I'd been wanting to scrap this sentiment for a while and one of the sketch templates from Simple Scrapper's March Premium Membership collection seemed perfect for the story.
Layout reads: She snuggled in his arms and I saw his heart melt. Our first time babysitting; Claire freshly bathed and cosy in her pajamas and sleeping bag, snuggling into Mike's arms for her bedtime bottle. So trusting, so safe, oh so very loved.
I'd just received a new parcel of scrapbooking products before beginning this layout and it was lovely to use some immediately. Supplies include letter stickers, thickers, diecuts and patterned paper.
The Story Starter theme for March at Simple Scrapper is Back in my Day and one of the prompts in particular resonated with me.
I first had the idea for this minibook back in 2011, when I asked my Mum to write down some recollections for me. Finally, thanks to the story prompt and a Premium Membership template, the minibook has begun.
This layout is about 7 inches by 7.25 inches in size, to fit a pair of craft wood minibook covers I serendipitously picked up on sale the week before. As I didn't have a photo on hand of Mum from a similar time period, I downloaded a photo from the internet to use instead. Supplies include letter stickers.
Journaling reads: I was in high school when man first landed on the moon. It was considered such a significant event that any girl living in town who owned a television was allowed to leave school that day and go home to witness this historical event via the new exciting medium of television. I suspect those who remained at school that day, including the bus girls, gathered around some set at school. I sat for hours in our lounge room, absorbing the slow progress being made. My mother was home but I recall a sense of frustration that she was more consumed with household tasks than sharing such a moment in history with me. I assume my younger sister was at primary school that day. I have no memory of her being in the lounge room too. Recounted on January 27, 2011.
And if you're noticing little dots on the layout, it's possible I may have photographed this layout immediately after eating breakfast one morning. (Love my vegemite toast.) But why is it I only notice this after photographing, uploading and editing the photos? Oih.
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