Thursday, July 28, 2011

~ pools and photos ~

I pretty much completely ripped off this layout from Laura Vegas!

I managed to find two journal spots, and get thirteen photos on this two page layout. This is a good thing because these photos tell several stories (pool, storm, blue nails).


Journaling reads:
July in Iowa requires a pool! We bought a $25, 10x6 pool for us all to cool off in (and a neighbor kid or two). Two days later, it blew away in an unpredicted, early morning storm. We never found it! It only took a few days of 110 + heat index before we replaced it!

For this journaling I really should put some brads to dot the bullet points or something. I should also add some embellishments to jazz it up a bit. I might at some point. The reality is, I'm back at work and I wanted to get the page finished (I started it on Monday)! The second page journaling reads:
You learned:
to splash and be splashed
to blow bubbles
to front crawl (never mind it was standing)
to kick, kick, kick
that Daddy will do just about anything
~for you~
even paint his toenails blue!

This shows a close up of the toenails. More fun pool photos are here.

Yesterday I attended the first of eight days of 21st Century Learning, a class offered by Grant Wood, but housed on our campus. It was interesting and a little fun. One thing that we did was a photography scavenger hunt! We were given guidelines and asked to roam around for a bit to take pictures based on the guidelines. This worked out well for me because I could use the photos for my 365 project! My two favorites...

Assimilate This! (photo of at least three of something with a focus on the first item)

But I think I'll use Cat's Eye View for my photo of the day (if I ever get a chance to upload).

This was the bottom shelf -- what the cat would see.

Today I got a package in the mail! I ordered photos from Snapfish for the first time. I often use Snapfish because they are connected to flickr, but I pick up photos from Walgreens. This time, I took advantage of their 200 photos for $2 special (if you have them sent to you via mail). Two things: The shipping and handling is outrageous! However, it was still cheaper than if I'd picked them up -- but it wasn't only $2! Also, I'm not impressed with the quality. The color seems a bit off and the paper they use is flimsy. I think I'll stick with Walgreens from now on. This is what 200 photos (actually 202) look like:


PS Only a little over a week and a half before the recall elections in Wisconsin!

2 comments:

  1. Love this LO! It's always so exciting to fit a bunch of photos on a 2 pager and make it look good. Nice work - I think one reason it works so well is the water color in every photo brings them together.

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  2. Loveeeeeeeeeeee that lo!! AWESOME photos and colors and loving the waves!! And that's crazy about Snapfish... I use Walgreen's ... but sadly, they seem to always cut off part of my image... the head, an arm.. whatever... and its frustrating as I edit them to the way I want them...and then they chop them even more... crazy! lol!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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