Monday, July 27, 2009

It is so sad and hard to see friends move away!!!

And we had to do that this week end. We said our "See ya later and we will miss you!" this passed Sunday to one of our most dearest friends. Brian and Jennifer and their kids have been a BLESSING to our family and our Church. But with tears on our faces we had to say Goodbye to them. I had prayed (I know that many have prayed the same prayer) that they would stay here in Hawaii. But God and military had a different plan for them. I know that it is God's will that they had to go... But it is still so hard to say that Goodbye! I get teary eyed just typing this out.

This week I got to scrapbook almost every day, during the day and some nights till 3am. I was determined that I was going to get a scrapbook album done for them before they go. I should have started it along time ago, but I'm such a procrastinator and I work so much better under pressure... LOL :) I am done with Volume 1 and need to start on Volume 2 now. I'm so glad that God had helped me to finish the album. I prayed on Friday before I started working on some pages that He would help me finish as much as I could, that He would send some creativity and take this scrappers block away... and He did. He did it because He is an AWESOME God!!!!

I was able to present the book to them on Sunday night after our Church service. From their face expressions I think they LOVED it... :) that does good to my heart! Even thought I already miss them terribly!!!!

I thank God for giving us such great friends. Friends that are more than just friends they are family and I pray that we will see each other again.

I did not keep track of what I used. I was working as fast as I could between going to camp, taking care of the kids, house and so on and on. But I did use A LOT of swap sets. So if you see one that you did PLEASE claim it!!!! All of the sets are beautiful, Thank you to those that were in my swap groups!!!! It was so much faster to do this album having these swap sets, it would have taken me twice as longer to finish the album if I didn't have them. Anyways, if you see your set please PLEASE take full credit for it and Thank you for coming up with such a beautiful set!!! :)

And here are the layouts that I did... I scrapbooked pictures during the 3 years that they were here. I also did 2 double pages spreads for friends and members of our Church to sign the book and leave their wishes and goodbyes for our friends.

So here are the pages that I did for this book.... Volume 1.....

Paper flowers, brads, CTMH swirl stamps, Life's a Beach cartridge for title and Accessories Essentials for the scalloped square.

Scalloped squire again. Lyrical Letters cartridge for title.

I know what you think. But I had to include this pic... :)

Die cuts I picked up at a store long time ago and some jumbo brads.

CM papers, CM abc stickers and some other stickers

Leafs are cut from Life's a Beach cartridge.

Swap Set on both pages please claim it if it's yours. :)

Some stickers and CM ABC letters.

Swap set, please claim it if it's yours.

Swap set made by me. CM sticker letters.

Swap set made my Kendra, inspired by Meg Ya'all!...

Paper Dolls Dress up "dinosaur" cartridge

Mini monograms cartridge for the circles. Plantain Schoolbook title and Life's a Beach for the sun.

CTMH papers. Plantain Schoolbook cartridge for the title.

Swap set.. Please claim it if it's yours.... :)

Christmas Tree is from Lyrical Letters cartridge.

Snow flakes stickers, lazier die cut Christmas lights, Lyrical Letters cartridge "Merry Christmas"...

CTMH stickers, Bo Bunny rub-ons, paper flowers and brads.

My Minds Eye papers and die cuts. Magnolia set. Love this set.

Swap set was done by me on this page.

The flowers were traced using CM stencil and then cut out.

cartridges used: Beyond Birthdays "Happy Birthday", Animal Kingdom "elephant" and Doodlecharms "party hat"...

CM ABC letters

Plantain Schoolbook cartridge. Swap Set used, please claim it if it's yours. :)

Swap set.... Please claim it... :)

Swap set on both pages please claim it. :) Plantain Schoolbook cartridge for title.

Brian, Jennifer and kids Thank you so much for your Friendship! We love you and miss you!!!!


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful album Nadya! Love seeing your projects. I'm sure they will treasure the book.