My 2nd project was an altered composition book. I have done these many times but love doing them so much I continue to make them. This one is for me to use to put all my prayer requests, notes, etc. from a small group Bible study that my hubby & I are now in on Monday nights. I used some of my Basic Grey Oh Baby Girl stash for the paper. Which matches perfectly with this set of ribbon/lace!
Next on my long list of things I had wanted to do was a page for my BOM (book of me for any scrapping newbies). A few years ago my beautiful daughter, Valerie, saved her money so she could buy me a pair of really good athletic shoes. I am the ultimate tightwad when it comes to shoes & shop mainly at Walmart & Payless. To this day I look at that pair of shoes (now pretty dirty & worn out) & think of how much love she put into that purchase & how I felt when I opened her gift on Christmas Eve. Those years were very hard years. My daughter had been diagnosed with several mental illnesses (no one ever could decide on which one was correct) and due to all of her troubles she had to spend several years in & out of group homes. Ultimately she left our home when she was 16 to live in Wisconsin & it was very painful for me as her mom to let her go. I knew she’d be coming back all grown up. Sure enough at the age of 18 she was released back into our home. We then moved back to Kansas where she met her hubby & she is now all grown up & married. Anyway, these shoes just bring back a flood of poignant memories for me. Some sad, mostly bittersweet.
as to the actual layout, I had an unused Crate Paper Seaweed kit. I used that for this page & used Making Memories glitter letters adding glitter to them. (if anyone has any tips on how to take good pictures of layouts using the color blue I’d love to hear it because everytime I do a layout with primarily light blues or greens it winds up washing out the entire photo of the layout.)
Thank you for looking!