Sketchy Thursday 9.22

I completed this layout in an hour and a quarter. I had to if I wanted to take part in this challenge. It had to be really simple, and I co-ordinated papers and embellishments from MME.
The pictures are of Adam when I shaved his little head. Everyone had told me that if I did shave his head, he'd get this really nice thick head of hair. And even though it made no sense to me, and went against every scientific thought in my head, I did it. The 'mother' in me overruled all logical argument. I was going to give the old wives tales the benefit of the doubt. I wasn't losing anything, and maybe, just maybe, my baby would have hair! Well, he has hair. Just as God intended. It's as fine and silky as gossamer.... And when he swims, you can see his scalp... So that's how Adam came to lose his hair, and I came back to my unwavering faith in science!
Thanks for looking!

Once Upon a Sketch 9.15

The Sept. 15 challenge at OUAS required you to journal on the photo. I chose to use rub ons. I love rub ons. I think they add so much extra pizzaz to a picture, that I frequently use them on my layouts. My favorite company MME used to make them a lot, but don't anymore. I wish they still did...
The photo is of my husband and my son playing in the rain. My husband is rather serious, and more concerned with the realities of life, like Adam falling ill, or getting hurt, and I have to push him out in the rain where he can be caught up in the enthusiasm of an energetic two-year-old. The journalling says, "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." This is so my philosophy of life, that is was perfect for this layout.
Everything is from MME, except the Prima trinkets. The birdcage hangs from a 7 Gypsies chain. The flowers, trim & burlap are from my stash. And for me, no l/o is complete without some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
Here are some close-ups.
That's it! Thanks for looking!

Sketchy Thursday 9.15

This week, we were required to make a l/o with the theme 'friend'. To me, friends are indeed the family we choose. We surround ourselves with amazing people, who lift us up when we are down,and who make us feel secure and loved no matter what.
Ali is all this and more to our family. We love him, our kids love him, and even our parents love him. I made this l/o because he ain't heavy, he's my brother...
Thanks for looking, and thank you Sketchy Thursdays for giving me this chance to show my friend how much I love him.

MME challenge- Back To...

Well it's that time of month again, when MME posts their challenge. This time you have to have Back to... as your title. I have to say I was stumped. I could only think Back to School, or Back to the Future! So I began to go through my photos, and came across this one. I love this picture.
This is what I came up with.
 Hope you like what you see! 

Once Upon a Sketch

I came upon this fantastic site on Sunday evening, and was so blown away by the sketch. After I saw what all the ladies had made, I wanted to have a go, if only to have my page up among all that beauty and talent! So THANK YOU, OUAS!
This l/o is about the year 2009, the year I gave birth to a baby boy. The picture is of him breastfeeding. He'd look up at me with such trust and love, that this was by far my favorite time of day. For me this picture encapsulates why this year was so momentous for me.
I used papers from my favorite company MME. Flowers are Prima, so is the trinket. Thanks for looking.

Sketchy Thursday 9.1

This is what I came up with for the 9.1 challenge at Sketchy Thursdays, and I'm really up against the clock to post in time.