Sunday, October 28, 2012

Family is ...


Hello scrapbookers.  Today I'm sharing a layout created using more of my stash and I'm linking it to the "family" challenge over at The Studio Challenge Blog .  One of the things I tried to drill into my little ones heads when they were growing up was that we will face enough obstacles out in the world.  We will meet un-kind people and people who may hurt or feelings .... and that is why we shouldn't have that in our home.  It should be a place where we feel secure and loved unconditionally.  And I wondered if this was even getting through to them at times, with all the disagreements they had.  But now .... as young adults I'm seeing that they are better friends, support one another and give each other advice during difficult times ... just maybe it did make a difference.  : )

The Studio Challenge Blog post their challenges twice a month but you have til the end of the month to complete the projects.  The second post this month was a sketch challenge HERE.  It's a little different than a lot of challenge blogs.  Instead of link to the actual challenge post, the link system is over on the side bar.  Very talented DT with lots of inspiration over there!!

My most used tool ...
Besides my paper trimmer, my most used took is definitely my deckled scissors.  I LOVE them and think they finish off edges so pretty.  And they are the star on this layout.  So I had the layout pretty much finished, but it just needed something else.  It was mounted on red cardstock with straight edges all the way around.  So I decided creating a frame with the deckled scissors would finish it off nicely.  I trimmed 12 x 12 strips of the red cardstock down with the deckled scissors, ink the edges and then adhered them around the outside edge of the layout.  Then I cut the corners from red cardstock.

What is your most used tool???

Have a great day!!
Melisa

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10 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hello my friend! First of all, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and brightening my day with your well wishes ... I truly appreciate you taking the time and YES ... I'm THRILLED to say the least!
This layout is fabulous and what wonderful advice you gave your children ... too bad more mom's don't relay the same message to their young ones!
Time goes by so fast ... what wonderful family photos! Thanks for sharing!
HUGS from OHIO!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very beautiful layout!

Patti J said...

Happy Sunday, sweet friend! Your page is wonderful - I love seeing your family as they were growing up. And you, dear girl, are simply gorgeous! Keep the pages comin'!!! Hugs...

Oh...almost forgot - guess my favorite tool has to be my centering ruler - use it for every single project...you know which one - the old blue TAC?

MaxineD said...

Fabulous page Melisa - and what a beautiful family.
Blessings
Maxine

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful layout!!

Anita Houston said...

I just love that you instilled in your child the important values that everyone should have but sadly don't. Train up a child the way he should go....you know the rest! It's a wonderful feeling to know they come back to those values as adults! You are a wonderful mother! Great page, and a treasure to have!

Marjorie said...

Another beautiful page Melisa.. As Mum's and Dad's we can only hope that the values we instil into our children help guide them through there life.. I am a grandparent now and life for my grandchildren is so different, but value's don't change..
I chose your lovely scrapbook page of your dear Aunt as my favourite for the week..hope you get a chance to pop over and have a look...have a lovely day..
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

pinky said...

What a gorgeous layout and great photos. I love how you used the ribbon Melisa.

pysselpetra said...

pretty and precious ♥ thanks for joining us at the Studio Challenges ♥ Petra

Dani Cristina said...

Really FABULOUS this,i love the photos.
Hugs
Dani

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