Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hello!

Felt good to have a blog break during such a busy time!
But today I am back with a layout created using Sketch #4 and the May kit from The Paper Bakery.
I am also definitely linking this layout up over at Paper Issues because it definitely fits the theme of Everyday Life!
Here is the sketch by Juliana Michaels.
And here is my take...


I decided to just have one photo and then use two of the Maggie Holmes overlays in place of the other photo blocks. The overlays are backed by one piece of patterned paper and one piece of vellum. My journaling is actually written on top of the overlays though. Then instead of four squares behind, I layered some of the die cuts from the kit and a tag I received for becoming a new subscriber. Yep, I decided to go ahead and subscribe. The price is reasonable and I really love the site. I've liked the last couple of kits, but had already had a lot of the product. So I know the kits are my style. Plus there is always fun flair! And I just love the sketches!

Journaling:
Erin - you put a tutu on Curious George and insisted he was a gril! You also insisted that George needed to be buckled in when riding with us in the car! One day I caught George waving to me from the backseat. So cute!
So I did finish a layout or two over the holiday weekend. :)

Speaking of Memorial Day, I pulled out a photo of a friend I want to share.

This is from before the days of digital photos. 1997 to be exact. My friend Jim was in the Air Force and was stationed up in Great Falls, Montana with his wife and son. I had been friends with them for many years. Mike and I decided to make a trip up to see them, and they took us to Glacier National Park while we were up there. Talk about beautiful. Montana is just beautiful period! We took this photo of Jim there. Unfortunately in 2003, he lost a battle to cancer. But when I think of him, I always think of him how he appeared in this photo. Strong and proud. A man of honor and faith. He was and always will be a hero to me and this Memorial Day I remember him and his family! The world lost a great man and I miss him still.

I hope you had a great holiday weekend!

24 comments:

  1. Such a pretty page with the soft watercolor look and the bit of gold, Mary Jo. I saw this touching, and beautifully written, tribute on Facebook. I have a friend like that who I lost five years ago. Cancer stinks!

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  2. I love your take on the sketch, it looks so current and that background paper is really dreamy, perfect for a child's toy story. Cancer takes away our heroes, I lost my dad to cancer in 2005 and he was my hero. Like Lisa just wrote; cancer stinks.

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  3. Wonderful tribute to your friend.

    Love your take on the sketch, I love how you framed the photo!

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  4. Beautiful lo!! I love that photo and the adorable story! And loving the layers too!! And loving the tribute to your friend!!

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  5. what a great take on the sketch!!

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  6. That is the cutest layout! Love she-George! Great tribute to your friend Jim for Memorial Day. I haven't spent much time in Montana but it's not far from where I grew up in Spokane. We had to drive through Montana anytime we took a road trip east to NY. Very pretty country!

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  7. Cute, cute, cute!!!!!!! Love this sweet lo! Great take on the sketch. Tks. for playing along with us at The Paper Bakery!

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  8. I love your beautiful layout and a great take on the sketch. That was a lovely tribute to your friend too. Nice to see you back following your break. Hugs, Anne x

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  9. This is too cute! Great colors and I love your take on the sketch as well! Great tribute to your friend! TFS!

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  10. Very pretty page, I love that bokeh paper

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  11. Another awesome page, Mary Jo! Love how you squeezed everything in and layered all of your papers! And great job going with the 8.5x11 format, using the Sketch! Thanks for playing along with us @ The Paper Bakery!

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  12. George is too cute waving at you from the back seat! I love that you captured such a fun and sweet memory in this page! That is so cute, and definitely something everyone will want to remember when they are older! This is exactly what scrapping is all about!

    What a beautiful memory about your friend. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  13. Loved your Curious George or maybe Georgina story!

    Your tribute to your friend was wonderful. We must treasure those who give up so much to guard us and keep us safe!

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  14. What a wonderful photograph of your friend.

    Curious George being a girl is super cute! Glad you got a little break ~ so did I.

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  15. What a cool background in your layout and a great picture of your friend :)

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  16. Beautiful page and adorable too. Love the photo and remembering just like that!!

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  17. What a special tribute to your friend.
    Very beautiful LO!
    Love how you used the sketch fro your LO!
    Which kit club did you join?
    Love the story about George we have a few of those too and I just love it!

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    1. Michelle - it is called the paper bakery. Pretty affordable for me and cute kits. I also really like Scrapbooking From the Inside Out, but its a higher price and not wanting to spend that much right now.

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  18. I like that sketch - it is really versatile. I think I might need to do it for a gymnastics layout I want to do for Sophie.

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  19. So sorry you are missing your friend :(
    I went to Montana to spread my dad's ashes and I agree the Glacier is stunning.
    Your layout is so cute, I love that your daughter puts a tutu on George ;)
    I like your take on these sketches.

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  20. What a fun layout and I am sure that when your daughter is older she will love to have this memory captured. So sorry about the loss of your friend!

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  21. Mary Jo, what a FUN FUN page and love your take on the sketch. The photo of your friend is definitely one to cherish. Thanks for playing along with us at TPB!

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  22. What an adorable layout! Love how you interpreted the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Paper Bakery!!! What a wonderful way to remember your dear friend. Photos can do so much to remind us of the good times!!!

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