In true Melbourne style, winter returned with gusto today replacing yesterdays sunshine and heat with a cold, wet day where the dogs decided that no amount of coaxing would tempt them to join me in an early morning walk...
So I went solo, and returned to hear Timmy muttering about singing, whinning dogs.....oops. Maybe next time I'll drag them kicking and screaming or bribe them with peanut butter toast. (their favourite)
for those whom have never met them this is Rosie
and this is Lilly or silly lilly... they are the same bred but are so different in natures and looks. They are meant to be Groodles (golden retriever X poodle) and I am sure the only mix is that one is Golden retriever and the other is a poodle....but they are family
Now on to the doubles......
The first one is the one you may have seen a snippet of last week on my desk...
A six photo double layout using a 5x7, 4x6, 4(2x3)...the focus being on the large black and white photo of the two little treasures. Fletch and Domi are two peas in a pod destined to create mayhem and destruction at every turn.
The next is one of Nanny and Domi in one of there many Tea parties.....they are complete with little finger sticking out and all the etiquet the two of them can muster.
This is a 9 photo layout...using 2(4x6) and 7(2x3). I always take way too many photos and can not bear to delete any of them so I choose the best and enlarge and use the rest n varying sizes.
The chandeliers and lettering are Scrapware of course... I will journal in the white space under the journalling later....
The last double is a 10 photo layout....of saturday morning basketball or should I say Football.
They play hard and fast and the rules are pushed...lots of eyes closed and oouches from the gallery along with the odd giggle from people like me.
for this one there are 2(4x6) and the rest are 2x3
you may notice that I dont journal, well I do but often it may be a couple of months down the track. Why you may ask???? well often my brain is in create mode not intelligent-string-sentences-together-mode or maybe it is because my handwriting at that time is just plain ugly. so instead of ruining a layout I wait it out.... and when the time is right I will sit down with a stack of layouts to write on and then I neatly put them into albums and they are complete.... done and dusted. I forgot to add if I think the layout is too pretty to write on and it still needs a story or explaining I will write on the back of the layout so the story isn't lost forever.
Journalling is a really important reason that I do this, I have a memory like a sieve and I want to enjoy the story in years to come not the flowers or the paper or the embellishments. These things should be secondary to your stories but somewhere along the way I think we all forgot this,
but oh how I love the call of something new...
well thats it for me today
love naomi x