Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday, Monday

What's the next line supposed to be? ...    So Good To Me.. Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be...

Yeah. Mondays are never my favourite day of the week.  How about you?

A Layout
"He's Still My Boy"

This layout means something to me. More for the journaling than anything else. Lately, my journaling is becoming so much more important than it ever was before. In the past, I would often just put some glib line down as my journaling. But lately, I've wanted my pages to be more of a story for my son. I want him to know what I was thinking about the photos. I want him to know my deep feelings about what was going on when those pictures were taken.

This picture is of my son at 14. He was still my boy. Still my baby. He was the son who adored his Mommy. As many know, who have *babies* that have grown a bit older, there comes a time when others usurp your position. Oh.. they still love their Moms... but it's different for awhile. My baby, at 14, was still my baby. It wouldn't be long before he became a bit more independent, and a bit more all-seeing of my faults and foibles. Oy. It's a tough transition. That's why it means something special to me. I remember this moment. This time. I remember my boy, and how important I was to him. It was good.

A New Card
"Happy Birthday"

I don't have a lot of Copics, but I have some. Not enough to get the subtle nuances that many do, but I'm still using them until I get more and more. I like this card though. I can certainly do better. I want to take a Copic course. Have you taken one? Do you prefer a different marker or way to colour? I'd love to know!


coconut said...

Great work, and such a true story of your boy. I dread the day.

ChrissyW said...

both of those are excellent! :)

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Beautiful layout and card....I know what you're saying, my 'baby' is 23, but he's still my baby :)

Pamela said...

Great layout! And I love that card! So cute! :)

Margie H said...

Great boy page and card - thanks for sharing!

Ursula Schneider said...

love that layout, all those fab layers!