Last week's color at Project 64 was Red Orange. It was much easier to find that Orchid, although I was delighted to find my one and only orchid photo as last week's pick. The number of folks still posting has dwindled since the beginning of the New Year, but by my count there are only 8 weeks left, including this one. LIke L.O.A.D. I am somewhat amazed to find I have kept up with this project every week for 58 weeks!
Before we left on a road trip last spring, I made little cards for each color so I could carry them with me. I take each one out the day the new color is revealed, and lay it on my desk. One night I looked down and there was the card laying next to a file folder. Perfect match:
But the photo I'm linking up is this macro shot of one of the flowers in a beautiful bouquet I was given. It was a great excuse to get out the tripod and the macro lens again.
Today is the last day of February and my 29th layout is done (but not photographed). I'm relieved to be finished. It's taken a lot of time, and I have other projects that need my attention. I'm getting a tutorial on Lightroom this afternoon which, hopefully, will clear up the difficulties I have getting my catalog organized. I've also started purging and cleaning in my studio (again), and want to clear out a lot of old stuff. My anniversary package from Papertrey arrived yesterday, and I'm anxious to get back to some card making. Nonetheless, L.O.A.D. fulfilled one 2012 goal: get back to scrapbooking. Now my goal is one layout a week, which after one-a-day seems pretty reasonable. So here are three more:
I'm pretty sure this is another Ali E. template, but I forgot to write it down. When we were in California in November, Adam was ordained as a Presbyterian minister. All the photos were taken by Ron Tripp, a member of the congregation Adam served in Livermore, and a wonderful photographer. The template took up so much room, I ended up making a circle embellishment from a tiny Basic Grey alpha with the title on it. The cross came from an Amy Tangerine alpha.
I made a scrapbook album for Sarah after her baby shower, but never scrapped any of the photos of all our wonderful friends and family who were there. Once again, no room for a title, so the photo of the cake will have to do. I hid the journaling behind the photo.
This layout came from a prompt about neighborhood friends. The journaling reads:
Freddy Samples was one of my first friends, and one of two that I remember from my years in Kansas. There are several photos of us together, but I love this one in our cowboy/cowgirl outfits. Toy guns were definitely banned later in my childhood, so this outfit is amusing. I do see that Freddy has a toy gun in his hand, but I do not.
Cathy (I wish I could be sure of her last name) was a close friend later during my elementary school years. I loved to go to her house because her family had a television and mine did not. Despite the fact that we were friends for quite a few years, and I visited her in her new home in New Orleans when I was in fifth grade, I cannot find any photos of the two of us.