March 28, 2008

THREE POSTS - OH MY!!!

***EDITED TO ADD*** Remember, if you like my layout, please go over to Lesli's blog and vote, the link is below. And, the votes are in the sidebar, not in the comments! Thanks!!!
I know, you are probably tired of me today, but I just realized I did not upload my challenge page - I am NOT missing it again this week!! So, here is my page for Lesli's sketch challenge! If you like it, please go over to her blog tomorrow and vote for me - thanks :-) This layout is about when I came to California for a surprise visit. Those of you who have been regulars on my blog know that Tony and I spent a year apart while I finished out my Navy stuff in JAX and he got started on our home and his job here. Also, I had to send the kids out five months before I could follow - I was very lonesome since Zach was at the Academy and everyone else was in CA! So, I was feeling very sorry for myself when I decided to hop on a plane and surprise them all with a visit! The only who knew was my MIL and my SIL who picked me up from the airport. Well, when the kids got home from school, there I was! Tyler dropped all his school stuff on the floor, ran over to me, and threw his arms around me. I was amazed and touched and humbled by his open display of love for me. Just thinking about it makes me smile - my boy is special!! I received the same from my little girl, but her page is for another day - LOL! Whoever said teenage boys don't like their parents have not met mine because Tyler and Zach openly display affection to me all the time, no matter what. Am I blessed or what???? So, that is a long explanation for this layout, sorry!!! Anyway, everything on this layout is Stampin Up! except for that one piece of swirly chipboard. I used rub-ons on the picture, and love the effect. I also used my white gel pen to draw out the letters. And, check out the Hodgepodge Hardware, itsn't it yummy??? I will leave the recipe for you below. Have a wonderful weekend!
Recipe:Paper - Chocolate Chip card stock, Close to Cocoa card stock, Close to Cocoa Designer Prints dp
Stamps - NONE!!
Inks - Close to Cocoa Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Stampin' Write Markers, White Gel Pen
Accessories - Coluzzle, Hodgepodge Hardware, SAB Rub-ons, Circle Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch,
Sponge

26 comments:

pescbrico said...

Very beautiful page! How touching!

Diane said...

Another great page Alex!!!

Heather P. said...

You are so very blessed and what a great page to remember such a sweet moment! :)

Deborah said...

A Kodak moment for sure! You captured the memory so nicely on on page! I'll go and vote! Hugs, Deb

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Oh what a delightful page! Way to go, girlie!!

~Tex

Manna said...

Owww, what a beautiful page! I'll be sure to vote for you today!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

OH, Alex...I LOVE this layout...and you can see & FEEL the LOVE just by looking at it!...I too am blessed with a wonderful son who openly shows his love & affection...it warms my heart!....also...WHOOOWHOOO, I received the CANDY in the mail....my creative juices are FLOWING!!!!Thanks so much!!!....creative blessings, Debbie

NattyK said...

What a beautiful page and photo. x

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I loved the explanation, and it wasn't long at all! The story behind the photo is what matters, and that story was really sweet! Oh another week, and another missed challenge for me at Lesli's! I love her challenges, and I just NEVER get to them! I'm blaming it on spring break this week! Who knows what my excuse will be next? Anyway, the page you created is AMAZING! I love all of the little details, especially those circles! Love it!

Nikki Bond said...

AHHHH Alex..priceless photos! I LOVE homecomings! They are so heart touching! TFS! Awesome page to remember it by! {SMILES}

Katie said...

Alex how lovely, you are blessed!
A fabulous layout too!

There is something on my blog for you I hope you like it!

Katie
x

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Alex! This page is fabulous and that picture HAD to be scrapbooked for sure!! I remember that visit. It brought tears to my eyes reading that story!

corinnesomerville said...

Oh Alex....I'm sitting here crying as I read your post about the homecoming. It just makes the page even more beautiful !!! I'm so glad the days of separation are over for you !!!

Lesli said...

I love the page Alex - wonderful job. A picture truly is worth a 1000 words!

scrappermimi said...

What a wonderful memory to have on paper! Beautiful!

Melissa said...

What an awesome thing to scrapbook! Thank you for sharing your special moment with us!

Many Blessings,
M.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I voted! Stiff competition, but I truly did like your layout best. You know why? I LOVE the double circle!!

Denise~ said...

Beautiful Alex! What a great way to remember such a special day. Love the colors and the details, but the photo says it all! :)

Suzanne said...

Great layout and lovely picture. Still not plucked up the courage to try 12X12!!!! Sue :o)

Lesli said...

I will indeed count the ones left in the posts :)

Rose Ann said...

What a wonderful page, fantastic picture and special moment!! Awesome!!

Ana Baird said...

Fantastic and gorgeous!

Amy G. said...

This is a beautiful page, but not as beautiful as the story behind it. Thanks for sharing!

kathleenh said...

Alex, what a beautiful page and story to go along with it! I'm off to vote.

malieta said...

You made my eyes water Alex, I love this beautiful layout!
malieta:)

LuLu said...

What a fabby page and the story that goes with it is every mother's dream to hear. I must admit both my boys ar very affectionate and not embarrassed either, unlike some of their friends.

Here's hoping that their affection goes on into adult hood and when they are blessed with children, they will ensure that this tradition is continued.