Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lucky To Have You

Not only do colors and textures motivate my scrapbook pages but most of all the pictures I work with move me to pull out textures, themes, and colors. Depending on the time available, I could be working on a layout for thirty minutes or several weeks and all the while, I am thinking and reflecting on the subject in the photograph. Lucky To Have You was a layout that took me several weeks to complete. It was a page that reminded me why I love to scrapbook – because I love my family and love to reflect and recollect those treasured moments with them.

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 I adore the picture of Jen in this layout. It reminds me of how our mother often compared Jen’s personality to that of a wave or bubbling brook. She has a contagious smile, a twinkle in her eye, and she overflows with generosity and joy.

I don’t believe in Luck. I believe nothing happens by coincidence but that we all have a destiny…so, perhaps Lucky To Have You wasn’t the best title to pick out for this layout… but I know that nothing is left to luck – that God’s hand has been on my life all along. So, when I see Lucky To Have You – I really want to scream from the roof tops, “Thank you, God, for blessing me with two of the best sisters anyone could have!” They both have seen me through the joyful, as well as the tough times in life.

Jen has been my best friend since birth. Not too many people can say that about their best friend *smile*. She has prayed me through. Jen reminds me to look to God during turmoil when I am in need of refuge; God uses her to speak comfort and truth. Jen is an amazing mother and teacher. She has helped teach me to embrace life and see God in action in our everyday lives and in the daily way He demonstrates His love that are often overlooked. I am so grateful for her unconditional love and the way she makes me laugh.

I created a pocket to hold my tag journaling block.  The papers are a combination of Pink Paislee, Little Yellow Bicycle, Basic Grey, and Bazzill Basics Cardstock.

Lucky To Have You sticker, grey border sticker, and folded 3-D paper flowers from K and Co. Also included are the new Jolee's Boutique Dimensional embellishment stickers, border tape by Pink Paislee, pink ribbon is an antique faire find, acrylic paint mixed w/water sprayed w/ Ranger's Mini Mister, and I made my own paper flower rose sitting on a silk flower blossom.

Lately, my layouts have been full of  layers and fun borders.  I added the white dots using Liquid Applique.  The standard price tags (cut short) were from an office supply store.

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. Not only is this layout beautiful but you touched my heart with the words. Thank you for being my best friend and the best sister someone could ever ask for! Loves and hugs!