July 12, 2008

SCRAPBOOK SATURDAY - A BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE

Hi all!! Well, I did it - he is at the airport and I am so very sad! But, I felt so comforted by all of your comments yesterday, you gals are just good for my soul!!! Thanks to all of you for thinking of me - I know Christmas will be here before I know it, and he will be home again! He is so grown up now, and I was afraid we would lose that closeness, but we are actually closer now and I just love it! That helps - and he also promised to call me as often as his schedule permits because "I love talking to you, mom!" - Ahhhh.....those are wonderful words for a mom to hear! So, it will be okay once I get back into my regular routine!! And, speaking of, it is Scrapbook Saturday again and today's page is one I did for a black and white layout challenge I issued over at the Coconuts site. Want to play along? Just go log in and Jen will set you up with your very own gallery - I would love to see what you all come up with! And, hey, there is candy at stake from ME - and it is always yummy *wink* So, this page uses the new line from Rusty Pickle Pop Star Collection and when I saw this, it had my son written all over it - LOL! The arrows are actually cut from another sheet of the same collection, and I just had a blast making this! And, the paper has blank lines on it so I just used them for my journaling - cool, huh?! This pic is of Tyler and Dexter(5 months) sitting on the front porch and it epitomizes the personality of my middle child! He is a big prankster, he is full of jokes and laughter, and he warms my heart with that smile! I knew when I saw this picture that I had to use it! The rub-ons are from Stampin' Up! as are the card stock, and the white buttons. Everything else is from my stash! So, are you up for it??? I hope so!! Until tomorrow - toodles!!

27 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I'm so sorry you're sad . . . I know you miss him already! You just need to keep busy creating!!

This page is WONDERFUL! I love everything! The doodles, the black and white, and most of all, that photograph!! FANTASTIC!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Alex, I'm sorry you are missing him but it's normal to be sad...big hugs girl!

I love your page...you know what drew me to it instantly? That graffiti sort of look...that is awesome! So unusual but fantastic at the same time! Love the black and white pic too!

Scrappy Girl said...

So sorry you had to send him off...

I made a completely block/white page once...it is still one of my favorites.

Dottie K. said...

I'm so sorry your son had to leave. But I'm glad you had a good two weeks with him. Love the page your created and yesterday's card. Just playing catch up on some of my favorite blogs.

Melissa said...

The look on Tyler's face just makes me laugh and I can't help but wonder what's going on in the dog's mind too!

Hang in there my friend!

Many Blessings,
M.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Hugs for you! Sorry you're so sad...but love that you have such a great attitude looking towards Christmas! Love, love, love that scrapbooking page. It's fantastic!

Deb said...

aAAWWW, feel for you! You are right, Christmas will be here before we know it! He sounds like a fabulous son!

I so love your layout, such a fabulous page, your journalling is fantastic, love it!

Courtney Fowler said...

I love, love, love this scrapbook page! The picture is just adorable! TFS!

And, chin up! Christmas will be here before you can turn around!

My Paper World said...

Fabulous page Alex!! The photo is gorgeous! xx

Rose Ann said...

Sending big hugs your way, Alex!!

Your page is wonderful, and you've done such a great job with the challenge!! Love the layout and that great photo!!

Deborah said...

I am so proud of you for marching on! Your are a great Mom and Zach will never loose sight of that! Ya know, I think in previous posts I had referred to Dexter as Marco! Opps! My sister's golden lab is Marco! LOL! Your LO is great! They look like a great team together! Hugs and more hugs! Deb

Chris said...

great b/w LO!!! i love his expression, that is my youngest son. sorry that you are sad, but thank goodness he is alive and well and that you will see him at xmas.

mochamama said...

your right hun, Christmas will be here in a flash! I wish I could just give you a real life hug!


Well, I might eventually get this posted if word verification would just co-operate!!

Vicki said...

Oh yeah, that's Tyler alright. That boy is special. Give him a big hug for me, I miss having him make me laugh. You are right, that paper is perfect for that picture. It is awesome.
Tell Zach I think about him frequently, especially when I'm proudly wearing my Naval Academy t-shirt! I love hearing updates about how he's doing.
I love seeing your scrapbook pages!
Hugs!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Your page is gorgeous!! Sorry you are sad though...

Patsy said...

Great layout! I love the black and white. I hope your sadness lifts soon. Christmas is just around the corner.

CAKVD said...

Sorry you miss him so much! Sending you lots of hugs!

Lovin' the black and white layout! Beautiful!

Ila said...

Love this layout!! totaly Fabulous!!
I know where you're comin' from ..when my youngest son and oldest daughter moved away...I was so sad...it sure took awhile to get used to...but eventually it does get easier...and it is so Wonderful when you get together again.

NattyK said...

Great page. I am really glad you had a great time with your son, mine are still very young and I want them to stay that way, because like you I will miss them so much when they are away. x

Nikki Bond said...

Awesome page Alex....Love the B&W! I wish your son safe travels and you......{SMILES}

Lesli said...

Great job Alex - I love all the fun elements and the doodling!

malieta said...

Your lay out is beautiful Alex and I love the papers and the add embellishments! Please try not to be sad and before you know it Christmas will be here:)

Big Hugs to you
Risa:)

Jen said...

(((hugs))) I'm so happy to hear that he will be calling you alot. How sweet. I hope that I will have a close relationship with all my boys when they are grown.

I love your black & white layout! Great challenge!

Joan said...

This is a totally cool page!!!! I love it. Sorry that your sad - but yes the holiday will come soon! Joan

corinnesomerville said...

Oh sweetie....I don't think letting go of our kids will ever be easy. I think we just have to somehow make peace with ourselves that's okay to fall apart instead of fighting all those emotions and trying to be strong. We're going wedding dress shopping on Thursday....can you see a train wreck of emotions coming for me????...yuppers !!
Love your scrapbook page and I can hardly wait to hug and squeeze and yup...cry together !!!!

kathleenh said...

I love this page Alex! I love that the page is black and white as well as the photo. It's so bold and fun!

How sweet that your big grown son loves to talk to mom. That says a lot! Big hugs!

Manna said...

Late {{{HUGS}}} to you, Alex!

What a great page! The doodling is awesome!