Digital Scrapbooking en-us Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:54:37 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 Surgery <a href=";title=surgery&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="SurgeryLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="SurgeryLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: JUst getting around to making a page about my surgery earlier this year. Easy page using the [b][u][url=]Artsy Layered Template No. 29[/url][/b][/u] and text written in a post from my blog. Additional Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette WordPlay[/url][/b][/u] (recolored)<br /><br />22 comments Mon, 18 Jul 2011 23:20:14 +0000 A Wife <a href=";title=a-wife&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="AWifeLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="AWifeLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Still enthralled with the technique of clipping a photo to a large collection od words. It works really well for close-up out-of-focus photos like this one of Luke, paired with a recent conversation. &quot;Wednesday 6 July 2011 ~ He had been to Baseball practice with his Dad. Lotís of running and catching and throwing had left him exhausted. The garage door swung open, he dropped his things on the laundry room floor and was immediately standing next to my work chair in the office, arms by his side, shoulders shrugged and those dark brown eyes staring right at me. I knew immediately what he wanted. The same thing he wants every night when heís tired, to be scooped up and loved and cuddled. He tugged at my chair so that I would swivel around just enough so that he could climb in my lap before nestling his head in the curve of my neck between my head and shoulder. His favorite resting place. He then said the most coveted words ever that can be said by a little boy to his Mom, ďMommy, I never want to find a wifeĒ. The manner in which he uttered these words was with such certainty, and almost disdain that someone might expect him to. He then went on to say, ďI want to stay with you foreverĒ. Gosh, I love that. Of course, I also know that one day heíll change his mind, but for right now Iím the number one lady in his life and Iíll take all the LukeeLove I can get for however long he is willing. Tucking this one away for keeps.&quot; In this particular case, I rotated my photo 90 degrees. It's been a while since I have played with the orientation of my photos. It can give an image a whole new look and feel. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Poppy[/url][/b][/u] (white background) [b][u][url=]QuoteBlendz No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Foto BradPack No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]SprayPaint No. 2 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ThinStrip Masks No. 2[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]12 X 12 Artsy Edge Overlays No. 7[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />23 comments Thu, 14 Jul 2011 05:30:56 +0000 Independence Day 2011 <a href=";title=independence-day-2011&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="IndependenceDay2011.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="IndependenceDay2011.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Documenting our 4th July with the new [b][u][url=]MultiFoto DoublePage Layered Template No. 11[/url][/b][/u] now available. Additional Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Red White Blue[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Sun, 10 Jul 2011 21:39:06 +0000 Perfect <a href=";title=perfect&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="PerfectLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PerfectLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: A little documentation of Ella's birthday. Journaling: It was the perfect day. Youíd been planning it and imagining it pretty much every day since youíre eighth birthday. Not sure what it is about birthdays you love so much. Perhaps youíre like me and just like to revel in your special day. As has become tradition, you picked a breakfast of French toast and then I took you for a surprise visit to Sweet and Sassy to get your hair and nails done. You loved your hair, so much so you refused to take it out for 4 days. I finally insisted that the hair had to be washed. By the time we got home Grandma and Grandpa had arrived and then came the cousins. We feasted on Dadís BBQ ribs and birthday sundaes before enjoying a beautiful Denver Summer evening in the yard, roasting marshmallows for smores and making a bed under the stars. You were popular with the mosquitoes that night with all that sugar in your blood but it didnít seem to spoil your fun. You said several times that night, and right when I tucked you into bed that night. ďMom, I wish this day would never endĒ. The same thing I used to to say to Mama when I was little. I gave the same response as she used to give to me, ďIt has to end so that you can look forward to the next one.Ē Hard to believe weíll be celebrating a decade of Ella next year. Photo: 3 July 2011 / Filed: 6 July 2011 Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Red White Blue[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Descriptives WordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />20 comments Thu, 07 Jul 2011 02:48:01 +0000 Life View <a href=";title=life-view&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="LifeViewLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="LifeViewLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Another layout inspired by my most recent Project 2011 blog post about documenting the *things* people say. One of my absolute favourite ways to add depth to a scrapbook page. Journaling reads: In the brand spanking new Lego store in Park Meadows Mall, one hot Sunday Denver afternoon , you approach me with 2 large boxes of Lego that in sum were almost as big as you. Flashing me those dark brown puppy-dog eyes, you asked if you could have both. When I explained that you only had enough Christmas money for one set, your disappointment was clear. And so I decided to ask, ďWhat will you do for me if I make up the difference?Ē This had all come on the heels of an incident, where you had refused to participate in helping the rest of the family at dinner one night, which had resulted in a consequence that required you to set the table for breakfast and dinner for the next 2 weeks. Luke responded, very matter-of-fact, and innocently, ďI will set the table until I am a teenager.Ē Me: ďAnd what happens if you donít do that?