Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Trees Blog Hop

I haven't done much scrapbooking lately. Actually, I think the last scrapbook page I made was for the Fire & Ice Blog Hop in November! How sad is that? (It's especially embarrassing when I work for a company that makes scrapbooking materials.)

I decided it was time for a change, so my Trees Blog Hop "project" was finishing my Trees Club Scrap Assembly Line Scrapbooking pages . . . all fourteen of them!

My father purchased a new camera last fall, and since then he's been taking hundreds of pictures. He walks the nature trails in our local park almost daily and has frequent encounters with the local flora and fauna. I thought the Trees collection would showcase his photographs perfectly!

Snow covered trees in Heesakker Park. We have had near-record snowfall this winter.

If you're ready to Hop, you can get started right away--the rest of my completed ALSB pages are below the Hop list, if you're interested. :0)

We have a wonderful line-up of talented bloggers for you. Each blog will link you to the next, but if you get lost along the way, you can always stop back here at Club Scrap Creates for the full listing.

Hetty at Craft Chaos
Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced
Tiare at iClassy Girl
Lisa at Carpe Memoria
Annette at Digital Musings
Donna at The Crafty Colonel

The bridge that connects the main park to the island crosses over a canal that leads to the Locks.

Backyard birds at Dad's feeders. My parents live on a beautiful wooded lot next to the park.

Bald eagles are making a huge comeback along the Fox River. We are blessed with sightings almost daily.

Mute swans swimming in the open water in the Fox River just East of the dam.

Lots of deer live in the park and the surrounding woods. It's not unusual for Dad to see 10-12 at a time.

Snowy owls spotted in fields in the nearby town of Freedom. Sightings were being reported on our local news.

I hope you enjoyed this little nature-walk with my dad and his camera. I can't wait to show him the pages in person! (All photographs courtesy of Michael Chaffey.)

Wishing you a creative day!

28 comments:

  1. Not sure which are more incredible--the pages or the photos. He really got some great shots!

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  2. well, you jumped back in with all four feet! Your dad's pictures are terrific! who wouldn't love to have their artwork showcased so professionally!

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  3. Beautiful! He has really taken some wonderful pictures, and you have displayed them beautifully! - Dawn in GA

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  4. Karen, your pages came out beautiful and the photos your dad took are amazing! The snowy owls have been very abundant here on Cape Cod too. Love the Bald Eagle photos as well, truly amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love all of the pages, Karen! They were on tour with me in Columbus, and the crowd there was constantly commenting on the beautiful photos. I love how the collection doesn't compete with the beauty of your dad's work with the camera.

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  6. Love the pictures! (and the pages). I must do some ALSBing...

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  7. Karen, these are awesome! I love ALSBing my pages - I always have something ready for pictures and I can get a lot done in short time - my kind of scrapping! This kit goes wonderfully with your dad's winter photos. Thanks for putting them on these wonderful layouts!

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  8. I have not made a true paper scrapbook page in ages, I need to sit down and just do it. These are gorgeous!

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  9. The pages make the pictures! I bet he will be so pleased.
    TFS,
    Cathy

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  10. Oh my Karen ~ your lay-outs are amazing... They compliment your father's beautiful photos perfectly. I'm sure he will be thrilled with the results!

    Awesome job!

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  11. Karen, thank you for the wonderful winter nature walk. Your layouts are awesome! I am sure your father will love them.

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  12. Awesome layouts! Your father has taken some gorgeous pictures.

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  13. Just beautiful pages and I am sure they will be loved.

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  14. These are beautiful pages that complement those wonderful pictures perfectly!

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  15. Karen, it'll be great looking at and enjoying your dear Dad's pictures years down the line now that you have them so nicely displayed the Trees ALSB pages!

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  16. Gorgeous! Perfect pictures for this kit!

    Bossann

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  17. that was a beautiful foray back into scrapbooking!! I hope you keep it up!!

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  18. your pages are amazing and your dad's photo's are totally awesome.. he is going to love this!! I enjoyed taking this kind of a walk through nature.. lol

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  19. Beautiful pages and pictures!

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  20. Wow! Great pictures and beautiful layouts! Have a great day!

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  21. Karen, I ditto what everyone else has already said. Your pages are beautiful in a way that doesn't compete with the pictures, which are also beautiful. Give your Dad a hug & give yourself a pat on the back for jobs well done.

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  22. Just wonderful pages. Love those wildlife photos.
    While I have done lots of cards using Trees I have yet to play with the layouts.

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  23. What gorgeous pictures. How cool that you finished up the layouts. Great job. Love this kit.

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  24. Beautiful layout and the pictures are absolutely amazing. I try to take these kind of pictures but he was very successful finding wonderful subjects. TFS

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  25. GORGEOUS bird photos, Karen. Your Dad has quite a talent! And a lucky location.

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