Friday, April 23, 2010

Special Olympics Gold Medal

A friend's son won a Gold Medal for the 50 meter breaststroke at the Special Olympics on Saturday. Asher (last name blurred for privacy) is a nice boy and I'm proud of him so when I heard about it I offered to make a page for him free of charge using SBC 3.0 for him and his family to remember his accomplishment. I think it turned out quite nicely and hope he enjoys it over the years. I printed it on standard photo paper and trimmed it with my paper cutter to 8x10" so they can frame it and he can hang it on his wall if he wants to. His mother thinks that some of the other parents may want a page for their children who also participated in the Special Olympics.

I think that creating a single page to commemorate a special event is really a great idea and provides so much more meaning that a single photo does. Did you or your child win an award, win a sports championship, perform on stage, go on a Make-A-Wish trip, graduate from college, complete a marathon, retire from a long career, do you want your favorite saying combined with photos of your loved ones to hang on your wall and remind you what's important  to you? I think the possibilities are endless.

Contact me if you are interested in hiring me to make you a single page to frame. Or you can do it yourself if you purchase Storybook Creator Plus 3.0.  A big thanks to Jennifer who gave me the idea when she said she was going to frame the page I made for her daughter of the poem Evie wrote for her.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Birthday Poem

My youngest daughter has "some medical issues" and had surgery last week. Spending 4 nights in the hospital and her coming home in a lower body cast has put a little wrinkle in my scrapbooking plans. But I did do this little project with my 9 year old daughter. She had written a poem for her friend and neighbor's birthday party and wanted to make it into a page print using the StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0. We printed it on 8 1/2 x 11" matte photo paper. It turned out to be quite cute and Evie was thrilled with it! Digital scrapbooking has been a fun activity for us to do together, she really enjoys helping select the artwork.

Scrapbooking is powerful. It shows those we love how important they are to us and why.

The photo used in this project was taken in our treehouse that Evie and Zeirna's dads built together. They live kitty-corner to us and we have a passageway in the fence between our houses that the girls have used to go to each other's houses since they were 3&4 years old. One of their favorite things to do is to get all dressed up and play "olden days" as they were doing the day this photo was taken. She said it brought a tear to her eye and she is going to have it framed. We were very flattered. It felt great to hear that it meant so much to them.

Page designed using content from Simply Beautiful Power Palette and Classic Spring Addition, Zinnia image found on internet and recolored in SBCP, signature font Floral Caps Nouveau.