Friday, June 15, 2007

I'm Back!

We're getting settled in our new place - finally! We still have boxes to unpack and things to go through, but for the most part - things are livable. Which means, scrapbooking is doable! I've been having withdrawals - big time! So I got two layouts done this morning. One for the Sketch Challenge at The Paper Place - one of our Design Team members posts two sketches each month and I did the second one. Loved it! It's a Pencil Lines sketch. Here's my take:

My scanner still isn't hooked up yet, so I had to take a picture and it's a little blurry! Sorry about that. The overlay and cardstock stickers are Creative Imaginations and I loved the palm trees. Cardstock is Diecuts with a View and Bazzill. Journaling reads: Our new home sweet home has three pools. Cole is usually not into the pool thing. But today, he loved it. Just Chillin'!

And here's my layout for Jody's challenge over at Scrap In Style TV. It was the second challenge posted on the site and I'm a little behind. But the challenge was to"Scrap something that the picture DOESN'T tell me." So I picked this picture of Cole. He had actually been swinging his shirt around over his head and dropped it before I could get the picture. But this turned out to be just what I needed. Here it is:

Again, the picture is a little off but you get the general idea. Journaling reads: This may look like a typical kid watching TV without a shirt on. It's not. There is nothing typical about my son. He is remarkable, so intelligent, really funny, super sweet and very loving. He is also a survivor. A cancer survivor. These 'love handles' aren't from too many cookies and not enough activity. They're from being growth hormone deficient. He isn't growing taller. His feet have been the same size for over two years. Another side effect of not being typical. Thank Gd (& St. Jude) it's fixable. He begins treatment in about a month. My brave-not-typical son.

I used AtoZ and Creative Imaginations paper and Heidi Swapp ghost letters and chipboard letters.

Thanks for looking. The boys are off to the pool again (at least one is trying to talk the other into going - can you guess which is doing which) and I'm trying to get a few more pages done or at least something done on one project I've recently started. AND I need to finish my SOY stuff which is needing to be mailed off ASAP! So I'm out of here for now! More later -



Sarah (AKA monroegirl) said...

Love the 'Love Handles' lo. Firstly, I laughed and then I read the journaling and real meaning of the layout. I love how you have done that and scrapped this in a 'not so obvious' way.

Eminepala said...

Lovely layouts girl...

shelly b said...

Oh..I thought the same thing as Sarah. I laughed cuz it was so cute..and then read the journaling..I love it!!

april said...

very cute 'love handles' page! great way to take the photo!


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