Friday, September 13, 2013

The Downtown Library

Is today really Friday the 13th? Yikes! I'll just try not to think about it.

I have actually had this layout finished for at least a week or two.
It's based on a Juliana Michaels sketch...
from over at The Paper Bakery.
I used a combination of the August main kit and their Project Life type kit.
The library has always been one of my favorite places to go, and now it is a favorite place for you, too, Erin.
I remember spending so many Saturdays at the local library with my dad. Those are memories I treasure. And I love bringing you and Evan to the library to create our own memories.
We are so lucky to have several great libraries close to us.
Recently, you and I went downtown to the newly remodeled Central Library. It is a gorgeous building. And they did such a great job of maintaining the older part of the building while adding on a fresh modern section.
It is such a great mix of old and new.
I could get lost in there for hours!
And on this particular Saturday, we did, Erin.
Your favorite place to hang out is the Children's section with it's bright colorful decorations, play areas, computers, and comfortable places to relax and read books.
I have to admit that I loved it as well!
I don't think I could ever get tired of visiting our libraries.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great weekend!


  1. Loveeeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING the photos, the way you added the journaling and all the hearts!!!

  2. Great layout and use of the sketch!
    I love the library too.

  3. Wow, really love your page. Just great all around!

  4. Ohhhh I love your layout! Great take on the sketch!

  5. You rocked the sketch, beautiful! Have a great weekend!

  6. Fab layout for a great sketch! Love the soft colors you used!

  7. This is such a beautiful layout and love your journaling.
    I too can spend hours in a library or bookstore.

  8. Just wonderful and I LOVE your journaling. Going to the library is one of my favorite childhood memories too. I can still remember how it smelled. (Odd, I know.)

  9. Wonderful layout. Love your take on the sketch and especially love that it made me think about my happy library memories!

  10. Wonderful layout. Love your take on the sketch and especially love that it made me think about my happy library memories!

  11. Awesome use of the sketch and kit Mary Jo!! Hope you guys can get your hubby's car fixed soon!!

  12. This is really pretty! I love those sprinkled hearts!

  13. Fabulous take on this sketch. I love the row of photos with the banners behind. This turned out great. I have many precious library memories too. :)

  14. Very pretty LO!!
    Amazing journaling too!

  15. Great page! Love the white border around the 3 pics, as it helps to unify them.

    I could get lost in libraries and bookstores. Wish my kids had the same love of books. :(

  16. I love the sketch and your take on it. And I especially love the journaling! The library is one of my favorite places too!

  17. Lovely layout. I will definitely try this sketch. Thank you.