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For Kim (kbt) Whole


For Kim (kbt) Whole

This is for Kim... mother of the 3 pairs of the most beautiful eyes in the world. It took me awhile to stop staring at those eyes long enough to actually scrap these. I loved all the thought she put into her journaling, giving these pictures so much more meaning that her children will cherish and tell her grandchildren about.

I've LOVED Amanda's Euphoria kit for the longest time, but it took these gorgeous children for me to break out this extra special kit. All supplies used:
Swap Crop "Traditions" for Kim (kbt) created using all Scrap Girls products:
Amanda Sok's "Euphoria & Euphoria Solids" Collections
Melissa Renfro's "ScrapSimple Actions: Paper Tears"
Melissa Renfro's "ScrapSimple Embellishments: Lifted Photos: Doubles"
Shalae Tippet's "ScrapSimple Papers: Artistic Edges"
Amanda Sok's "ScrapSimple Styles: MicroGlitter 6401"
Font: 2 Peas Tubby

Journaling:
For as long as I can remember, we have colored eggs at Easter. Gathered around the kitchen table, we would sit for hours and get as elaborate in our decorations as we could. We each decorated our own eggs with our names on them as well. Sometimes when eggs didn’t turn out quite right, they would be nominated for the “Gold” or “Silver” egg. Pop-pop would decide which eggs received these titles and they were labeled. These special eggs held a place of honor worthy of the best hiding places and biggest reward for finding them.

On Easter morning, while we were at church, the Easter Bunny would come and hide all of the eggs. We hunted all over the house! *Somehow* we each managed to find our own eggs and a few others. Pop-pop would sit in the living room in his eagle chair, cross-legged, drinking a Bloody Mary. In his breast pocket was a piece of paper, which no one ever saw. We would straggle in, having found as many eggs as we thought there were. Pop-pop would gently pry as to where we had found them and elude to the fact that there were more. The Gold and Silver egg were always still to be found. Inevitably the first clue was something like…” It’s not too high and not too low, but somewhere in-between” and off we would race. The clues would get more and more specific and the hunt more and more intense. We would look EVERYWHERE! Only the most creative of hunters would find the Golden Egg as the hiding place was always any place but obvious. One time it was found inside the yellow pages, carefully cut out to conceal the egg in the center. Another time it was inside a soup can, bottom removed and carefully replaced. The finder of the egg would receive honors as well as a $5.00 reward.

After Gram and Pop-pop died, we still continued the tradition, even into adulthood. Now with new grandchildren around, their Pop-pop continues to hold the secret clues to the whereabouts of the Gold and Silver eggs. I can only hope that they love the tradition as much as we did.



    What a wonderful family tradition! I just love the journaling. And, Patty Anne, this layout is fabulous-o! I love the placement of the photos, the Easter colors used in the background papers, the way the torn papers lead to the title. Too many wonderful things about this layout to possibly put in this post. Absolutely wonderful!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful layout! (I am honored that you would break in a digi kit for it :) )
    PattyAnne – this is so very beautiful. The colors are great but I especially love the clusters of flowers with the string ties.
    Terrific 2 page layout! Kim what a fantastic family tradition!
    This is just gorgeous! And you are right, the journaling is so special and heartfelt!
    Amen to what the girls said..you out did yourself here! It is so pretty! I know Kim will be so excited to add it to her children's books.
    I love the way you did the journaling, it is different then what you usually see, Love the torn paper effect. Great LO!
    the 2 sides match up so perfectly - how difficult was that, getting all the journalling level
    well worth all the trouble - the result is exceptional
    Great job! I love how the torn edges look like you have cracked the shell away from an egg! Very colorful too.
    wonderful 2 page layout. love the colour choice and the torn papers