Tuesday, February 5, 2013

LOAD 213: Day 5, Scrap someone special

I chose to scrap about my brother Phill today. I scrap a lot about my husband and my feelings for him, but what was missing from my scrapbook is my thoughts on the relationship I have with my brother Phill - so that's who I chose to scrap about today.

Journaling reads:
Phill is my quiet one. He’s strong and steady and always there. He’s the nuts and the bolts; the part that holds the whole together. His support is unwavering, his help given freely. He asks not for thanks or acclaim. He’s in the background, doing his job, providing the glue that keeps everything together. It’s often not noticed as we move through the everyday of our lives, but how lost would we be if this most required part wasn’t there. My relationship with my other brothers is louder, but this one is so meaningful for its quietness. It’s the knowing glance across the room that shows the support when neither of us can find the words to say what’s wrong. It’s the buffer to the craziness of life. I’ve watched him grow from the boy he once was to the man he now is and I’ve admired his resolve, his work ethic, his love for those who touch his heart. He’s a wonderful husband, a superb father, and someone I’m so damn proud to call my brother. He is in so many ways, my role model.

Process video can be found here:

Supplies Used:

Colorbok cardstock
DCWV: The Heirloom Stack

American Crafts, Thickers, Macaw, Wood

My  Mind's Eye, Collectable, Remarkable, Beautiful Decorative Stamps

Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Die cut of "brother" from the Silhouette Store
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Hearts
Ribbon: Stash
MME, Kraft Funday, Everyday, Layered Stickers
Fancy Pants Designs Artist Edition, Journaling Cards
Pink Paislee, City Sidewalks, Parcel Tags
My Mind's Eye, Indie Chic, Ginger Pictures, Wood Label


  1. You are quite a talented writer! Love the journaling. I mostly struggle with mine... Great layout.

  2. I absolutely love your layouts. I feel a bit frustrated that I haven't found your blog and YouTube channel sooner. I just wish you could offer to follow your blog via newsletters with emails...this way we can follow your creations everyday without missing a beat.

    Even though I loved the tour of your craft room, I am moving in a new place next week and will have, for the first time in 13 years, my own scrapbooking room. I wanted to know how you store your embellishments when they come in with a package. For example when you buy a Basic Grey paper pack and it comes with a sheet of die cuts, do you store that die cut sheet with other die cuts or do you keep in with your Basic Grey collection?

    Sometimes I buy a collection by Teresa Collins with die cuts, ribbons and borders but I forget about them and I am looking for die cut those same colors as her collection I won't even think to go into my Terese Collins collections and just go through my die cut collections of mixed companies.

    Sorry about my trying to explain my problem, I am French speaking from Montreal and am having trouble explaining my problem. So all I want to know is do you split up your collections or do you keep them all together?

    Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.