Saturday, June 6, 2009

{home} free!

Yes, it's true!! We've finally finished up school for the year (except for a few MINOR details which will be pretty much painless), VBS is over, and I finished (and I wasn't late -lol!) putting together this project for a dear friend of mine whose oldest daughter is graduating from 8th grade this month.

Before you take a look, I want to warn you that I'm NOT a scrapbooker (yet!), so please don't be expecting great things here. And you already know I'm too wordy --enough said there. lol

My friend asked some family and friends to put together something (I believe the phrase "words of wisdom" was among her instructions) to include in an album she's making to commemorate her daughter's entering high school this fall. She always comes up with such fun and special things to do for her family --I love that about her...that, and she's SUPER organized and EARLY for everything (can you imagine?!)! How I'd love to have her come stay with me for a month and educate me. lol

Since we moved out of state almost three years ago, I haven't any pictures of Lauren to include in my contribution, and I didn't want to include a pic of myself, so I just had to wing it.
This project was NOT among my favorites, so I'm not really sure why I'm sharing it here (though maybe it's because I really like the idea of the project itself)...but I am. I did have fun coloring the BIG variety of Unity images, and even doing the scripture research was enjoyable (I included verses I thought were applicable and wrote them all around the outer edge of the second page...mostly Proverbs); it was the revisiting of memories from my relatively wild youth coupled with my decision to put together a stamped "picture" on the scrapbook page without any photograph --just seems a really weird execution of such a lovely plan. Hopefully my accompanying words on the following page (yes, another thing I found really hard to deal with...the fact that it's a two-pager, but done front-and-back sides of the page rather than side-by-side pages), will help the picture make sense. Oh, well. I'm sure Lauren will love the idea of the album...I just hope she isn't too put off by all of the seemingly endless pages of "wisdom" (I think "words of encouragement" or "learn from my mistakes" would be more appropriate regarding my contribution) bound together in this commemorative album (I'm thinking it may not be truly appreciated until she grows up and has kids of her own -lol).

As always, thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters:

Cardstock: Heavenly Blue, White Daisy, Hollyhock, Creme Brulee (CTMH)

Patterned Paper: Urban Rhapsody collection (K&Company) -- if you hadn't noticed, I LOVE this paper pack!! ;)

Stamps: "Just a little reminder" from December '08 kom, "house," "Home is...," and "blooming tree" from May '09 kom, "sun" from November '08 kom, "friends" from April '09 kom, "bird," "clouds," "family circle" from Birdie Inspiration (Unity)

Ink: Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), White Daisy pigment ink, Indian Corn Blue, Hollyhock (CTMH)

Other: Labels Four dies (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), picket fence border punch, classic butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), scallop border punch (SU!), crochet trim (Wright's), grosgrain (May Arts), buttons (Autumn Leaves), embroidery floss (DMC), atyou Spica glitter pens (Too Marker Products), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), sponges, Chocolate marker (CTMH), foam mounting tape


Marie said...

This is can remove the "I'm not a scrapbooker" from any future writings :-)
Marie with a :-)

Jeanne said...

You are a scrapbooker, Christi, just maybe not in the sense you think of being a scrapbooker. This a wonderful scrapbooked page. You poured your heart into this project and it shows.

Please don't allow yourself to be limited by what you "think" scrapbooking is. There are no scrapbooking police going to come and haul you away. (I promise) Sharing your story is what it's all about. It doesn't matter if you have a photo or fancy tools. Sharing yourself and getting it down is what it is. You've done that here, and beautifully.

When your friend comes to teach you about being organized, send her down I-25 to my place, okay? LOL

Jeanette - said...

This is such a wonderful gift Christi!! I love what you have done with the page, it's beautiful! I also love that you shared yourself with her, what a special thing for you to do!! You're an amazing inspiration!

Barb said...

What a beautiful page, Christi! I love it! Once again, I really like your color choices.

Stacy said...

Wow, this is lovely! What a great project. I love the way you put all of the images together. Something like this would take me FOREVER! Great job Christi, thank you so much for sharing this.