Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spying on the New Neighbors - Digital Scrapbook Page

This weekend my son and I spent a lot of time doing spring cleaning. My allergies are crazy from all the dust. But we didn't spend all of our time using the new vacuum and swiffering the house. We took an hour or so spying on the new neighbors, taking their picture as they fed their young.

I wanted to scrapbook those pictures but didn't want to get out paper, adhesive, and embellishments. I also didn't want to wait for the photos to be printed either. I also wanted to share the pictures with you all as soon as possible. I will eventually print a 12x12 photo at Costco and slide it into a scrapbook.

The template was designed by Paisley Press. I deleted the text lines so I could add more photos. I also added colors from images. When I looked through my images and text art I came across Ali Edwards Love in Action set that was released last year after the Japanese tsunami and tornado in Joplin, MO. 

"Love in Action" seems appropriate for feeding children. Whether robins feel those emotions really doesn't matter to me. I feed people because I love them. "Neighbors" is incredibly appropriate as the nest is just outside my bedroom. The tree is so close that I had to prune it last year because one of the branches kept hitting my window and waking me up.

The text on the page reads:
We have new neighbors. A family of robins has moved into the pear tree in front of our house. There are four hungry children and two diligent parents. There is no way to know which is momma and which is poppa. We set up the camera on a tripod and spent some time just watching the birdies, much more interesting than the housework we were supposed to be doing.
Lots of projects and tutorials in the planning phase. Hope to have something useful for you soon.
The particulars—
Template: Paisley Press, Conversation Piece No. 1. Titles: Ali Edwards, DesignerDigitals.com, Love in Action

Happy Crafting,


teachertam said...

Oh, my, are these pictures ADORABLE!

Dawn Castrova said...

Love the collage of your new neighbors. I know they are grown and flew the coop. But you have the memories