Monday, December 3, 2012

December

A new month is here along with a new kit at www.scrapbookingfromtheinsideout.com. My last as a design team member for now.
And this is my first layout I wanted to share this month. The December theme is "release". This is a photo I took on the first day of school using my phone camera. I actually almost missed this moment because it caught me off guard. The big fifth grader holding his little sister's hand on the first day of Kindergarten. Let me tell you, my heart melted. And then I remembered to quickly grab my phone to get the shot. :)

Journaling:
It was the first day of school for both of you. And the first day of Kindergarten for Erin.
Since the weather was nice, we decided to walk to school. Suddenly I noticed you were holding her hand.
What a sweet moment for me to capture!
Because you are both growing so quickly. And as hard as it is, I know I have to let go just a little bit. I have to let you grow up and away.

For the kraft butterflies, I colored them with Tim Holtz Tarnished Brass Distress Stain (found in the kit), Studio Calico mist in gold, and Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist in silver. Messy but fun :)


Here is a photo of kit. Lots of fun Ready, Set, Go by Amy Tangerine, Crate Paper Acorn Avenue, and Cosmo Cricket Jolly Days. With a little Basic Grey, Maya Road, Prima, Studio Calico, Jillibean Soup and American Crafts thrown in. :)

Now in non-scrap related news, I have to say that everyone in our house is excited about this...
(not my photo)
St. Louis is getting it's very own Lego store. Finally! Lots of smiles and happiness today when we found out :)
Definitely something to look forward to this May. Which just happens to be Evan's birthday month. The timing couldn't be more perfect!
I see a Lego mini album in the near future :)


28 comments:

  1. love those butterflies! great job!!

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  2. Loveeeeeeeeeeee your lo!!! LOVING the journal tags and the butterflies!!! We got a Lego store a couple of years ago...and the LINES were crazy, just to get in the STORE!!! They managed it really well though ... they had ropes like they have at banks/movie theaters etc., and only let so many people in the store at once and they were given a time limit!! It was like that for a good year after they opened!! :)

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    1. Did. not. think. of. that! I bet it's going to be crazy here, too!!!

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  3. What a beautiful LO, of your kids' first day of school....that is a PRICELESS shot! The butterflies are o pretty. We have one of those huge Lego stores in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and when it first opened it was crazy, but you r son will be in heaven!

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  4. Love all the journaling you did. Great layout!

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  5. This is such a precious photo and such a great representation of the theme this month. Your journaling is always so spot on and perfect. I love how you used the labels and the butterflies! Have fun at the Lego store. The lines were insane when the store opened in our area.

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  6. Great LO-love that photo, so sweet. We have a LEGO store here, and go just for special events-birthdays, etc. It's always packed-like a can of sardines, packed. :)

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  7. Great layout and great photo.

    We still love going into the lego store in my house - even though my boys are 22, 20 and 16. I caught my oldest checking out some World of Warcraft lego sets the other day.

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  8. The butterfly's are fabulous. Love the layout and all the journaling spots... thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. Perfect idea to use the butterflies to represent the "release/flying free" idea. And the hand-holding moment is so precious!

    We have a Lego store here, and my family loves it. My favorite part is the "pick and mix" aisle. Every spring I buy a container of random, colorful Lego bricks in that aisle, and I put a few in each of the plastic eggs in my son's Easter basket. It's really fun, and we avoid candy overload that way on Easter morning. :)

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  10. Great news about the lego store.
    That is what I got for the main gifts for the grandkids this year. The big Lego city and some extra bits to it for Little Mr P and the lLgo stable and Lego horse vet for Little Miss C.
    She will build hers and set it up on something and leave it that way and play with it built.
    He will build it, take apart and rebuild over and over!
    I am so excited for you! Great news.

    Love the layout. What a sweet photo...thank goodnes you got a chance to take it!!! The butterflies are perfect for your theme. I also love the way you have been journalling in several little journal blocks lately. It looks great!!!

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  11. Oooo, y'all are going to have fun in that store!

    LOVE that photo and so glad you snapped it...such a sweet layout...love the journaling and the butterflies...it all goes perfectly together!

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  12. Gah, I remember that photo when you took it and loved it then. Sometimes they can be so sweet :) The kit looks awesome this month!! We got a Lego something here... At Crown Center. Shows you how much I pay attention, huh? :)

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  13. love this layout! Great way you did the journaling!

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  14. I love that the Lego store is opening during Evan's birthday month! How perfect is that?!

    What a beautiful layout. That is such a special moment to capture, that is awesome that you remembered to grab your phone for the picture!

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  15. "Release" Oh my, that photo just tugs my heart strings. I took my daughter to a job interview today. I hope she gets it and can start on her "release"-independent life (college grad). Tough job market for these kids.

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  16. what a precious photo, love the butterflies

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  17. Such a sweet photo- so glad you were able to capture that moment! Great job documenting it too! Love those butterflies!

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  18. A truly beautiful layout page! How lovely to capture that moment too, the words gave me a big lump in my throat - the butterflies say 'free' so well. We have a Lego shop where I live in the UK and they have a full size version of Harry Potter and an enormous Christmas tree - it is gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

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  19. Great layout and what a precious photo! You are a fast thinking Mom to get the phone out and capture it! Love the metallic butterflies! :)

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  20. Your layout is lovely...such a sweet subject :)
    I am amazed with those lego stores, so fun.

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  21. What a precious photo and wonderful journaling. Awesome page. My son would have loved a Lego store when he was growing up. He was a real Legomaniac.

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  22. I just LOVE this photo. Priceless! Beautiful layout and story.

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  23. Love your LO. love the picture the journaling and the design!!
    Very exciting to get a Lego store!
    Thanks for your sweet well wishes!

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  24. Where is the Lego store going? We like the one in Chicago.

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    1. At a local mall here in the county. Chesterfield mall I think.

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  25. What a sweet photo. I like how the journaling is broken up into different squares.

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