Sorry, to ramble on! Thanks for looking!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
This layout was not only done with old left-over items, it is an old picture. It is a picture of my family from 1998 and one of the last photos ever taken of my Dad. The sister's tiny little baby in the picture is now 12 years old and my son, standing between my husband and me is now 23 years old and stands about 6'4" tall! This is the only copy of the picture I have since we didn't have digital cameras back in 1998, or at least I didn't have one. I don't even have the negative because it was taken with my sister's camera. To be honest, I had a very hard time scrapping this picture. It is the first picture I have been able to scrap of my Dad since he passed away. I've wanted to, I just wasn't able to. It was extremely emtional, I looked at the picture for a very long time before I adhered it to the page. I don't know that I did it justice, but you can actually lift the picture up for my journaling, which is way to personal to show. I think I need to write a note to my friend Cristal at http://dirtyscraps.blogspot.com/ and let her know that I finally "understand" DIRTY scrapbooking. Scrapbooking isn't always easy.
Now remember why I love to scrapbook! It makes me happy! I am out of my "yucky" mood and ready for summer! Here is my 2nd layout using nothing new! The brown background paper is so old the edges were bent so I hid them with the pretty patterned paper. I got the chipboard letters several months ago from a store called "Tuesday Morning". I don't use chipboard very often, but I really like these.
Thanks for looking!
Thanks for looking!
The mini-challenge over at http://www.scrapfit.blogspot.com/ said "All you have to do is make a card using some of the same scraps that you used to make your LO for WO #19". Hmmmm. . . . I thought it would be easy, but since I was using scraps already, it got to be a little more difficult. Here is my card, made from the same scraps as my first layout. I didn't use red for the accent color because I didn't have enough left, so I substituted green.
As usual, this card is for my sweet friend Lottie. She is battling lung cancer and she has had a rough week. I never show the inside of my cards because I don't share my message with anyone but Lottie.
Thanks for much for looking!
WOW, it has been a while since I have actually sat down and scrapped. I really hate when that happens too. But, leave it to http://www.scrapfit.blogspot.com/ to get me back on track. This time the assignment was "Recycling Made Fun. This is a USE UR STASH challenge---nothing new allowed!!" Extremely east for me because I have not bought anything new in what seems like forever. This layout is a great example, the layout was done around my son's college graduation and the background paper was bought for his HIGH SCHOOL graduation. YIKES! The other black and white papers were left over from a mini book I did for a friend's birthday several months ago. The tiny bit of red was was left over from a wedding album I did two years ago. My goodness, I never throw ANYTHING away :) Thanks for looking.