Happy Easter everybody! Hope in the midst of all the easter eggs, bunnies, and candies, we take time to reflect on the real significance of this day.
And now, after that public service announcement...I'm baaack...Well, not really. I just have this urge to share with you the layouts I have been working on the past few weeks and I can't wait until the Monthly Recap. I have a few minutes left before I go back to reviewing the KiDS for their final exams, so here I am. Yup! We still have classes next week. It's really a bummer because the KiDS are already in a vacation mood and nothing seems to be entering their cake and coke (the softdrinks) induced minds right now. It was Sarah's 8th birthday yesterday, so they have a surfeit of sweets.
I started scrapping with an easy LO. Easy, in the sense that I just wanted this photo scrapped with the most minimum fuss possible. I look at it and want to put it back in the scrapping table but so far, I am managing to exercise remarkable constraint.
I know you think it's really kitcsh to have our photo taken under a tree. But seeing how few photos we have together, I'll take all I can get even if it's baduy.
PPS - Autumn Leaves, Cosmo Cricket; Flower - Prima; Brad - Karen Foster; Stamps - Inque Boutique, Bam Pop, Inkadinkadoo; Ink Pads - Clearsnap, Staz-on; Pen - Uni-ball; Lace - unknown; Adhesive - UHU.
Still feeling easy, I worked on this next. Finally! This has been in my pending stack since before the Idol contest last year. Yup! This was our practice run for the contest finals and I just finished it this month. Talk about backlog. I couldn't finish it before because I couldn't think of a confession that would go well with the photo I had chosen. Well, I'm glad I waited because the perfect journaling came to mind just recently.
To you my dearest Kahlo Julia. That I like having you sleep beside me. From the day you were born 'til now that you are 6. I love the way you snuggle up to me for warmth. I love the sweet smell of your hair. I will never tire of kissing your soft cheeks. I love whispering "I love you" in your ear. And I especially love how, even in your deepest slumber, you will turn to me and whisper "I love you, too, right back. Love, Mama. 3/15/08
Materials (all courtesy of Visual Creations):
PPS - American Crafts, 7 Gypsies, My Mind's Eye; Ribbon - American Crafts; Stickers - 7 Gysies, Joan, EK Success; Pen - Staedtler; Ink - Adhesive - UHU.
The following layouts are based on Becky Fleck's PageMaps. I have redicovered an appreciation for the Maps. They certainly make my scrapbooking life easier and faster without hindering my creativity. Since my goal is now to scrap as many layouts as I can in the limited time I have, they sure come in handy. I now spend the whole week preparing - choosing, resizing and printing my photos - to scrap on the weekends.
No matter how hard you insist now that you hate your sister because she always bugs you, I know you know, that deep in your heart you love her deeply. So it was when you were four. So it is now that you are ten. Nothing - not even a broken toy, a torn comic book or any other perceived offense can ever change that. When you are upset or angry with her, remember these moments. Search your heart, count to ten, and you will find the reasons why you two are brother and sister. I know you will always love and look out for your younger sister.
(OK - I will admit I rambled on a bit, trying to fill that space in the middle. And I'm too lazy and cheap to turn on the computer and printer for the journaling so pardon my handwriting.)
PPS - Prima; Chipboard - American Crafts; Stamps - Autumn Leaves; Ink - Clearsnap, Tsukineko; Embossing Powder - Ranger; Acrylic Paint - Li'l Davis; Fabric Paint - Tulip; Ribbon - Unknown; Pen - Staedtler; Adhesives - UHU.
Bubble 1 - Free time during class! I'm glad Teacher Jason understands we can't be serious students all the time.
Bubble 2 - So! This is what you do in computer class. You borrowed my camera for a class project and I was pleasantly surprised to find these photos of you, your classmates and teachers goofing areound. Truly, learning is fun!
Bubble 3 - Diego - you're a GEEK. But you are a funny GEEK.
PPS - Basic Grey, Bam Pop; Diecut - unknown; Cuttlebug; Ribbon - Joans; Stickers - Joan; Ink - Clearsnap, Tsukineko; Pen - Statedler; Adhesive - UHU; Foam - Darice
I hope I can still scrap next weekend before the month ends. 'Til next. Thanks for looking.