New month. New Gallery.
The theme? Every Dailies. It's a broad topic that has a million different ways to be approached. Originally, my plan was to scrap the story of how I think of my kids so many times in one day. But, then, I narrowed the topic even further and documented, in a rather brief format, my thoughts about how many times a day I think about Zach. I took the low road here, it's not an upbeat and fun and frivolous recollection at all. I continue to struggle with my oldest baby not feeling the need to communicate with us. I continue to feel sad. Most days it's all good and I can let it just BE. But while I was making my layout for the May Gallery, this was how I was feeling...so I just went with it.
I sewed some chevron ribbon, that picks up the orange in the map featured at the bottom of the layout, as a divider between the photo taken on the day that Zach left for Navy Boot Camp and the journaling completed almost a year later. Yes, I am in that awkward stage of trying not to cry and just wanting to let it all loose. NOT a great photo of Mommy and Zach at all, but Isabella did a wonderful job of capturing the moment and the emotion.
I cut a pennant banner from graph paper to adhere to the photo and the journaling to show that the photo and journaling were from two different dates and attached them with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
The American Craft chipboard arrow points to the title of my layout and this very same phrase is echoed several times in my journaling as well. It's a woodgrain tape and I used my old school Dymo Label Maker.
The page is sized to 6x12 all because I found some page protectors on clearance for 25 cents at Big Lots and just had to try them out.
Find the May write.click.scrapbook. Gallery here. And find all other months in the left sidebar of the blog...such great inspiration from the team! Be careful, though, you'll get lost in all that talent.