Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Family Blog Hop

Family is a special word that means more then those that are actually related to us. It is a word that means those that are close to us. Those that are there for us when we cry or laugh and just want to talk. Families are special and this is a special time to be thankful for our family be it big or small, near or far. Please join our crafters as they celebrate families through their creativeness and love.

Our hostess is Jearise from and she will be having a special give away on her blog so make sure you start with her blog to see the prize and how to enter the drawing.

Here is my idea of FAMILY...

This is a layout I made of our Thanksgiving, 2008.  One of our neighbors had just been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, and was scheduled for a mastectomy the day before Thanksgiving.  We knew her and her family were going to have to blow off Turkey Day that year, and me and some other neighbors wanted to do something about it.

So the day before her surgery (which was actually two days before Thanksgiving) we had a huge feast.  I cooked and another neighbor hosted.  Our kids, neighbors,  and a few close friends were there for a celebration of life, love, and thanks.  And neighbor came through it all like a champ.  She's one of the strongest people I know.

Recipe: most of the items on this layout are card stock and scraps from my stash.  The photos were matted with a really pretty paper bag from a scrapbooking store...yes, I know it's probably not acid free, but I'll take my chances...and I also have multiple copies of the photos just in case!

Thank you for stopping by today and now please continue on to Lucy's fabulous creation!

Jearise -
Cicily -
Maria -
Melissa -
Lluvia aka misses crafty-
Amy E. -
Lissa Marie
Lynne -
Anita -

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E



Very nice layout, love the story, how sweet of you guys, glad your neighbor is ok!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a great layout! So beautiful!

Karen B said...

How nice. Family isn't always determined by blood lines.

Maria said...

great layout

Camille Short said...

This is so wonderful, Amy. I had to take a second look - I could swear I saw my son and daughter-in-law in those pictures! LOL! Must be twin couples!

Marianne said...

Love your layout. Having the neighbors rally around is what helped your friend fight. Thanks for sharing

Melissa Chesser said...

What a beautiful story and a beautiful layout to match. Family means so many things and being an awesome friend is just one definition.


callyannc said...

Super fun LO! TFS CallyAnn

Yvonne Morentin said...

this is awesome, i love that you used the paper bag... I use stuff all the time that is not acid free... I figure as long as the mat that i put the photos on is acid free then i am good... thanks for the chance to win... I am a follower.

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

What a beautiful story and great lay-out to savor the friendship!!!! Pleasure hopping with you!!!
Love, Hugs, and Pixie Dust

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a great layout of your family to cherish for a lifetime!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Such a beautiful family. Love the colors and the ribbon is perfect. And that bubble boarder is perfect. HUGS & MISS YA =)

Anonymous said...

Great LO!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Great pictures and love the layout! Awesome! Using the paper bag from the scrapbook store is beyond a great idea! Thanks for sharing!


lorby said...

Very beautiful layout and even more beautiful story. What wonderful neighbors and what a strong lady! Thank you so much for being in this hop with me.