Friday, April 30, 2010

Namesake





Namesake....Ever since I started scrapbooking I've thought about doing a layout explaining where our son Rick's name came from...The time was this week for two reasons. I'm participating in the THAW (Three A Week) challenge at Willow Traders, and I'm working on getting pictures around for Rick's graduation open house. The challenge called for pictures at least 20 years old and both of these pictures are from the 1950's. The papers are from the wonderful club Transparent Touches & Tags, I love it!

"It's Really Happening....isn't it?" is what is going thru my mind alot these days...It just doesn't seem possible and yet here are the announcements that we ordered, and soon they will be addressed and mailed out. There's just no stopping time and that is just the way it should be. I felt this way when my oldest son Rusty graduated and I know I'll feel this way when the next two graduate also...

And the layout entitled Steve? My son's name is Rick and the dog is Sweetie and yet the layout is titled Steve? Steve was Rick's imaginary friend back when he was about the age that he is in the picture. As the journaling will tell you Steve went everywhere with us! Finally one day we were on a vacation in the UP and I said, "Oh look! Steve's dad is behind us and he wants Steve!". My husband stopped the truck, I opened the door, Rick said goodbye to Steve and that was the last we ever heard anything from/about Steve... Thinking back on this now, I'm not sure that was the best way to handle Steve but it seemed to work...
This was was also for the THAW challenge on WT and was to use a sketch from Nuts About Sketches.

14 comments:

  1. These are great layouts, Rebecca! My favorite is the bottom one, with the story about "Steve".

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  2. great scrapping rebecca!! thanks for joining in with the thaw challenges

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  3. love your namesake layout that is just so awesome and love the others too! great work!

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  4. wow! fantastic layout! The heritage layout really stood out for me. I need to do some of these. I love the colors you used. Wonderful!

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  5. they are all so lovely, but the first one is really special! beautiful!!!

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  6. Great pages Rebecca! I love the story on the last layout called 'friend.' What a great remembrance!

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  7. You are a great story teller, and your titles always seem to catch the essence of things. I love all of these!

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  8. Very nice! I really like the graduation one.

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  9. Love what you have done this week!!! I love the subjects of each one of these pages and I love what you did with the TTT kit! Great work!

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  10. Great Layout! It's good to scrap your about a name.

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  11. love the layouts - recording the memories is what it's all about!

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  12. great layouts- wow, graduation already???

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  13. Nice story Rebecca, its hard to not call him Ricky to this day even though he is 18! I can hear you calling him Richard though. Love the way you layed everything out!

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