Here are two of my sweethearts! They had a school dance on Friday night and it was so much fun to watch them giggle with their friends, dance and sing at the top of their lungs. Oldest one is so intense and younger one is always all smiles.
My local A.C. Moore store in Bowie, MD will be honoring Black History Month with 4 hours of scrapbooking this Saturday (Feb. 11th). I'll be teaching how to preserve your heritage from 12 noon til 2 p.m. Please contact the store (and me) if you can't register in person by Thursday.
We'll be getting messy with inks & paints. Bring your foam stamps & scrapbook paints. See ya there!
MORE GRASSROOTS PATTERNED PAPER. This layout was a team efoort with my buddy, Cynthia. We used Rebecca Sower's Book, Scrapbookinging Life's Little Moments to inspire this layout.
Of course the handprint in the layout is Cynthia's daughter, Nia.
We struggled over this layout during two separate scrapbooking sessions. Like most scrapbookers Cynthia struggled with using both photos together. But I felt they were complimentary because the purpose (pardon the pun) was to tie in the Kwanzaa definition with her name. So the Christmas photo has her name on the Santa hat while the other photo exemplifies how Nia's life gave the babysitter purpose. Linking all of this to the African proverb was just gravy.
Now what would have made it easier to work with these two photos, would have been to convert them to Black & White images...but they were not digital prints and who really has time for all that. My philosophy...put the pictures on the page.
My favorite element...the paint, I just love paint!