Monday, August 25, 2008

Woot Woot...Starting Points!

So, my first days of school were very busy. As expected, lots of technical difficulties with moving to a new room and beginning a new attendance/grading system. The bugs are not all worked out, but it will be awesome once they are. I enjoyed the day with the kids, but again....very busy. It does make the day go by really fast. This week will be mostly getting to know you stuff and paperwork. So far, so good!

Now, that I got all of my school news out of my system, I can move on to some fun stuff. I am excited to report that I received my copy of Linda Harrison's Starting Points book in the mail on Monday. I wish I could say that I had a chance to sit down and enjoy it, but I did not. I am looking forward to it, though. I did glance through it, and what I did see was awesome. I'd like to share one of the layouts that I contributed to the book. The "starting point" for this particular page was the song "My Everything" by Barry White. I have loved the song since my college days and since Ally McBeal (loved that show).

It was the perfect way to start this page about Ryan. He really is my everything. I don't often do 2 page layouts. I'm not too sure why because I really like them. This one has various pics of Ryan from different times and events. I wanted to use a lot of pictures, so I created three 5x7 collages in FotoFusion instead of only using three 5x7 pictures. I love the way it turned out.

Starting Points is a wonderful book to give you lots of ideas for how to start your pages, and there are some very talented contributors besides myself and Linda, of course. Look for it in your favorite LSS or won't be disappointed!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by. I am off to spend some time with Ryan. Mom's been so busy lately that I think he might actually be missing me!


  1. Absolutely love the layout! I want to do more two-pagers too now! =)

  2. Wow, amazing layout.. love how you added all the photos. Sounds like a great book full of talent!

  3. Gorgeous layout! Looks like a fabulous book! Glad the start of the year has been good. Our kids start back tomorrow!

  4. So very glad everything went so well (kinks and all) on your first day back at school. There are definitely days I still miss that.

    That LO is absolutely fabulous. I don't have my copy of Linda's book yet but I have glanced through it. I can't wait to look through it and see all of your amazing work along with Linda's and the other contributors.


  5. I left you a little award on my blog, but now I see you've already been tagged. Oh well, you deserve it twice, and you've already done the work for it this time! Love your blog!

  6. Beautiful page! I'll look for the book, congrats on it!

  7. Wonderful layout Denine! Congrats!

  8. THis is sooooo AMAZING! I love all the photos you added