The Goodbye Tour

My oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the beginning of the year. As we were waiting to have his Endoscopy (what’s needed for final diagnosis) he had to keep eating gluten, even though it caused him pain. I told him, if he had to eat food that hurt it should at least be all his favorites. So we spent three weeks on the goodbye tour.

My oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the beginning of the year. As we were waiting to have his Endoscopy (what's needed for final diagnosis) he had to keep eating gluten, even though it caused him pain. I told him, if he had to eat food that hurt it should at least be all his favorites. So we spent three weeks on the goodbye tour. #scrapbooking #12x12

  • Design Inspiration: I love scrapping with sketches and this one from Jen Chapin’s Start with a Sketch 02 class was perfect for this layout. All the squares gave me the opportunity to document lots of foods.
  • Color Inspiration: I started by looking for a gluten free logo but ended up deciding to use the Beyond Celiac logo. So I went with green and orange as my color combo. It helped that lots of the foods were orange. 🙂

My oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the beginning of the year. As we were waiting to have his Endoscopy (what's needed for final diagnosis) he had to keep eating gluten, even though it caused him pain. I told him, if he had to eat food that hurt it should at least be all his favorites. So we spent three weeks on the goodbye tour. #scrapbooking #12x12

It took a lot of work to get those food pics with a white background and all the same size. But after a couple of printings I finally got them where I wanted them. 🙂 Mixing the food pics with color blocks brought a bit of interest to the layout.

My oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the beginning of the year. As we were waiting to have his Endoscopy (what's needed for final diagnosis) he had to keep eating gluten, even though it caused him pain. I told him, if he had to eat food that hurt it should at least be all his favorites. So we spent three weeks on the goodbye tour. #scrapbooking #12x12

I know that this may seem like a sad story to document. And I will admit that the transition has been a struggle, but it’s a part of our life. To me that makes it worth documenting. Here’s to sharing the story of our real lives!

For more scrapbook inspiration check out my classes at Big Picture Classes!

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It’s My Birthday

Since I’m posting this today, on my birthday, can I just pretend I’m still 40? Rather than admitting I’m posting this layout a year after the event?

Since I'm posting this today, on my birthday, can I just pretend I'm still 40? Rather than admitting I'm posting this layout a year after the event? #scrapbooking

  • Since I'm posting this today, on my birthday, can I just pretend I'm still 40? Rather than admitting I'm posting this layout a year after the event? #scrapbookingDesign Inspiration: I loved the look of paper strips on this layout by Paige Evans from her class Paige’s Pages | 10 at Big Picture Classes. I certainly have plenty of paper scraps to create a similar look.
  • Color Inspiration: I was so excited when I found the white paper with numbered circles. It was a nice neutral background for paper strips in all my favorite colors.

Since I'm posting this today, on my birthday, can I just pretend I'm still 40? Rather than admitting I'm posting this layout a year after the event? #scrapbooking

When you are turning 40 and your paper has the number 40 on it you have to highlight it in some way! Gold and pink circles with gold letter thicker dots seemed like just the ticket!

Since I'm posting this today, on my birthday, can I just pretend I'm still 40? Rather than admitting I'm posting this layout a year after the event? #scrapbooking

I wanted to use quite a few photos and the layout was already pretty busy with paper strips so I decided to use a hidden journaling card. I put a bit of washi tape at the top as a pull tab and then tucked it behind the photo block.

Since I'm posting this today, on my birthday, can I just pretend I'm still 40? Rather than admitting I'm posting this layout a year after the event? #scrapbooking

This layout was the perfect way to document a perfectly lovely birthday party. So for today, I’m pretending that I’m still 40 and not a day older!

For more scrapbook inspiration check out my classes at Big Picture Classes!

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Frozen Fun

My oldest son knew that his class was taking a field trip to the skating rink in February. So over Christmas he asked if we could go as a family so he could learn to skate before his field trip. 🙂 We thought it sounded like a great way to have some frozen fun!

Take a peek at my scrapbook layout all about a trip to the ice rink for some frozen fun! #8.5x11 #scrapbooking

  • Take a peek at my scrapbook layout all about a trip to the ice rink for some frozen fun! #8.5x11 #scrapbookingDesign Inspiration: I loved all the cute circles in this layout by Jen Chapin from her class Start with a Sketch at Big Picture Classes.
  • Color Inspiration: These photos were from a recent ice skating outing we took so I went with cool colors on a white background.

Take a peek at my scrapbook layout all about a trip to the ice rink for some frozen fun! #8.5x11 #scrapbooking

I wanted some of my circles to shimmer so I picked scraps of paper that were already shiny. For a few that weren’t I added a layer of vellum on top. I loved getting to use up so many of my paper scraps!

Take a peek at my scrapbook layout all about a trip to the ice rink for some frozen fun! #8.5x11 #scrapbooking

I clustered three photos together of our skating adventure and finished the band with a bit of journaling. You can easily make a photo cluster too by following my 4×6 Template or PicMonkey tutorials. Quick, easy scrapbook pages are my favorite!

For more scrapbook inspiration check out my classes at Big Picture Classes!

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