Stash Scrapping September is a blog series in which I finish layouts that I started some time ago. This is layout #7 - a layout that was years in the making and came together quite separately and all together at the last minute:
So years ago - like 2005, I set these photos aside to scrap. And then they sat in one of my "storage binders" (storage binders are a concept from Stacy Julian's Library of Memories / Photo Freedom class). These photos sat in a storage binder for seven years!
So cute right? But a story just hadn't come to me - that is until recently.
Also somewhat recently, I wanted to try out my new sewing machine on a scrapbook layout and I made the base of this page - the green stripes and the border - and then set it aside.
And then it dawned on me that those old photos and this newly made base page were perfect for each other color-wise so I paired them up and added a bit of journaling which reads:
"Noteworthy: Oh my Mackey Boy: From very early you and I both became very aware of the fact that you can make me laugh - even when I am supposed to be disciplining you and you can melt me with those eyes."
P.S. So yesterday I blogged about a challenging time that my son and I are having - during even the most challenging of times - when we are super frustrated with each - if we catch each other's eyes just right - we can go from an intense argument to laughing - just flip that switch - so it is hard for us to get very serious about any disagreement we have - which is a good thing -we have this underlying bond of being a bit silly, irreverent, and always looking for an excuse to turn away from the serious and to go have fun. Its all about balance - super serious to super silly.