Number of Photos Blog Hop

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just wanted to post the winner of my giveaway!  
Congrats Becky!  Goodies are coming your way!

Hi there and welcome to the Number of Photos Blog Hop.  We need to get a little business out of the way first:  You should have arrived here from Colleen's blog.  If not, please go to Amanda's blog and begin there.

I procrastinated deciding on an idea for this blog hop.  I chose to work with 4 photos.  Part of me thought I should have chosen a different amount of photos to work with.  I like to use multiple photos on my pages, so regardless of number, it should have been easy for me and it wasn't.  Luckily, a topic and photo opportunity fell in my lap over the weekend.  The design and products fell into place rather quickly after that.
Here is my LO.

The photos are not really the story being told. They are the visual documentation of the story. They are actually the least important part of this page. They are bold, busy and out of focus, but I needed to use them. I knew I wanted to use the "day 1", etc with each photo. Journaling beyond that, I wasn't sure. I did have difficulty with a title, and am happy with what I chose, and where I placed it.  My favorite part are the balloons.  I added flock over them, then added Stickles to shine them up a bit.  I broke my cardinal rule of "leave well enough alone" by adding a bit of journaling at the last minute

There is more journaling, in fact there is a whole story. If you are interested in reading it, you can find it  on my other blog, Beach Girl At Heart

Thanks for stopping by.  I have a small giveaway.  Please leave a comment to be entered.  If this is your first time visiting, remember to become a follower as well.  Your next stop is Carolyn's blog.

Bazzill In stich'z template
DMC floss
Sassafrass and AC alphas
Souffle pen
Doodlebug flock
MS glitter


  1. Great idea with the balloons! You just never know what will please people so much.

  2. Hooray for balloons!!! I love it, such fun colors and papers. Love the little bit of tilt to the LO!

  3. Great layout, the balloons are wonderful and I love how the story progresses.

  4. Well done, Devra! Love the last minute brief journaling you added...along the "priceless" idea! Fun paper, neat balloons and fun stitching detail!

  5. Great idea documenting the balloons! Procrastination isn't always a bad thing!

  6. Devra, this is really cute! The pp really goes with your DS's personality. The journaling pulls it all together. Love it!

  7. Devra, love your layout. The balloons are adorable!

  8. Love the balloons. Glad I'm not the only one that will use less than perfect pictures to document a story that must be told.

  9. What a wonderful page Derv!!! Glad Joshua enjoyed his special treat! I love his face in the first picture!

  10. I love this! Great use of numbers all over. Love the numbered days that blend into the title. Just fantastic.

  11. I have to agree with you - those balloons are adorable!!!! I love the story behind this layout and I think the photos reflect that specialness. The colours you chose are awesome - love it!

  12. Great page. The paper sure fit those wonderful and happy pics.

  13. I love the colors in this LO and your embellishment of the balloons--very cute!

  14. Love how you documented the balloon story. I really like the tilt of the photos and the #'s over each. Great job on the balloons, I really need to try stickles!