Monday, December 30, 2013

Inspired By…A Special Gift

My assignment from Get It Scrapped!: Make a scrapbook page about a particular gift that someone gave you or that you gave to someone. The focus should be on one gift and why it matters. 

So, the burning question for today is: why would a brick be a welcome Christmas present?


Collection Featured: Echo Park Christmas Reflections
My journaling tells the story: "The packages were heavy and there was one for each of us. Signed Love, Dad. Okay. He had our attention. We eagerly opened them and inside discovered…a brick. But we knew. These were bricks from our 1884 courthouse that sadly was recently demolished. Dad had gone down and collected a few momentos from the rubble to give to us. I am so glad he did. I love having  piece of hometown history."

There you have it. The rest of the story, as Paul Harvey used to say.

Now for a few product details. I used Mr. Huey's Opaque White Mist on the kraft cardstock. It lightens up part of the background near the photo, title and journaling. The title is a Silhouette cut, using Honey Script and Impact fonts. The Brick Mask overlay is a die cut I purchased in the Silhouette store.


You can see what the rest of the team did with this assignment in the full article.

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13 comments:

  1. Welcome back! That is an awesome story. So cool that your Dad thought to do that. Love all the brick accents you added into your page. :)

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  2. What a touching story and gift. Love how you incorporated the bricks into your design and title.

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  3. How cool to have a piece of history
    Great layout

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  4. Great story. Perfect layout for it!

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  5. Such a great memory, and LOVE that photo!!! :)

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  6. Very meaningful gift. Thoughtful and touching. I love the bricks too. A few days ago I ordered a brick template to use with ink or stain. Expanding my horizons. Can't wait to try it out. Happy new year. Michelle t.

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  7. Great layout! The brick pattern on the left is just perfect.

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  8. What a thoughtful and unique gift! So glad you captured it on paper.

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  9. Beautiful layout and story, Sue! I love how you used the brick motif on your layout, to go along with the theme of the story!

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  10. What a great gift & your layout showcases that photo & tells the story so well!

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  11. Love your layout! Beautiful job and great story! Have a Happy New Year Sue!

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  12. What a thoughtful memorable gift. Great page too!

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