Hello and welcome to another awesome week at Lasting Memories! Of course that means another awesome challenge!!! This week we are looking for special celebrations.... and in honor of Karen and her own special celebration......HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! Please take a moment to pop over and wish her Happy Birthday! No spankings tho cuz she can get mean.......just sayin!!
We all have moments in out lives that are special or that stick in our minds more than others. For example, a sweet 16 birthday, first car, turning 21, anniversaries.......it can be anything, that is special to you!! My personal special celebration involves my 16 yr old Jacob. If you have visited with me before you have no doubt heard me whine about this being his senior year. It's going to be a year that he will remember the rest of his life........for me, as well. he will be the first of my boys to walk down the aisle and accept that diploma! He has an older brother, Matthew, who is profoundly Autistic and he will remain in school until he turns 21. Matthew's graduation will be no less emotional or important. But when you have a severely disabled child the future is quite a bit different for them ya know?
Jacob is still struggling and trying to figure out what he wants to do....go to college nor the military. I just want him to stay my little boy forever :)
But alas.......if we do our jobs as parents properly,something we have taught them the last several years has sunk in and will prepare them for adulthood. So that was the focus of my layout. While blog hopping the other day I saw a challenge over at Child's Play to base a layout on the Dr Seuss poem. "Oh the places you will go" What could be more perfect for a graduate or someone preparing to graduate?? I'be done this theme before because I just adore the poem :) Wanna see?? Probably not but you know I'm gonna show it anyway so just nod your head and pretend you are still paying attention.....lol.
This was one of my early digital pages and that's Jesse looking like he is running away from home......lol. I remember taking the photo and he was being a stinker and just turned his back and got on his trike add rode off on me. He was quite the little ham but quite the little drama king as well.......loved to have photos taken, on HIS terms!! Come to think of it, he is still very much like that!!
Yes I know I am making this post a LOT longer than it really needs to be........when you visit me you should always be prepared to bring coffee to stay awake, you should know that by now!!!
Here's the one I did for our challenge, and the Child's Play Challenge, AND Creative Scrappers 220 :)
I'm killin ya aint I? :)
Ok.......without further ado or other BS,.......
I flipped it onto it's side and came up with this layout.....
American Crafts Travel once again......3 different types of Thickers and MLS letters as well. I made a pocket out off a red vellum envelope and created a tag of sorst with more AC paper and a button......I wrote Jacob a long note about how I feel about this milestone of his life and tucked it into the pocket for safe keeping :) The title of course, is from the poem. I chose this paper because of all of the arrows and they symbolize ":the places he will go" Clever huh? lol
As always we would LOVE to see your special celebrations and hear the stories behind the layouts.........so con and play along and link em up so e can leave ya so luvin! As always, this challenge runs til next Saturday night at 9 pm!!
Also linking to
Show Us Your Stuff/Sofies Challenge: Buttons (use 3 or more buttons....I have 7)