Tuesday, April 8, 2008

for my mama

Here is a page I finished today. I have been wanting to scrap this photo since it was taken (about 3 days before Eleana was born in 2005!) and finnnaaallly have the paper and items to do it justice I think. Funny how I spent so much time on this, and then we had an argument on the phone tonight. No worries though, we are always quick to forgive and apologize.

My mom is so many things for me, and this one little page doesn't begin to sum it all up. I'm thinking about making a page to go with this one with just journaling, to tell our story once and for all.

The journaling reads: "Thank you for choosing me, for saving me from a bleak future." The year, 1986, isn't the date of our adoption. Mom actually adopted me in 1989, but I started living with her off and on in 1986. I was only 4 at that time. She was my number one caregiver from that point in time, so that's the date I go with. We are coming up on our 20th adoption anniversary in October of next year. We celebrate the court date - October 5, 1989, though truly we've been mother and daughter for 22 years.

Okay, products!: the paper is from K and Co's Urban Rhapsody line (I have another piece of this...love the owl!), the flash card ("love you") is 7gypsies, The word "mother" came from a piece of mother themed paper by Karen Foster Design (love this one too!), the "mom" brad is also from KFD, the paperclip is making memories, the 2 felt flowers are junkitz, the exclamation and plus sign are sandylion stickers, the arrow chipboard sticker is also K and Co's UR line, the house was given to me at a crop, so I'm not sure where it came from. Also used green stickles, rubber stamps ("since"), funky chipboard swirl (colorbok), smiley sticker, green ribbon, and the words "tres jolie" I cut from the bottom of a piece of Tres Jolie paper I have. I love French, and it means "very pretty" so I thought that was fitting for ma mere. oh, and the 1986 is rubons from My Mind's Eye Magnolia line.


Scraphappynicole said...

WOWWWWWWWW- The journaling is fabulous!!! Brought a tear to my eye! I had no idea you were adopted. I am so happy you were adopted and things went well for you! This is a SENSATIONAL layout! I love the bird and owl and the lil doodles. The circle around fantastic. Great job. Your mom should be proud, she raised a beautiful girl inside and out! xoxo

Nichole said...

Awwww, thanks! You're so sweet. My mom would be flattered to hear that.

What's so funny? said...

I really, really liked this, Nichole. I remember this pic. And knowing you and your story, the journaling says so much in one sentence. Makes me want to thank your mom, too. We're so lucky you're in our lives. I think this is a great keepsake for Elena someday as well. Also, I loved how you "framed" the picture with the journaling and the embellishments. Lovely, just lovely.