Sunday, March 25, 2012

Scrap for Help

Here's a simple layout I made for Nolan's album using my February Counterfeit Kit. I didn't use much for embellishments as I'm feeling like I'm way behind on my scrapping these days and really just need to get some pages done. The hardest part of making this page was parting with the backside of this Simple Stories paper. Sigh, I really didn't want to use this paper, I could've hoarded it for a long time, but I need to just suck it up and use my stash! Before I stuck all my photos down, I cut some of the backside bits out, so I can fully utilize as much as possible. I am going to enter this layout over at Scrap for Help - their challenge for March is to use corrugated cardboard on your project. This was fun to do - I inked up my piece with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, then sprayed it with some new spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang. You probably can't appreciate the full effect, but it's got a pinkish red iridescent sheen to it.

This was Nolan's last day at his old school in Burns Lake. He brought his camera, and had some fun taking pictures of his classmates. I think it was jersey day because the Canucks were in the Stanley Cup playoffs, so it's kind of cute seeing everyone wearing their favorite team's jersey. Of course, I forgot all about it, even though I was a staff member at the school, so I had to borrow a jersey and Nolan's wearing his every day Irish rugby shirt with the Bushmill's Whiskey logo on the front. He's been wearing those shirts for years (he had a huge collection from Uncle Mike), and I didn't even think of it, but I think it's against most schools' dress codes to wear ads for alcohol, haha! Nobody's ever mentioned it, which is a good thing because those are about all he'll wear!

Speaking of my little man, tomorrow starts his assessment process. We will finally find out once and for all if he has Asperger's or not. I'm so curious as to what the experts will say, but I'm also wondering if I'm doing the right thing. We've been pushing ahead for a diagnosis for so long, but is it good to be "labeled"? Too late to worry about that now, I guess. I'll keep everyone posted as to the results. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Lovely layout.. well done.. and good luck with the testing.. please keep us informed..Take Care

  2. This is a great layout, and it doesn't really need too many embellies on it because that paper is so fabulous! I sooo love Simple Stories! I think they might be my new fav! Good luck with the tests on Nolan! I hope you find some answers!

  3. This is so cool!!! All the best with the tests! :D
    Thanks for playing along with us at SFH!!! :D

  4. Love all the layers - not sure if they are actual layers or the print of the paper but they are very cool. I also like the multiple banners and the way you've layered the photos! Good luck with Nolan's testing....I think a diagnosis will help.

  5. lovely page great layers and pictures.

  6. Lovely layout and such gorgeous papers you've used here Roxy. Love the story about forgetting it was jersey day (I once forgot that it was non uniform day for one of mine and had to rush back with something more appropriate!)

    Good luck with the testing but I can see what you are saying about being in a quandary about knowing... I'll be thinking of you.

    Lots of hugs
    Carole xxx

  7. another great page Roxy! love the banners too!!
    Good luck with the testing - look forward to hearing the results.

  8. really nice lo and I just have to say Go Leafs Go!!

    I hope the assesment went well
    thanks for playint with us at SFH

  9. What a fun lo!Tks. for playing along with us at SFH!

  10. Great page Rox!! I love all of the banners and how you journalled right on the main paper. Great pics too!! It will be a fabulous memory for Nolan (:
    I think knowing one way or another about Nolan will make it easier for you to understand how things are for him, how his brain works (: and even if it isn't easy being labelled at least he will get whatever resources he needs in school. My Aunt has 2 boys that have Asperger's, it took a long time to get an actual diagnosis but now they are getting the support they need. Let us know how things go!!!