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My father used to say that his best years were when he could still cover all his children with one blanket.

I didn’t realise how true his words were until my own children started growing up and worries about minor (and some major) cuts and bruises turned into more serious worries. Worries about their future in uncertain times, would each of them find the right person to love and cherish and spend their life with, etc. (in the meantime three of the four have already met wonderful life partners and worry didn’t have anything to do with it!) I could go on and on and I’m sure those of you with teenagers or grown children could add many items to the list.

But I have learned that we have to trust that our children’s roots will stay firm and that the wings we helped them develop will let them soar high and strong! Now I try to just love them while trusting that God would look after them. That way I manage (sometimes) to keep it together!

My layout this week is about the people I love and try not to worry about too much ūüôā

double page layout

The printed paper is from Authentique and I fell in love with the designs and colours the moment I saw it!

The envelope on the left page is bound with measuring tape trim with flowers from Creative Talents as detail. The trim is repeated on the title and the small pictures on the right page. Because I didn’t use a lot of fine detail on the page, the patterned paper is the star of the layout.

Looking forward to scrapping with you on Saturday!


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of the everyday things in life makes life so much more rewarding for me!

Yesterday after church we stopped at the local grocer and I waited in the car while Frans hopped out to pick up a few salad ingredients.¬† Suddenly, from a car passing in the street I heard:¬† ‘ouma Marieeee….’¬† Moments later the grandchildren’s other pair of grandparents parked in the parking lot and three bundles of energy came running towards me –¬†screaming like banshees – in a race to see who would reach me first.¬† How I love the three of them!

I love them so much I want to protect them from everything in the big bad world out there.¬† I love them so much I¬†do not want them to grow up.¬† I love them so much I wish them¬†all the happiness in the world.¬† But I know that is wishful thinking and that they will grow up and that they would have to forge their own way through life.¬† All I can do is to document their¬†lives now so one day I can page through my scrapbooks and fondly remember how it used to be way back when…

For Saturday’s layout I used Kraft paper from My Mind’s Eye and combined it with a 7G sticker to document a part of their lives right now.

My inspiration for this layout came from sketch 284 at Scrapbook Challenges¬†¬† I used part of a clock on the left page to show the passing of time.¬† From the ‘Good Times’ sticker the strips with gypsy sayings radiate outwards toward more stickers with journaling on.

In the left bottom corner is a film strip with tiny pictures on it framed with wording strips.

Most of the 7G stickers were matted onto red and then black cardstock to offset it better against the background.¬† On the bottom of the right page a picture of each of the boys are tucked into the border strip.¬† This was a clever place for me to hide secret journaling specific to each child behind his picture.¬† Just thoughts about each one, my relationship with him and … well,¬†I cannot tell you everything because then it wouldn’t be a secret any more would it? ūüėȬ† Maybe a few years along the line when they look at it and have the urge to take a peek behind the pictures the secret will be revealed…

Every day is different and I find myself looking at pictures from a few years ago and I would think:  is that what they looked like?  That is why it is so important to me to document our lives regularly.  It keeps it real for me.

Let us take note of what is going on in our lives now and the document it on Saturday ūüôā

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