Saturday, December 3, 2011

Follow your Dreams

Hello, sorry I've been MIA for a couple of weeks. I was away at a scrapbooking weekend, and also have gone back to work full time, which really cuts into my crafting time!!!LOL. It's tough to fit that full time job in amongst the requirements of being, mom, chauffeur, cook, maid....well you get the picture. But I did get a little scrapbooking done at my weekend away, and will share with you in the coming days (OK maybe over a few weeks!)

In the meantime the challenge this week at Frosted Designs, was music. I happen to have the perfect layout that I hadn't shared with you yet and thought I would post it for this challenge.

I used the You & Me kit that was a CTMH special in May/June this year. I love these kits, the instructions are clear and simple and makes getting a layout done a snap. I knew as soon as I saw this kit the perfect pictures that I wanted to use, they are of my son playing his keyboard at my fathers wedding in the summer of 2010. He had just got the keyboard for Christmas (2009) along with music lessons. He was a natural and picked up on it right away. So in March when my father announced his engagement to Reat (they had actually been together for over 16 years, but had finally decided to make it official) Brendan asked if he could play the wedding march at their wedding. His music instructor, explained that with only 3 months of lessons, he was jumping way ahead of the program, but with lots of practice, he could be ready.

Undaunted, he dove right in, and not only learned to play the song, but by the time the wedding was here, was able to play without the sheet music. We were so very proud of his dedication and determination. His grandparents were absolutely thrilled with his contribution to their special day.

When I finally got around to doing this layout, it brought up many emotions for me, as we lost Reat to cancer in April of 2011. I wanted to not only capture my pride, but also wanted it to serve as a reminder for my son of the special moment that he was able to share with Reat and my Dad, that meant the world to them.

Supplies used
-You & Me kit (retired)
-chocolate ink pad
-desert sand ink pad
-olive ink pad


  1. oh, Carolyn, this is a beautiful story and your layout is the perfect reminder and tribute to the story. I just love the soft brown and green color palette, the photos are great, and your embellishments add just the right touch. Thanks so much for sharing this special layout with us at Frosted Designs this week.

  2. Wonderful! Great work with the challenge! I love the soft colors with these b&w photos!
    Eli (Frosted Designs)