I don't know why, but deep down inside, there is a part of me that feels weird for scrapbooking the kids I nanny. I guess I'm okay with it, but I feel like others think it's strange, and I feel like they are judging me. Other scrapbookers always ask me, "Do you give those pages to their parents?" and I'm like, "No...They're for me..." I need to get over this negative feeling, because the truth is, I spend 35 hours a week with Caroline and about 10 with M.J. They are a large part of my life, and I love them both so much. In fact, I should be proud of the fact that I love these kids and my job so much that I want to remember them.
So without further ado, here's a page about Caroline, who I have taken to calling "Gidget" in recent weeks. It suits her. I combined sketches at Creative Scrappers (155) and The Scrappiest (119). It's also for the challenge at Crop Addict to include memorabilia. I added one of Caroline's little hair clips to the corner of one of my photos. I buy her about a pack of these every 2 weeks because unless you sneak attack her when you put them in, she will pull them out. Last, this is for the open challenge at Sketches in Thyme.
This ones about M.J. and his crystal meth-like energy level. I combined 2 sketches for this one (Punky Scraps Sketch 119, and Creative Scrappers Sketch 154). This was inspired by Wendi's favorite layout for the scraplift challenge at Design Dollies. I lifted the striped stars, scallops, fun mix of patterns, and overall page layout. This is also for the challenge to "show us the boys" at Paper Issues.