Thursday, May 20, 2010


What time is it? Time for a Sketch Challenge at Ella's Pink Elephant!!! You have got to click on over and see all the amazing pages created by the newly expanded Scrapbook Design Team!!!

Lori has come up with a really fun sketch for us to play with this week. Unfortunately, I think my page is still a work in progress. There's something bothering me about it, but I can't put my finger on it. For one thing, I need to include more details about the place and date of the photos, and maybe do a better job with the embellies. Sometimes you need to step away from the page for awhile to get perspective. When I change it up, I'll post the revision.

This is my third son, Clayton (or Clay, as he prefers to be called), when he was four in the spring of 1997 at First Baptist Preschool. Next Monday Clay turns 17. I find myself longing for that four-year-old these days. Let's just say that the teen years are very trying...for some more than others (ahem).  But I love him just the same.

So why not come along and play with us this week? You know you're behind on your pages and NEED to do some scrapbooking, right? (*grin*) We're providing a great sketch and some amazing inspiration, so you're all set!

Have a wonderful day!


Trudi said...

Fabulous layout Lisa! I always seem to have to leave my layouts and come back to them later to finish up too. Which means I need to start my challenge layouts sooner than the day they're suppose to be posted LOL.

Kimmi said...

Great layout! What a cutie he was at that age! Beautiful photos! Does he still like having his photo taken or does he shy away lol?

Love the greens and the buttons. How about some swirls or some small sentiments or qoutes you can remember him saying when he was this age if your looking for ideas?

I think it looks fab as it is though!

Kimmi xx

sarahw said...

What a perfect boy page. I love the photos. I did the same thing with my layout, something is missing at the top but I haven't figured it out yet. :)

Anonymous said...

what sweet pictures-they are just perfect for this LO!


Patti J said...

What a cute little guy! Your layout is wonderful. You're right, I DO need to scrap some pages! lol... now where are those pictures????? ANYWAY, love your page, dear friend!

Jackie Thomas said...

What a fab layout Lisa. I just love everything about it, especially handsome little Clay. OOhhh he's just gorgeous. hugs xo Jackie

Sue from Oregon said...

so darn cute!

Angela said...

love it! your son is just darling! Happy birthday to Clay!

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh I hear ya about the teenage years - but ay 17 he's not far off leaving them behind - hold onto THAT - LOL.
LOVE the sweetness of this page - he was really adorable at 4!!! The colours are GORGEOUS - not sure what else you could add apart from some journalling - but I know what you mean when something just isn't quite right - in YOUR eyes anyway!
I think it's a page to treasure!

Alice Wertz said...

those photos are just precious, Lisa!! so cute!! lovely layout!