Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Tonite I created a layout using photos from a play that my youngest son Thomas was in back in January 2007.  He was only 8 years old and in the Second Grade at the time.  I chose my photos for the Colorful Creations Song Challenge which was to use something from the lyrics of 'Private Eyes' by Hall and Oates.  I chose the phrase 'watching you'. This was a big accomplishment for him, being so young and landing one of the lead parts that had lines that needed to be memorized in only 3 days so I am entering it in the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Main Challenge #31 which called for creating something that was about an accomplishment. I embossed a tag for Top Tip Tuesday which I colored with Distress Inks and Distress Stains and Adirondack Paint Daubers and placed my title on it.   My tip is to start by using Distress Inks to edge everything and over the top of the embossing.  Next I dab a bit of stain and bit of paints on my non-stick craft sheet.  I use a cosmetic sponge to dab them in various places on the tag.  I also sometimes add a bit of Perfect Pearls on top but this time I chose not to as I wanted to be sure that my title would stand out.  I am entering it in the Kaboodle Doodles challenge #184 Music and the Arts, Kraft Journal challenge #133 Sew So Simple which called for using Kraft paper (heart and star on tag) and sewing and the Whoopsi Daisy challenge Show Us Stitching! I have also entered this in the Multi Pic Challenge calling for 3 or more photos.

And finally, here is the layout:

I really enjoyed doing this layout and remembering seeing him in the show.  I hope you have enjoyed sharing my proud Mommy moment!


  1. What a cute page. So nice to see a proud mommy! Love your heart and star.

  2. this is an awesome page. I love how you were able to fit so many photos on but it doesn't feel crowded.

    Thanks for sharing with us

  3. What a great fun page and layout I love everything about it, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    1. Oops! Forgot to say thank you for sharing your Fab tip! xx

  4. Oh, nothing says "Music and Arts" like your layout! Thank you for playing along with us and sharing your artwork at Kaboodle Doodles blog.

  5. What a fun LO... he must adore it!

  6. Great creation .Thanks for joining the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge and good luck x

  7. What a GREAT LO! Love all the adorable pictures and great stitching. Such a fun project!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal!!Hope to see you play again with our brand new challenge that starts today :)

  8. What a delightful page that really shows your son enjoying his part in the play. What a fun accomplishment!! Thanks for joining the Scrapping Everyday Miracles August “I Can Do All Things through Christ” Challenge ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  9. Aww... This is adorable!! And well done to him! For only 3 days to remember lines at just 8yrs old.. That's great!
    I'm sure that as he looks back on it now, so many years have passed, I hope he has fond memories of it! The photos are great, love that you got so many on the LO!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles..
    Toni - SEM, DT

  10. Such a sweet layout it, and love that accomplishment too! Thanks so much for joining us for the SEM Main Challenge this month!

  11. love this LO Paula! you do such lovely work! Thanks for sharing with us over at SEM!

  12. Lovely layout, Paula. What a beautiful moment to remember about your son. He is adorable, too! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!