Time passes like a thief in the night. What we have left of our yesterdays are our memories; and these memories should be cherished and preserved. But we shouldn’t just archive the important days like birthdays, anniversaries and holidays but also bits and pieces of our everyday lives. Sometimes the most simple of instances are the ones that live in our hearts and memories the longest.
What could be more timeless than a child’s smile? In the layout by Natasha, she records the many faces of her child, and her journaling says it all – “You Make Me Smile.” Natasha is telling her story, and what is important to her, the everyday faces of her child.
Another everyday story is told in the layout “Sketch Book” by Daphna. She is leaving a record for her son, telling the story of how much he loves to draw. She has several photos from the time he was a baby; and in all those photos he is drawing. That is a very significant everyday story and history to tell and leave for Daphna’s family.
Lastly, I found a picture of my husband, my friend Teri, and me. This photo is several years old and I wanted to record the good times we all had together as friends. Friendship is very important to me, my husband and I are very social and we love being around friends. My title says “Life” because for me; my friends are part of my everyday life, good times, laughter and love
All three of these layouts have an element of time – a clock. By having a clock embellishment on these layouts – it lets the viewer know that these pages are a record of a piece of time to be remembered.
That Face by Natasha Naranjo Aguirre
Supplies: Paper: Bo Bunny Press, Chipboard: The Dusty Attic, Grungeboard, Charms: Advantus, Pearls: Prima Marketing, Paint, Glitter Glue, Ink, Speciality Ink, Embossing Powder: Ranger Industries, Floss: DMC Corporation, Other: eyelets. Tools: Embossing Machine, Embossing Folders: Sizzix (Ellison), Border Punches: EK Success.
Editor's Note: I love how the pocket watches not only add to the page as a beautiful embellishment, but serves as a reminder that time is ticking, and the page is meant to capture that sweet little face at this exact moment in time.
Journaling: You make me smile.
Sketch Book by Daphna Barbalat
Supplies: Paper: KI Memories, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet: Heidi Swapp, Paint: Delta Creative, Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger Industries, Other: mesh. Tools: Stamps: A Stamp in the Hand, Hero Arts, Stampers Anonymous, River City Rubber Works, Inkadinkado, Limited Edition, Die Cut Machine, Sizzix (Ellison), Dies: Sizzix (Ellison), Tim Holtz.
Design Note: Dripped paint on cardstock for an artsy feel.
Journaling: Bryan, you have been drawing since you could hold a pencil, please never stop!
Life, Live, Laugh, Love by Veronica Johnson
Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Simple Stories, TPC Studio, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Tissue Paper: 7Gypsies, Alphabet: Pink Pasilee Chipboard: Fancy Pants Designs, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Pink Paislee, Ink: Clearsnap, Ranger Industries, Ribbon: Advantus, May Arts, Transparency: Kaisercraft, Ephemera: Basically Bare.
Design Note: I added lots of layers, and different textures. I also inked with brown and black to give the layout a more vintage feel.