It was too perfect, too Devan. He's all about the edgy, tattoo, goth, emo look. And I knew that it would go perfectly with all the Marah Johnson papers & embellies that I've been collecting & hoarding.
I decided to make this album a celebration of Devan turning 18 ... graduating ... becoming a man ... time to spread his wings, to find who he really is & where he wants to be in life...
... this is the front of the album
one of Marah's transparencies, doctored a little by me. I painted over the Hardcore to darken it up a little so that it would be more visible when the album is closed. Then I
stamped the bird frame with paint & added a few of Marah's rub ons.
I just couldn't help myself, had to outline the wing with some stickels! :o)
The title page ... Time 2 Soar (Dream Big) ... my wish is that when you spread your wings you soar high & always dreams big ...
all of the photos were taken in the spring & early summer of 2008 right after I got my new camera ... I hope that you will "Sieze the Day" & always remember that you hold the key
to my heart ...
This was the first photo that I took of Devan with my new camera that when I uploaded it & saw it ... it took my breath away ... I hope that you always lives with Courage ...
the first photo of him after he got his hair cut! He was so proud of this hair cut & it looked so good on him (but I have to admit that his hair is sooo pretty when it's long that both Jim & I missed it & were glad when he let it grow back out). I made the flower with scraps of Marah's paper & my quikutz silhouette. I just Love the dragonfly sitting in the center! :o)
... i do Not remember the last time I did sooo much stamping & embossing. Seems that once I get going I just can't stop!!! lol. I totally embossed this entire page. :o)
... a photo taken on the caboose at the fairgrounds on the day that I was taking Sierra's Sr. photos. Just love this one. :o) The button in the flower says Dare to Dream ... I most certainly hope you do.
.. this is a Quickutz exclusive die & when I saw it I KNEW that I Had to Have IT! If you had seen the look on his face when he saw it in this album you would know that it was worth Every penny. :o)
... another photo from the day I photographed Sierra & lots more stamping & embossing.
... this photo also makes me hold my breath a little when I see it ... Time to spread your wings my little one (the time on the clock is the time he was born).
... more stamping & embossing ... I hope you are always able to Express Yourself
... we had sooo much fun shooting at this little falling down rubble of a cabin, sad to say they've come in & "fixed it all up" ... totally ruined a prefectly good thing ... I hope you
always Believe in yourself because I DO!
... I wasn't really sure why I left this last page blank, but looking at it now I think it must have been so I would have a place to put some of my thoughts for him...
... The End! Thank you for stopping by & taking a peek &
sharing this special time in our lives with us.
* on a side note, dad called late this afternoon & said that
mom is back in the hospital. Seems to be her kidneys &
heart again. Hoping that Jim will be able to take off work
for a little while tomorrow so that I can ride over & see her.
Positive Thoughts & Prayers please ...