center part. i know that i will love to go back and see this later in life and not to mention my daughter :)
my printer (i have a canon iP4950) can print different sizes on both bigger papers and these 6x4 photos. so, when i went through the photos we took of us with the tripod and self timer when we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary there were so many not so good ones, but i wanted to include them too since there is a story there. i printed a few of them as index photos (i think) on a 6x4 photo paper and used them as they were on this layout.
the story is that we used a tripod and a remote with a cord to the camera, so i couldn´t hold it for these photos, so we pushed the sequence button and i was so stressed out by the sound of the constant clicking and knowing i would have do delete like 200 photos later, i commanded my husband: now hug me, kiss me on my forehead, smile!!! haha!
thats it, sometimes it is the outtakes that make it onto a page!