Ē Luke: ďThen I will set the table until I die.Ē WOW. You REALLY wanted that Lego. You tugged at my heart in a way that only little boys can, but already in the car home, you were back tracking a little. You blurted from the back seat of the car. ďMom, I changed my mind. I will set the table until I get married.Ē Initially, I laughed as I looked over my shoulder into the back and caught a glimpse of your big cheesy grin, but then I thought, should I be worried? Are you just trying to be funny, and make me laugh, which is so very you, or are you already grasping the reality of marriage when one parent is home all day and the other isnít? 26 June 2011 Supplies: [b][u][url=]Artsy Edge Overlays No. 7[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Poppy MiniKit[/url][/b][/u] (recolored)<br /><br />21 comments Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:02:41 +0000 Little Poppet <a href=";title=little-poppet&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="LittlePoppetLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="LittlePoppetLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: A name I remember my grandad called me. I'm pretty sure he said the same to my Mum when she was growing up too. ArtPlay Palette Poppy sparked this little memory for me. TFL. Heads up: I've also turned this layout into Artsy Layered Template No. 27 coming to the store this weekend. Lots of fun little layers to be re-colored for multiple effects. Supplies: Artsy Layered Template No. 27 (coming soon) [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Poppy[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />20 comments Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:36:05 +0000 Dear Ella <a href=";title=dear-ella&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="DearEllaLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="DearEllaLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Had a little fun with Pattie's new kit :) Journaling: Dear Ella, weíre about 2 weeks away from your 9th birthday and I canít believe you have been in our lives for this long. It seems like only yesterday that you were laying beside me in the bassinet in a hospital room in the Northern part of Japan. I remember I could not take my eyes off you. I marvelled at those then big blue eyes with a million thoughts, hopes and dreams racing through my mind. Ecstatic does not even come close. The day came to bring you home and I was terrified. Terrified of being alone with you , afraid that I wouldnít know what to do if you cried, but most of all I was was fearful that I would not live up to what you deserve as your mother. We brought you home early on Saturday morning, set you down on the dining room table in your carrier, and there you stayed, while Dad made us some bacon and eggs. We really had no clue what to do with you. You spent a lot of time in your carrier those first days, but as the days turned into weeks, the weeks accumulated into years, and your Dad and I have learned, are still learning, how to be the best parents we can. be. We are by no means perfect and we donít have all the right answers all the time but you totally inspire us to do be more each day. You in turn are blossoming into a thoughtful, caring and special young lady of whom couldnít not be more proud. I donít think Iíll ever be able to put into words how much we love you. Happy 9th Birthday Ella. Love Mom XXX Supplies: [b][u][url=]Sunshine and Summertime Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Stitched by Anna Frames No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Stitched by Anna Frames No. 3[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />28 comments Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:27:53 +0000 Relax O'Clock <a href=";title=relax-o-27clock&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="RelaxOClockLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="RelaxOClockLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Going back 10 years for this one and dreaming about a vacation right now. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Sunshine Bouquet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Bokeh No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Summer WordTransfers No. 3[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]PotPourri FotoFrames No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]SprayPaint No. 2 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]LoopDaLoop Melange ArtStrokes No. 2[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />20 comments Sun, 12 Jun 2011 21:01:59 +0000 Spelling Test <a href=";title=spelling-test&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="spellingtestLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="spellingtestLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: A special moment captured between Ella and Luke. I simply clipped some papers to the masks in the template and added the butterfly. I also added some noise to my desaturated images using the noise filter in Photoshop. TFL. Supplies: [b][u][url=]Artsy Layered Template No. 25[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Find My Way No. 2[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:06:52 +0000 Halibut Fishing <a href=";title=halibut-fishing&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="HalibutFishingLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="HalibutFishingLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Taking advantage of my new [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Seafoam[/url][/b][/u] to document a little bit of Eric. Additional Supplies: [b][u][url=]Stitched by Anna Frames No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Swim Swim ElementSet[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Sun, 15 May 2011 20:38:53 +0000 Mothers Day <a href=";title=mothers-day&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="MothersDayFinalLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="MothersDayFinalLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: My favourite part of yesterday :) Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Mist[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Burned Paperie No. 2[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Stitched by Anna Borders No. 2[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ThinStrips Masks No. 2[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Mon, 09 May 2011 15:24:29 +0000 Macaw Presentation <a