Friday, May 18, 2012

Ireland Continued...

I have two more layouts to share from my mother-in-law's album :)
I did decide to use black cardstock as the base throughout. I have also transitioned into using the October Afternoon Farmhouse papers and embellishments now that most of the photos are about the family farms in Claremorris. I think the colors go well with the papers I used for the first part of the album so it will still flow :)
I added blank journal strips so she can write in whatever she wants!
Lots of blank space for writing on this page! The photo of her and Birdie (who helped take care of her while she was there) And the cow photos! Well those are special :) I love how excited she gets when she talks about how the cows would come right up to the house in the morning while she was there. So I put in a big journal block for her to tell the story on paper!
I am getting so excited to give it to her! I will have two more layouts to show you next week that are complete, but the photos still need editing. So that means I have completed ten so far! I'm half way there, but moving fast now!
I will also have two completed challenge layouts to share as well. One is a sketch challenge, and one on being present in the moment :)

Hope you have a great weekend!


15 comments:

  1. SOOOOO FANTASTIC! I love that you are leaving room for her to write! How special :)

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  2. This is the sweetest gift and it is just stunning...I love your design, color choices, and the photos are just breathtaking...very special!

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  3. Both of these layouts are fantastic! I love that the word "Family" is in the same color tone as the sepia photos! I have several photos like this of my mother as a child that I need to get scrapped. Thank you for commenting on my blog, I too, read some of the "Bobbsey Twins", and "Trixie Belden" books. There was another series that came out at the same time for boys, called the "Hardy Boys", but my favorite boy book was a small series whose main character was called "Brains Benton" I have a few of those saved, because I loved them so much! Love Penny

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  4. Mary Jo, I think these are my two favorite so far! They look great! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  5. It's so nice that your MIL can add her own thoughts to these pages. I just love seeing how this album is coming along! Love the new PPs you're using. They're perfect with the photos.

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  6. What great photos you have! Those OA papers are so perfect; especially the strip of squares at the bottom of the second page. Love the buttons and butterflies-pretty details!

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  7. LOVE the colors and design for this one.

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  8. Love the paper on the 1st LO!!
    The 2nd LO love the grid design! Such a pretty LO!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  9. LOVE these pages, MJ! The black is a gorgeous background!!

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  10. those pages are so pretty! what an amazing gift that will be!!

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  11. Those pages are awesome! I love how you used the papers, and the placing of the photos.

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  12. These layouts are gorgeous. I had a smile on my face reading about your moms excitement for seeing the cows.
    I love the blocking you did on the second layout. This is so special.

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