Thursday, November 12, 2009

my brother's keeper

i just noticed lately in my new layouts that i've been using a lot sassafras papers. it's my current favorite and i love the fact that i can still mix and match their different lines together. even loved it more when they included their die-cut borders in the paper design. genius! those borders are just perfect if you want to spruce up your design a bit.

here's one layout using sassafras goodness! this was for journaling junkie's challenge #66. we were to create a layout about our relationship with our siblings.

i cut-off the "dream big" paper and layered it on top of the "full bloom" paper. i just aligned the color rays to make it appear like it was a single paper sheet. and i also added rub-on phrases on the rays as added descriptions for my brothers.

It’s a love-hate relationship that I have with these two. What can you expect with three different personalities living together all their lives. Being the eldest doesn’t really help all the time. When you exert your authority, it’s either they listen or they argue with it. Add to it that I always want control and order, while these two employ a carefree and happy-go-lucky attitude. I know I also frustrate them at times with my personality as much as they do to me.

But despite our differences, I love these two. Yes, I sometimes wish they were different but that only happens when I’m really mad at them. They have really helped mold me to be the person that I am, the sister who continues to love and support them no matter what.

Yes we argue, we fight, we have disagreements. But we also laugh together, share stories, enjoy each other’s company, we support and we love. That is who we are. I will be the eldest sister that they can count on, supporting them as much as I can. I will continue to be my brother’s keeper.

materials used: cardstock - dcwv; patterned paper - sassafras lass; buttons - autumn leaves; rub-ons - creative imaginations, 7gypsies; stickers - pink paislee, 7gypsies; chipboard - heidi swapp; brads - 7gypsies, making memories; dmc floss

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