Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Advice From Mom

Happy February! It's a new month, and so it's time for new monthly challenges to go up at ScrapGal.
This month I have the photo challenge.
Like I said in my last post, time seems to be flying by to fast as my children get older. When I saw this photo of my son staring out the window on a snow day last February, I felt a little tug at my heart. I found myself wondering what he was thinking.
And then I decided to do a layout totally unrelated to the photo, but speaking from my heart.
All product is from My Mind's Eye except for the letters that spell MOM (American Crafts) and the cardstock (Bazzill Basics).
So my challenge is to scrap a photo, but tell a story totally unrelated to what is actually going on in the photo. Be inspired by the feeling in a photo!
I could have done a layout about the snow day and how he wished he could go out but it was really just to cold and windy.
Instead I chose to talk about what I hope for him because the photo made me feel such a hopeful feeling. :)

Hope you will join in! And if you want to check out the other challenges by the DT members this month, you can find them on the monthly challenge board :)

19 comments:

  1. awesome layout and i love the idea of the journaling!

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  2. Great journaling idea! Wonderful design!

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  3. Love this photo and fab journalling! Good work, Mom!

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  4. love the photo and the journaling! the soft colors of this page complement the photo perfectly!

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  5. That such a beautiful layout!! I love these kinds of layouts that are not related to the theme of the photo!

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  6. Amazing layout Mary Jo. Love that you chose to take different direction with the journaling.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful Mary Jo xxx

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  8. Love your page! That's a very cool photo and these kinds of pages are my favorite to do - story totally unrelated to what is happening in the photo. Great job! I love it. :)

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  9. What a gorgeous layout, and I love the journaling challenge.

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  10. Really nice page--the banner looks fabulous.

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  11. What a sweet layout.
    Priceless photo and it pulls at my heartstrings as well

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  12. Lovely layout! Great idea to use the photo, but journal out of context. I bet you love this page!

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  13. Very sweet - love the banner.

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  14. Mary Jo, that is a really nice photo. And I love your challenge to scrap something unrelated to the photo but inspired by the photo. I need to remember to do that much much more. I read your jounaling and it's beautiful advice. I love how you tied it in to the journaling cards.

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  15. What a great idea, great advice and great layout! Love the picture you selected for this!

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