href=";title=macaw-presentation&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="McCawLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="McCawLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Documenting a little project Ella was working on in school earlier this year. It culminated in a little presentation in the school library. SO cool. Supplies: ArtPlay Palette Mist Tissue Textures No. 1 BrushSet [b][u][url=]Abstract FotoBlendz No. 4[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]SprayPaint No. 2 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Journey WordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Fri, 06 May 2011 22:39:18 +0000 Special One <a href=";title=special-one&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="SpecialOneLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="SpecialOneLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Documenting more of Ella's words. She cracks me up more the older she gets. I recolored one of the background papers from [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Special One[/url][/b][/u] and blended in 2 versions of the same photo using Hard Light blending mode and brushes included with the palette. Additional Supplies:[b][u][url=]MultiStitched Black-White No. 1[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Mon, 02 May 2011 02:51:54 +0000 English Roses <a href=";title=english-roses&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="EnglishRosesLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="EnglishRosesLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: I have to check with my Mum but I'm pretty sure this photo was taken on the Queen's Silver Jubilee (Celebration of her 25 years of reign) with a few modern day thoughts about patriotism/&quot;Queen and Country&quot; Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette English Rose[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Descriptives WordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Blooming Marvelous Add On Clipping Masks[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]SprayPaint No. 2 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Abstract FotoBlendz No. 4[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Easy Curled Edges No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]TNT DragonFly Layered Templates No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Journaling:Two little girls born and raised in England: One went on to serve her country, while the other left it behind. Both followed their hearts on very separate paths with a common understanding of what it means to sacrifice. April 2011<br /><br />14 comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 05:33:53 +0000 HotShot <a href=";title=hotshot&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="HotShotFinal2LR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="HotShotFinal2LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Putting my new [b][u][url=]TwiStep Layered Template No. 3[/url][/b][/u] to good use ;) Happy Monday! Additional Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Fotographie[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:16:00 +0000 Perfect Happiness <a href=";title=perfect-happiness&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="PerfectHappinessLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PerfectHappinessLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Some musings about fairytales. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette English Rose[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Descriptives WordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Abstract FotoBlendz No. 4[/url][/b][/u] (reduced their sized and defined them as brushes] Journaling: The impending wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in England has got me thinking about the quintessential modern fairy-tale of a commoner falling in love and marrying her prince. I donít specifically remember wanting to be a princess but Iím sure did. Who doesnít want to be whisked away by a handsome prince? Weíre encouraged to think that way from an early age. I was as enchanted by the stories of Cinderella and the Princess and the Pea as Ella was at similar age. I was 7 when William was born. I remember we were vacationing as a family in Spain. He was born the same year as my cousin so the chances of me marrying the prince would be next to none. Lucky for me I was destined for my own fairy tale. A chance encounter, a very short courtship and a 2 1/2 year cross-continent relationship that brought me to America and a marriage almost 13 years strong. It hasnít all be been a bed of roses like itís pictured in the movies. Weíve had our fair share of ups and downs, as Iím sure any real prince and princess do. There are always unforeseen obstacles and stresses on a relationship regardless of who you are., but if you can still find happiness most of the time, then youíve found the gold at the end of the rainbow. I guess Iíve learned that you donít have to be a princess to be find your prince and be happy, and even if you are a princess, it doesnít guarantee you happiness. . Itís good to know that happiness transcends all humanity. There is still hope for any and everyone, and if not Prince Harry is still available. [Insert BIG grin] Photos: Oct 2006; Circa 1980, Filed: 23 April 2011<br /><br />17 comments Sun, 24 Apr 2011 19:29:03 +0000 Blossom <a href=";title=blossom&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="BlossomLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="BlossomLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: A few old photos and some journaling about Ella's wonderful qualities that also make her vulnerable at times. Supplies ArtPlay Palette Blooming Marvelous [b][u][url=]ThinStrip Masks No. 2[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]FotoGlows No. 3[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />22 comments Sat, 16 Apr 2011 06:03:02 +0000 Unphotographable <a href=";title=unphotographable&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="UnphotographableLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="UnphotographableLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: A layout without a photo. I don't do many of these types of pages but this one was warranted. It accompanies a post on my blog today about scrapbooking without photos. