Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Description: I COMPLETED THIS LO FOR THE COSMO CRICKET CHALLENGE, USING 75% COSMO CRICKET..I USED THE BE GOOD COLLECTION. AND FOR THE AUGUST JOURNALING W/ A TWIST ADD A BUTTON/BUTTONS.
I USED SEVERAL TECHNIQUES..ANTIQUING, DISTRESSING, WALNUT INK, STAMPING, CRACKLE PAINT. I PUT SEVERAL PICTURES CLOSE UPS IN THE GALLERY.
THE JOURNALING READS:When I was a child Christmas time was the most wonderful time of the year. I was so excited and loved putting up decorations and making all kind of goodies. Most of these traditions have carried thru into adult hood. When I first got married I soon realized I was not going to be able to have the “SAME” kind of Christmas that I was accustomed to…there were no decorations, no tree at first your daddy did bring one home one Saturday. It was quickly looking like there was going to be no Holiday that I being an only child was used to. I was 17 and expecting my first child who would be born in January, your daddy was 19 and worked every day and we still could barely get by trying to get ready for a baby and pay rent, etc. there was no money for Christmas items or gifts..etc.
This went on for many years to come although your daddy would always make sure you guys had toys and a tree. We would shop to get just the right toys, take you to see Santa and the trains. Your grandma Nancy would come over and out do us (to speak) and it would hurt our feelings, because we could only do a few things and of course all their toys were much better because it would be the things that were bigger and more costly. Time would change and your grandmother
Thank you children for the gift, because YOU are the GIFT!!!! Love always, Momma
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Your layout is beautiful and the journaling very touching. Your children will look back and realize how lucky they are; memories that money can't buy.
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