Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Rumour Has It

I'm still pluggin' away at making a dent in my January Counterfeit Kit.  Shortly after I made my kit, I just went through my little recipe box of photos to see which ones would match my kit, and these two little pics of Jason's mom with Brenna 2 years ago were begging to be scrapped!

This is the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy that I used:

And here are a couple of close-ups of the banner:
and the chipboard cluster:
I've been wanting to take part in Scrap it with a Song's Challenges for a while, but it hasn't worked out until this very moment.  This month's "Rock" challenge is to get inspired by Adele's song, "Rumour Has It", so that's where I got my title, but it also helped lead my journaling.  This page was emotionally difficult for me to do because we've recently found out that Jason's mom has Alzheimer's.  She's changed a lot since these photos were taken, and although she remembers our names and who we are right now, I know there will come a time when she won't know any of us any more.  I can't help but feel sad for Brenna - the other kids will have happy memories of time spent with their grandma, but Brenna probably won't.  I'm hoping pages like this will be valuable to her when she's grown, just to let her know that even if she doesn't remember, her grandma loves her so much!

Wow, almost makes me cry again!  I've been a bit of a basket case these past few days what with trying to find day care and other stress.  Yesterday morning, I thought I had it all figured out, only to realize in the afternoon that I was mistaken.  The lady I thought would be able to watch Brenna twice a week has decided that she does not want to watch Brenna at all - apparently Brenna is not self-sufficient enough for her.  Huh.  Soooo, that sends me back to the drawing board.  Argh!  Why can't there just be an abundance of well-qualified, loving individuals that want to take care of little kids when I want them to? 

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28 comments:

  1. Love this page, especially the story behind it and the important job it is doing in memory keeping. Your washing line banner is fab too!

    So sorry to hear that you are having trouble finding childcare, life is never simple is it? Good luck!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  2. Hi,
    Came over from CCK. Your page is lovely and that banner is great.
    So sorry about your MIL.

    I hope you find childcare soon.

    Have a Blessed evening ~~ dawn

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  3. Even though it was tough, it was important for you to tell this story about your MIL. You were brave to tell it. Lovely sketch and your interpretation is adorable.

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  4. I find that scrapbooking can be therapy for me sometimes when dealing with something difficult. Hope creating this page did the same for you. Such a great page - the banner is fantastic. Thanks so much for playing along at Scrap it with a Song & Let's Get Sketchy :-)

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  5. Great job with the sketch Roxy - love that banner. I'll have to go back and look at your counterfeit kit to see where all those pieces came from! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

    Sorry to hear about Jason's Mom. That's tough, no other way to describe it. I'm so glad you have these lovely pictures of her with Brenna that you can scrap for her. It's in situations like this that I am so thankful I found scrapping!
    {{hugs}} and good luck finding daycare!!

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  6. Love your layout! You did a terrific job with the sketch! So sorry you are going through a rough patch. I know scrapbooking always makes me feel better. Sometimes it can be cheaper than therapy! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

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  7. Imlove now this turned out! I am so sorry to hear about the Alzheimer's - it is heart breaking. Sorry to hear that Brenna's care fell through. It is hard to find in this town!

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  8. Love this page. My heart breaks for you over the Alzheimer's! My grandma went through the same thing. Her memory deteriorated but she knew her children and many of her grandchildren til the end. Hoping that part of Jason's mom's memory will remain for you as well!!!

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  9. Wow I couldn't imagine a more heart wrenching task of trying to preserve a memory when the possibility of losing it is so great.Hugs hun! Your layout is so fabulous.I really love your banner. Missin ya lots,good luck on finding daycare.

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  10. What a gorgeous layout!!!! I love your banner! I might just have to tuck that sketch away for when I get crafting again!!
    It is hard to see someone forget their loved ones but I still have some fun memories of my Grandpa even after he got Alzheimers, hopefully that will be true for Brenna as well (: As for daycare, there has to be someone out there!!! Do you ever go to play groups?? That's where I found my sitter when we moved here, or ask at the kid's school (sorry if you have thought of these things already)
    Good luck!!! It will all work out (:

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  11. Gorgeous layout Roxy! Love all the details, the banner, twine, everything! Sorry to hear about your MIL with Alzheimers...not an easy thing to go through. Good luck with finding childcare for Brenna...keeping my fingers crossed.

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  12. Love your banner and use of washi on this! It is perfect. Thanks for playing along with LGS!

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  13. Love the colour combo and misting, cute layout. Thanks for playing along with Scrap it with a Song. xxx

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  14. I love this page Roxy! The mix of patterned papers and the banner is fabulous. Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

    Big hugs to you and your family. I hope you find some quality child care soon.

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  15. What a great page!! the paper is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Scrap it with a Song.

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  16. What a lovely page! It will be such a beautiful reminder for your daughter one day. The banner is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Scrap it With a Song!

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  17. Your layout is lovely! Sorry to hear you have been going through a rough patch. Hugs. xo

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  18. Great take on the sketch! Love your banner, very cool. Thanks for joining in at LGS!

    Btw, love the name Brenna. Thats my daughters name as well and you dont hear it very often :)

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  19. This is lovely - what a great way to preserve the memories. Love your banner!

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  20. Love the title, the stick pin and that adorable banner! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the Sketch Challenge at Let’s Get Sketchy!

    Kathleen
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  21. What a gorgeous layout! My mother has Alzheimer's as well, and I have found that creating layout and remembering her as she was prior to her diagnosis is very comforting. I also love the fact that my children will know their grandma through the pages I create about her. Hugs to you as you and your family deal with this. And good luck finding child care soon!

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  22. Thank you for joining us at LGS!! Lovely job!

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  23. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Let's Get Sketchy. I love your layout and it will make a beautiful keepsake for your daughter. I'm so sorry your going through such a difficult time. I work with Senior's with Alzheimer's, and yes they do loose their memories, but when talking with them, they still share such beautiful stories.

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  24. Super cute layout! Thanks for playing along at Scrap It With A Song!

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  25. I love all the super cute and colourful peices of your layout especially the banner and the splodges of mist.

    Thanks for playing along with Scrap it with a Song.

    Lynn x

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  26. Lovely LO
    Thanks for playing at SGC
    xx

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  27. Great layout Roxy - loving the banner!! Miss you over at AFSC!

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