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette WordPlay[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:40:17 +0000 Experience <a href=";title=experience&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="ExperienceLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ExperienceLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: A page about my birthday last month and observations about even big milestones in my 36th year. I think I'm finally growing up. Journaling: My 36th birthday. I received home-made gifts from Ella and Luke, got a long work-out in, and then was treated to my favorite salad at the White Chocolate Grill. It was fairly ordinary but amazingly special day spent with *my people*, and a true indication that I have finally discovered the extraordinary in the ordinary. My 36th birthday was the most remarkable milestone yet. It signified the realization of a long sought after goal of defining priorities and achieving balance in my life . There will always be more work to be done or money to be made, but when my children are grown, I wonít wish that I had worked more, Iíll wish I had spent more time with them. I am more than what I do for a living. The time is now. I donít want to have any regrets. I can honestly say I am living in the moment right now, enjoying each day to the fullest, for both me and *my people*, being the best I can be. Itís humbling and incredibly rewarding. Iím happier, theyíre happier, and in living more with less, I feel like I have finally discovered the true meaning of the American dream. Bliss is one heck of an awesome thing. April 8, 2011 Supplies: ArtPlay Palette Fotographie Artsy Layered Template No. 23<br /><br />24 comments Sat, 09 Apr 2011 04:27:42 +0000 Playing Pool <a href=";title=playing-pool&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="PlayingPoolLR1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PlayingPoolLR1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: An average Saturday afternoon. Supplies: LoopDaLoop Square Layered Masks No. 1 (coming soon) [b][u][url=]SprayPaint No. 2 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: For Humanity Kit (coming soon)<br /><br />15 comments Sat, 26 Mar 2011 03:08:45 +0000 Look Above <a href=";title=look-above&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="LookAboveFinalLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="LookAboveFinalLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: The recent tragedy which heavily effected the area where Ella was born has prompted me to look back at some old photos. Love this one of Ella taken dressed in a little outfit I purchased off base: Supplies: Bunches of Daisies No. 1 (coming soon) Scripture WordTransfers Easter No. 1 (coming soon) AnnaBlendz Artsy No. 2 BrushSet (coming soon) [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Easter Bunny[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: For Humanity Kit (coming soon)<br /><br />4 comments Sat, 26 Mar 2011 03:05:55 +0000 Green Day <a href=";title=green-day&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="GreenDayFinalLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="GreenDayFinalLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: A have a new template, TwoStep Layered Template No. 2, coming this weekend, based on this layout. It includes 2 12X12 templates designed to create one single page. Complete the first template, flatten and then use the flattened file in the second template. Lots of artsy blended fun. You can see CT Member, Paula's layout using the template [b][u][url=]here[/url][/b][/u] Additional Suppiles: [b][u][url=]Easter Bunny ArtPlay Palette[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]PotPourri Easter Bunny Solids Paperie[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:33:26 +0000 Tea Party <a href=";title=tea-party&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="EasterTeaPartyLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="EasterTeaPartyLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Another *blast from the past* layout featuring Ella and her friends :) This layout features a creative cropping technique demonstrated in video format on my blog. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Easter Bunny[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]FlutterBy Layered Templates No. 3[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:07:54 +0000 Magic <a href=";title=magic&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="MagicLR1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="MagicLR1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: A page about Ella on St Patricks Day. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Easter Bunny[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Easter Bunny WordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Easy Torn Edges Layered Templates No. 2[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]StraightLine Stitched White No. 2[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]FotoGlows No. 4[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:47:24 +0000 Easter 2006 <a href=";title=easter-2006&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Easter2006LR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Easter2006LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: So fun to look back on where our life was at this time a few years ago, using my new digital releases coming to the store tomorrow. There's also a co-ordinating freebie to this set on my blog today. Supplies: ArtPlay Palette Easter Bunny [b][u][url=]StraightLine Stitched No. 2[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:28:10 +0000 Size 4 <a href=";title=size-4&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Size4LR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Size4LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: A little story about EllaBoBella. Supplies: FlutterBy Templates No. 3 Flutterby TattooTransfers No. 1 [b][u][url=]Distressed Edge Overlays No. 9[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Genuine[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Genuine Add-On BrushSet[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:17:30 +0000 Grow <a href=";title=grow&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="GrowLR1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="GrowLR1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Just noticing how BIG E and L are these days. Supplies: Artsy Layered Template (coming soon) Photoshop Action by Paint the Moon<br /><br />24 comments Fri, 04 Mar 2011 07:22:55 +0000 100th Birthday Tribute <a href=";title=100th-birthday-tribute&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="100thBirthdayLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="100thBirthdayLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: I did a post about this layout on my blog last week, and liked it so much, I released it as [b][u][url=]Artsy Layered Template No. 19[/url][/b][/u] this weekend. Here are a few more ideas using this template: [b][u][url=]Painted Pottery[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]I Cook, You Will Eat[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=;sort=2&amp;ppuser=7394]Snow Angels[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=;sort=2&amp;ppuser=31073]Garden[/url][/b][/u] Supplies [b][u][url=]Artsy Layered Template No. 19[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtsyBlendz Origins Paperie[/url][/b][/u].