Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Scrapbooking Milestones: a 2Peas Share

Do you mark your life by milestones? Do you record those special moments along the way that stand out in your mind or make an impact in your life? We call those milestones and they can range from baby's first steps, to graduation, to an anniversary, to a personal triumph. This month the Garden Girls at 2Peas shared some of their favorite milestone memories. I loved looking through their projects. I particularly loved this galaxy inspired layout by Laura Craigie HERE and this circle grid layout by Lisa Dickinson HERE. Be sure to check out all the projects as they are works of art!

I wanted to document my daughter's recent triumph in high school track. Our daughter, Katelyn, is brave as brave can be and the fact that she has never done something before doesn't stop her. She once sang a solo to try out for a school musical having never sung before in her life. She's just kind of confident like that. She decided this year to go participate in high school track. When she first began, she was the slowest distance runner on the team. But she plodded along and loved both the 1600 (1 mile) and 3200 (2 mile) races. Just the fact that she could run the entire race without walking kind of astounded us as her parents.

But then she really kicked it into high gear and started knocking off several seconds on her time. And when I mean several seconds, I mean almost an entire minute. That's a big deal, people. Seriously. Think about taking a seven minute mile and knocking off an entire minute. That's quite an improvement.

So this layout is dedicated to her amazing improvement and how thrilled we are at her efforts:



Here is a close-up of how I tried to creatively document the changes in her time. I printed the times on small tags and attached them to stickpins which are stuck into numbers cut from some Jillibean Soup patterned paper. Making the journaling more interesting makes the layout more interesting, and using tags is a great way to reinforce the theme:


You can find additional photos of this project HERE.

Below I've suggested the products I used to create this project. Look for numbered products, or list journaling blocks, or symbols that support the milestone you are documenting.

Suggested Products (click photos for products link or visit my blog HERE for the complete supply list):



6 comments:

  1. Great layout design, and even better story about Katelyn's accomplishment.

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  2. Beautiful layout Jen! Love the color scheme and arrangement on the page!

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  3. Fun page! Love the blocked arrangement of the photos and journalling block, and then the super fun touches on the side.

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  4. I absolutely adore when you post a new project. Your clean scrappy style always inspires me. TY for continuing to post. LOVE your work!!! :)

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  5. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Awesome LO. Love the colors and style and congrats on your daughter's accomplishment. My daughter is a sprinter & medaled at State this year--the amount of practice time & toughness that goes into her season always amaze me!

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  6. Beautiful layout. I love everything about it, the colors, the stitching, the tags... great job!

    Hugs,
    Jo
    Jo's Scrap Shack

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