Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Raising Tina

Good morning to you :) This layout is from Day 8 of LOAD 215 it was a Sunday and the theme was your own story. The prompt was: If your story was a book what would the title be? I came up with: "Raising Tina"
why that do you ask? Let me show you:
 I used DCWV the Gilded Paper stack for majority of the paper other than the blue and that white diamond paper.
 Pictures of me with my Mom and with my Dad, journaling block and a clock to represent the time through the ages.
 My Dad showing me how to slow dance at my cousin's wedding I was along side the picture I added a few words with definitions: journey, create, happiness and dream all the words I consider my life has lived by. Yep there were struggles and tough times but I think these 4 were around more often that the bad.
 A picture of me and one of our cats, me pregnant and Kevin my middle son in the stroller. The title was done with the Gold thickers and the black and white blocks (not everything is black and white :)
 My later years when I had my business on the road and the last picture is hopefully my final work stop in my life. The camera, frame and happy tag came out of the Maggie Holmes ephemera pack.

So the question on the Title "Raising Tina" that came about with the question: When do we ever grown up? Always learning new things. I may have been raised by my parents but still to this day I am raising myself. The definition of Raise: verb: 5A: grow, cultivate 5B: to bring to maturity (have I really matured yet? I don't think I have so that means I am Raising Tina!
You all have a fantastic day!


  1. I agree that learning is living. Great page with a fabulous selection of photographs!

  2. I never thought of it from that point of view. In that case, I am still raising Susan along with my kids. haha Thank you for that wonderful layout and taking us along on your journey.

  3. Tina, what a fabulous and gorgeous page!! Love pics of you with your parents!!! Great title and amazing design!!

  4. Wow, wow, wow! I am totally in love with this layout Tina! I love the title and I love your insight to growing up! This is amazing and a wonderful layout to have in your album. How fun it must have been to be taught how to dance by your dad, how fun it must be to have had a dad! Love the pictures, you and your dad is my favorite!!! So special! The colors you have used on this layout are perfect as are the papers, I love the embellishments, especially that clock representing time. The camera as we always document memories and the letters in black and white because as you said nothing is ever black and white! A very thought provoking layout my friend. Hugs, Brenda

  5. What a sweet layout! I love that camera especially!

  6. what a great way to document this journey of yours! So much to see, interpret and discover on this page. LOAD has a way of stretching us, doesn't it?