<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:51:16 +0000 Beautiful <a href=";title=beautiful&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="BeautifulLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="BeautifulLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Today marks the end of National Eating Disorder Awareness week. This one is close to me as I suffered an eating disorder in my teens. It's one of those diseases that's sneaks up on you and takes hold without you realizing it. The person suffering from it is also the last to realize because they mentally are unable to see it when they look in the mirror. This week is timely as Ella has been making some remarks about her own body that concern me lately. I'm in thought about how to address those... Reacting without overreacting and I have made this page for her as an important reminder. You can grab the free wordART on my blog if you'd like to make your own *You are beautiful just the way you are page*. Thanks for looking. Supplies: MultiMedia Flowers No. 1 (coming tomorrow) 12X12 Distressed Edge Overlays No. 9 (coming tomorrow) [b][u][url=]ArtsyBlendz Origins Paperie No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ShearedBlooms No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]DifferentStrokes No. 6 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]AnnaBlendz Artsy No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />29 comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:24:00 +0000 January MonthDivider <a href=";title=january-monthdivider&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="JanuaryDividerLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="JanuaryDividerLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: This is my third year of adding MonthDividers to my annual albums. You can read more about my process on [b][u][url=]my blog[/url][/b][/u] today. Supplies: [b][u][url=]MonthDivider Layered Templates No. 2[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Celebrate[/url][/b][/u](Papers) [b][u][url=]StraightLine Stitched White No. 1[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: Transition Paper Pack (coming soon- recolored) [b][u][url=]Little Bit of Messy Love Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />14 comments Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:16:51 +0000 Tri Like A Girl <a href=";title=tri-like-a-girl&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="TriLikeAGirlLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="TriLikeAGirlLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: A little ArtJournaling about a new commitment to completing a triathlon using some of my new digital offerings: Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtsyBlendz Origins Paperie[/url][/b][/u] (Co-ordinating Elements are coming next week) [b][u][url=]FotoGlows Heart No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Sketchy LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]TimeWordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Abstract FotoBlendz No. 4[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:50:49 +0000 Be Unique <a href=";title=be-unique&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="BeUniqueLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="BeUniqueLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Love to document the things they say... Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Heart[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Heart LoadedLayers No. 1 ElementSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Inspirations WordART No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Heart Bokeh No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Heart LoopDaLoop No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Sat, 12 Feb 2011 01:24:41 +0000 Love <a href=";title=love&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="LoveLR1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="LoveLR1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Stepping back to February 2007 for these photos of a much littler Lukee. You can find a post today on my [b][u][url=]blog[/url][/b][/u] on how I put this page together. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Smooch[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Love WordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]12X12 Distressed Edge Overlays No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]AnnaBlendz Artsy No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 21:04:12 +0000 37 <a href=";title=37&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="37LR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="37LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Eric's birthday last year. Celebrated a little later than usual with all the deployment shannanigans. Supplies: ArtPlay Palette Smooch Add-On BrushSet [b][u][url=]MultiFoto Single Layered Template No. 13[/url][/b][/u] (rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise) [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Celebrate[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Stitched by Anna Bitz No. 1[/url][/b][/u] (Securing Pattie's FAB leather Alpha to the page) [b][u][url=]StraightLine Stitched White No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]LoopDaLoop Heart ArtStrokes No. 2[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox: Stitched Leather Alpha Collection No. 1 [b][u][url=]Absolutely Acrylic Hearts No. 2[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Sat, 05 Feb 2011 01:54:12 +0000 Bond <a href=";title=bond&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="BondLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="BondLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Working on wrapping up a few stories from last year and playing with some of my new product for release this week. Supplies: ArtPlay Palette Smooch ArtPlay Palette Smooch Add-On BrushSet Love WordTransfers