Monday, August 26, 2013

Wake Me Up When September Ends ...

Hi everyone! :) 

This weekend I continued my quest to work my Manufacturer Alphabet Stash Challenge that I have placed on myself :)

This weekend I worked on "C" ... as in Crate Paper :)  

Before I started -- Crate had an entire drawer dedicated to itself in my paper organizing drawers :) 

Now I have two thin bags with Crate goodies in them and I brought it down enough to no longer have it's own "Crate" drawer ... they will now fit just into the "C" drawer with all my other "C" Manufacturer papers :) 

Today I am just sharing ONE of the layouts I made this weekend with Crate Paper ... and I will share the rest later this week :) 

For those that have followed me for awhile will know that since Aleida Franklin passed away almost 5 years ago - I have taken a monthly photos with my babies :) 

Since we are coming up on the 5th anniversary of her passing, I made a 2-page layout with the past 12 months of my monthly photos with the kids in her honor :) 




The left side :) 

 


The right side :) 

 





My title is from Green Day's song "Wake Me Up When September Ends"  -- since Aleida passed away in September 2008, I thought this title was fitting ... 


 








Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

54 comments:

  1. Love, love, love! Fantastic job! Thanks again for the goodies! Your the best!

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  2. Wow! I love this! Brings tears to my eyes to see the great memories made with your family. Love how your pics and LO capture this!

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  3. Awesome two pager! Looks fantastic!!!

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  4. Julie this is just INCREDIBLE! Your friend is smiling up there!!

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  5. I love that you take a photo each month to remember your friend.
    Amazing LO, it's great to see all your special photos together. X

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  6. Almost a PL double!!! And I do so LOOOVE & ADORE 'Crate' & FULLY understand how it could have a whole draw on its own:):):)!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous double...lovely memories there, too:):)

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  7. Love, love, LOVE it! Just gorgeous Julie :)

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  8. Yes I remember for sure... you are so dedicated taking these pictures, I keep forgetting so thank you for the reminder Julie..your layout is amazing and all the photos are awesome. You always inspire me. hugs

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  9. I haven't seen many two pagers done by you...and you rocked this. Gorgeous two pager Julie.

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  10. Beautiful work and I so love the whole concept behind it. Terrific double pager.

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  11. I really love these collages. My sister and I were talking on the phone last night about making a photo collage for a Christmas present and I will probably be referring her and I to your blog a lot :)

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  12. Boy do I really love these pages, Julie...every little bit and detail. My new favorite of yours. :)

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  13. Holy Wow I love these pics and pages soooo much! Great stuff Julie and Yay for using up your stash!

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  14. Wow, this is quite amazing. I love the eclectic mix of photos and projects. The song title and the background of your story make this a very very sentimental page.

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  15. Wonderful! It's so fun seeing the subtle changes from month to month. What a treasure to have these pictures.

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  16. Love the layout! Great way to see the whole year in one place.

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  17. Fabulous Julie!!!!!!!!! Yes, we should all take more pics. Love the way you were able to use all of these in such a beautiful way!

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  18. WOW!!! I LOVE THIS!! such a beautiful tribute to your friend and a gorgeous two pager with lots of great photos and details, very nice!

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  19. Quite lovely. Wonderful that you got so many photos yet still made it beautiful and fun!

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  20. Love, love, love this! Loving all the photos!

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  21. I love crate paper, so pretty and so is your layout!

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  22. Beautiful!! And of course I love that tradition!

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  23. WOW! I love that you've condensed your stash sooooooo much! From an entire drawer to just a baggie! FAB x100000!

    LOEV this 2 page LO! I love all the photos-- I really should try to get a photo of Trav and I more often! I forget (or get lazy.... or figure since I didn't take a shower I shouldn't! LOL!)! Totally taking a pic tonight:)

    Great job again! TFS!

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  24. way to go!!!! and love how you got in all the photos!!!! great fun title too!!

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  25. I absolutely love the title and I think it's great that you scrapped all of these photos. I'm still so sorry for your loss. I think it's wonderful that you've kept her tradition alive.

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  26. This is such a gorgeous page. And so many beautiful photos!! I can't believe it has been five years. She is truly missed.

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  27. WOWZA...this 2 pager is fabulous. I love all of the happy photos and Crate goodies.

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  28. LOL I use to say see me when September is over. It was always a blur when I was teaching. Wonderful page, Hugs, Linda

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  29. I looove this Julie!! Awesome!! love all these lovely pics, so sweet!!xoxo

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  30. I have quite a bit of Crate Paper too. (Blush)
    You've created a wonderful layout. So much happy. Love it!

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  31. Beautiful double pager, to continue to remember your friend, Julie!

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  32. What a great layout! I love that there are so many photos, and I love this ABC challenge of yours!

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  33. Absolutely love this!!! Awesome double pager! WTG on your personal challenge - so cool! And clever!

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  34. Stunning 2-pager! I love all the photos of you with your family. I really need to make sure that I get myself in more photos. Thanks for the reminder and the inspiration!

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  35. This has got to be one of my faves Julie. Love the design, the colours and the story behind the pics. Absolutely awesome!

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  36. Such a beautiful post, and wonderful tribute to Aleida. :)

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  37. My gosh, this almost makes me cry! Stunning spread, Julie, and so, so meaningful! Really LOVE this!

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  38. Oh my. this is brilliant. I love this two-pager. So many happy photos and such a balanced and attractive composition my friend! Amazing work!

    Way to go on working that stash! I so need help with mine!

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  39. Great double layout and concept for photos. Such a sad story behind it. I wish you all the best.

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  40. I just Love this.. Your pages look fabulous. And what a great way to remember the year and honor a friend.

    Hugs~

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  41. Yay for a fabulous two-pager! LOVE! Such a great, homespun feel, and what great pics of you and your kiddos! Priceless!

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  42. Everything about this 2-pager is AWESOME! You have designed such a great spread of all your monthly photos in a clean, colorful way.

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  43. WOW I am in love with this double layout! What a lovely idea...might have to steal this one..lol! Great photos to look back on...hope you are well :)x

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  44. Very pretty two pager!
    Love that you added all the summer activities!
    I wanted to do that too but it doesn't look like I will have time with all the unpacking and when I do it will be time to scrap the Fall projects-lol!
    Love it!!!

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  45. These are just gorgeous, Julie!! What a blessing to have all of these photos of you and your children together! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  46. This is such an awesome way to display your photos and honor your friend.

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  47. LOVE, LOVE how many photos you fit on there & LOVE that you're still keeping up with the monthly photos. Awesomeness!

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  48. What a gorgeous & fun layout & such a lovely idea!!

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  49. FAB pages and i LOVE all the little details :)

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  50. Awesome! Love how many pics you were able to include, and the way you added the banner and frame.

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