Saturday, November 19, 2005
Inspired by Abby
I was inspired by a layout by Abby Key, my online scrapping buddy. She did a wonderful layout using the same peacock appliques that I had gotten from her Awesome Offerings. Her layout inspired me to finally use those peacocks to scrapbook some great pictures that we took of the peacock we saw at Turtle Back Zoo in Essex County NJ. (sorry that the picture isn't better, but I can't scan and stitch a 12x12 layout yet; if you click on it the picture will get bigger.) The journaling on the right of the page reads "I was four months pregnant when we took this trip to the zoo. It was extremely humid and both the animals and the humans (namely Me, Ian, Danny, and Mom) were so hot they didn’t really feel like moving around much. Our visit was short but on the way out we spotted this peacock as it strutted around. We kept hoping it would raise its feathers but it seemed more interested in trying to con people out of their food and making that hideous squawking sound that it makes. For such a beautiful bird it certainly didn’t sound pretty…" I'm very happy with the way this page came out (this is a first, lol). I made the frames my self, and printed all the text on vellum. I also made the background for the title by sort of doing a collage of the scraps from making the big frame. Anyway, thank you Abby! Your layouts always inspire me, and this time I actually got to make that inspiration a reality! thanks again!