Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Trust?



I love this picture of Bella. SHe looks a little nervous but you can see she is trying to understand the whole dynamics of this horse ride. It made me think of the topic I used for this page. TRUST. We are born with it.. but when do we learn NOT to trust? I know.. what a deep subject. YET one that has been on my mind. I want Bella to know TRUST. I want her to face life head on kickin' and screamin'
I want her to TRUST that life is kinda rough but TRUST that it will be ok. No matter what.
I used the scrapworks line called Formal affair. On this. Along with that snazzy little making memories journaling book. I tell ya I have enjoyed that little book so much. It really helps when your like me and can't write worth a flip, It has the little lines to kinda go by.
I used the Tim Holtz Grunge board on it since it had that westerny horsey kinda feel to it. Dont you just love that stuff!!!
I put 4 arrow photo turns in case I dont notice the 4 I put on the side and put it in the wrong album. I always put something on the page to let me know how old she is in the photo. Not sure if yall have ever noticed that or not.

The journaling reads as follows:
Sometimes, no matter how hard life seems, Even when it may be unfair. You have to dig in your heels, hang on to the saddle and just go with the ride. When it is over you may look back and see just how strong you truly are.
love, Mommy

I hope Some day Bella will read this and really take note of it. That yeah life sucks but just dig in hold on and keep goin'

Hope you all have a wonderful day :)

5 comments:

jan williams said...

AWESOME!!! This is such a true statement! She looks so brave on that horse, bless her heart!

Jocelyn said...

This LO is truly stunning! I so love what the journaling says and how very true it is!

DebW said...

Great LO! I introduced Kelle to horses via her first ride at age 6. Today at 26 she trains racehorses in NJ...better be careful now! Horses are addicting and expensive! Like I always say.."equus keepus brokus"!!

Lynn said...

wow. i love the journaling and you put it so well. love the tidbit of wisdom you leave.

Colette Bate said...

There's nothing that touches my heart more than a scrapbook page that has journaling with meaning. That's been a goal of mine for the last year or so. I've always liked to tell the 'story' but, most of the time it's easy to get caught up in the craft, the papers, the 'stuff' and forget the real reason why we're scrapping.

Nancy, this page is simply fantastic! Love the red/black/white scheme. It's really complimentary to your darling photo of Bella on the horse. That dry brushed paint on the background just makes it a little 'edgy' and you've used my favorite harlequin pattern to accent and give just a hint of sophistication. ohhhh, everything is wonderful.

I never noticed that you reference Bella's age on your pages. What a fun idea! Now .. just like looking for the hidden Playboy bunny on the magazine cover ... I'll be looking for Bella's age on all her pages!

You've given her really good advice to use as she grows into a beautiful young woman. And, more importantly ... it came from your heart.

Hugs!