Friday, July 6, 2012

a layout

I know we all say that we want to scrapbook more and I am one of those people but this year I have made some attempts to make more layouts not quite as many as I hoped but this week over at
scrapping every day miracles - their challenge was to find the beauty and scrap it...

here is my interpretation of that call...
I took this photo around 3 years ago on our way up to santa barbara at
EL CAPITAN BEACH during one of many summer time trips - it's a lovely beach and has lots of rocks and I think this photo came out wonderfully. I love the stillness of it and the clear shot of the seagull...

I added some fun hexagons???chipboard stickers from Girls paperie to the bottom of the layout
and the top and pretty much kept the layout clean and simple....

The thought behind the layouts - was seeing the beauty...journaling

I have been noticing things like birds and butterflies that seem to follow me when I least expect it and I have decided that they are signs from my mom and brother who are in heaven watching down on me and my family. I try and find the beauty or the signs in things more so lately...may seem a bit contrite but it's how I get through things...

I am linking this up to the following challenges:

tuesday throwdown - summertime

xo
have a great weekend



10 comments:

Lisa H said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful layout with us Tina! I love the photo you captured and I'm glad our challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles inspired you to scrap it. Is there stitching on your layout? If so, it will satisfy the challenge scrap twist and you'll be eligible for our prize!

Scrapper Myra said...

Tina. I think that butterflies and birds speak HIS language. Nice layout.

Sherri said...

Tina this is gorgeous. Sorry to hear about your mother and brother. It is comforting to feel like we can still feel the love of those who have gone on before us through the beauty of God's creatures. I'd love to see you become eligible for the Ormolu prize by adding a little stitching to the layout :D. Have a wonderful weekend.

Eileen Ng said...

I agree, sometimes the smallest signs can turn into a wonder of meaning. The picture is lovely and it goes well with the serene layout you created!

I want to welcome you to the Tuesday Alchemy design team! I look forward to sharing our creative sides with each other and I hope you'll enjoy your time with us! :) See you there!

Eileen

Loves Happy Hour said...

Hello! Just wanted to welcome you to the Tuesday Alchemy team!! Looking forward to having you!!

Cheers!

Kelli

Felicity Ives said...

You are right Tina, you have captured a stillness and beauty that many would pass by, it is a beautiful photo and you have scrapped it simply and elegantly. Love it xx

Cara G said...

Beautiful layout Tina...love everything about it! Thanks for joining in our SEM challenge!

Elizabeth said...

Very beautiful page Tina. That photo is stunning :) The journal spot put a lump in my throat - you are in my prayers. Thank you for joining us this month at SEM

Nicole Brenna said...

I love everything about this layout... it is a wonderful picture- Thank you so much for sharing it with us and for the heartfelt journaling. It was great to have you join in the challenge over at SEM...

Dolores said...

Such a great photo,thanks for sharing your story with us. Thanks so much for joining us at SEM!