February 15, 2011

Life with Liz - My Love Story

Yesterday was Valentine's Day so I thought it would be a perfect time to share a little bit about my "love story." Not too much though, because it's kind of boring! Maybe I'll just show you the scrapbook page I made instead. I actually scanned in a wedding photo.....'cause you know, way back when (12 years ago) digital wasn't really around! I've actually been wanting to do this for awhile. I really need to scan in some of my other wedding photos. Oh well, another project for another day. At least I got one digital wedding page done. If I really wanted to have fun with you I would drag out my wedding album that I made 11 years ago and share it with you....but I must admit that I'm kind of afraid to do that!

Onto the page I made. It's a photo of me and my hubby on our wedding day.
I used a fabulous new kit from Lyndsay Riches called Love Affair. I also used my I Heart You Masks and then a freebie Word Art from Anna BV Designs that you can snag here.

Okay, I'll give you a few details of my "love story" too ...maybe just the really short version.
Here goes:
We met in high school.
Knew each other for a few years.
Started dating after a friend pretty much begged me to go on a date with him (Thanks Nerissa!).
We went ice skating.
He wanted me to be his "girlfriend".
I said no!
After a few more dates I decided I would be his "girlfriend" and nobody else's....because I realized how wonderful he was!
We went to different colleges a couple hours apart.
Got engaged at the beach while the sun was setting.
Got married a year later.
2 years later had a beautiful baby girl.
Another 2 years later had another beautiful baby girl.
About 2.5 years later had yet another beautiful baby girl.
And who knows what will be next!

It's been a great 11...almost 12 years!
Wow, that was fun to type out. I really should make a digi-page with that on it....oohhh, I got it, I'll make a another page to go with the one I just made. It'll be the perfect double pager.
Tangent....must get back on track here.

So now onto the part of the Tuesday blog post where you have to share something with me in order to have a chance to win my new releases. Let me tell you, you don't want to miss out this week! Some exciting new stuff....lots of exciting new things! A new template set, a new mask set & 7 new State Templates!!! That's right, I finally made some more State Templates. Woohoo! But I honestly think I'm most excited about the Masks. Here's a little sneaky peek of everything.

So what should I have you share with me this week. Hmmm, well, since I was scanning in photos I was wondering how many of you have ever scanned in stuff for your digi pages or if there are some things you would really like to scan for your digi pages. If you have some pages with scanned stuff go ahead and share them with me. If not, then let me know what you would like to scan in eventually. I would LOVE to scan all my wedding photos one of these days!

Leave your comments here and I'll choose a winner at midnight on Wednesday!


Dagi said...

aww, i love it liz.. you were such a wonderful bride and i loved reading your lovestory!

Wendy said...

Awesome page and thank you for sharing your story with your husband.
I used to scan in photos when I was doing paper scrapping to edit them. Now I basically do digital photos. But I do scan in my sons schol awards, ribbons, and school/art work. I'll see if I can find a page I did with his swimming certificate and show y'all.

Wendy said...

Here's a digital page where I scanned in my sons swimming certificate and then added it to a layout. I also wrote a note, scanned it and applied it to the certificate. I liked the fact the note was in my own handwriting.

Jody said...

I have been busy scanning very old photos of my parents (the photos are over 70 years old). I also scan art work from my grandchildren to include in photo books.

Sheila Irish said...

I would love to have my Mom loan me some pictures of when my parents were younger dating and newly married so that I could scan them and create some scrap pages with them--to preserve the memories....Love your page and reading your Love Story....

Ana Carol said...

love dthe story
thanks for sharing

trekmom said...

I love this page and reading your story is lovely. I and also married to my high school sweetheart, 26 years now.

Jen and Jared said...

I've scanned a lot of my baby pics and my hubby's for our slideshow when we got married. Thankfully, I kept them! I also got a bunch of old family photos and pictures from a mission my husband served (two years worth is a lot!). Now I just need to get them scrapbooked!

Jenn (jk703) said...

Great post Liz!!! Love the "journaling" after your layout!!! So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win! You've gotten me wanting to scan some pics in of my wedding!!! :)

Mary Jo said...

I scanned in baby pictures of me and my daughter and my mom. The title was "3 Baby Girls" because each of us are the baby girl of the family - the youngest girl of our siblings in each generation!

Pavei Photos said...

I have asked my mom to scan in baby pics of me and my brother. We are on the opposite side of the world...or else I would scan them in. (it's been a while...i guess it's time consuming.) lol

Lynda said...

lovely page! i have a massive bag of photos to scan just takes so much time :(

Jessica Edwards said...

Beautiful story and beautiful layout.
Here is a layout that I scanned in a picture.
It's the only picture that I have of my Dad and I wanted to use it in a layout.
I am also making my DD's 1st year book right now and I want to scan in her birth certificate and our hospital bands for a layout that I'm working on.

Sondra <3 said...

i would like to upload photos from my childhood so that I can make a photo album for my dad for fathers day since it happens to fall on the same day as my birthday this year. I think it would be really special and I think I should get started soon if I am going to do it. lol... thanks for the chance!! Love your page!

Sue said...

Lovely layout of your wedding! :)

I have recently unearthed a number of older pictures, and have started scrapping with scans of some of those. Here is a recent layout I did of our engagement photos.

I've also done layouts using scans of photos over 100 years old. Here is one of my great grandpa.

Tanya said...

