Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Memories of Justin ~ Bo Bunny Layout Challenge Friday "Before and After"

The Lord laid on my heart the idea of holding a crop for our dear friends, the Reed family, who's 10 year old son, Justin, went to be with the Lord this summer.  The crop was held in October, and more than 100 pages of Justin's life were created by friends and family who attended the crop that weekend.  To date more than 125 pages have been given to the family.  

More layouts from the crop are scattered throughout my blog, but many of them are here.

Just a note of encouragement to my dear friends and followers.  So often the Lord has given me nudges to do something or say a certain word of encouragement to someone, and it is just so easy to push them to the side and ignore them.  I learned from this experience that when the Lord gives those nudges, it is really worth it to follow through on them.  What a joy to be clay in the Potter's hand.

The before for the Bo Bunny Challenge is the myriads of photos wonderfully 
organized by Holly.  Here are just two of the envelopes of pictures:

The after are all the beautiful layouts featuring Justin:

Here is a full size glance at the left side:

And here is the right:

The Picture Perfect Memories sticker got lost on the background paper, so I cut a rhinestone template on my Gazelle and used my I-Rock heat tool to put them around the sticker.  While I was at it I decided to embellish the letter stickers as well.

I have not felt like my previous attempts at banners have been all that successful, but I like the 
way this one came out.  I made a template for a shape I liked and then traced and cut the 
pieces from my Bo Bunny scraps, and stitched across the top.

I used the Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi collection to create this layout including:
Mama-Razzi - 2 sheets
Mama-Razzi Cutouts - scalloped block
Mama-Razzi Film - used to cut scalloped circle
Mama-Razzi Stripe
Mama-Razzi Word - 3 sheets including filmstrip word border and treasured memories film strip
Mama-Razzi Combo Stickers - title, blue scallop border, and picture perfect memories sticker
Also used on this layout are:
My sewing machine
EK Success Edger Punches - Intertwined Arches and Double Crochet Lace
Boss Kut Gazelle - to cut scalloped circle and template for rhinestones
Darice Hotfix rhinestones - clear
Imaginisce i-rock

For inspiration I used this gorgeous sketch found on Let's Scrap by the talented Cheri O'Neill.  
It was inspired by a gorgeous layout created by Sarah Mullanix

Here is the sketch:

And the layout that inspired it:

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Blessings ~


  1. omg what a great page love it all you are so sweet to have a crop for him and give this great gift to his family :)

  2. What a great gift for Justin's family, and what a fantastic layout telling this story!

  3. What a wonderful gift!! Your layout is fabulous.

  4. loved seeing this in person! the banner is great!


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