Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - scrapbooking!

A project I've been planning for a very, very long time is a display of 10 x 10 scrapbook pages as a focal point in my living room. Of course, now that we've bought a house, it's a lot more motivating to work on this project. I've got a few layouts done, and the frames are all purchased - just gotta fill them! I want a wedding page, and one for each boy's birth memorabilia, and I did one for the CTMH cruise in '05. This month I added one of the pics of the three boys from this July, wearing their 4th of July T-shirts.

The focus of the H2H challenge was journaling, something that I really love about scrapbooking. You think you'll remember everything, but life goes so fast that soon people's names are forgotten, and funny details escape you. For these pics I was not around. Daddy took Gramma Debby and Poppa with the three boys to have the pics done. I had gotten these adorable blue and orange coordinating outfits, so those were carefully toted to the photo shoot, since John knew if he dressed them ahead of time they were sure to get dirty. Plus when herding them someplace busy we like to dress them similarly in case one gets lost. "Do you know what your child was wearing?" "He looks just like this one!"

But somehow, the boys never made it from their kickin' around red fourth of July tees into the cute photo shoot clothes. Outfit change forgotten, they got their smiles on in one of their favorite shirts of the summer. So in the end, all is good - we probably have a billion casual shots of them running around in these $5 shirts. But none of them are as cute as these smiles, or clearly capture Max's constant bruise-on-the-forehead condition from summer 2011 (because he could NOT grasp the concept that he's smaller than his brothers, so he got into a lot of scrapes).

Can you see the row of tickets cut on my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped with the November SOTM? then I pulled the same Cricut image in a Decorative layer to make my big Journal ticket at the top. The background scallop base and the scallop border are also AP cartridge - told ya I've been addicted lately! Now I just need to put it in the frame and bug John to start hanging my gallery downstairs!

I'm linking this post to the awesome Paper Issues Picnics and Patriots party!


Haley D. said...

What a sweet layout! I love how the red and blue pop on the white background. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

Tammy said...

Congratulations on your Heart-2-Heart Top Ten entry! This is a super cute layout. I like the idea of framing it and putting it up on a wall.

Sarah said...

I really like this! The bow and design are just great!

Kate Vickers said...

What a cute layout! Thanks for sharing at Paper Issues! :)

Chrissy said...

Adorable page! Thanks for linking it up at Paper Issues.


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