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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Blessings and Heart2Heart January Scrapbook Challenge

It's a new Year and a New Challenge for Scrapbooking. 
For the Next 6 month's I will be your SCRAPBOOK Captain. 
I am so EXCITED ... Can't you tell?  
Each month will be a themed challenge. 
You will have all month to link your creative design on 
how you interpret the challenge. Do remember, You must 
use some Close To My Heart products to qualify 
as well as meet the specific items/theme for 
that months challenge.
What are you waiting for, let me see what you got. I'll be sure to come by your blog and leave a comment. 

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visit their Blogs.

Here's some information on my Sentimental January Layout

Sentimental I am.....
In this 2 page layout I am sharing with you the strongest & most kindhearted person I ever had the opportunity to know. I am still going through a very large box of pictures and piecing a memory album together of her life. I only have a small fraction shown here. My Mother-in-Law was not considered an in-law; in my heart; she was a mom to me in more ways than one. (Hubby always jokes that his mom loved me more than him...LOL!!)
As soon as I can, I will put a better pic up of this layout..Sorry
 I love the look of the Huntington Papers for this particular part of the memory album. It's warm colors and fall feeling reminds me of Thanksgiving & Blessings. 
Blessings are what she would always gently remind us to think on. Her favorite saying,  "Everyday that we are able to raise our heads, take in a fresh new breath, & walk across the floor, is a day to be THANKFUL and know we have been Blessed with a new day."
I have done my journaling in my own penmanship since this would be the way she would have chosen to have her life story written. She fought a very hard and long battle with cancer. A few weeks before my oldest child's graduation, and days before Mothers Day, she became very ill, was admitted to the hospital, and we lost her the day after Mothers Day. Heaven gained a brave and sweet angel that day.
I always remember her more during the months of December and January not because of birthdays or any special event, but, because she always loved the season of Christmas and what Christmas stood for. She was an ultimate giver and never expected anything in return. She'd be the first up and ready on Christmas morning just to see what everyone else got and what their reactions were. January was always a new beginning and she reveled in starting a fresh year with her students, friends, family, and even the weather. She always look forward to seeing what she could accomplish or learn each new day. 
Sorry the pics are not better.  Working on that this week and will replace by this Friday.
My Sentiment for this layout is "A Wonderful Season of Fun" from the Cricut Art Philosphy Bundle Stamp Set , "Wonderful Season". Each Picture used in this 2 page layout is all about something fun she would do, say, or share with her family.
 You may click pictures to view larger.
Pg. 1
                                Showing the Flip Flap closed             Showing the Flip Flap opened

Pg. 2
                               Showing the Flip Flap closed           Showing Flip Flap opened

Supplies & Tools used are Close To My Heart unless noted otherwise.
Cardstock: Colonial White, Olive, Cashmere Huntington B&T
Inks: Barn Red, New England Ivy, Chocolate
Sponge Daubers-Z726
Sure Cut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer-Z1783
Cricut Cartridges: Art Philosophy and Artbooking Cartridges
Cricut Craft Room-Only to weld the letters for the word "Blessings"
Memory Protectors 4"x 6" Flip Flaps
Memory Protectors 12" x 12" top load pocket
Stamp Sets: Harvest of Happiness-C1463-current retiring list, Wonderful Seasons- Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle, Cherished Flourishes- D1413-retired
Love to hear from you. Leave me a comment below.
Thank you for stopping by and do go by and check out the Monday H2H Weekly challenge. Don't forget, Link up your layouts for this months Scrapbook challenge at H2H. I would love to see your take on this months themed challenge. 


DebR said...

This is so beautiful and a wonderful memory of your mother.

DebR said...

This is so beautiful and a wonderful memory of your mother.


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