Friday, July 23, 2010

Been a Good Scrapping Day!

I am so glad that I got several layouts done today that I like! I was getting so upset with my scrappers block. I will say, though, that having sporadic internet all day has forced me to use my own creativity, rather than using a sketch as a jump off point and that's felt great! Not that I don't love sketches....but its nice to be able to say the WHOLE IDEA was yours!

The above layout is me when I was 23 years old, holding my oldest son, Johnny when he was just a month old. He will be 20 years old a week from today yet I look at that picture and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting in my mom's kitchen and I can hear my dad's voice. Kinda weird since I can't remember where I put my car keys every day yet I can remember a moment from 20 years ago! I did this page using the weekly sketch over at Sketches in Thyme.

Basic Grey Capella paper and title letters.
Paper roses from AC Moore and were white but I misted them with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist.
Lily flowers are made out of clay and I got them at AC Moore in the wedding aisle as well.
String Pearls from AC Moore
Wilton Doilie - my LAST one in white! ACK!
2 Sassafrass Lass butons
Dream brad from Eyelet Outlet
The metal tags are by SEI and I put my son's initials on one with letters from My Little Shoebox and his birthdate on the other using Echo Park stickers.
Organza ribbon at te bottom of the photo from Close To My Heart

Next up is another beach layout but these photos are from 5 years ago! The kids look so little!!! Its a fairly simple layout using Creative Imaginations papers and embellishments and some accenting with my Signo white pen. No challenges or sketches used on this one. At least none that I know of! :)

I think I have hit the wall for the night and must put my head down! I hope to be scrapping tomorrow too! Its supposed to be 105 here with the heat index tomorrow and I refuse to go out in that kind of heat! So if I am home I hope to be scrapping!
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Betty Anne

Great job on your layouts Susan, glad you found your mojo, mine didn't happen to be with it did it.
I love the layout of you and your oldest son. Love the bling and the flowers. Great beach layout to, love all the embellishments.


Great you could use the sketch this week to keep your mojo flowing!
A moment 20 years including your child can never be forgotten, the car keys can.
Beautiful layout and love the flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Sketches In Thyme.


Oh, both are so nice, but my favorite is the first. Maybe because I became a mom 21 years ago - reminds me of good things! I am so glad you played at Sketches in Thyme! Just a side note - I have a box of layouts that I'm not happy with! It must be a trait of scrapbookers!!

Wendy Crowe

Gorgeous layout! What a great picture! Aren't those sketches awesome! My oldest is going to be 20 years old next week too..on the 26th. She is getting depressed that her "teen" years are I said the same thing about my 20's and 30'

Tanya Rudd

Such beautiful layouts. A touching piece of journaling as well. hank you for playing with Sketches in Thyme this week.


This is a beautiful take on the sketch! I love the photo of you and your ds! The little touches you added to this one are so perfect!
Happy Birthday to Johnny! Thanks for sharing with us again this week at Sketches in Thyme!!!
Kim xXx


Beautiful pages!!


Love them, Susan. The onw with your baby son is just perfect. Love all the details.


The SIT LO Is absolutely Stunning. WOW I love all of those flowers and that photo is precious. I love what you did the the other sketch.


Love the first layout!! It's beautiful!! Great colors and the bling and embellies are beautiful!! What a precious/sweet memory you now have to share with others for a very long time!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketches In Thyme!!

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