Thursday, July 17, 2014

Another Thursday, another throwback layout

I love this photo.  Technically, it's a dud.  In fact, I had it enlarged and mounted and when the lab got the negative they called to verify that I wanted it. It's blurry, they said.  Surely you must want the frame to the left or right of it, they said.  Yep.  It's blurry.  Nope, I didn't write the wrong frame number.  That's the one I want.

It hangs in my home now, and I still love it.  

This layout is so incredibly simple.  I used an Exact-o knife to cut the red frame.  I printed my title and journaling on vellum, and used the Exact-o to cut it into wonky chunks.  The only other "design element" was using pops of red in the journaling.  

Why this one? Why now?

Well, I'm not really sure.  I flipped through an album and there were a couple of layouts that I could have used, but when I got to this one, I stopped flipping.  Molly's 14th birthday was yesterday, and of course birthdays always make you aware of the passage of time.  Molly's only two in this photo.  They ALL are so young here.  And so perfectly them. The journaling - which is too long to transcribe - talks about how there's so much commotion (yep) but also how wonderful having siblings is because they all know your journey and understand you so thoroughly. 

(Oops.  I just realized that this photo is slightly different than the one I have hanging here.  In the enlargement, Molly's head is showing.  But it's still blurry. :P)

Alright.  I'll have a current layout up tomorrow.  It's been quite a week around these parts.  Stay tuned. ;)

As always: Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your layout is lovely. I am seriously attached to a few blurry photos, too. :)

  2. I really love this layout. And I really love that you framed it. I've been very conscious of the passage of time here. My twin boys will be 15 at the end of the month and am currently working on a layout that expresses just that. This layout is my very favorite kind. One that tells the story of your kids/ family. Awesome. Michelle t

  3. I love this!!!! The design is simple, yet is as powerful as the story you tell.

  4. Oh I love this! Love the use of the waves and how it coincides with your journaling. Also, great on you to use a blurry photo! Those are moments too and you worked with it well in this layout!