Sunday, June 16, 2013

Lasting Memories-Tell Me a Story

When I saw Lasting Memories Challenge "Tell Me a Story" I thought this is a perfect time to scrap a newspaper article and at the same time  to immortalize one of Jame's comments when he was 4. James was always coming up with "priceless commentary" on the world around him. (He still has a lot to say about world events...LOL)

When James was 4 we put him into a tumbling class to keep him occupied while his older brother Scott was training for his gymnastics team. Before long the coach was begging us to let James compete on the tumbling team. Now please understand James was of football player build. We really weren't expecting much, we just thought the opportunity to do something constructive while we were in the gym waiting on Scott was enough reason to let him do it.

Well, James surprised all of us. He won most of the competitions and then he won STATE!!!!! He had a room full of trophies and ribbons. We asked him if he would like to join his brother's team the following year. His response? "No Mommy. I'm done with gymnastics. I reached the top. Time to tackle a new sport!" He was JUST 4!!!!! LOL

Photo doesn't show the title well but it is an embossed sticker from my stash (over 8 years old..ugh)"Savor the Journey"

Tip 1: Newspaper is VERY ACIDIC. This article was already disintegrating. I copied it onto glossy acid free paper. I documented on the bottom of the page the date and newspaper.

Tip 2:  The two printed papers are very busy. At first I did not care for them together. But by using one as the border around the paper and using a solid black in between the busy papers it works.

Tip 3: The plain wood arrow was too stark against the photo. So I used Studio Calico Silver Mist to help it blend with the layout.

Tip 4: While I love the look of black and silver with the newsprint there was really a second reason I choose the color combo. The stripes on their uniforms is silver glitter and the uniforms are black. I wanted to carry out the team colors, since this was an article about the State Championship.

Supplies: Cardstock, Bazzill Black Orange Peel, Studio Calico Front Row Scrapbook Kit, Stash
Embellishments: Studio Calico Wood Arrows, Lawn Fawn twine
Markers; Signio Silver
Sticker: Stash (and we won't talk about how old that one is...LOL) If you can't see it, it says "Savor the Journey"

The sketch for this layout was from last week's Inspired to Scrap Weekend Warrior Class. It happens once a month and I HIGHLY recommend checking them out. I have found the sketches to be more challenging than the typical ones you see on the internet. Lots of photos are used.And the cost is cheap, only $5. I learn a ton and I get a lot done! To me they are the best value on the internet. The Gals are awesome. They also have a forum, which I intend to get more involved with this coming month.

City Crafters Challenge All About Him
Crafty Sentiments Card project for a Male
Papertake Weekly  Hello Boys
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday Masculine
Try it on Tuesday One for Men
Use it Tuesdays Masculine The "Savor the Journey" Sticker is over 8 years old and the newspaper article is from 1999!

Have a wonderful week and I can't wait to hear your stories!


  1. A wonderful memory page. Love the classic colours. Well done to you for your page and to your son for his achievements. Great tips too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  2. What a beautiful layout! People can struggle with scrapbooking news articles, but this is fantastic.
    Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!

  3. This is a lovely memory page well done and also to your son , you must be such a proud mum.
    Thank you for joining us at Through The Craftroom Door Challenge this time and GOOD LUCK.
    Hugs Elaine

  4. This is darling! Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  5. What a wonderful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  6. Great card! Love that you used the photo. And loved reading about James, lol, so funny. Thanks for joining us at CCCB this week. Hugs, Wendy

  7. Wonderful colors! And wonderful story!

  8. I love that you scraped a newspaper article, what a great memory. Great tip on copying the newspaper and congrats on using sticker that was 8 years old :)

  9. Wow, hat is awesome and what a neat way to keep that newspaper article to. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing your story!

    Karen LMDT


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