No. 1 [b][u][url=]AnnaBlendz Artsy No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]12X12 Distressed Edge Overlays No. 8[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]MagicFlares No. 3 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />19 comments Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:51:13 +0000 Ice Skating <a href=";title=ice-skating&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="IceSkatingLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="IceSkatingLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: On MLK day. Luke was all over the place and soaked by the time he was done. Ella, not surprisingly, was a LOT more cautious. Supplies: [b][u][url=]Weathered Neutrals Paperie No. 3[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Winter WordBlendz No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]SnowFlake Bokeh No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]DifferentStrokes No. 6 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtsyBlenz Snow Elements[/url][/b][/u](button) [b][u][url=]Heart LoopDaLoops No. 2 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Distressed Edge Overlays No. 4[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Distressed Edge Overlays No. 5[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Winter WordBursts No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]AnnaBlendz Artsy No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:17:29 +0000 Trouble Now <a href=";title=trouble-now&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="TroubleNowLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="TroubleNowLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Luke's giving us *a run for our money* right now. Journaling: You have a little attitude these days. A little spunk about you. Testing your limits. Seeing how much you can get away with. Pushing a little further each time. You are not at all like your sister, at all, but you are a LOT like me. Mama, always said to me, ďWait until you have childrenĒ, and now I see. Yep! Thatís you throw ing something a cardboard tube from the loft, not directly at me, but enough to get my attention. This is the same day you tried to pick a fight with an 11 year old on your way home from school because you flipped your school behavior card to red.. Youíre a handful, little man, and we still have a long way to go. 28 Jan 2011 Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Heart[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Bokeh Hearts No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Heart LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 01 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Weathered Neutrals Paperie No. 4[/url][/b][/u](background) [b][u][url=]Grumpy WordART No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]AnnaBlendz Artsy No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />20 comments Sat, 29 Jan 2011 18:27:19 +0000 Fly <a href=";title=fly&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="FlyLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="FlyLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Documenting my running using a few of my new digital supplies coming to the store this weekend. Journaling: I love to run. I never thought I would but I really do. I feel strong, powerful, like I am flying. Like I can do anything in the world. Itís just me and the Colorado sunshine. In this moment it doesn't matter what is going on in my life. All the chaos subsides. Photos: Sept 2010, Filed: Jan 2011 Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Heart[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Bokeh Hearts No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Personal Best WordTransfers[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]DifferentStrokes No. 6 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Stitched by Anna White No. 8[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />19 comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:52:23 +0000 Sweet Christmas <a href=";title=sweet-christmas&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="SweetChristmasLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="SweetChristmasLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Some of you might have seen this one already on my blog. This was E and Ls first gluten free Christmas and so I went all out on the baking this year and they both got in on the action. I have turned this layout into a template which will release into the store this weekend Supplies: [b][u][url=]Artsy Layered Template No. 18[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Sweet Christmas[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Sweet Christmas WordART[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />17 comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:35:38 +0000 Chill <a href=";title=chill&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="ChillLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ChillLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Snow shoveling photos from last week. Supplies: [b][u][url=]Bokeh SnowFlake ArtPrints No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]LoopDaLoop Layered Template No. 1[/url][/b][/u] (Flower, Photo Turn and LoopDaLoop) [b][u][url=]Easy TornEdges Layered Templates No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Winter WordBursts No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]PotPourri Paperie No. 7[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]AnnaBlendz No.1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] Journaling: 11 January 2011 shoveling the driveway for the first time this Winter on the coldest day so far. Itís also the first time both Luke and Ella have helped me shovel. Ella complained and lost interest quickly. Luke actually did an awesome job though before moving on. Iíll take what I can get in the shoveling department.<br /><br />14 comments Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:58:45 +0000 6 Word Memoir <a href=";title=6-word-memoir&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="OnTrackLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="OnTrackLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: My *one little word* for this year is Simplicity and it's touching all aspects of my life. This week I've been thinking about the [b][u][url=]imortance of words[/url][/b][/u] and telling more stories with fewer words. Is it even possible? I am intrigued at the concept of 6 word memoirs and this is an attempt at one of my own. You can read more about the process and my thoughts in my blog post. Journaling: Live a life with no regret. