Monday, February 20, 2012

that look...

that i love even though he is angry. i was going through my past layouts to pick one to send to jake this week and i came across this one:
the photos were taken in 2007.we were at the beach and jake had done something we had asked him not to we put him in time out. i captured these pics with a telephoto lens. i think he looks adorable even when he is angry. just don't tell him that! ;)
here is the same boy 5 years later.still with the adorable looks. at least i think. but then i'm his mom.:) happy monday!

Friday, February 17, 2012

a video

yesterday ursula blogged about the dangers that the internet pose to our children. i fully agree with everything she said and i left her a comment that said this: "jake had access to way too much! we tried to monitor him closely, but he found a way around our blocks. social media and being "connected" are so so dangerous for our children! it is too easy for them and for those who would try to corrupt them!! the temptations are just too great. i am greatful for where he is now!" while i was reading her post, a song was playing in the background and it reminded me of a video jd and i had seen a few years back and it relates to this subject so well. the song is: Everything by Lighthouse and here is the video (the videos resolution is not that great, but the message is very clear):

whew so powerful!
i have posted this layout before and it says: be careful out there my beloved son. the the scripture that is up in the cloud is 1Peter 5:8 which says: Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith... thanks ursula for the post. it is always good to be reminded of these things. thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

punching and smashing...

wow, those are some pretty harsh terms to use for creating, but that is exactly what i did to make these:
i used four of the new jbs punches for the page above. my favorite is the jester border punch. the others i used are the ticket border punch (just to the right of jakes photo),the tab punch and the bird punch.
this is where the smashing comes in. i finally caved to the whole smash book thing. but i am using mine as more of a warm up book to get my creative juices flowing. i watched a video made by dina wakley for nat kalbach's creative summit. in it dina showed us ways to get motivated to create by using a warm up book. the above photo is one of the pages in my smash(warm up)book. i'm thinking of using this image on a scrapbook page and now that i've practiced i think i want to changed it up a bit.
here is one of the first pages in my book.the great thing about these books are you can do anything you want and not worry if it is going to mess up your scrapbook page. total creative freedom. i love that! thanks so much for stopping by and i hope you have a creative weekend! just don't punch or smash anyone.;) leave that for the paper.