Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rufus

Since David has been gone, I have wanted to scrap some photos of him on deployment. I've been collecting photos from Facebook that he and his friends have posted, and collected a few stories here and there. But I just haven't been able to bring myself to actually scrap something.

I went to Joanne's yesterday and got the Americana paper collection from K & Company. It spurred me to want to work on a page with something that has happened in Iraq. This week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch just really pushed me over the edge.



Here is what I came up with....


The story of Rufus ultimately did not turn out to be a good one. But he brought a lot of happiness to the guys for the time he was there.

I also matched a challenge at Scrappin-n-Chattin that is called Leprechaun's Gold. You had to include glitter, oval, leave and doodle on the layout. I used the oval in place of the brackets on the center photo. The red in the flower embellishments in the upper left and lower right of the page are glittery and I added Stickles to the title. I added leaves to the flowers in the upper right of the page. And I doodled around the oval and added a little smiley face on the journaling tag. This was a pretty tough challenge, but so fun to try to make it work.

I am also going to use this layout as my 3rd entry into this week's Sketches in Thyme Open Challenge.

16 comments:

Sandi said...

What a beautiful remembrance for David of Rufus. A heartfelt and emotional page....this is the reason we scrap. I hope that by doing it you feel better now. I know this is a hard tome for you....{{hugs}}, my friend.

Suzy said...

What a great tribute page for Rufus (and David). What a wonderful album you will have. So neat that Facebook provides that connection through photos/stories.

Heather said...

Great layout and tribute. I am really proud of what David and all the other soldiers are doing! Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!! xoxo

Dawnll said...

Aww Rufus was adorable- such a wonderful layout.
Thank you for joining us this week and sharing at
sketches In Thyme
Hope you come back real soon.

lisa said...

That's a sweet page. I like how you replaced the bracket for the oval on your page. Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Thursdays xx

glassgraffitix2 said...

Sue, the sketch came out great anyway regardless of the outcome

mom2fivekiddos said...

The LO came out great! We adopted a soldier and I think I will make some cards with that paper...now I just have to see if I can find it at my Joanns!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Kristin

Tanya R said...

Super adorable! Thanks for playing with SIT this week.
Hugs
Tanya

beth said...

I love this lo Sue. I think that Rufus has such a sweet little face. I'm sorry that things didn't work out for him.

Tracey said...

What great photo's Sue! Your layout of Rufus is great too!

Karen Wilson said...

What a sweet LO, but so sorry things didn't turn out. Especially looking at that sweet and adorable little face.

You did a wonderful take on the sketch...

tiffany said...

beautiful layout and such a bittersweet story to share. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany DT

Joni Parker said...

Very sweet. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme.

Fern said...

Cute layout!!! Love the oval circle around that cute little face!! So sorry things didn't work out for Rufus, your son and the other guys, but this will be one of the memories your son will cherish!! I want to let you know how much I appreciate what your son and the other soldiers are doing for us!! You should be very proud!! We are!! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Sketches In Thyme!!! Big Hugs!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww poor Rufus! But I am glad you scraped this story! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana Fisher said...

Cutie pup, and like the oval! :)