Wednesday, September 17, 2008

You know why the leaves turn maroon and orange in the fall? God's a Hokie.

That was off of one of my Virginia Tech T-shirts my senior year. The layout is Scribble Scrabble patterned paper, chipboard stickers, and the diecut stripe down the side:



I had the best day yesterday with J. He was good in the food store. I was more consistent and swift with my corrections and the whole day was just better. We found a park in a neighborhood close by. I sat on a swing and he climbed in my lap and we swung (verb tense?) all afternoon. The weather was perfect, the afternoon sun was peaking from behind the trees. The air was cool. I had my cheek against J's little head, my arm holding him tight against me so he wouldn't fly off. I felt young, alive, free. I don't ever want to forget that, I'm surprised that it's already a memory. I would like to forget the sound of the swing groaning as we went back and forth, but unfortunately, that was the sound track to our afternoon. It seems to me that the swing should have been able to easily support our combined 160 pounds, but whatever.

More Questions!
(Apparently I'm not going in order, I missed one the first time.)

red_inc. said...

Welcome back to scrapping. What was the first project you did when you started again?

Answer: I just did a layout of J, a normal, regular layout. That's all, nothing special.

Blogger susan beth said...

Wow, when you RAK you really stress the kindness part! Congrats on 100 and 10,000! Those are both big deals! I need to get moving to get 100 layouts this year - I'm so far behind it might be time to give it up. Question: does your husband hang out near where you scrapbook so you can chat with him or at least have that valuable "shoulder to shoulder" time while you work? I need to stay connected with my dh and still scrapbook, and that is not always easy!

Answer: My dh travels a lot. When he is traveling, it's not really an issue. I am in the room right next to J's so I can be close by if he needs anything. But when dh is home, since it is precious time for me since I don't get to see him that often, I usually take my project and go sit by him in the living room and move paper around on the coffee table. Or he will come up to my guest/scrapping room and be on the computer while I pull things out. Or we will just forgo the scrapping all together. (wink, wink)

OpenID awjwrwmw said...

I adore your work & wonder if you will ever go over to "the dark side"? (as I lovingly refer to digital) I just love the feel of paper & photos in my hand...I just can't let go...lol

Answer: This cracks me up! I have been to the dark side and back again. Really. I have gone completely digital and it just doesn't feel right to me, even though as much as we move for the military I would love to let go of the paper that ties me down! But, I need something in my hands too. Dh does wood working, and he compares it to carving by hand (paper) vs machining the wood (in this case digital). And we both agree that machining wood and digital scrapping take some of the crafting out of the equation and while the end result is often perfectly perfect, something is lost, missing. But I definitely ride the line on doing hybrid layouts for sure. :)

Back to work. Hope you are having a good week. Be safe my friends.


12 comments:

laverneboese said...

Ha! I love your little Hokie. I had the honor of being a VT Hokie for 2 years! I was there as part of the VTCC. I had to leave after Hurricane Andrew hit Homestead AFB...I came home to help my parents and instead of returning, finished college at Florida International University. Man, I miss Blacksburg...I remember many a party there, hee hee...

~Sasha Farina~ said...

awww... how cute is that!

Susan Beth said...

Thank you for answering questions! I so wish I was there with my camera at the park to photograph you and J on the swing. Let me know in advance you are going to do something so cool and I'll try to hope a plane with my camera and rush right over (wink wink! I dream big you know!)

janel said...

Those golden days are the ones that you will remember in 20 years...hope today is just was golden.

NancyJones said...

awwwwww how swweet is dat face!! (trust me if my big ol tail sat in that swing it wouldn't just be groanin' that thang would be cryin' SCREAMIN' EVEN get offffmeeeeeeee) what a sweet memory of you and da baby swingin... just get cha some wd-40 and put in ya holster for next trip (grins)

Lisa Dorsey said...

such a great layout! I love it!

lisadickinson said...

i love how you recounted the swinging :) what a perfect moment. wait, it just needs guacamole! :P

Tiffany said...

What an adorable little man you got there! And wait....you mean God isn't a trojan??? What??!! LOL.

Love the answer to the scrapbooking questions. I think it is a fun way for others to get to know you and your process for creating. Very inspiring.

Rita said...

Lovely LO! The colors are great and I love what you did with the diecut strip! I love moments like that with my kids. I had such a terrible day yesterday, but this morning I've tried just being in the moment and forgetting about what needs to get done, and we've all been much happier:)

Close To Home said...

What a darling layout.
I love special moments with DC...yours is sooo special and can definitely bring lots of happiness.

AnnaMarie said...

LOVE that layout - totally adorable! :) And I loved reading about your special moment - I almost felt like I was there too. ;)

Chrys said...

how cute!