Friday, June 25, 2010

WIN an online class - Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages!



Want a chance to win an online scrapbooking class with Garden Girl Shimelle Laine? Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages starts July 5th and you are going to LOVE it! And....it's for any scrapbooker....digital, hybrid and paper! Make sure to leave a comment here on this blog post before next Tuesday to be entered into a drawing for a free spot in the class. :)

Speaking of photos and scrapbooking....I thought I'd show you a layout that I created recently for Two Peas. Nick (my husband) and I recently took an impromptu trip to Chicago....without the kids. We were in desperate need of some together time and so we just kind of ran away from home. Of course, I took lots of pictures but this has to be my favorite. It just reminds me of the special time that we had together.


Journaling reads: We ran away from home and it was good. We dropped everything and took off to Chicago with no advance planning. We needed that time to get away from our everyday lives and just reconnect on many levels. Our lives have been so full lately but we hadn't taken any time to work on "us". We took our marriage and our friendship for granted and lost touch. We left Tuesday, April 13th and booked a hotel in the heart of Chicago. We walked downtown, went to Navy Pier, went to the Field Museum, visited the parks and ate some of the best food around....we laughed, we cried, we held hands and we loved each other through every single moment. We vowed to stop every once in awhile and take some time for us.

I played with the opacity on almost every layer for this layout. For the photograph, I overlaid it with Vinnie's plaid paper, dialed down the opacity to 20% and then took my eraser tool with the opacity set at 70% and erased the plaid off our legs and feet.

Supplies: Vinnie Pearce - Bucket Full of Sunshine. Font - Autumn Leaves Modern Type

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! Don't forget to check out Shimelle's class and leave a comment here for your chance to win a spot in it. :)
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81 comments:

leah said...

Wow. That's a lovely prize!

Nice layout! :)

~Amy said...

Beautiful layout & story as always Jen. I'd love a get away with my husband to reconnect. But, I'd settle for a prize instead ;) Thanks for sharing the LO & your story!

Nadine said...

thanks for the chance!
and lovely LO! (:

Rebecca Stone said...

WOW...Jen I love that layout..it is the best...Glad you two kids had fun while you ran away...Thanks.

Margie said...

Beautiful layout! I wish I was that talented in PS!Thanks for a chance to win this class

Angela W said...

That is great that you and your hubby were able to take a trip! Wonderful layout! Thanks for the class giveaway, sounds fun!

Scrapping4fun said...

Would love to try one of Shimelle's classes, fingers crossed!!

lynmcf said...

I love this page, I'm already signed up for Shim's class, but would love the pass for a friend

Katy said...

Eeeeeeeeep i would love to play along with you all and shim with one of her classes :D xx

Nicola Clarke said...

I love ur layout the journaling is wonderful. I would love to win the prize I need to reconnect with scrapbooking after 3 years out of the loop I need all the help I can get :)

Nicola Clarke nrscarecrow@aol.com

Jocelyn said...

Love the LO.....the journaling is amazing!!!! Oh I so need to win this prize...I am in such a rut....

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!!!

Nicole LeBlanc said...

Love your layout of your get away with your guy!
Thanks for the chance for winning the prize! Sounds cool!

ThisKalilLife said...

lovely layout! I was just scrapping with a kit of yours last night! You rock.

Lauren said...

Lovely layout... like how the flowers come down into the pictures.

And of course I'm interested in Shimelle's class too. :)

Mary Rogers said...

LOVE your layouts Jen!! fabulous and
I would love a chance to take Shimelle's class.

xoxo

Connie said...

Love the flip-flop pic!!! What a great give-away!!! TY!!!

Casey Wright said...

What an AMAZING LO! Love how raw the emotion is and how willing you are to share and scrap the real stuff in life - very inspiring!
Thanks for the chance to win a spot in Shimelle's class - would love to take it :)

Pearl Maple said...

Fun class for a give away

Great page to remember you trip

Judi said...

Fab LO. Sounds like you both had a really wonderful time.
I love Shimelle's classes. It's great to be in with a chance to win one.

Candace said...

Great prize! I think I've taken most of Shimelle's classes....they're always awesome!

Thanks!

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh wow, this class looks great. thanks for the chance to win a spot!

love your layout, too. glad you and your honey were able to get away.

Carol said...

love Shimelle's classes! thank you for the chance to enter

Suz said...

What a fun layout.

Thanks for the chance to win the class

Elizabeth said...

What a fun photo. I'd love to win a class.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a chance for her class. Thanks.
Freddi

Sharon said...

What a sweet story behind your page. Would love a chance to win a class with Shimelle, too :) Thanks!

Nathalie said...

What a great page with such heartfelt journaling! I LOVE Shimelle's class and would love a chance to win a spot in this upcoming one!

Miranda said...

Wow Jen this class sounds really cool. I would love a change to win, so thanks for that.

I love your layout and I love your photo. I think I might steal or borrow your idea this summer.

DebW said...

Wow Jen! Great giveaway! Throw my name into the hat!
Love your layout and the journaling is so touching. Thanks for sharing!

sroller said...

Sounds like a fun class. I would love a chance to win a spot.

Janet Carr said...

