Saturday, May 18, 2024

Forever Family Layout

There is a saying in the adoption community that kids, especially those who have bounced around in the foster care system and moved from home to home for years, just want a forever family. For the fortunate ones, their birth parent gets his or her act together and is reunited with the child, but for many, adoption by another family is the only way they will ever experience what it means to have a forever family. Our Brianna and Oliver (Angel) were in the latter category, and I am finally caught up enough to scrapbook the day they became part of our forever family. There were a lot of details I wanted to remember about the day but also keep private just for us, so I created a pocket on the right hand page to hold my journaling about this amazing day. Suffice it to say that the people in the photos were some of the ones who supported us on our three-year journey to adoption. 

Background Builders & Love Tags stamp sets
Wicker Lane papers (Photoplay)
Outdoor Denim, Sundance, Raspberry, Kraft & White Daisy cardstock
Outdoor Denim, Goldrush, Raspberry, Capri & Juniper ink
Clear embossing powder
Love This Wood Titles
Key Charms (Bead Landing)
Raspberry baker's twine
Lollydoodle Assortment Flair
DE Hearts chipboard
Miracle chipboard
Miracle stickers
Cool Summer Night enamel dots (Altnew)
Washi tape (from my stash, source unknown)
White heart brads (from my stash, source unknown)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: banner, scalloped borders
Cricut Artiste cartridge: tag
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge #39

Challenges: Cut It Up #304 Send Me Flowers - I used some pretty floral paper across the center of my layout; Festive Fridays #159 - I used silver (key) + brads (hearts) + embossing (on chipboard heart & the word family) + family sentiment

Inspiration Station #61 (used flower paper and similar colors of pink and yellow)


Gerda said...

What a fabulous layout! Love the pretty flower paper you used!! Great take on the sketch!!
Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
Have a great day.

Donna Walls said...

What a wonderful memory page and God Bless you all for providing a loving home for the children. Anyone can be a parent but it takes special people to be a Mommy and Daddy. Thanks for linking up and sharing your lovely page with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge.
Donna xx
Inspiration Station Challenge
Paper Funday Challenge
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge

Deanna said...

Great layout! Amazing story.

Diane Evans said...

Love your layout and what a wonderful memory. Thanks for playing along in the Festive Friday Challenge

Beth McCullough said...

Everyone deserves a Forever Family! Your pages exude the love you have for your kids. Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday Challenge :)