Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Things with wings

Finally feeling creative again.  Thanks for the short break.  The ladies over at lasting memories are so amazing.  I had a rough start to summer and just starting to get back to my regular routine.  I'm so glad that I can still play along and post and hope that this is the last hiccup for the summer.
As you know if you follow lasting memories, this weeks challenge is to feature things with wings.
I have this cute dragon cake layout to share with you
My oldest daughter made this birthday cake for her sister after seeing a picture of it in a magazine.  The wings are made out of fruit roll ups wrapped onto bamboo sticks.

Birthday girl blowing out the candles

close up of the dragon before candles
Hope you'll join us at lasting memories

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tell me a story

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is tell me a story.  What does that mean?  Well it could be cute photos of your family reading books together like some of the DT has done, or it could be a visual story with lots of pictures, but most of all we want to see journaling. 

I to have a story to tell and it's rather sad

Paige Irvin died at the age of 23 this past Thursday, due to a heroin over dose.
I've been grappling with this sad fact through out this weekends summer staff training at the pool.
That's where we meet more then 14 yrs ago.
I can't remember if I taught her swim lessons, but I do know that I was her swim coach when she was 10.
I spent quit a bit of time working with her and her sister  Taylor and friend Marsha doing starts and turns.
We'd giggle and laugh at each belly flop off the starting blocks, but those were few and far between cause they were good little swimmers.  I watched her grow and struggle to become a young adult. 
She really struggled in high school and turned to Heroin to cope.
By the time she was a senior she'd been through rehab and seemed to be on the right track.
Got re-hired at the pool and was going to college.
another relapse
Got clean and came back much stronger then before.

unfortunately the lure of heroin was too much and we lost
the sweetest and kindest soul I've met.

So now that my story is shared I'm going to take a bit of a break to get my head straight
and dive into  the summer schedule and simple times with the kids

Don't worry I'll be back

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Opposites attract at lasting memories

I'm well beyond late in posting this layout.
  I had all the pictures laid out before I left for camp this past weekend and had high hopes of getting it done on my return on Sunday.  Needless to say I just finished putting away camp gear and all the small random stuff that kept getting dumped on my scrap desk. 

So here it is
I used a couple of opposites on this page.
Starting with the tilte words little/big and the size of the words
 I also used complimentary colors
or colors on the opposite side of the color wheel red/green and black/white
Then there are the pictures.  The larger close up of my son

and the picture of the truck with my son in the wheel.
(look just above the letter C on Trucks)
Love the contrast in size.  Definately an opposite.
The attraction however is not an opposite, what boy doesn't love monster trucks?

There's still time to join us at lasting memories for opposites attract

Sunday, June 2, 2013

leather and lace at lasting memories

This weeks challenge is leather and lace.
  I took it quit literally and used black patten leather and lace on my layout, but you could do a layout with a mix of feminine and masculine elements.
 How you interpret the challenge is up to you. 
 Here's what I did  with this sketch from Pamela's world of scrap's

I started by rotating the sketch to suit my photos
Then I add the  leather elements from a broken head band.
love being able to repurpose old items

All the papers are CTMH that have been in my stash for over 8 years old
the brads are probably that old too.  Trying to get back on track with using up my stash.

I just realized that my bottom picture on the layout is also a perfect example of the leather and lace feel because you have me in the black and Shannon in the gray sandwiching Kristy and April in the lighter feminine colors.  I guess that's another way to look at the challenge too

Hope you'll join us at lasting memories
I'm also entering this over at Use it Tuesday for anything goes
Pamela's world of scrap's sketch challenge