Oh JEN!!! You know how MUCH I LOVE this LO!!!!!!!!

Ohhhh what a wonderful class this would be to win!!!!!!!!!!!

Olivia said...

Love the journaling on your layout. The class sounds great too, thanks for the chance to win a place :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this class. I have taken several of her classes and have enjoyed all of them. Great page btw.

Christine babcock

Natalie said...

what a great photo!! and thanks for the chance to win :)

ellen s. said...

that is such a cool prize! i love vinnie pearce's designs, too!

hope you ya'll had a great weekend

Me, Myself and I.... said...

OH, I would sooooo LOVE to win a spot in Shimelles class...thanks for the chance!

~Misty

Karen said...

Love your page. Thanks for a chance to win a place in a fantastic sounding class.

Marie said...

Fab Layout. How lovely to be able to "run away from home" and have a lovely time. Sounds divine!

Great giveaway prize. I've love to win a place in Shimelle's class.

xMx

Antonia S-H said...

I love Shimelle's classes. Please enter me.

Seetje said...

Wow! What a great give-away....!

GrammaR said...

Great layout! My parents 50th anniversary is later this summer. However, next week the whole family (21 of us, four generations) are going to Idaho for a week. I will need help getting the week in a scrapbook and Shimelle's class would be a wonderful!

Mariangeles M said...

Just love Shimelle's classes!!!!

Smeepee said...

What gorgeous journalling. So honest and pure. I really struggle being so open in my layouts.

Susan said...

Loved the layout and thanks for the chance to win!

Pam said...

Love your LO and journaling. What a wonderful time you must have had together! I would love to be a part of the class! Thanks

Bekka said...

What a fantastic lay out and lovely journalling - I am glad you both had a great trip.

Thank you for the chance to win a place on this class - it sounds wonderful

Bekka
x

Linda A said...

Oh! This would be a delightful birthday present (my birthday is the 4th of July!) I took Shimelle's "Something for Almost Nothing" class and just loved it!

Helen said...

Just love Shimelle's classes! This one sounds just as fab as the others!

Delia W said...

Love the layout and thanks for the chance to win a spot.

Kathy said...

Glad you had a great weekend...it sounds like a fab idea. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

Susan said...

Thanks for letting me know---I am in summer mode and out of touch sounds like a great class and thanks for giving one away!

Karen Williams said...

i think this class soounds fab!

Lynn said...

love the journaling and the lo just rocks. love the grunge and funky fonts. very very cool.

Elisabth said...

What a great layout. I love the focus on the detail.

kn_sudha.at.yahoo.com said...

great giveaway...

Kathy said...

Love the photo a great idea taking your feet because I dont really like getting in the photo

Liberty :) said...

i love the paper on that page! great layout!

Chris Hertel said...

Cute layout! Sounds fun, to get away without kids, but I'd kinda miss them. Thanks for the giveaway, how sweet of you.

Karen said...

Wonderful layout and thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

Iara said...

wonderful layout anf journaling Jen! thanks for the chance to win a spot in Shimelle's class!

scrappydeena said...

How wonderful to take some "couple" time to make sure you stay connected...thanks for the chance!

Elizabeth said...

I've never even seen my feet beside my dh's let alone photographed them. (I've done my own, obviously!) What a lovely page.

Dawn Cheshire said...

What a fab blog, would love to win a spot on shimelle's class thanks for the chance

Evelin said...

love the effect on the photo you did :)

samantha L said...

Thanks for the chance!

Hester said...

Great page, love to read the journaling

Scrapbooking In Dubai said...

Oh count me in - I'd love to win - still smiling from listening to Shimelles vidoe on why she scrapbooks - I just listen - yes a bit behind some of you. Thanks Jen you have reminded me I have a picture of my feet to scrapbook!

Ginny said...

I'd love a chance at that class, love her!

Wrightboysmum said...

Great page and the story is lovely. It's important to remember these things.

Mary Jo said...

Fabulous layout! ;)

Tarren said...

Shimelle has some great stuff! It would be great to do a class with her! I think it would be fun to meet her in person as well!

Anonymous said...

love the lo & photo

hipljp@yahoo.com
lynda

Java said...

I remember this layout... one of my favorites! I've tried using this technique (on one today actually) but haven't found one I like as well as yours!

Thanks for the opportunity Jen! Hope I win (just being honest!). :)

Denise Noe said...

Love the story on your scrapbook page!

Jane said...

Certainly a beautiful layout and wonderful opportunity. Thank you.

Missy said...

What a fantastic prize and gorgeous layout!

Lovely!

Missy xxx

barb said...

I just love that layout, Jen! <3

scrappyjen said...

iwould love to win sucha cool prize

christine-crowson said...

Wow what a fab prize. Gotta be init to winnit as the saying goes!

sanchez_ms said...

Last minute escapes are great!! Thanks for entering me into the comp!

Karey said...

Great pic. We went to Maui 2 summers ago. When we got home there was a photo of the 4 of us from the knees down. When I saw it my first thought was why did she leave that on the camera? However after thinking about it I used it as the cover to a snapfish book letting it tell of where our feet have taken us. Can you imagine the luck of 8 feet and legs in a picture being usable? I think not luck.