Treasure & Grandmas

Hi! Happy Tuesday! I cannot believe that we are already in April. I am really counting the days for our Spring Break vacations or better said home cations. Sometimes, it is nice to have a little break from school and homework... and sleep a little bit in the morning.

Today, I am posting my take in the Lily Bee sketch challenge. The sketch was created by Virginia Tillery.
 I do not have the new collections from Lily Bee, yet.
But I was very happy to use my paper's leftovers from an old time favorite "Catching Fall".

I created this layout with some photos from our trip to Reims, France in 2009. I created the paper flowers with the help of this great tutorial posted in Lily bee blog. One of the challenges at 3 Scrappy Boys Kit club forum consists to create paper flowers according to this tutorial.

The fabric flowers are from Prima Moulin Rouge. 

Yesterday was the reveal of sketch #248 at Scrapbook Challenges ning site. This was my take on this sketch by Jowilna. 

I admit that I was not feeling creative at all during the weekend. Maybe it was my lack of already printed good pictures. But I had the time to scrap and I opted to not use one of my weekly passes at Scrapbook Challenges. Who knows when I would needed it. Right??!!!

In addition, I wanted badly to use this beautiful paper from Jillibean Soup, which I got from my 3 Scrappy Boys March Trio kit. The theme of my layout was inspired in the Jillibean die cut. "Grandma's never runs out of hugs or cookies". I substituted cookies for candy at the Jillibean die cut.

I always scrapbook about the sweet memories, this was a great opportunity to scrapbook about the not so good stories or better stated the real life stories.

This layout documents one of my eternal battles with my parents which is the huge availability of candies, lollipops and chocolate at my parents's house. 

Sometimes my kids eat so much candy at the expense of a healthy meal, when my kids stay there on friday's night or during the weekend. I try to not buy candy to my kids so frequently, since the holidays and the society makes sure that kids eat candy all the year. Saint Valentine, Easter, Halloween, Christmas and all the candy included in the favor bags for every birthday celebration they are invited is more than sufficient for their yearly intake.

Fortunately, I gave up, and now I oversight it. No matter what I say, my mom will buy candy at her house and everyone is free to eat as they please. I grew up that way too!!! She will not change and I do not want her to change. Therefore, if mom and my kids are happy, then I am happy. I just make sure the rest of the weekend they eat healthy meals and they brush their teeth daily. 

For the record, my kids visit the dentist every 6 months and as of today, they do not have cavities. LOL! I remind myself this is what is truly important!

And now, I need to go! Need to prepare dinner!
See you later!



Lynnda Hosni said...

Both layouts are so beautifully done Yara... I heart your lily nailed it... TFS....hugs...xoxo

Linda Barber said...

Such an great take on the sketch. And France... a little jealous. LOL! Thanks for playing along.

~jan said...

Both layouts are just fabulous, Yara! Loved the story about your Mom and your kids-you are wise to let it go! :)

Lea said...

Love the Lily Bee layout! Perfect paper for such pictures! And the pic of your mom and son is great! Love this Jillibean line, and what you did with the bingo pieces and flowers is fab!

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful work here Yara! I have joined as a follower & look forward to seeing more!! Thanks too for your kind comments on my blog :)


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