Monday, January 12, 2015

Music, Soul Deep - Layout

The other day I was cleaning up and found three snapshots of my aunt and uncle with my brother and I in 1969. They're not great photos, but I was excited to find them. My dad took these simple snapshots of my aunt and uncle, but these were special because I had been thinking about them for a couple of weeks, telling my hubby how amazing they were. This is a rare set of captured moments with people I loved who always lived out of state.

My uncle was a minister and I spent a month with them each summer when I was 13 and 14. Aunt Millie was always singing hymns while she worked or cooked. Uncle Kenneth surprised me at church when he played the piano a few times. He played with such energy and flourish. He was playing the hymns elaborately his own way rather than what was simply written on the page, so my idea was that it came from his soul to praise God. That's why I included Psalm 28:7 from Word Art Wednesday, dated April 11, 2012.

Here's the layout (left page) that I made inspired by the sketch at Scrapping Everyday Miracles last week. For my friends and family, the occasion was my brother's 7th birthday on Christmas Eve. I was 20. I'm still writing the 8.5" x 11" two column page of journaling memories that will go on the right page. This layout will go in my personal heritage album.

Here's the sketch  that inspired me:

The verse I chose expresses their perspective on life and influence on me, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalm 28:7"

I'm sharing this layout with the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #293 - not a card
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #42 -anything goes
Lasting Memories January # 224 - Captured Moments
Not Just Cards  Challenge #10- anything goes
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - sketch
Sisters of Craft January Challenge - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #165 - anything uplifting

12" x 12" Layout Supplies:
Papers - Close To My Heart retired"Flirty," "Sarita," "Laughing Lola;" Thistle Cardstock, unknown music paper
Stamp - CTMH "Geometric Background"
Ink - CTMH Thistle, Champagne Pigment Ink (soul deep letters and cork)
Embellishments and tools - CTMH retired Color Ready Cork shapes, letter stickers. black ink marker to color "MUSIC," Cricut Art Philosophy to cut music hearts for cork hearts, printer for scripture verse


DebR said...

Awesome job on this! Looks fantastic. Great job on the LO.
Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a beautiful layout, and such lovely touches you've added to it. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us by playing along, and please do join us again soon and often.
Word Art Wednesday

Suzanne said...

How cool you found these pictures. I must say you picked the perfect colors for the paper, etc. It gives it such a vintage feel. Great take on the sketch and definitely Captured Moments Thanks for sharing at Lasted Memories.

Wendy Batchen said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT

Irene Watson said...

lovely scrapbook page! The layout is great-fab take on the sketch you used. Lovely to have such beautiful memories to treasure. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge blog! Irene DT xx

Tina Campbell said...

Lovely layout and you did fantastic on the sketch challenge :) I see some laughing lola paper :) Thanks for joining us over at LM
Tina C. LMDT

Karen Wilson said...

That is really neat that you came across those photos and they even have a story. Another perfect take on our challenge this week of Captured Moments. Thanks for sharing your story too. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Paula A. Peluso said...

I really like your photos and I am so glad you found the photos. I just found a photo of my Grandfather and created a layout as well and gave it to my mother. She was so moved that she started to cry. I am sure that your photos had a similar effect. Thank you so much for sharing your story and for joining us at Lasting Memories. I really hope to see you next week. ~Paula LMDT

Renee said...

I really love what you have captured here, so great to find old photos and reminisce about people or places! This has turned out so beautiful, and even has a slightly retro feel to it with the oranges and purples

Leah Burgett said...

Great pictures! I love how you used the sketch! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

Beatrice Lawson said...

That title banner is everything:-) Thanks for playing along with us at Lasting Memories!

Paula Jennings said...

what a truly beautiful layout. The colors, the story. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at SEM.

Cara G said...

Vickie--this is a fabulous take on our SEM sketch challenge. So glad you joined us!