Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Double Page Layout about "Home"!

This is a 2 pager about the house I grew up in for my Random Memories album. I used my Scrapperie kit from this month for this.
Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper is Collage Press. Shaped paper is Making Memories. Misc black brads. Clock is Heidi Swapp. Title lettering is American Crafts Thickers. Stamp is Creative Cafe by Creative Imaginations. Fabric is from the kit. Vellum for journaling. Font is CluffHmk.

Mission, BC

The first house that mum and dad ever owned and the house that I grew up in. I so clearly recall the first and last days I spent in this house.

I remember the day that mum and dad showed us the house and Tracy and I got to pick our rooms! I'm not sure how it worked out that we didn't end up fighting over one of them, but I don't recall that. What I do remember is being quite excited about the orangey-red carpet in my room! Hello 1970s! I had to stand on the heat register under my window to actually be able to see out when we first moved in there.

The last day in our house for me was the day that I left for Japan. I knew the house was up for sale and mum and dad wouldn't be living there when I came home. It wasn't as if I'd been living there for a while, but knowing that I'd never be able to come "home" was really hard.

Dad came out in the carport as we were packing my stuff in the car to go to the airport and he saw me crying. He said something to the effect of "You're not going quite yet", but it wasn't so much leaving Canada that I was sad about at that point - it was leaving the house. I just stood there not really being able to imagine not ever coming back to my home and my room.

I loved this many wonderful memories!

I really enjoyed doing this layout yesterday and it came together quite quickly really. I have just been thinking about our house in Mission a lot lately and wondering if our kids will feel this way about this house. I guess it'll depend on how long we live here though we have no plans of moving anytime soon!

Better run for now so I can go grab a shower before the daily chaos starts! Not too much going on though I do seem to be on the mend from this cold - it's just taking a while!



Aimeslee said...

Great layouts since my last visit. Sorry, I've been politically awol (volunteering). Hope you gets betterz, Colleen! Some winters are just "sick" ones.

Lynn said...

What a wonderful layout! Love the great colors in that kit. Just a terrific memory to scrap about. Love the journaling something you will remember forever.

Brenda said...

Great LO. Wow. What you wrote really brought back some nice childhood memories. We moved into the house I'd grow up in in the 70s as well and it was the first house we had in Arizona as a family. We lived there for 16 years. Although we have long since moved out of it, I'm fortunate enough to only live down the street from it now. Too bad it doesn't look anything like it did back then.

emily said...

I love the layouts also! What a great idea for an album...Random memories, pictures, thoughts. I might have to try that.

Heather Bares said...

great layout!

jp said...

I love the layout. Your colors are perfect with the photo. And the journaling is beautiful. I can imagine how hard it would be to leave the house. What a great memory to have scrapbooked! Janet