Monday, July 30, 2012

{Pretty} Homework

Can you believe it's been a month since the days of school homework?  If you're like me you have to stop yourself from thinking "It's only one more month until we're back into homework".  As a little bit of a control freak, planner, I struggle with living in the moment, a lot.  But that's another story for another time.

It's my turn over at the Let's Capture These Memories blog today.  I have a super simple design with lots of straight lines, and as usual a few layers to share with you.  I'm still working with Crate Paper Pretty Party Collection, and still finding lots of variety to go with pretty much any photo.
These photos of my girls doing homework in the back of the van are nothing special really.  If you look through my scrapbooks you'll see other similar photos of routine/mundane activities.  I've tried hard to make a point of incorporating the 'everyday' into my scrapbooks.  I think that is something that many of us struggle with (unless of course you  keep up with Project Life).  It's easy to get caught up in the events, vacations,and other milestones.  There are, however, so many other day-to-day occurrences, that make up our lives,  I believe it is just as much fun to look back and remember, celebrate, and appreciate them as we would birthdays, or first day of school 
 type events.
I've outlined the alphas from the collection with a Tim Holtz Distress marker
This layout is in remembrance of this past year where my younger two girls and I would wait for 25 minutes outside the school of my oldest.  We would use that time to get caught up on home reading, spelling practice, and math homework.  It was a great use of time, and even a nice way to wind down just a bit after school, but before Dance Class and supper took over.  I know the days are not far off, where they will no longer want me to pick them up from school, choosing rather to walk or take public transportation with their friends.  I'm sure there will come a day way down the road, when my girls are grown, and gone, and I'll stumble upon this page and long for 'the days of homework in the back of the van' once more. 
How about you, are you in the habit of recording the 'every day'?  Have you ever considered that it may be neat to one day look back at the way you spent your days during this chapter of your life?  Perhaps today is a good day to start? 
Tanya has been a busy lady.  You should see all the new stuff in the store already.  American Crafts, Carta Bella, and Basic Grey are already in stock, just to name a few.  I strongly suggest you head on over to the store and check it out for yourself.

In other news...my friend Patricia kindly hooked me up with an Instagram photo of my layout as it appears in the August issue of Scrapbook Trends!  So I can say I've seen a photo of the photo, but I can't wait to see the real deal as soon as the magazine shows up in The Scrapbook Cottage where I work!
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13 comments:

Lilith Eeckels said...

LOVE that layout. You are so right to scrapbook these picturs. It is a memory to treasure. Lucky you seeing all the new lines!!!!!

Jody said...

Great LO Sherri! Love that you capture the everyday moments - they are what make life so special!

SorayaMaes (So.Creative) said...

Such a gorgeous layout Sherri! Love to scrap those precious moments!

danni reid. said...

absolutely LOVE this page!!!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the new linestoo!
love your sweet layout showcasing such a beautiful everyday moment. Those are truly the best times :-)
Hugs!

Jojorenee said...

Time goes so fast! I have to make my back to school list. Love the layout!

Danielle said...

Wonderful layout! You're right about scrapping every day situations. They may seem common, but every day is a miracle, right?

Hilde/Scoobie said...

You're right - it's so easy to forget about the everyday moments. I some times sit down, feel like scrapping, but have no photos to scrap. Why? because I have forgotten to capture those every day moments.
Lovely layout, Sherri. I love how clean it is, but the layers and colors makes it yet interesting.
TFS!

Stacey Michaud said...

wonderful, simple design!

Gina said...

just beautiful!..love your clustering and hidden journaling :) Gx

Andrea said...

Beautiful layout!

Felicity Ives said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving some love Sherri! I am so pleased that I found SEM, I am really enjoying my journey to re-new my faith and am so glad I have found a place where I can scrap about it and be completely at ease with my relationship with God. It is an added bonus that the challenges are always challenging and the scrappy community is so kind and understanding xx

Leigh said...

Fabulous layout, Sherri! Glad you're enjoying your summer!