Saturday 15 December 2012

Pagemaps Dec 2012

It's with a heavy heart today to be able to scrap the memories of my children and my family's children. It doesn't seem fair that I can wrap my arms around my babies and the families in Connecticut can't do the same.  We are all thinking of those families and children, they will never be forgotten. I hug my children today for them. :(

I found an hour today because both of my children were asleep at the same time. Quite amazing! However, they both decided today would be the day that they will have their own style of tantrums. So both my hubby and I rocked and rocked and rocked.

In that hour, I finished a layout for the pagemaps sketch sponsored by My Little Shoebox. Unfortunately today is the last day for this challenge so its likely you are too late.  Becky Fleck has lots of things going in her blog like how to make ornaments, as well as a card sketch challenge so be sure to check it out.  Before I forget, both Canadian Scrapbooker and SCT have big holiday contests that you should also check out.

As always, pagemaps finds a way to get me to scrap those photos that I just haven't been able to scrap... These are one off pictures of my daughter's cousins that we have only seen once as they live in Ohio.  We miss them dearly and can't wait to visit again with our little boy!
Supplies used: Fancypants Baby Be Mind, Fancypants Winterland, Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink, Kaisercraft alpha stickers "Child's Play", SU baker's twine, staples, AC precision pen, 7gypsies journalling tags, Kaisercraft paper flowers, BG glazed buttons, Robin's Nest dew drops, AC flair, Mister Huey's, and SU linen thread.
Here's the sketch:

Did you see the FLAIR? OMG - I LOVEEEEEEEEE it!!!!!!!!!  Also, I finally found some of the Robin's Nest dew drops - aren't they fab? On the left, there is a journalling card from 7gypsies about family vacation.  On the other side, is some journalling about the fun day we had when these pictures were taken (by a 6 year old... who told me she was ten and asked me all about how babies come out of the Mommy's bellies..). I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again, journalling is so important and there's no excuse not to. There's so many ideas out there on hiding the journalling if you don't want it on the face of your layout or if you don't like your writing like me!

I also included some BG glazed buttons on this layout but they must be adherred by punching a hole in the paper and adherring it with wire. Check out how I decided to do it from looking at the back of my page. You'll also notice that I tape the sketch on the back of the layout - I also write the supplies used.

Here's a closer look at the title - enjoy!
Finally, there's a clearance blitz going on at Stampin Up and there are some amazing deals so if you are interested you should check it out!



  1. LOve your take on the sketch, especially the title. Great page. Yes it just doesn't seem right that I those parents lost their darling children. So Sad!!!

    You can see my sketch over at my blog.

    1. Thanks for dropping by Kiana!! Great job on the photo frames on your layout - and what a gorgeous child!! Fabulous!