Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Colorful Colorado

Hi Everyone and welcome to all of my new followers that joined during the Doggie Walk.  Thanks so much to all that participated, it was so much fun and there were so many kind comments left, thanks for all of the encouraging words! And a BIG thanks to Wendy and Gilby of Gilby's Crafster blog  for inviting us to play along.  Thanks Wendy!  BTW, you can check Wendy's blog for a list of the winners of the "Doggie Treats".

This summer my family went to my husband's old stompin' grounds in Colorado.  My daughters had never been out of state and were so excited and they were just in awe of the beauty God has created there.  The next few days I will be sharing some of the layouts that I am creating for our Colorado scrapbook.  The girls are dying to go back in the winter so I will have more to add.

Here is the page that will start the album.  I was kinda bummed that I didn't get a picture of the "Welcome to Colorful Colorado" sign that you see when going over Raton pass.  We got caught in a hail storm!  It was actually a nice surprise (not dangerous, though) because we hadn't gotten any rain in Texas ALL summer so rain was welcomed in any form :)
So I made my own "Colorful Colorado" sign using my Gypsy on the trip home.  It is similar to the graphics on the real sign.  I used Don Juan for the font and Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge to fill in the letters.  not necessarily my favorite patterned paper but I like the way it turned out.  We took a TON of pictures so I tried to include some of the ones that wouldn't necessarily "star" in a page of their own across the bottom.  Although, those darling chipmunks will be seen again!
The little mountain scene came from Campin' Critters, which I bought JUST for this project.  It has so much in it that fits, LOVE IT!
The flowers were cut from Mother's Day Bouquet and filled with Enjoy the Seasons also.  I decided, or it was my mood at the time, that I want to keep the layouts pretty simple so the beautiful scenery can be the focus, so I am using white for most of the background papers.  I'll use some patterns but I want to keep it clean and simple.
In addition to focusing on the pictures, I am also choosing a scripture to go with each layout.  For this page I chose Isaiah 40:12 - "Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, or with the breadth of His hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?"  Sometimes I find it hard to understand the power that God really has on this earth, but the earth itself is proof of His power to create.  I loved the scripture and about how He made this earth with His hands, so I decided to put my hand to the layout.  I hand painted the  branches and tendrils coming out from the flowers.  I am pleased with it.  To Him the glory I give.
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Great layout Jana!!! Love all the little details!!! I would sooo love to go to Colorado!!! Glad you enjoyed the walk, was very happy to have you!!!
    Puppy Hugs,