Friday, May 25, 2012

*To Be a Child Again*

Still working on layouts for the challenges over at Scrapbooking From the Inside Out this week. The crop was last weekend and we have until Saturday night to finish.
Challenge #6 is the Iron Scrapper Challenge, and Kai gave us this quote to use somewhere on the layout

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Rose Kennedy
Plus we had to use some symbolism or picture of a bird and sunshine on the project as well.

When I read the quote, the perfect photo jumped into my head! And then the layout came together pretty quickly afterward :)

I love that photo! Mike took it a Mother's Day last year and it just makes me smile :) But if you click on the layout and look at the journaling, you can see the direction my story took. When I see Erin in moments like this, I sometimes wish I could be a kid again! Free of all the grown up responsibilities I am faced with every day ;)
But I had my time to enjoy my childhood. And I think I did! I really do. So my hope is that both of my children will be able to do the same and not grow too big, too fast. I want them to enjoy their childhood  :)

For the sun, I misted my pinked circle stamp by Studio Calico. But I also used a journal spot by Elle's Studio to type the quote on. The symbol on there made me think of the sun. My bird is a cute little bluebird from my October Afternoon Sidewalks sticker sheet.

Do you ever wish you could be a kid again? :)

22 comments:

  1. you are right that photo is awesome!! love the layout! the misted sun is perfect

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  2. I like the misting and love how you put the title all the way to the side like that. Great layout!!

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  3. Love your title work on here, Mary Jo, and the misting and other little details are perfect. :)

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  4. Love your page and your post!!! Have fun today!!

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  5. Very fun and sunny layout! I can see why you love that photo! it's fabulous!

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  6. What an awesome picture of Erin!!! Love the layout :) There are definitely times I wish I could be a kid again.

    Have a nice, long weekend!

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  7. Great colors on this one!

    You won the flair giveaway on my blog this week. Email me with the set you want and I'll get that sent out. ;)

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  8. Beautiful! Love your masking and misting...and fun happy photo! Great journaling too. I miss those carefree days of youth!

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  9. Oh, I love this layout!!! I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog. I do the scrapbooking your faith Prompts weekly and am going to start a FB group, I think...but I don't have a formal challenge set up! Maybe I should!! :) Glad I found you here!

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  10. This is such a sweet layout. Love that photo of your daughter.
    You layout is perfect for it.
    Not sure if I want to relive my childhood again.

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  11. Gorgeous photo and layout. Sometimes I wish I could do a few do-overs but otherwise, I ain't going back. lol

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  12. Gorgeous photo!! And awesome page! Love all those colors! And the idea with the mountain tops border at the bottom and the cloud strip at the top and the suns - so cool!

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  13. Awesome layout! The colors, photo, design, misting! I saw the challenges were up but no time to play. Looks like a lot if fun!

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  14. Great layout and I too love the photo! And every time I try to get up with these pesky knees, I dream of being young again! LOL Love Penny

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  15. great layout!!! love the photo and your touch of misting is perfection!

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  16. What a great layout! I definitely wish I could be a kid again, especially with summer coming up. As a kid, summer held so many possibilities!

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  17. Very beautiful LO!!
    Love the design and the fun misting!!
    IKWYM! I want Ellie to enjoy childhood as much as she can too!

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  18. Hi Mary Jo, lovely to meet you!
    I love this layout - children grow up so fast. Your daughter looks so happy!
    Welcome to the Design Team!!!

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  19. Fantastic layout! That is a great photo and I love that you misted over the stamp to create the sun. This turned out great!

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  20. What a sweet, sweet picture and layout!!

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  21. I sure to wish I could be a kid again. But, if I can't, the next best thing is preserving my children's childhoods as long as possible. Wonderful layout!

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  22. I love your work :) congrats on making the SFTIO team :) hugs girlie!

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