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!