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Celebrate[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />17 comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 22:34:22 +0000 Sled <a href=";title=sled&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="SledLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="SledLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Ella and Luke during their earliest sledding adventures. So much fun to revisit the past. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtsyBlendz Snow Paperie[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtsyBlendz Snow Elements[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Winter WordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:18:43 +0000 365 POTD <a href=";title=365-potd&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="365_1LR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="365_1LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: My first week of 2011 in photos. I'm going to use this same template each week and add these individual pages to my 2011 binder alongside my other pages that I create this year. The template is available on my blog. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Celebrate[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 19:03:32 +0000 Snow Day <a href=";title=snow-day&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="SnowDayLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="SnowDayLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Heading back to 2006 and my wee girl playing in the Alaskan snow with a kitchen utensil, and playing with my new product in the store. Love the brushes in ArtsyBlendz Snow Elements for blending...Lovely *brushed* effect. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtsyBlendz Snow Paperie[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtsyBlendz Snow Elements[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Winter WordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]LoopDaLoop Layered Masks No. 1[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 05:45:09 +0000 Snow Simple <a href=";title=snow-simple&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="SnowmanLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="SnowmanLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Trying to get back into the habit of telling some of my childhood stories as well as just focussing on the present day. This one is all about a much simpler life back than and ties in with [b][u][url=]this[/url][/b][/u] recent blog post. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtsyBlendz Snow Paperie[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtsyBlendz Snow Elements[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Winter WordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]LoopDaLoop Layered Masks No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Sweet Christmas[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox: [b][u][url=]Absolutely Acrylic Alpha No. 1[/url][/b][/u] Journaling: Snow was very much a rarity during both the English and German Winters I experienced as a child, so when the snow came Sarah and I were eager to play. We spent much of our childhood playing outside. It was encouraged by my parents to be active, use our imaginations, and breathe the fresh air outdoors. Of course, it was safe in those days, not like today when all mothers worry about someone snatching their child away, We lived on various Royal Air Force Bases in Germany close to the Dutch border. IRA terrorist threats during this time meant that all theses bases were heavily armed and cars entering the base were searched for undercarriage bombs. So, yes, I consider that we were relatively safe. I remember my Mum often saying to us when were were bored, or getting under her feet, ďGo play on the runway.Ē She didnít mean it literally, of course. It was her way of saying, go find something to do. We didnít have all the video games or non-stop entertainment that is available today. On demand TV and DVRs did not exist and so we had to use our imaginations a lot more, to entertain ourselves. Life was a lot more simple. The opportunity to build a snowman was an exciting adventure and even a luxury. And I canít remember even minding the cold that my two do. Times have definitely changed in the last 30 years. Photo: Mid 1980s Filed: 7 January 2011<br /><br />22 comments Sun, 09 Jan 2011 15:48:36 +0000 Pink Hat <a href=";title=pink-hat&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="PinkHatLR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PinkHatLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: One of the great things about not being caught on your scrapbooking is that you get to wander back into your past sometimes and unearth little gems like this set of photos. Little man had a thing about hats back then and I couldn't resist snapping him in this pink one. Supplies: [b][u][url=]Artsy Layered Template No. 16[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Santa Nicholas ArtPlay Palette[/url][/b][/u](green and red painted paper) [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette No. 12[/url][/b][/u](pink button) [b][u][url=]PotPourri Paperie No. 7[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Happiness WordTransfers No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]AnnaBlendz Basics No. 1 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />24 comments Fri, 07 Jan 2011 20:48:22 +0000 2011 <a href=";title=2011&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="2011LR.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2011LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: annaaspnes<br /><br />Description}: Super article about advances in technology, [b][u][url=]Things babies born in 2011 will not know[/url][/b][/u], which I thought worthy of a scrapbook pages. I think this will be fun to read 20 years from now. I paired the article, which I modified a little to suit my purposes, with a photo of me on the phone in the early seventies. Supplies: [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Celebrate[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Celebrate Add-On BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Stitched by Anna Threads No. 1[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Year 2011 WordART No. 1[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />14 comments Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:58:10 +0000