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Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Brother Load...

Hello, Happy Sunday and Welcome to the Farm!  Seems the days are getting shorter and the dark is staying longer, but we won't let that get us down, will we?  WELL, WILL WE?!?  Hee hee, ok, just making sure you're paying attention.  :D

Original page done in 1993
Today I'm sharing with you a project I've done twice. One of them I did years ago (and I do mean years!) when I was just starting to scrapbook.  The other is an 8x8 canvas that I entered in a challenge just a couple of  weeks ago at Heritage Makers.  That challenge was to make a project of any kind using the color green.  If you don't know what Heritage Makers is, it's a digital scrapbooking site that offers a huge variety of projects for you to choose from.  I've been playing with it for a couple of months now, and I love, love, love it!  There are several digital sites out there, but this one is my favorite.

Digitally scrapbooked canvas
done in 2011
As soon as I saw that challenge, I knew EXACTLY what picture I wanted to use for it!  I've always wanted to do more than just a scrapbook page with that picture, so this challenge was PERFECTAMUNDO!!!  I removed the picture from the page and scanned it in to upload and then I returned the picture to the original page.  I know, I know, that's cheating, but...IT'S MY PROJECT AND I'LL CHEAT IF I WANT TO...CHEAT IF I WANT TO...( you DID sing that, didn't you?).  I have to say, this is one of my VERY FAVORITE pictures of my two sons when they were little.  They aren't so little anymore...siiiiigh.  Here, they were 5 years old and 10 months old, respectively; now they are 30 and 25.  Not sure where the time (or the wagon) went, but I have always just loved this picture.  Maybe it's because Adam was such a good big brother; maybe it's because Dale could fit in that wagon; maybe it's because it's just such a sweet picture; or maybe it's a combination of all three.

Whatever it was (or is), it was certainly a time when they were just regular boys, without the responsibilities of adulthood even crossing their minds.  A time of innocence and play, backyards and toys, and a big brother pulling around a little brother in a wagon as if it were the most important thing on the earth.  And perhaps it was, next to lunch and cookies.  :D  After all, lunch and cookies are very important too.

If you have a picture (or pictures) that you really, really love, why don't you try uploading it to a digital website and making it into a project?  Or, turn it into a paper scrapbook page to treasure.  Either way, you will look at those pictures for a load of years to come.  :)  Yeah, I really said that.  Lame, I know, but you still read it!!!

The Brother Load (Green):  All templates from Heritage Makers.
The Brother Load (Red/Blue):  Papers from EK Success; Cloth wagon embellishments and letters were purchased from Ebay.


  1. great layout toodie--going to have to check this site out!

  2. You will love it Mary Pat! The templates are endless!

  3. great layout, love it as I only have grandsons.

  4. Thank you so much Gayle! I'm so glad you like it. :)

  5. How adorable! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

  6. Thank you Alli; this has got to be my favorite pic of all time of those two. And to think that now they're 32 and 27! Wow!