Monday, May 21, 2012

This Moment...

This layout came about because of a challenge over at Scrapbooking From the Inside Out. 
The theme of their kit this month is Delight and one of the May challenges is to create a layout about living in the present moment. Here is my take on that challenge...
I wanted to keep it simple using one of my favorite, recent Instagram photos. And I have also been wanting to do a four square, grid layout for a while. It really seemed to work for this particular idea.
Man, this is a topic close to my heart right now with Erin starting Kindergarten in the fall. I keep telling everyone that I am going to "miss her" when she starts full time. It's not like we won't spend time together, but it won't be the same. Kind of like when Evan started Kindergarten five years ago. But at that time, I had a new baby to take my mind off of things ;).

Anyway, I am really trying to focus on the here and now. And just pay attention to all the little things going on. Not take anything for granted! These moments are going by way to fast, and I want to remember it. :)

If you are looking for some fun challenges, Scrapbooking From the Inside Out also has a crop going on right now. We have all week to work on the challenges, so that is where I am hanging out this week :)

16 comments:

  1. looks awesome!!! love the theme of the month!

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  2. Beautiful page, Mary Jo! I love the grid design. Watching our kids grow, and hit these milestones, is so bittersweet. Hugs to you!

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  3. Beautiful page and a gorgeous photo....and a great philosophy

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  4. I love how pretty and clean this is. Grids are SO fun to work with. Gorgeous layout (as always).

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  5. Love the grid and the picture! I know exactly what you mean. At Landry's graduation the other night, I was so much more aware because I knew it was our last one. So sad... :)

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  6. Awesome LO!!
    Love the grid design!
    IKWYM, This was Ellie's first year away at school and I missed her. I kept busy with working on house projects with getting the house ready to place on the market soon. I also help with volunteer projects at her school so I still get to see her once in awhile during the day!

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  7. Beautiful LO! and I know exactly how you feel, the hardest part is letting them go :(

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  8. This is a great theme to embrace. I love your grid. Such a fun design.

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  9. I love how this grid pattern turned out! Great job! Love Penny

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  10. Wonderful layout. I love it! Is that a cork background or a cork-looking paper?

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    1. It's cork paper from the Crate Paper Storyteller line :)

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  11. Great page with the 4-square design!

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  12. This is such a great reminder, as Fynn is staring Kindergarten too this fall :)

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