Tuesday, August 21, 2012

so tough {a scrapbook layout}

My husband took my boys camping last night, so my 8 year old, Jackson, missed his 2nd grade Open House. Two years ago this would have freaked me out. Because two years ago, I would have worried incessantly that Jackson wouldn't make friends, that he would never find his way to his classroom, that he wouldn't feel comfortable with his teacher. I feel so silly now. Because this boy of mine? He is so, so tough. So fiercely independent and strong.
I was looking over my list of photos to be scrapbooked and saw the photos from our trip to the Luken Airport last June, so I pulled them out. In that pile were these of Jackson and I knew right away what direction I wanted to take.

Oh yes, still using those SC kits. I have at least three more layouts to share with you that are from the kits. {And there's still plenty of materials left, but I just got my Jillibean box, so I'll probably break up what's left of the kits and put it in my stash.}

Love this wood veneer alpha-I may or may not have nearly broken my Xyron forcing the letters thru it. :)

I never really understood the fascination with the fabric border embellies, until I had them in my possession. Oh my heck. True love. I need more....

I'll be back tomorrow with a double pager!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway on yesterday's post-still plenty of time to enter to win lots of fun goodies including a Studio Calico stamp set.
May the odds be ever in your favor.
{Yeah, the boys and I read all three Hunger Games books and loved the movie!}


  1. i love playground photos- t hey just make me happy because the kids are so happy! super layout love the black bacground - makes all the colors pop!

  2. The dark background shows off all of the patterns and colors so nicely! Love the stacked papers and cute photos too!

  3. Fantastic LO! Love the wood title letters and all the little touches!

  4. Great stripes of paper and fun photos!

  5. I love the wood letters and the white journaling! Great pics :)

  6. Great layout! The fabric border is so cool, and those veneer letter are awesome!

    I hope the boys had a great time camping!

  7. Great page and a wonderful story! I thought I was the only one testing my Xyron with thick items, lol!