Monday, September 26, 2011

all you

I had a lot of fun making this layout about my youngest son, Ezra and I on an outing to our local theme park. It also sparked some sadness as I chose my title inspired by the song, "Yellow," by Coldplay. This was one of my oldest son's favorite songs in 2000, and he later passed away in 2001 at the age of 14. Hearing this song again, and thinking about how much he would have enjoyed his youngest brother was heartbreaking. This photo is a closeup of my very old blue chipboard title that I distrressed and attached together!
Here is a closeup of my ticket-title! I cut several sizes of tickets on my Cricut, and layered them until I was happy with the look!
This is a closeup of the multitude of hearts, buttons, and glitter dots on the side of the layout. I just love these 3 bright colors!

I created this layout using these materials: Bazzill cardstock, Phoenix swiss dot & CTMH cardstock, Ocean American Crafts Cardstock: Junior Defense embossed dot

Patterned Paper, Lime Twist, Go Fly A Kite, My Mind's Eye

Cricut Cartrides, Carousel and Plantin Schoolbook

Fiskars Puffy Stickers font Blue Alphas

Chipboard font from my stash

Recollections Glitter Adhesive Dots

Buttons from my stash

Offray Microspool felt ric rac

Martha Stewart border punch and liquid glue

I am entering this layout in these challenges: Sketchabilities #55 Designed 2 Delight Saturday's Challenge - Die Cut Divas (2+ Die Cuts: hearts & ticket) Scrapbook Express Final Weekly Divas Challenge, Any past weekly challenge: July 27-August 2 Big Shape (rectangle patterned paper) A-Z Challenge, letter "B" stash (very old BLUE chipboard) ScrapFIT Weekend Warm Up #14: Buttons (orange buttons) Scrap It With A Song New Challenge: Coldplay "Yellow" (I was inspired by the lyrics especially, when thinking about my littlest son in these photos, and remembering my oldest son, Corey, who loved this song when it was released in 2000. In the song, the artist sings about bleeding himslef dry for his subject, and as a parent, I know exactly how he feels. I would do anything for my children, and I appreciate the chance to express that through this song challenge!) Stuck on You Sketches Sept. 23 Die Cut Challenge :Heart (All the red, turquoise and orange hearts) Make It Monday #56


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  1. Super cute!! I love that Layout!! Fabulous color combo and embellishments clusters!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  2. hi.. this is beautiful.. and knowing a little of your life makes it so special.. love the hearts in those colors.. they are very eye catching.. a beautiful layout..

  3. A beautiful layout!! Thanks for sharing how the "Yellow" challenge inspired you - truly brings so much more meaning to the layout! Glad you played along with us this week at Scrap it With a Song!

  4. I poped on over from the MIM challenge, drawn to all wonderful colours and your fabby LO.
    Love n hugs

  5. What a beautiful layout! I love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at SIWAS!!!

  6. this is a gorgeous layout. love the colours saw it on MIM

  7. What a lovely layout....So nice to capture special memories. So glad you played along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

  8. How those hearts along the side are fabulous! Beautiful layout, and how special it is!

  9. What a gorgeous LO for such beautiful memories - those in the photo and the sad ones thinking about the son who would have enjoyed spending this time with his brother. Thanks for sharing your heart! So glad you played with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

  10. Such a beautiful layout with such a special meaning. God bless!

  11. Oh wow! I love's so bright and cheery!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To win a prize from our sponsor, just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
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  12. First let me say "I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing".. broke my heart to read that on your post :(
    but, You have done a wonderful job with this beautiful layout and I luv your cluster of hearts and it just says how much you luved him..
    I'm so glad our heart challenge inspired you to create this wonderful work of "heart"!! and I'm so happy you joined us this week at SOUS

  13. Roberta..I too appreciate you sharing this with us. I think our community of scrappers is so tight, so lovely and friendly because we can say these things to one another and get support. So thank you for opening yourself to us.
    My heart goes to you for such a loss...
    However, you still are one heck of a creator! LOVE LOVE LOVE this project to pieces!!!!!

    xoxo BIG HUGS, Leah (SOUS)

  14. Great layout! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

  15. Awww, how sweet. And love the hearts! Glad you could play along with us at SOUS!

  16. Such a special layout. I really love all the great details. Thanks for the sweet words on my blog today.

  17. Oh Roberta this is a bitter sweet layout...So sorry to hear aout your son. I LOVE it this is such a bright uplifting layout...WOW!
    Thanks so much for joining us @ SOUS.

  18. Hugs to you!! This is such a touching story. I'm so sorry to hear of your son's passing. This is so special! I love the colors & the meaning behind this. Thank you so much for playing with us at ScrapFIT!

  19. what a touching memory about your son. so true how music can have such an affect on us and bring along memories to go with it.
    the colors on this are fabulous. so fun and bright.. i love all the hearts down the side.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

  20. Roberta, what an awesome page .. love that cluster of hearts .. so fitting for the page .. and for the memories of your other son. What a heartbreaking experience that must be. Thanks for joining us this week at Stuck on U.

  21. What a treasured memory! I'm so sorry for your loss. LOVE that little cluster of hearts! Just beautiful!

  22. Wonderful Roberta! Love that layout!

    Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!!

    Mary J x

  23. What a gorgeous layout, everything about it, Love your color combination! And Thank You for sharing such a touching moment in your life with us, my heart goes out to you. I'm so glad you shared this special moment with us over at SOUS Die Cut Challenge, it really is a work of "Heart"!
    Big ((Hugs)) to You, Theresa

  24. this layout is so full of love! Love the large amount of hearts and the bright colors! So sorry to hear about your oldest. thanks for joining us at SOUS.

  25. I'm so sorry to hear about your son. I can't even imagine.

    Your layout is beautiful, though! I love all the bright colors that you've used and I love the fun red and blue hearts. What a great way to incorporate hearts on a "boy" layout. Thanks so much for joining us at SOUS!

  26. This is pretty :) I love it soooooo much


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