Thursday, September 3, 2009


As soon as I had seen last week's Friday Sketch Challenge over at Scrapsketch, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had taken these photos of TJ's first day of eight grade a couple weeks ago and they didn't all turn out well. He is at that age where sometimes he's like, "Mom. No more pictures." And then other times he is like, "Take a picture of this!" Teenage boy...go figure!

Anyway, two of the three photos I took came out blurry. At first I was just gonna toss them but then I got to thinking...I need to scrap more imperfect photos because that life is never perfect. Just made sense. And, when I started thinking some more, I realized that these photos were perfect! They show exactly what I feel sometimes when I realize how much he has grown is like a blur - one moment they are a baby and the next they are teenagers and before you know it they have their own families. Time just blurs by and goes so quickly.

So, for this layout I used some cardstock by ANW/Crestwood and Bazzill. The red patterned paper is Paper Pizazz and the blue paisley is Reminiscence. The ribbon is all by Offray and the title is some American Crafts Thickers. The chipboard arrows are also by American Crafts. The dots are rub ons by Colorbok. I also used Mini Monograms to cut the scallop and regular circles for some journaling spots.

If you get a chance, make sure you hop on over to Scrapsketch! It is one cool site and I am so blessed to have been chosen as one of their new DT members this week! I will be completing my first official sketch as a DT member soon and am super excited! Happy Scrapping!

"A Proud member of The Lime Light. Click on over to see what we are doing."


Callista said...

ohhhhh!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! The colors, the blurry photos, the journaling... WOW! This is soo great Crystal! Way to go! I need to just let loose when I am creating and do stuff like this! I still have dumb "rules" stuck in my head!

Leanne said...

This is AWESOME!!! I love, love, love it and you have such a great story in behind it! Life is such a blur!! Great title, great layout, super duper awesome job!!!

Steph said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great page!!

CBT said...

Just amazing. I love this LO and love how you used those blurry pics. It really makes sense and truly documents your son! Great job!

Enfys said...

This is fantastic, what a great concept, really outside the box
En xx

Beth Perry said...

awesome, awesome layout girl!
TGIF tomorrow!

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