Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cutest Little Farmer

Haayyyy! How are you on this beautiful day? Lately I've really been noticing some changing in my boys, they're really starting to grow into their own. Really growin up. Every time Kyle  (12 yrs.) walks into the room, I point out to him that his shoulders are getting broad & he's starting to get "pecks." Sooo now he flexes his new found manlihood. Alot. Im like fine but if I find 1 hair on that chest Im yankin it out!!  I have such mixed feelings about this!? It makes me so sad to think about them not bein chubby little boys galloping around, wreaking havoc, slipping their dirty & sweaty little chubby hands into mine. Where did the time go? I always try to thumb through old pictures at least once a week. I dont think scrapbooking should be just about "events," it should also be about the special emotions  you feel and everyday moments you share with the ones that tug on your heartstrings the most. I found this picture of the dudes in a garden, tryin to help with the harvest. Ok, trying to find very large and heavy projectiles but whatever. I didn't photocopy it (gassspp!), I just had to use it right then and there. I wasn't even planning on doing this type of page but it literally just flowed out of me! So I grabbed some Walnut Distress Ink, new October Afternoon Farmhouse products, and new Prima flowers and got busy..

If you'll notice in the background of the picture on the left, that's Beeb, sporting a fabulous t-shirt from the Thomas the Train collection and would you just check out those chubby little legs?! Ugh! I would be lying if I said I never chewed on them lol! I had to be careful in my design because I absolutely could never cover that part of the picture up. Make sure you always pay attention to what's in the background!

This pic makes my heart melt.

The two glorious flowers on the left are Prima, the burlap beauty is Maya Road, fabulous foliage stems by Petaloo.

Banner pieces are Maya Road, sprayed with Meadow Green Glimmer Mist, stamped with Recollection letters (my fave alphabet)

Envelope is Maya Road, doily fussy cuts from Crate Paper, and veggie die cuts are October Afternoon Miscellany.

The scalloped chipboard backing is Melissa Frances, globbed with Tim Holtz crackle paint.

So there ya have it. It's ok to scrapbook chronologically and holidays and things of that nature, just please make sure you create with the photos that are closest to your heart, because you just never know.

Love, Sarah


Miae said...

Sarah they do grow too fast! What a beautiful page! And I completely agree about scrapping emotions, feeling, not just event..I do it all the time!

Lydia said...

wow, the burlap and canvas add such amazing texture!! Great layout!!