Created using the wonderful March Scraps Of Darkness Kit, Needful Things. It features the whimsical colorful G45 papers. Please check us out. This design is based on the March SOD design sketch by suepup, Charlotte Jenkins.
A little about the photo:
This is a photo of my two boys and my mom. I took this photo EXACTLY a year ago to the day (March 23, 2011). This was the day my son was moving 1000 miles away, in a spontaneous decision to find himself at 18. A few hours before I dropped him off at the airport, I drove him to Grandma's house to say goodbye. They have a close relationship and I know this move was eating her up inside.
As Grandma's often do, she put a brave and supportive face on and really hammed it up for the sake of my son. The smile would turn out to be genuine in August 2011, when my son decided to move back home and continue to find himself under my roof.
A little about the supplies used:
The cardboard circle I used in this layout makes me chuckle. Ready for this story?
On this particular day, I was scheduled to work in my clients office. My real life pal and fellow scrappy artist, KimmyC (SB.com) works there so I always enjoy going for a visit. Ahhhhh lucky me! This happened to be "breakfast day" when about 500 baked goods are set out in the office kitchen area for breakfast snacking.
Lucky me indeed ( sad face). I am watching my sugar and cheese danish intake so I can only adore and smell the goodies. Besides, there weren't really 500 pastries - but when one is on a diet, it sure seems like it. There may as well be.
My office desk is situated far toooooooooo close to the kitchen so all I can focus on is the steady stream of snackers, the sweet chatter "ohhhh cool, I LOVE cheese danish", or "great, this one has nuts on it". Dang, I'm hungry! Dieters also hate joyful, chatty snackers. LOL
I get up from my desk just for another "peek". No harm - just looking. Perhaps I'll grab some fresh hot coffee to ease these pangs of sadness. But looky here? OMG - the bakery sent all those goodies over on ROUND CARDBOARD pieces about 10 inches big. hmmm. Suddenly I'm thinkin scrappy stuff. I am, after all, trying to put the "Crap" back in "Scrap". Come on people - eat up. Clear off those plates - have another piece. Yeah, yeah, yeah take the one with nuts. Just move it off the cardboard. I'm clearly thinking all this, not really verbalizing it- just so you know. LOL.
Anyway, you know how this ends. Yes, I scooped up the round cardboard platters and washed them off. I looked like the tidy kitchen helper just cleaning up after hungry people. See how the real truth can be shaded with pretty tones of Glimmer Mist?
I was actually stalking my scrap supplies and was trying to prevent them from carelessly being dumped in the garbage. It does not bode well for the office consultant to be digging in the garbage. See, by day, I moonlight as a real worker with a particular set of skills and no one knows me as the crazed scrapper I become in my home time. Well, except for KimmyC, who I discussed briefly in the beginning of this loooong story.
Back to KimmyC. She knows me well. She has often walked into our local Joanns craft store and seen me bent over the trim section with a silly look on my face - eyes rolled back in my head with a big "Cheshire Cat" smile. She's my local scrapping "911" gal for real urgent problems.
As I was washing off one of the danish trays, I handed someone the clean circle and asked if they could kindly deliver this to KimmyC's desk for me. "She'll know what it's for". With that, my day was complete. I could kick back, listen for that squeal of joy from KimmyC, and get some work done in peace. Ahhhhh some great memories. LOL
This is based on the March SOD design sketch by suepup, Charlotte Jenkins. shown below.
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