You should make a page with your journaling it is great. You must have been married the same year as me.

Even before I was into Digital Scrapbooking I had scanned thousands of pictures. I scanned the majority of both of my husbands Grandparents pictures, One of my Grandmothers pictures, most of my Husbands Mom's pictures as well as some of my Moms pictures. I try and scan all of the pictures that I can get my hands on. It saved a lot of headaches and fights when my husbands Grandparents passed away. I made disks of all their pictures for each of the children. I recently scanned a lot of thing from when my son was born. One of his Diapers, the hat they put on him when he was born, the bands he wore, etc. I want to extract then and put them on his baby pages as elements. One day I will get around to it. Here is are a couple of links to pages I made with scanned pictures.

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing, Liz. I've scanned my daughter's clothes to use as backgrounds- her PJ's for a page about how she put on her own pajamas for the first time; her flower girl dress for a page about dress shopping. I've also scanned Christmas ornaments to decorate christmas pages. I also scan her artwork from school so I don't have to keep the originals, but I get to remember my favorites.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [16 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Dannethia said...

I have scanned a bunch of older family pictures and created a scrapbook for my dad that starts with his great great grandparents. I created it using digital and paper both.

Scrappin Gramma said...

great LO
great story and yes make the 2pger
new stuff sounds great

what I've scanned:
birth certificates-little cards they put on the infant holders in the hospital--baby feet/hand ink prints from hosp, report cards from school
I so need to scan my great grandmas photos, I have been putting it off for so long.
my next big project is going to be the family history book--so I will have no choice

Ashly said...

I would have loved to scan in all of my childhood photos to make my own childhood scrapbook, as my mother didn't really get into that sort of thing, but unfortunately about 2-3 years ago, my father who had all of my photos from birth til about age... 10? 13? something like that...anyhow, he had them all in a storage unit out in Tulsa, and the whole unit was robbed. Although they did not take the photos, they threw the boxes of the photos out in the rain, and they were all ruined, so all of the pictures of my childhood were destroyed. Given how important photography is to me, and how I will never be able to share those memories with my daughter, it really bothers me that I will never get them back. But luckily we live in the age of digital, and multiple harddrives/externals, so I never have to worry about losing MY daughers pictures!

keepscrappin said...

I really need to do some scanning. I have a whole rubbermaid full of old photos from my Dad's house. He gave them to me after my mom past away. I really need to scan them in, but I just keep putting it off. Maybe I need to sort through them and just start with a few, cuz that box full seems like too much. A little at a time would be more doable. Thanks for sharing your story. I need to scan in my wedding photos too from 15 years ago. I never scrapped them when I did paper layouts, so I might as well do them digitally! Thanks for the chance to win your new product.


Leppy said...

I have tons of kids photos I would love to scan in and make scrapbook pages. I have made a few but would love to make more.

kari said...

can't wait to see the new release!!

Sara said...

I would love to scan the photos from my twins first year of birth. Digital was around, but I wasn't into scrapbooking at that time, so I didn't see the need for it. Well, I took so many pictures and I would love to get them into digital layouts (at least my favorites!)
I would also like to scan in my wedding photos. Will be 12 years for us this year too.

L said...

I'd like to scan in our old family photos so that I could share them with my brothers. Oh, maybe make something and then share. Of course, that's in my next life!!

lwentkie said...

Love your love story Liz! I actually have scanned some photos of myself when I was young and scrapped those.

tao said...

I'd like to get all of my mom's photos of my childhood scanned. Since they are buried in her storage room that might be a while. In the meantime, I think I'll get a negative scanner and get all the negatives in our bank deposit box taken care of.

Scrapping With Liz said...

Wow! For those of you who left links to your pages....I seriously LOVED looking at every single one of them! You guys have really inspired me to scan in some older photos....I'm thinking maybe some of my grandparents and great it while I can. I especially need to do my wedding pics now too! And we didn't have a digital camera when my oldest was born so I should scan in some from her first couple months of life....and can you believe it, my journaling was was 3 years after we were married that my oldest was born!

Okay, on with tonight's winner. I used (it's always random) and Jody is the winner tonight! Jody, I'll be sending you a message in a bit.

My new products should be out and you'll be seeing a blog post about them soon! I'm super excited about them. There is an awesome FWP too so it's a really good deal.

Okay, good night everyone! Come back next week for another giveaway!

Scrapping With Liz said...

Jody-could you send me an e-mail to liz@scrappingwithliz dot com.
So I can get you a coupon code!

So~Inkin~Cute said...


I have SOOOO much stuff I need to scan for my layouts. Most if it is going to be my daughter's artwork from grade school. I started saving all of her fun artwork many, many years ago and I am so glad I did. I intend to make a photobook which will contain all sorts of memorabillia I have saved over the years.

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome story and your beautiful layouts. I hope you know just how much I LOOOVE your templates. I need many, many know, so I can get that photobook scrapped! :)

Candi in Colorado

Digiscrap Obsessed said...

I'm late, but I'm in the process of scanning my daughters clothes also like Rachel. I've heard of people using the baby clothes to make quilts and things, but I'm not that into quilting, so I thought I'd scan all those pretty fabrics and make a page that is kind of a digital quilt full of memories. Although I had them all packaged to send to the thrift store, I'm quite attached to some of them, and glad I hadn't sent them yet. Once they're captured by scanning, I can let go of them (I hope!!) so they don't clutter the garage.

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