Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What If...

Two of my favorite scrapbook idea books were written by Creating Keepsakes Hall of Famer, Rebecca Sower. She had a way of capturing those everyday moments, and preserving them with her unique vintage style. I could pick up her books today and still be inspired. 

Her poignant journaling on a page about her son motivated me to create the layout I'm sharing today, a page created with Scraptastic Club's Eight Days A Week kit. I made good use of the die-cut sheet on this page, layering several of the journaling blocks behind the photo, placing my title on another, and creating a banner with all the little triangular flags.



I wrote the journaling for this page years ago, and just recently came across the photo of my son, dressed in surgical garb after a week of summer camp at a local hospital. Cardiologist was one of the professions he wanted to pursue over the years. Here is what I wrote to him, with credit given to Rebecca Sower for the fabulous conversational style of the exchange:

What if I become an engineer?

If you become an engineer, I'll pray that the rails are smooth and your trains are on schedule, and I'll miss you when you're on a journey far away. I'll tell everyone I know that my son is an engineer.

What if I become a construction worker?

If you become a construction worker, I'll pray that you're safe on the job and that the structures you build have the strength of your spirit. I'll tell everyone I know that my son is a construction worker.

What if I become a cardiologist?

If you become a cardiologist, I'll pray that your hands are instruments of God, and that your patients find good health as you heal their hearts and souls as well. I'll tell everyone I know that my son is a cardiologist.


I'm sure my son will treasure this page in the years to come, as he looks back and remembers all the different dreams he had for his future.

11 comments:

angie gutshall said...

Love your layout!! Such a fun page!

Becky said...

What a great layout! Such awesome journaling and I love the flags and banners!

Christina Collins said...

This layout is brilliant. It's beautiful and I love the meaningful journaling!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a fun page- love the banners at the top!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such wonderful journaling and a fantastic page, Madeline! I love the flags and the banners and your great layering.

Jennifer Grace said...

What a great page about his dreams for the future. I love the title on the big speech bubble. x

Cam Fairbanks said...

love the layering, and such great journaling, i'm sure you son will appreciate it!

Linda said...

Great idea for a page! Love how it turned out.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Oh, I love this page! The layering and especially the journaling. I need to pin this when I am back on my computer!

Sue Althouse said...

This is a fantastic idea for a page, your journaling is just priceless!

Amy said...

Love the way you did your journaling, sooo fabulous. I love Rebecca Sower too! Wish she was still super into scrapbooking....her books are still on my bookshelf...love them!