Sunday, May 15, 2011

Make a Page Monday

It's Monday again and that's means it's time for my Make a Page Monday post where I share a handful of layouts with you from the Tribute Album I've been working on about my Dad's Life (he passed away in November from Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease at the age of 59) and maybe a layout here and there from Dean's baby / toddler book I'm trying to catch up on. None of these will be in any particular order. And if you're interested in reading the journaling you can probably click on the layout and see it slightly larger. So here goes...(credits below each layout).

I'm excited because I actually scrapped this week - I created a layout for Dean's baby book! It felt good, but I'm sure not making much of a dent in either of these projects. So I've made it a goal to create at least 4 layouts / week for the rest of this year (2 for Dean's book and 2 for my Dad's book) - that means if all goes as planned I'll be scrapping about 132 more layouts this year! (yikes). And I'm going to start posting my progress towards this goal at the end of each of my Make a Page Monday posts to hold myself accountable. Some weeks I might not get this many done, but some weeks I might get more done. Fingers crossed!!

But for now, I'm still working on sharing the layouts I have in my stash that haven't been shared yet, so let's get to that. I'll start with my new one that I finished this week...

This photo is of Dean and I when he was 4 days old, December 10, 2006. Journaling reads: "I have to admit that 4 days in, I was feeling completely overwhelmed in my new role as Mommy. I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. Breast-feeding was SO much harder than I thought it would be and I was constantly worried Dean wasn't getting enough to eat. And what does that cry mean? Is he hungry? Does something hurt? Do I need to sterilize this binky every time it falls on the floor? I was so exhausted but often found that I couldn't sleep, instead I'd just lay there watching Dean sleep, listening to him breathe, amazed that I could love another human this much."
Cindy's Layered Templates #52 by Cindy Schneider
Shabby Sugar by Zoe Pearn
Font is DJB All the Cool Chicks by Darcy Baldwin
Other random elements:
Alpha - Winter Wonderland by Zoe Pearn
Photo Corners - 12 Months Mega Kit by Penny Springmann
Flower - Sunshine of My Life by Scrapkitchen Designs
Branch - Note to Self by Zoe Pearn
Flower - The Reasons Why by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Meghan Mullens
Bad Sewing Machine XVIII: Kinda Kleen by Traci Reed

And here's one with several photos from one of my Dad's many "Guy Trips" with a group of his close friends. This trip was a camping trip in 1992 to Red River, New Mexico (one of their favorite spots). Journaling reads: "Eddie, Lucky, Jim, and Jesse on one of their regular “Guy Trips” to Red River, New Mexico for camping, four-wheeling, exploring and fun-filled adventures. Eddie would look forward to these trips for months - studying maps, planning their four wheeling trails and packing and re-packing his camping equipment. Sometimes it wasn’t clear which he enjoyed more - the planning or the trip itself!"
Cindy's Layered Templates #36 by Cindy Schneider
Pumpkin Spiced Latte by Dani Mogstad
Alpha - He's the Man by Traci Reed and Dani Mogstad
Alpha - In His Footsteps by Traci Reed
Flowers - Oh Snap by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Blink of an Eye by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Traci Reed

And finally, a 2-page layout that is one of my favorites so far in my Dad's Tribute Album. This set of pages captures the story of my parents' first trip to Hawaii in 1983 with good friends Lucky and Donna Eisenhour. Journaling from the right-side page reads: "Susan had always wanted to go on a Hawaii vacation, but Eddie had never been interested. Susan and Donna had talked about it, but could never get Eddie to commit. Then one evening Susan caught Eddie looking at one of his new guns he had just purchased and saw the price - that was it - if he could spend that much on a gun, they could go to Hawaii! Lucky and Donna joined them on their first trip to Hawaii in 1983. They spent a few days on Oahu, staying at the Beachcomber in Waikiki, then the rest of their trip on Maui, staying at the Intercontinental in Wailea. Everywhere they went, for some reason Eddie was chosen to go up on stage to dance hula - at the Polynesian Cultural Center, the luau, and even the free hula show at the old Wailea shops. They all did lots of tourist activities - a snorkel cruise to Molokini, Pearl Harbor, and Susan and Eddie went up to Haleakala and saw Silverswords. They spent 2 days on Big Beach before discovering Little Beach, then spent their last day on Little Beach. Unfortunately, while they were gone, 7-yr-old Jennifer was very ill back home. Everyone thought she was just homesick for her parents, but after several days of complaining of a stomach ache, they discovered that she had severe appendicitis and she had to have an emergency appendectomy. She was in and out of surgery before Susan and Eddie even knew anything was wrong. They tried getting an earlier flight home, but weren’t able to, instead they brought home LOTS of Hawaiian goodies for Jennifer! Despite the troubles of Jennifer’s surgery, they had a wonderful trip and fell in love with the island of Maui from that very first trip and returned again and again, year after year - eventually making Maui their home."
Credits for left-side page:
Cindy's Layered Templates - Half Pack #7 by Cindy Schneider
Take Me Away by Dani Mogstad
DJB Executive font by Darcy Baldwin

Credits for right-side page:
Cindy's Layered Templates Set #83 by Cindy Schneider
Take Me Away by Dani Mogstad
DJB Executive font by Darcy Baldwin

So that's it from me today! I hope you all enjoy your Monday!! I'm at work all day, hoping Joel is at home as he's supposed to be overseeing our carpets getting cleaned (LOVE it when that happens - makes them seem brand-new! And they definitely need it quite often with a 4-yr-old!). We have a busy week getting stuff done around the house, preparing for my mother-in-law's arrival on Thursday and making leis for Dean's preschool graduation next weekend!!

2011 Scrapbooking Goals (starting week of 5/16):
Total Pages Completed: 0/132
Dean's Baby Album: 0/66
Dad's Tribute Album: 0/66

1 comment:

Barbara A. said...

Love your LO's! I look forward to those and thank you for sharing!