Tuesday, June 2, 2015

She's all grown up

It's hard to believe that my oldest has graduated. I know every mother says this but it really seems like it was just last year that I was taping foam to the coffee table so she wouldn't bump her head again. Last month when she broke her arm when she crashed her bike. And last week when I was so worried about her entering High School for the first time. Looking back, time goes by so very fast and I wish that I had started scrapbooks way back then.

Last week, I went through pictures and ordered a bunch of prints from Shutterfly. Today I spent a few hours finally adding pictures to finish some of my old layouts. I also did a new one to go opposite the "then and now" layout. I used this week's Sketch #110 from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge as my inspiration.

My layout:

This layout not only uses the same paper pack as the "Then and Now" layout, but it also has both one of her senior pictures and a series of growing up pics (9mo, 4yr, and 8yr). There is a tiny bling in the corner of the little pictures, but really the pictures are meant to replace the embellishments on the sketch. After all, my girl always has shined brighter than any bling.


  1. Loved the comment that your girl has always shined brighter than any bling! Such a sweet sentiment & tribute to your daughter! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

  2. What a terrific idea to change the bling out for photographs. Your love for your daughter shines.

  3. Awesome that you used the sketch for a layout! Great layout!

  4. Wow wow wow, I love how you have used this sketch for a layout, and what a great concept for a page too! Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  5. I love it, I get so excited when a layout is entered, another memory is preserved! Your daughter is beautiful, this layout is great. I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  6. I love how you incorporated the AHSC sketch into a scrapbook layout! The way that you tilted the smaller photos creates a lot of interest in them. Great job--thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.
    :) Marie