Saturday, 3 August 2013

Scrap 365/CSI combo August - Acceptance

CSI has combined with the English Magazine Scrap 365 to bring this challenge.
I love blues and greens and happily had the perfect papers in my stash.
You have a week and two weekends to join in. 
I took an alternative approach to the journalling this week and chose to write about our Grandson’s journey to acceptance of his baby brothers. 

Metal - the heart lock
Dashed lines
Something transparent
Photo corners

I tucked my journalling in the pocket behind the photo

The journalling reads

It was a challenging year for you after your twin brothers were born.
From being the only child, suddenly you needed to make room for two more siblings.  You tried to be a loving big brother, however there were times when it was difficult for a three year old.
You had to learn to wait while the rounds of feeding, changing and settling occured. The babies screamed at night and disturbed your sleep. 
After they learned to crawl, they intruded into your room and dragged your precious things around.  
On their birthday, I noticed this look on your face as they opened their presents.
My heart ached for you, as you did not have the words to express how you were feeling.
Mummy and Daddy have helped you adjust with endless patience and unconditional love.
You’ve climbed the mountain of acceptance; grown to love the boys and look out for their welfare. 
Well done, I’m so proud of you.    Love Granny

Kaisercraft cardstock - Ivory
Kaisercraft patterned paper - Peachy Keen, Dandy (reverse)
Kaisercraft patterned paper - Marigold Amber (reverse)
Kaisercraft patterned paper - Fun Fair, “Big top”
Glitz Design - Color me happy, “Hearts”
Pebbles patterned paper - Family Ties, “Sister” (floral & check)
Prima mask - Tiny Circles
Prima Alphas - #555399
Prima Resistant Canvas - #551636
Prima inks - Turquoise, Shabby tote, Coltsfoot stemens
Bo Bunny Buttons - C’est La Vie Buttons (tag)
Scrapbook Adhesives - Photo corners
Little Birdie - Burlap elements (hessian flower)
Derivan Matisse impasto medium



  1. Dammit almost me me cry again!!! It must be soooo hard for kids in that least he has had you around to even it out a bit, too...LOOOVE that tree down the bottom..reminds me of the 'family tree' idea & these colours are really, really yummy:):):)

  2. I don't think there are many people who really understand what most kids go through. I guess we have other things on our plate. How wonderful that he has you and his parents to guide him through life. I cant get over how like you this little boy looks. There is such a strong family resemblance. Such a sweet little boy ...

  3. Beautiful words, that I am sure he will treasure in time to come ... fabulous layout, and that photograph is just so precious. It is these moments that are worth more than millions ... your words were so touching Helen.

  4. This is Beautiful Helen.... Oh, dear he does look sad....big adjustments for them, especially when there is 2 more. Beautiful journaling.
    Love the design,and the little tree and birds. xx