Friday, January 13, 2012

Last Rose of Summer

Michelle's Mother sent me lovely pictures of her as a child. I can understand these photos are very dear to her heart and there's much more story to them then I'll ever know. In this layout, the picture on the left is young Michelle with her string instrument. I am guessing the picture was taken in the early 1990s. The picture on the right was one I took in 2003 at her senior recital. I remember at the recital how fun is was for me to hear Greg officially introduced as "Michelle's boyfriend".

Journaling: "The Last Rose of Summer" was one of the numbers Michelle performed at her senior recital in 2003. She still enjoys this, playing the cello in community events."

I always journal on my layouts, though do not use my own handwriting. This beautiful piece of patterned paper from the Simple Stories collection had a perfect journaling spot. To get my type exactly on this spot, I first scanned the paper.
In Photoshop, I added my layers of type.
Then I deleted the layer of scanned patterned paper, loaded the actual piece of paper into the printer and printed it with the journaling.

You do have to take care to load your paper into the printer the way it prints it out (mine is top first, right side up).

I hope you stay warm this cold winter weekend!

9 comments:

Anna C said...

This is so beautiful! Love the colors on this one. I sure do wish we lived closer so that you could teach me Photoshop and all that comes with is.

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a beautiful layout - love it. I played a cello in school - that was a longggggg time lol thanks for sharing!!!

Charlotte Brochu said...

How lovely that you are scrapping photos of your future DIL! I'm sure she's thrilled with this wonderful LO!

scrapbookertink said...

This is adorable, love the paper and the flowers, take care, Doreen x

scrappyhappymom said...

Cindy, your so talented! I loved how you shared how to do the journaling tag. I would love to learn how to do digi..but I'm technically stumped! I love this layout. Pretty soon your going to have an album for her. She is so lucky to have you for a mother in law. Can you imagine when those grand babies come along?

Carmen said...

Beautiful! Love how cretive you are with titles and journaling! Very clever my friend!

Carin McDonough said...

Lovely layout and what a clever way to get your journaling on, wish I had a 12x12 printer so I could try that! :)

Shona said...

i sawe this at sb.com...really gorgeous!!

misty said...

beautiful!