Hi, my name is Joy. I am the designer behind, Memory Mosaic here at My Memories. Welcome to the 3rd post in my Blog Series “Scrapping my Everyday”. I find that it is fairly easy to make special pages for all those big, special events in our lives, but when it comes to making a page about our everyday life, or the “mundane” it becomes a bit trickier. This year I lost my Mom, and realized that the photos and the memories that meant the most to me, (while all are very precious) were those that just caught everyday life. So I want to encourage you to scrap about even the most “mundane” things happening in your life, because in the end, these pieces of your life, will also be part of the beautiful Memory Mosaic you leave behind for your children and families.
This Month we are celebrating Mother’s Day. As I mentioned before, I lost my Mom last year, at the beginning of April. I am truly missing her today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day. I decided that this month, I would focus on our Mother’s for this series. I have several photos of my Mom, just doing everyday things. I have made two layouts using some of these photos.
In this First layout, I have scrapped two photos of her as a New Mom. In both she is holding me, the black and white photo I am just about 1 week old, in the 2nd one, I look to be about 2 or 3 months old. I will be honest with you and say that this 2nd photo is one of my all- time favorite photos I have of my mother. The pure joy on her face in response to whatever had been said makes my heart smile.
The 2nd layout was made to highlight 3 photos that were all taken around the same time. I am with my Mom in 2 of them. They show her fixing my hair and helping me find something in my dresser. The photo in the middle was taken while she was ironing. (seriously can it get any more “every day” or mundane than ironing! ☺)
Both of these layouts were made using my A Mother Collection
Here are two more layouts made by my CT member, Barbara, of her Mother. I hope these layouts will inspire you to make some beautiful pages that captures some of the precious memories from your everyday life.
I am hosting 2 challenges on the My Memories Forum. The first challenge is "Scrapping My Everyday"
I want to challenge you to be inspired to make a layout highlighting some of those everyday things. If you make a layout and post it in the challenge thread by May 31, I will send you a link for this Extras Pack. It was made to coordinate with my “A Mother Collection”.
The 2nd challenge, starts April 16 and is my monthly “Sketch Challenge”. Each month I supply you with a sketch for an idea, and challenge you to scrap about a particular theme. I also put the links for my blog, where you can grab my Monthly Blog Train Freebie along with all the links for the rest of this month’s train.
Hope to see your beautiful layouts in my challenge threads, in the My Memories Forum.