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Friday, October 14, 2011

A Sketch, some Journaling and some Challenges!

Happy Friday to all you fabulous paper crafters out there! Here is a teeny peek at my second Free for Fall project for our current Beary Scrap Challenge:

For a long time I have been wanting to make a layout with the chorus from a Trace Adkins song that I absolutely love-- it makes me tear up (yes, I'm a sappy dork!) every time I hear it, which is usually in my car full of 3 busy kids as I'm driving them from one activity to the next and the words really hit home for me:

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

And so I finally decided this was the week and I made my layout on this song and our crazy busy life. Here is my two page layout, with pictures of kids' various activities this week.

A closer look at page 1, this page has the song lyrics down the right hand side along with a picture I took in my car looking at my kids in the rear view mirrow-- I saw this idea somewhere in a scrapbook magazine once and thought what a cool picture, as I so often see my kids that way as I peek in the mirror to see what chaos may be happening in the back seat!

The first page is based on this great sketch from Sketchy Thursdays where the challenge was to "get your journal on" which I love because I love to write and believe journaling is so important for scrapbooking!

And then I had to expand to a second page because I hardly ever do one page layouts! Plus then I can just have even more journaling! Here is the second page, down the left hand side of this page is a list of all the things our days currently include (like school, homework, swim team, football practice, piano lessons, etc) and my feelings about the craziness:

Thanks for letting me share this layout with you, even if it's a little bit sappy!And if you have a project to share you have one more day to enter to our Free for Fall (0r Anything Goes!) challenge so link up your project by clicking here for your chance to win!


Vicki said...

Oh I love this. Great layout, wonderful song lyrics. Clever idea about the picture in the mirror. You will miss the craziness when they are grown. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.


Brenda said...

Beautiful. I love how you did your journaling. I have such a hard time with that myself and your pictures in the mirror are fabulous. Great job with the challenge and the tags.
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az said...

Broken paper is very very cool!!!
Love your Fall color:)
Thank you for your joining Sketchy Thursdays with us!!

Mary Jo said...

Love that song too and what a great idea for your LO! Nice job with scraps! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Michele F. said...

BRILLIANT ideas here! Lovin' this layout alot! I am so inspired to do the same thing. GREAT job on our "Tag your it" challenge!! Thanks so much for joining Lasting Memories this week.

Jill said...

gorgeous scrapbook pages Jamie thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Miranda said...

wow amazing scraplayout, gorgeous
thanks for joining our challenge this week

WencheP said...

This is awesome, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Tracy said...

Wow - those lyrics are so fitting. Brill layout.
Thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge with MMCS

princesskitten said...

love - love - love that layout!!

kitten DYSU team

Anonymous said...

I love that song too :) Great use of the song lyrics for your journaling--and I like how you turned the one page sketch into a 2 pager. Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays :)

Lesli said...

Love this LO and how you used the sketch to do a 2 page spread - wonderful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS 2 pager! I loveeeeeee the photos and the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Suzy said...

Love your layout!! fall is always be my favorite! great idea for making 2 pages, thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursday! :)

Tessa Buys said...

I love that song :). Fabulous take on the sketch. Thanks for playing at Sketchy Thursdays!