Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, May 22, 2010

End of School Year Craziness

One of the other moms in Jeremy's class compared May to Christmas - tons of running around, shopping, and trips to school for all the end of year activities: teacher appreciation week, recitals, field trips, learning who the next year's teachers will be, etc.  Combining that with several work deadlines in the last 2 weeks has made me look like the proverbial chicken with it's head cut off.

I have managed to get a few digital pages done.  This first one is of Jeremy, the weekend he got to bring his violin home and give us concerts. He was just beaming with pride each time he picked it up.  (All images are clickable for greater detail.)

Weekend Concert. Digital Supplies: Paper: Flying South by Jesse Edwards, 
Simple Classics No. 2 by Katie Pertiet, Flowers and Pinstripes by Jesse Edwards, 
Journaling spot: The Good Earth by Zoe Pearn, Calendar: Pick-nics Lil Detail Card 
by Jenn Wilson Designs, Staple: Staple Its by Pattie Knox, Brush: Date Strip Stamps 
No. 2 by Katie Pertiet, Fonts: CK Ali's Writing, Elephant.

Journaling: Bringing home the violin is an exicting time for a Ravenscroft kindergarten student. Jeremy was thrilled to play concerts for us every day and show us what he's learned from Ms. Hitchcock. His favorite song is "See the Little Monkey" and his favorite note is C-sharp.

His class recital was on Monday the 17th.  After the recital, there was a reception in his classroom.  I made this layout to give to his teacher, who does a remarkable job with all these little ones.

Play. Supplies: Paper: Letter Box by Katie Pertiet, Sweet Mystery by Melgen 
Designs, Little Creepers by Mindy Teresawa, Vintage Linens by Shabby Miss 
Jenn Designs, Celebrate Paper Pack 4 by Baers Garden Designs, Frames: Classic 
Curled Photo Frames No. 1 by Katie Pertiet, Swirled edge: Colorful Edgers 
No. 2 by Katie Pertiet, Brush: Musical by Jesse Edwards, Alpha (recolored): 
Katie's Jewels by Pattie Knox, Stitches: Double Straight Stitches by Tia Bennett.

And finally, a layout for/about Ryan.  He's like me, and rarely in pictures.  He prefers to be behind the video camera instead of in front of it. Baseball is his passion, and I think that this page captures it well.

Lifelong Romance.  Paper: Peeking Baseball kit by Ronnie McCray, Take Me Out to 
the Ballgame kit by Dana Zarling; Alphabet: White Felt Alpha with Red Stitching by Amy 
Bleser; Frames: Stuffed Edge Frames and Journalers No. 1 by Katie Pertiet, Basic Bare 
Chipboard Frames by Katie Pertiet, Border: Stuffed Edge Documents No. 1 by Katie Pertiet, 
Journal Spots: Basic Journal Spots by Katie Pertiet, Ticket, Shoe Lacing: Peeking Baseball 
kit by Ronnie McCray, Tab: Cardstock Tabs by Katie Pertiet, Tape: My Family Genealogy 
Clippings by Katie Pertiet, Label: My Family Genealogy Flashcards by Katie Pertiet, 
Software: Lightroom and Photoshop Elements 8.0 (both by Adobe), 
Font: Plantagenet Cherokee.

Journaling: Do you see that glove sitting on the bench? It belongs to my husband, Ryan. It tells the story of his love of all things baseball. It bears the scars of a quarter-century of use. It holds the dreams and excitement of the teen-aged ballplayer. It has been and continues to go to ballgames, in case there is a foul ball to be caught. It is treated with love and respect. It is well cared for, soft from decades of use, but still strong and functional. It now accompanies us to little league games. It helps Ryan share his love of all things baseball with a new group of children, eager to learn. It sits on the bench, after the on-field practice, but before the game, holding one used and one new game ball, ready for the first pitch. It holds the dreams and excitement of the father teaching his sons about the game.


  1. Lovely pages! Each one is a wonderful memory. Love the layouts and elements used to bring it all together. What a great gift to give the teacher too! Have a good weekend!

  2. Great pages! Hope things settle down for you soon!

  3. What great pages! The baseball page is very creative, a wonderful way to capture the memories without having or waiting for that perfect photo of your husband playing ball, etc...You made the pictures you have into the perfect photos for your layout.

  4. tes pages digitales sont plus belles les unes que les autres, mon coup de coeur va à "Play" wow! j'adoooore

  5. Wow, these are all so fabulous! The layouts are so beautifully done and perfect for capturing those special memories. Love how you were able to show your husband's passion for baseball--great job!

  6. Janice, these are absolutely fabulous! I love the colours and the elements you chose to highlight these memories - the balance is PERFECT!

  7. Janice, Happy birthday! Missed you at the blog hop, but I hope you are having a big party!

  8. Janice, how wonderfully you have captured and these special moments and passions. I'm sure the teacher treasured her gift.

  9. These pages are so sweet and what a special story you shared about that baseball mitt. I could just catch a little glimpse into the love and relationships inside your family, how special!

  10. Janice, Wondering about you. Hope all is well. R

  11. Wow, quite lovely! Amazing work - reminds me that I need to start working on my pages again.