Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mad notions and ignoring frogs

Amy wrote a post about the frogs in her life, which is based on this quote by Mark Twain.

'Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.'

So I have crossed off a couple of the everyday frogs around here, but am resolutely ignoring some of the other ones. (Just so when my beloved asks me what I did today, I can nonchalantly  reply “oh, nothing” just to really annoy him.  Payback for all of the times he’s stirred the crap out of me just for the fun of it!)

Anyhow, where was I?  Oh yes. Mad notions.  I got the idea in my head I wanted to include part of a gift bag on a page, that my daughter got for her fourth birthday. Yes, I do realise that she has just turned six. Wanna make an issue of it?!

This is the result (Nicole Southworth I am not, so don’t expect much!)


The bit from the gift bag is the little girl thingy on the left hand side. And just because the lighting was awful when I photographed the whole page, here are some closer details.

014 The bottom left photo is actually a quick little 4x6 collage I made up in PSE as I didn’t print many photos from the day (I don’t know why, I took HEAPS) so dropped in some more from the party to finish telling the story. Very pleased with that part of the page, and how the other two full sized shots combined so well with it.  The funny little tag thing is also from the gift bag.

015 This side of the page and how it came together I am not so sure about. But it is another page done and another story told – which specifically referred to the gift bag and how much my daughter loved it (and its the thing I remember most about the gifts she got – apart from the skirt granny made her, which sadly no longer fits. And that my niece, and her mother ;-) have been waiting to be passed down to them, as they loved the skirt just as much as we did. Sadly, I didn’t think to take a full length photo of Georgie wearing the skirt at her party, but I am sure I do have one from other occasions. We got a lot of wear from it!

A note – those thickers are the super cheap foam ones I found at our local (ha ha – two hour drive!) discount $2 store. While they aren’t quite as sharp as the AC ones, I love em. Budget friendly AND cute. A winner!

And seeing as I am in a frog ignoring mood, I just might make another page, just for the fun of it!


  1. Oh, this is seriously good! Look how you have embellished :-)

    At least you won't have your readers wondering what on earth you are talking about - frogs, frogs, frogs ... they never leave us so it's best to get them out of the way!

  2. Hey, gimme a break!! This is way better than anything I've produced for a long time! I especially love the journaling block and the photo collage. Very nice!!! Birthday coming up here this week - totally stealing your cake idea.

  3. ...and Georgie is way too cute in these pics!

  4. You are "Sharon" and your pages are great. I love this one.


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