Sunday, November 10, 2013

Family Blessings..a fall layout

Family brings out the best in us and sometimes the worst:) These are the people that drive you the most crazy and also bring you the most joy. I had a bit of creative time today and wanted to design a layout for display during this season of gratitude. Holiday display layouts are my new favorite is almost instant creative gratification!

It is hard to believe that my little family of 4 children has expanded into a family of 16 individuals not counting the twins coming in a few weeks! I look at this picture and marvel because I know our history and our struggles. I am painfully aware of my failures as a mother, yet so happy and grateful for the times I succeeded. One of my dad's favorite quotes was "No success can compensate for failure in the home." To me it means that my best efforts need to be here, with my family. I have many other commitments and community projects that bring "pats on the back" however...
Family is where I learn to love.
Family is where I learn unselfishness.
Family is where I learn gratitude.
I am grateful for the blessing of family:)


Supplies include:
Kraft paper stamped with "Le London Script (Stampabilities)
Scalloped 8x8 cardstock- DCWV
Glitz design 6x6 papers "Yours Truly"
Chipboard kit-Little Yellow Bicycle
Leaf border punch-Martha Stewart
Trims-My Mind's Eye "Stella Rose"
"Blessings"-Cindy Loo cricut cartridge
Red burlap ribbon
Family clear sticker-DCWV quote stacks
Bird paper clip-Prima

Being a thrifty scrapper...I even use the packaging!
I will cut these out for another fall project:)

On the back I added a piece of thin
 cardboard (the kind that is on the back of paper stacks)
to give the layout more stability.

"The family is one of nature's masterpieces."

1 comment:

  1. great layout and what a beautiful family! And twins on the way! oh my what a blessing! I wish I was closer - I would love to retreat with you!