Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Street Where We Live

I finished up a page last weekend on Mother's Day using a sketch from The Paper Bakery. I am really loving their sketches!
And my take on the sketch...
I decided to go for an 8 1/2 x 11 size page this time so my photo would really stand out and be the focal point. But I kept the layered papers underneath and part of the title in the same general area.
I love this photo of my street!

Also want to share a few more photos from Mother's Day. I always like to have Mike take a few pictures of me with the kids just to have a way to compare us from year to year.
Here are a couple from this 2013.
I can't believe how big they are getting!

And some good news for Evan. His fifth grade at his school has been participating in a program called Dancing Classrooms. They have been able to participate in the program through a grant. The programs mission:
Our mission is to cultivate essential life skills in children through the practice of social dance. Our vision is to help create Schools and communities where every child is connected, respected, and provided a safe environment in which to thrive.

So basically, in ten weeks, the students learned several types of ballroom dances in 20 lessons by an amazing teacher. Then they enter a completion with other local schools. In the first round they won a gold medal. Last night was the finals and they won 1st place overall!! They were so excited.
This was the shot of the whole group with the trophy. So many parents trying to get photos, so I made sure to get what was most important to me. Evan :)
Evan there on the far right with some of his friends celebrating. It was pretty late, but they were so happy.
Huge accomplishment!

We are so busy here right now with the end of the school year! Between field trips, dance competitions, Evan's birthday coming up, and me subbing for the school now, I feel things are kind of a whirlwind! Really looking forward to summer and what will hopefully be a slower pace. :)


28 comments:

  1. Beautiful job with the sketch, Mary Jo. I love the layering and mix of papers. Such sweet photos of your with the kids too. Congrats to Evan and his classmates!!

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  2. I love that idea for a layout!! Totally going to snag that, at least for project life, if you don't mind... :) that's such an awesome program for the kids school, congrats to Evan and his friends!

    I Know what you mean about things being busy right now. Definitely looking forward to things slowing down!

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  3. What a wonderful photo and such a great layout! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE your lo!! LOVING the colors, that photo and the title work! And that is WONDERFUL about the dancing .... I wish moer schools did that!!!

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  5. Your layout is gorgeous and your street looks really wonderful. Too bad that there aren't more schools that will fund programs like dancing....congratulations to Evan and his classmates on the win!

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  6. What wonderful photos of your family! Also love your layout, the layering is wonderful.

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  7. What a GORGEOUS photo and Layout! Great idea!!

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  8. Cute photos! Your layout is SO SO SO pretty! Love it!

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  9. That's awesome! I really like how that sky paper peeks out from the left side and looks like it continues from the picture!

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  10. Wow, many congratulations to Evan and his class mates! Brilliant achievement. Loving your layout too. Hugs, Anne x

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  11. Great Mom's day photos and congrats to the kids! That sounds awesome. I remember learning square dances in school but we never learned ballroom dancing. How cool that they actually seem to enjoy it too!!! :)

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  12. Great layout and I agree you street looks fabulous. how wanderful to have the view of a park outside your windows.
    We live 3 doors down from a park but sadly you can't see it from our windows...

    Love the pictures. Mary Jo, you have the most wonderful smile!
    Great accomplishment for the kids to learn all those dances...I am a rubbish dancer...I love it but I am hopeless!

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  13. Gorgeous photos and layout! :)

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  14. Fabulous take on the sketch!!! Love the photo and your wonderful color combo! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Bakery!!!

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  15. Love your layout and the use of the sketch. Love the Mickey Layout too. So glad that I found you. Love connecting with other scrappers. I am your newest follower via GFC. Would love for you to stop by and say hi.
    Leslie
    www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

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  16. WTG Evan!! So exciting!

    And I LOVE your layout, just gorgeous...that photo and the colors and design are just perfect!

    Loved the pictures too...so sweet...have to scrap those!!

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  17. Great take on the sketch, love the photos of your street. Congrats to your son :)

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  18. I know what you mean, time seems to be flying by so fast these days! Congratulations to your son and his class on their dancing medal!

    I like your interpretation of the sketch--nice airy feeling to match the lovely photo.

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  19. Congratulations Evan! How cool is that?! Love it!

    I really love your layout. Its so fun to take pictures of the street and remember what it looks like! Your street is really pretty!

    And your pictures from Mother's Day are fabulous :)

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  20. Wow, I love your layout. The title is perfect and I love those letters you used.
    I like this layout...its the everyday that I love to see documented :)
    Great photos of you and your little ones. Great idea to take a photo on Mothers day.
    congrats to your son :)

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  21. Love that photo on your layout Mary Jo, and another awesome take on the sketch!! And great Mother's Day pics!! Thanks for playing along with us @ The Paper Bakery.

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  22. Very beautiful LO!! Love the papers you used!
    Love the pictures of the 3 of you so special!
    Big congrats to Evan and his class that is amazing!!
    Sounds like the dance classes were a lot of fun too! Yes I agree things are busy with end of the year the good thing our 2 field trips were last month and so was one of the awards night! This month we have one awards night, splash day, and a bike rodeo. I wont go tot eh bike rodeo or splash day because of the times they have them and my drive 25 mins each way.

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  23. Dancing with the stars here he comes! LOL how fantastic and your layout is beautiful.

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  24. Beautiful layout! The layers of paper bring out the gorgeous colors of your photo!

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  25. Fabulous layout and great picture! The colors are perfect for that picture too! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Bakery!

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  26. what a fabulous idea for a layout and I love your whole composition!

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  27. Fabulous lo! Love how the focus is on your photo....beautiful! Tks. for playing along with us at The Paper Bakery!

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  28. Beautiful! I'd love to live on that street too!

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