Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday Monkeys

Its Labour Day which means it is a holiday Monday for us, and the very last day of summer holidays. We chose to go over Nani's house and hang out with cousins.  It was a great afternoon filled with lots of giggles, a few tackles, never ending requests for piggy back rides, great food and overall a good afternoon.
Trying to get a picture of all the grandkids was a bit hard.  Yes I know it was two of my monkeys causing most of the ruckas, but after a few tries we captured a passible one!

On the scrapping side, over at Color Combo Galore they have a new challenge up this week and I was inspired by the bulletin board idea.  It was great getting a month worth of photos all on one page.

The calendar is from Junkitz and it has been in my stash for ages! 
 For the photos, I opened up an 8X10 canvas in photoshop, and then created 20 individual 2X2 squares (each filled with a different colour paint and each on their own layer.  Then I just dragged the photos on to the coloured sqaure, made sure it was above the right colour on the right hand side, and clipped it. (hover the cursor between the photo and the square layer and use alt G)  Done!

Supplies : Patterned Paper : Prima, Black Market Society, MME, MM paint
The thumb tacks are digital images found here.  I just printed them off and cut them out.

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~Sydney J. Harris

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. ~Kahlil Gibran

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken. ~Bill Dodds

Hope eveyone has a great first day back at school :)

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I love the group shot. Looks great especially considering there is some strong back lighting.
    That calendar layout looks amazing...also looks like a lot of work. Gotta love the "alt G" thing. lol!
    Oh and Kahlil Gibran is one of my favourite poet/philosophers. I have his book "The Prophet" it!