Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grayden's Journey

It's Back To School time.
For some of us it means that the only difference is a quieter neighborhood and fewer people in the stores during the day. For some... a total change in routine. I've really enjoyed reading the blogs of some of you who are going through this change, as it brings back memories of my own struggles of those days. I can remember standing at the window waving to my kids as they drove off down the road toward new adventures in learning. The house always felt so empty and I longed for that van to roll back up to our driveway. Later after I started the book business and had to be on the road, we thought it best to home school. That kicked my life into a whole other gear... what a wild ride that was, but probably the best years of my life with my children. Times I'd never trade for anything!
Well, now my oldest 
daughter is walking in my footsteps, or at times, kneeprints. Home schooling is not an easy task, and I pray earnestly for her to have strength and endurance. 
Carrie asked me the other
day if I'd give her a hand in preparing Grayden's notebook for the school year. YES... I jumped at the chance, and here is the layout that will be slipped into the vinyl cover sleeve...


She had purchased
this map paper and I completely forgot to look to see where it was made. The other papers are all from the Graphic 45 Communique collection pad.


Grayden's was cut
out with my Alterations Vintage Market die.


The silhouette is by
Jenni Bowlin, the ruler from 7 Gypsies and the metal gears, flower and fastener from Idea-ology.


The word Journey is 
Graphic 45 Staples alpha stickers and the car was cut with Alterations Mini Old Jalopy and Arrow Set.
I hope your school
day memories are pleasant ones... and for some of you, now is the time to make happy ones that will last a life time.

I'm entering Grayden's Journey in these challenges...
Anything But A Card - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp! - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - Vintage School Days
Tuesday Throwdown - Back To Books

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs!
Linda

17 comments:

Birgit said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and all the wonderful vintage effects you have incorporated . All the elements work so well together. Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Audrey Pettit said...

This is such a sweet post, Linda! Thanks for sharing your memories with us! My kiddos started back up last week, and I've been having a hard time with it. Both in high school now, and we're looking at colleges for my son. Just can't believe how quickly it all goes.
LOVE the notebook cover your made for Grayden! Such a fun and graphic mix of papers and elements, and I love that it's personalized. the silhouette and old car and metal bits are fabulous touches. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is such a sweet post, Linda! Thanks for sharing your memories with us! My kiddos started back up last week, and I've been having a hard time with it. Both in high school now, and we're looking at colleges for my son. Just can't believe how quickly it all goes.
LOVE the notebook cover your made for Grayden! Such a fun and graphic mix of papers and elements, and I love that it's personalized. the silhouette and old car and metal bits are fabulous touches. :)

lizzidroege said...

linda what a lovely card, love the male feel to it..it is always a treat to see your amazing creations...thanks for joining us this week at sch...

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful book this is .. I'm sure it will be treasured

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Linda :-) the image and all the details are FAB ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a wonderful project Linda!

Linda R said...

Oh yes, I do miss those days. This is such a wonderful project you have created here. I am sure he will cherish it..

Hugs~

cnelson said...

Absolutely FABULOUS in EVERY way! LOVE your detail work!

Christy said...

This is so fantastic!! I LOVE IT :) Thanks for joining us over at ABAC :)

Larelyn said...

Oh, this is a delightful project. What wonderful papers you've used and a great layout. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Throwdown.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Diana Fernandez said...

Your grandson has a very talented grandma! I love yor notebook cover! Thanks so much for joining us at anything but a card!

Julia S-W said...

Really love your notebook cover - what a lucky and loved little boy your Grandson is! Really enjoyed reading your post too.Love how you've used a wonderful range of papers and embellishments to create this fab project. Most certainly made with love!
Thanks for joining us at ABAC's first challenge. We'd love to see you again.
Juliax

Patti P. said...

Gorgeous, I am sure they both were very happy with your creation. I love reading the stories that tie us all together. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
Patti SCH/DT

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the silhouette, ruler and turned up corner. Wonderful masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
Renee

Heather said...

Fabulous Back to school card!! Love the colors...and the silhouette! Love all the added die cuts too!! Thank you so much for joining us this past week at Sugar Creek Hollow!
Hugs
Heahter

Helen said...

A wonderful keepsake Linds - thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

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