Friday!! The kids are at school and I'm perched in my happy, scrappy place with Eric and Kathy (Chicagoland radio station) streaming and my coffee in hand! Life is good! Social media is great for some things but it's also made me acutely aware of the tragedies of young lives lost long before their time "should" be up... I am trying, key word there, to be more appreciative of all that I have and the blessing of each day with my friends and family. You just never know what tomorrow holds.
Stuck?! Sketches has some great sketches! If you are ever looking for something to push the mojo or a great sketch challenge, be sure to check them out. I used the March 15th sketch and the Special Delivery collection from Pebbles to come up with this layout.
Once again, as with all baby pictures of Nikolas, I had to reach back into the depths of my photo storage for these picture of him meeting his Great Grandma, Michael's maternal grandmother. We took him on his first airplane flight out to California to meet her (we lived in Chicago at the time).
I added the stars to the sketch. That wide open space in the clouds just begged to be turned into a starry night. My original plan had been to distress the opening left by the stars cut out from the background paper. It was the wrong look for this layout however.
The Twinery twine! The Flax twine is a perfect compliment to the grey-brown shades found in the Special Delivery collection and the hues of the black and white pictures I used.
Ugh... I hate my handwriting. But it's mine. It's something I think the kids will appreciate when they are older. While in England for my Gran's services and going through her house, seeing her handwriting was comforting. It was something from her, something she created. It's those personal touches that you crave when a lived one passes on.
Do you write on your layouts? Do you like your handwriting?