Monday, April 11, 2011

A day of happinees and a wee bit of sadness.

Well today is my youngest sons 10th birthday. Double digits--make me sad. It only puts him closer to the teenage years. He is the youngest that means my days of having "children" are becoming no more. Soon I will be a mom of young men. UGH!
I think this has been secretly bothering me for a couple of weeks becuz without hesitation I have been scrappin his baby pictures (which BTW are looon overdue for scrappin) with such ease. Since I started scrappin late in their childhood I have this thing about saving these photos for the just the right paper or just the right challenge only becuz there arent as many to scrap as I would like. See I was a digi camera rebel for waaay too long. The first ones were soo horrible and the camera I had was one awesome 35mm that I had for years and it took such good pictures, until the day it gave up. Of course that day came at one of our low points economically wise so I had to make do with some disposables (worst pics EVA).

Anyways I saw a challenge for lots of handwritten journaling with a sketch of I knew when I saw it - it was perfect for the only picture I have of me and him when he was a baby. Oh gosh the amt of emotions I had swirling thru my brain during pregnancy--it was soo good to get them down on paper after all these years. I wanted it to come out just right and even now that I have finally done the page I am still not sure it sounds like I meant it. But it is done and boy did it feel good to get it done.

So if you have something like this on your mind-trust me this challenge is just for you. Hop on over to Once upon a sketch blogspot and get 'er done!

Here's my take


  1. WOW!! Awesome take on the challenge and feel so humbled that you opened up your heart from a Challenge at Once Upon.... Your journalling is so heartfelt and wonderful!
    Lou xx

  2. full of magic and passion love love it !!!!great colours and fantastic journaling ..
    big hugz x

  3. Tami this is simply beautiful. I love all the journaling down the side, the clustering & paper selection is great. All in all you have done a wonderful jot!! Thanks for joining in at OUAS :)

  4. Hi! Thanks for joining us at Once Upon A...Sketch. This is great take on the sketch..!I LOVE THIS! I love how you went ALL out with the journalling! FANTASTIC touching. Take care! NAdia.

  5. This looks wonderful. Great take on the sketch!

  6. I really love your page and the journaling, well done, it is truly beautiful.

  7. Very nice page! This is my favourite mode to make scrapbooking! Your calligraphy is absolutely fantastic! Thanks to play whit us on Once Upon A sketch! I'm your new follower! :*