Tonight ends March break for us. In some ways I'm happy and in some ways I'm not. It's nice to not have a routine and do what ever we want , stay up late, not worry about being home for bedtime, stay in our p.j.'s all day if we wish... It will however be nice to have that routine back because after about a week without it it tends to reek havoc in our home. Besides that I did get some scrapping' done which makes for a very happy me ;)
This first layout is titled Come Play With Me. It has a picture of my oldest son Drake(he was only 2 at the time)and my brother Kurt playing in the backyard. These pictures are sometimes hard for me to scrap because my brother passed away and I feel pressure to get them just right and not mess them up. I only have so many. Kwim. I was going for simple so that the picture was the focus of the page. I have yet to add the journalling and may choose not to, because this will go in Drake's book eventually and I want him to put his own feelings with it not my sappy emotional ones:) I used the "Night Light" collection from October Afternoon. fab, fab, fab.
This next page is titled Thoughts About My Mom. My mom is a such a strong, proud, loving person. She has been through so much and I rarely hear her complain. Yes she grumbles every now and then, and can sometimes get under my skin because she ALWAYS has to be right(she only gets under my skin because I want to be right too. lol.)but she is always there for us. She always puts us first, she is patient and kind, she's a good cook, she's a wonderful grandmother who actually plays with the kids and is interested in what they have to say, and she's a cleaning machine. I love it when she comes over for a few days and "tidies up" for me. Lets just say I never have to do dishes when she's around and if there's any laundry to be done, she'll find it. But beyond that she is nurturing, like a mom should be, she is loyal, a hard worker and she has a strong sense of faith which is what has gotten her through all the tragedy and loss in our lives. I love you mom.
for this page I used the Fascinating line from Pink Paislee. I love the colours and patterns. I used paint on the edges of the picture and along the red cs strip. I distressed the edges of the patterned papers. Tfl.