Sunday, July 1, 2012

To Nicholas

This layout was inspired by a journaling prompt for one of the  Studio Calico fifth anniversary challenges.  The prompt was "In 5 years."  I usually focus on events, not emotions, in my layouts.  But the prompt inspired this layout for my son, who is getting ready for his senior year in high school.

My Minds Eye, Simple Stories, Studio Calico, Basic Grey, misc. items from my stash.

The journaling is a letter from me to Nicholas and says:

"As you get ready for your senior year, I can't help but think back to the beginning – when you were a blond, blue-eyed baby who wanted to cuddle all the time. I've watched you grow -- watched your struggles and your victories.
You have faced all the challenges that came your way and made the most of opportunities – now you're ready to start your Senior year – a mentor group lead, a math tutor, a soccer captain with good grades and great college admission test scores. You are a success! I can't wait to see your future!

In Five Years

You will be graduating from college, ready to face your future."

Sometimes it's important to remember all the places your children have been, recognize their achievements and be excited abut all that is in their future. 

Note:  I am entering this in the The Lollipop Ladies Lollipop Ladies new challenge which is based on a picture of candies in yellow, blue and red wrappers with the additional challenge of text. 


  1. Such a cutie with that smiley face ,if only they could be stay like that.Love the checks and layout ,perfect for our challenge at TLL.Thanks for playing.

  2. Wonderful layout and great story told. Very suitable for the Lollipop Ladies challenge this time. Thanks for entering this.

  3. Hi Julie, what a great LO. What great photos to scrap with. A great take on the Lollipop Ladies challenge. Thanks for playing along with us :) Michelle DT TLL

  4. Fantastic entry to TLL. Love the idea of using baby photos while you're talking about his future.