Wednesday, January 26, 2011


   As part of a recent writing assignment, my son was asked to illustrate and write about places he would like to visit. One of those places was France...or more specifically, Paris. I was struck by how passionate my son became as he talked about what he thought Paris was like. I felt like this would be a great moment to of my son's dreams. I think someday it will be neat to reflect back upon this page...especially if we ever get to visit Paris.

Sketches 4 All January Gallery girl Scraplift
  To capture the romance of Paris, I chose this older, cream colored paper from my stash. I don't know who makes it, but I do love the look of the white on cream words and phrases printed on it. For a Masculine vibe, I chose to go with a black, green and blue color palette. The Making Memories and crate paper patterned papers were a perfect fit. I mixed in some Crate Paper die cuts with Restoration border stickers, along with pink paislee chipboard, making memories flowers, and some office supplies. I must admit, that when I received the package of Pink paislee chipboard, I never thought I would find a use for the Eiffel Tower!

Scrap Whispers challenge #86
Frosted designs 1-25-11 Sketch

 The journaling was done on a Maya Road sheer ticket. A Tim Holtz compass mask with black magic glimmer mist adds to the travel theme. A fun set of pages, and a fond memory...and maybe Someday, there will be some photos of us in France.


  1. This is so cool! I love when you capture memories like this for your kids. Awesome lo!!

    I just love all the little details and his journaling (school assignment) FUN!

  2. Wonderful layout and way to go to capture that special memories of your son's dreams.
    I love the misting and masking you did here.
    Thank you for playing with us at Frosted Designs, and I hope you'll join us again.

  3. Such a wonderful layout! I just love the hand written journaling and picture by your son! What a special layout! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays!

  4. I love that you documented this... what a great idea!! I love the misted compass on the layout!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for Sketch Along Tuesday!!