Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22: 6

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Journey

I wanted to share this page I created with you. Upon first glance, you may think the page is about flowers, specifically - hydrangeas. BUT there is more to this layout. The journaling explains a journey. A journey that started with this hydrangea bush. -- and the path that led me back to this same place.

Journaling -

Memories of home

These hydrangea
bushes are over
sixty years old.
They are such a
reminder of home!
I want my children to know about
the journey that led me back to
these beautiful flowers. The first
time that I saw these flowers is
when I was a little girl. We would
come to visit their great, great,
grandfather,Papaw McGukin. I
remember driving down the bumpy
road to get to his house and these
hydrangeas were the first thing we
saw from the road. We lived about
an hour away. Later in my childhood,
my parents divorced and we moved
to this area. I was able to visit Papaw
often and enjoy these flowers. When
I was a teen-ager, we had a house built
right beside Papaw’s house. I now could
look out the window every day and enjoy
the view. When I went to college, Papaw
passed away. The same year I met Daddy.
I married and lived away from home for many
years not knowing I’d return to this place.
We bought a house when I became pregnant
and was teaching. After I decided to stay
home, we moved back home. We bought a mobile
home that sits right behind these hydrangeas

Have you scrapped about the special places in your life? Are there memories from your childhood that would shine on a layout? To get more ideas about and inspiration for scrapbooking the places of your childhood, visit Get It Scrapped. Debbie Hodge has written a wonderful article.

Supplies -
Katie Pertiet - Color Chat – May 21, 2011
Editorial Inspir. 5-30-10
Spot Dot Brushes no 4
Anna Aspnes - Stitched by Anna Cream
Artplay Palette Booming Marvelous and Genuine
Ali Edwards
Messy Home Brushes
Lynn Grieveson - Hansel Kit
Wilna Furstenberg - Somewhere Alpha


  1. What font did you use for the journaling? It's a perfect choice for this layout.

  2. Beautiful LO and story Amy! I live hydrangeas!