Time Flies!

All 4 Kids Fall

A photo I took in the Fall of 2003. My kiddos.

I have been editing this photo today to upload it to a site that will put it on a canvas. My daughter gave me the gift a year ago for Mother’s Day. Yes, the procrastination in me showing through. 🙂 I wasn’t sure at first what picture I was going to do. I took the year to think, yes, that is the reason for the procrastination. 🙂 (It sounds good.)

I went to upload and they suggest a bigger size. I will have to play some more in Photoshop. I do like how it turned out. I tried and tried that day to get them to all look at me and they never did. 🙂 I ended up with a couple photos with different expressions. I took this with an old 35mm film camera because I didn’t own a digital at that time. It was a cheap and simple camera. This is scanned in from a photograph. 🙂

I am glad digital camera’s were invented. I still have about six rolls of film to develop from back then. I have already developed over fifteen rolls. They have turned out well, other than my terrible photo taking skills. I kept them in a box in a drawer so they were not exposed to heat or light over the years.

I love when I get them back in the mail. It’s a good thing I know the year of the surroundings otherwise I would have no idea what year they were. 🙂

Funny when you can label your years by what home remodeling project was going on. 🙂

I have a whole tub of photos that need slapped in a photo album. I haven’t even begun to print off all the digital photos. It will keep me busy. I will always have something to do on those boring days.  🙂

I really should get them done before the two older kids start having their own families. 🙂

How do you keep your photos? Are they in a scrapbook or in a tub like mine? 🙂

 

 

 

 

Clearance Collage

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I started this collage a few weeks ago. I have been staring at it wondering what else to add to it. I do this a lot. Stare at it. 🙂

I bought the small canvas squares at an art store and did some cross hatching in ink on them. They are peel and stick canvas, really neat. I will definitely buy some more.

The background paper are scrapbook sheets that I have. I have yet to really start my scrapbook projects, sigh. I may get those done by the time I have all four kids graduated, so that gives me at least seven more years. It’s already been twenty-two which is how old my oldest is.

OOOPs, been busy?

I could probably come up with a lot of excuses, but it won’t change that the books are not done.

Supplies are bought! 🙂

I found some flowers on clearance at another store, just knew they would come in handy someday. Clearance racks rock!

It just may be stored for twenty-two years is all. Another ooops! I think my husband calls that a hoarder. Nah! I just love cute things.

I hunted for the frame at the same store as the flowers. I actually had a different one picked out, but then this one caught my eye, CLEARANCE!

I am an unemployed writer and creative want-to-be so clearance is my best friend, at least my pocketbook says so.