Tuesday, April 28, 2009

the eyes of my child


A Christmas layout?  Yes, a Christmas layout.  A small one ... bear with me.  This LO was taken from the Stampalooza's Monthly Scrapbook Challenge on the SU Demo board on SCS.  When I started this project I had the date set as April 15, 2009 but it was actually 2008.  I was too far in to back so I pressed on.  The sketch was done as 12" x 12" and I wanted to do a 6" x 6" so I reworked it.  I think I kept most of the design elements but you take a look and judge.

As I look back on Christmas there was so much going on that I missed, but it's in their eyes, the fear (holidays were not exactly top priority in their previous situation) the excitement and the homesickness.  We tried to make it as much fun as we knew how.  However, it was our first Christmas with these little people.  Having never experienced a Turner & Baty holiday (tendency to go over the top) we of course overwhelmed them.  They did stop opening presents to go off and play!?!  Add to everything a sudden bout of flu the adults experienced on that morning and the photos will never make it into the hallowed walls of Olan Mills.

Thanks for looking and yes HE stamps.

5 comments:

  1. Very nice layout. Love the title.

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  2. Ben this layout is really cute and the kids are adorable!!!

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  3. Great layout! The best thing about scrapbooking is that you can take a less-than-Olan-Mills quality picture and make it look great. Oh yeah . . . it is never too late (or early) for Christmas! TFS!

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  4. Ben this is great! The title is very heart warming.. you did a really nice job! "Christmas in July" came a bit early this year. ;) lol

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  5. Awwww, this is wonderful! The pictures may not be what you had dreamed of, but the memories you made and the smiles in their hearts are priceless. Your layout is beautiful!

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