July 15, 2008

THINKING ABOUT MY BOY

Hi all! Well, after 10 days of vacation, I neither gained nor lost, so I consider that a victory - LOL! Back on track though and hope to see those numbers keep going down! So, I have had my oldest on my mind, especially now that he is gone again until Christmas so I decided that since I just received his formal military photos from the Academy in the mail, I would scrap one in the hopes it would be a therapy of sorts....and it totally was! Look at this handsome guy???!!! I mean, isn't he amazing!!! Of course, I am biased, LOL! I am really happy with how this page turned out! The supplies are from the Coconut Kit I designed this month, and I love playing with it! I painted my chipboard stars, added flock and glitter, then stamped on the big cutout star that I made with some of the dp. I stripped my journaling to keep the lines of the page crisp and sharp because well, it IS a military page!! Yep, I used some ribbon, but rick rack is okay for a male page - at least that is what I have decided, *teehee*! No recipe, but if you are interested in the supplies used for this project, check out my kit now available at the Coconut Scrapshop! Until tomorrow!! Smooches!

37 comments:

Kim Marie said...

Wow!! What an amazing tribute of love, Alex! So proud! I salute YOU as a mom who sacrifices her son's presence to keep us safe!
God bless you!
Kim Marie

Courtney said...

Oh, Alex. What a handsome son! LOVE the layout!

Oh, and after 10 days of vacation I GAINED 3 lbs. Good for you for maintaining!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Congrats Alex...keep at it girl...you will get there!

Love your page and I LIKE the ric rak at the bottom...it's manly enough!! Awesome!

Very handsome young man!

Katie said...

What a wonderful layout. You have such a handsome son and so smart and distinguished in his uniform.

Katie

Vicki said...

Wow, that is one great picture. He looks so handsome in his uniform. I love the page, it shows off the picture so well.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my...it is an amazing page. Love it!

Sharon said...

Wonderful page, Alex! You should be so proud of him. Take care!!

Dani said...

Lovely layout! It is perfect!

Rose Ann said...

What an amazing page, Alex!!!! Such a wonderful tribute and work of love!! Hugs!!

NattyK said...

What a great photo and a fab page, you must be so so proud of him. x

Chris said...

what a great LO for your son!! it looks super...lovin' that kit!!

Lauren said...

Such a handsome guy - but such a baby! Oh my! Great layout Alex. So patriotic.

Christi said...

What a gorgeous layout and awesome tribute to your son!

Stephanie said...

what a nice picture and scrapbooking page

ScrapMomOf2 said...

The layout is fantastic! What an amazing portrait!

lyzzydee said...

What a stunner he is!! I wish that he stays safe until he returns to you
xxxx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome page Alex! Love the layout and the accents, wonderful photo too. :) He know's how much love him.

Beth Norman said...

Oh yes, he is handsome indeed.

Christina Fischer said...

You must be so proud! He IS handsome!! :) It's a beautiful photo and a wonderful layout! :)

Chris said...

What a great layout. Makes me think of my son's Military photo, I have it hanging in my living room. I love it.
Congrats on your vacation accomplishment. That is great, maintaining is good when you are on vacation.
Have a great evening and good luck with your weight loss.

Deborah said...

Way to go on the WW! Your son looks so handsome in his uniform here! You did a great LO to feature this picture! Before you know it it will be Christmas! Hugs, Deb

Meg Giroux said...

Alex, this paper kit is perfect for your handsome sons picture! What a great layout, he is going to love looking back at this years from now!

malieta said...

Your page is very beautiful layout! Your son is so handsome and I love this picture of him in uniform!

Jen said...

Alex, your son is so handsome. I'm glad that it "helped" some to scrap his photo. (((hugs))) sweetie.

Anonymous said...

wanted to share the link to the file folder box...
It is the july 4th episode called "expanding Memories"
http://sbl.tvweekly.com/

Latisha said...

great page! Don't think about how long its going to be...its gonna drive you crazy and make you sad. This is going to be such a fun year for him...he isn't going to be a Nob/Nub >"< so many fun stories to look forward to hearing.

Deb said...

Wow, incredible layout Alex, this is so special! Well done on not gaining, that is an achievement after vacationing!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a wonderful page!

Diane said...

Gorgeous lo Alex,you must be soooo
proud!!! Congrats on your weight!

Ila said...

Your Absolutely right!..he is Amazing...and your layout and accents are Fabulous!!
Didn't gain a lb on your holiday!...Wow...you did well girl...Hugs, Ila

Melissa said...

What a perfect presentation of your boy! If he's anything like his mother, he'll bring honor to the uniform he wears....

Many blessings my friend,
M.

corinnesomerville said...

What a beautiful page that you did for Zach !!! Absolutely stunning !!!

Marilyn said...

Wow - tears in my eyes - what a tribute to your son! Love this page!! You are talented my friend!!

Donna said...

yes, he is handsome & you are proud, rightly so. Thank him for what he does in service for our country. {{hugs}} to you Im so glad it was therapeutic to do the page. It is for me to scrap my family in CA too. congrats on no loss/no gain!

Donna said...

forgot to say, I love the page you made with his photo

Christie said...

Such a sweet layout Alex...your son is super-handsome...but you know that!

Manna said...

WOW, what a great page! Awesome piccie of your boy! What a handsome chap!