A lifestyle blog, with lots of photography, creating and pretty things.

May 29, 2013

Brothers


I know better than anyone that these 3 boys of mine are brothers, but it still amazes me at how very different and unique they are from one another. They have their similarities for sure - a love of rough housing, yelling and SpongeBob; but their personalities are their own.

I love them for all that makes them different and the same.

Photo Edits: 92 Arrows by Valorie Wibbens

May 27, 2013

It's Here!

My friend Gabi has shared her Project Life with me and like many other things Gabi  has, I wanted it too!

Mine arrived today and now I have to patiently wait for the first week of June to go by before I can complete my first layout.


I have already decided that I want another full set for my birthday this year (or maybe 2). I have so many photos that are either already printed or saved to disc that need to be shared with the boys. They love looking at family photos and it just isn't the same huddling around a computer as it is to curl up on the couch together with a photo album.

Now my only regret is the small amount of time I have to dedicate to taking pictures, editing them and now putting them together in an album.

May 24, 2013

Layers upon Layers

I have had Photoshop Elements 11 for just a couple of weeks now and haven't even begun to learn or even understand all it can do.

Tonight I completed a layers tutorial; so many shortcuts and steps to remember. I am not unhappy with what I created, but it is so hard not to compare yourself to others who have been doing this for a long time. Practice and experimentation are in my future.

On another note, I ordered my first Project Life kit today (Cherry Edition). I hope to get it next week! My plan is to do a layout a week for one year starting in June. I can't wait to start printing out my pictures on a regular basis and I know the boys will love looking through the book.

May 23, 2013

I Wish...

Thanks to constant nagging comments, e-mail reminders, motivational encouragement, my friend Gabi has inspired me to start blogging again. She also asked me what I want for my blog.
 
I have a lot of things I want for and from this blog. I will list some and hope that I don't get intimidated by my big expectations.
 
- I wish for it to be a space to document my children growing up and proof I spend enough time with them while they still want to spend time with me.
- I wish for it to be a place to share my artistic endeavours (photography, various needle crafts, drawing).
- I wish for it to be a place of inspiration for myself and others.
- I wish for it to be a place to connect with friends near and far.
- I wish to live up to the blog's name - Creating Harmony. I love the double-meaning behind the title. I am creating myself (as we all are) through my experiences and I create art.