Now here is a layout that might never have been created if it weren't for this month's challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge blog:
(Grrrr, sorry about the lousy photo, but I'm using a camera phone as someone, i.e. loving husband, took both cameras and the corresponding camera cards to work and left them there!) The prompt is "weddings", and I actually have an organized section of photos just of weddings of friends and relatives. As I was searching through my photos, I was shocked to realize how many couples are now divorced or split up! Kind of sad, and now I don't know what to do with all these photos - how dare they wreck my scrapbooking plans like this!!! Just kidding, but seriously, I'm really glad that this photo is now on a layout of its own because someday, if not right now, the kids will want to know a bit about their great grandparents. This is my mom's dad, and he's such a funny guy. I'll have to get my mom to write down some stories about him, as he's in his 90's and it's highly unlikely we'll get to Australia to see him (although my mom promised that if he makes it to 100, she'll fly us all over there for his birthday!). My mom's mom passed away in 2005, and a year later, papa's getting married again! I guess when you're that old, carpe diem and all that, right? I think they make a pretty cute couple, and their outfits go absolutely perfectly with this Pink Paislee paper I've been hoarding for, like, ever! My other favorite part of this layout is the journaling block - I ruffled up washi tape around the edge for a different effect. Most of the products are from my June Counterfeit Kit, although I just had to sub in those Thickers for the title, they were too good of a match to leave out!
Here's the sketch I used from Sketches in Thyme, altered just a tad: