Scrapbook Challenges-283

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy President's Day! If you're in the US, I hope they gave you the day off :)

I'm so so thankful for this extra day of rest. It's just the time I needed to fully overcome the jet lag. And I've been doing really well I think, falling asleep at a decent hour and not getting up too early.

But back to what I'm sharing today, the latest sketch from Scrapbook Challenges, No. 283.

I didn't have a big photo, so instead, I replaced it with 2 4x6-ish photos. And I used Studio Calico's Glee Club which had tons of great little details.

This page has a then & now theme, although the now is a few months old at this point.
The photos are of my old flat mates & a class mate from my time in London.

I miss these guys. To death really. I was very unhappy coming back to Texas without them. Very sad even for a few days. I wish these guys could still be a part of my everyday life.

Journaling Reads:

Mountbattened is a term Kori and I came up with at some point. If it was listed in the dictionary, at the end of the definition it would say, “See also bamboozled” i.e. we thought one thing and yet something completely different has occurred.

Back in the day it was a derogatory way of describing a situation. These days, I’ve begun to think otherwise.

I can concretely and with 100% certainty say, that I have been Mountbattened. For me that means, walking away from an experience in which long lasting friendships have been created.

Friendship has always been something that I’ve struggled with. A loner at heart, I prefer home and a book, to some loud awkward social gathering. But in that year and a half of living across the world, and being thrown together with the most random smattering of the human experience you could come up with, I found it. Again and again and again.

The people I met, and even had the privilege to live with, become some of the best friends I could have ever asked for. My heart was the happiest it had been this weekend in 2011 when I got to see some of their familiar faces.

Friendship is also having history together. Here we are, at the beginning of an experience of something, we weren’t even sure yet what it was, so young and excited. And then again, out on the other side, not quite so young, but still together.

Thanks yall for stopping by! And don't forget to comment on this post for the chance to win the KP Sketchbook/Sketchpad RAK and a little prize pack of goodies from London & Lisbon. You have until midnight tonight!

cheers & besos,


  1. love your take on the sketch and how you incorporated stamping!

  2. This is a great layout.
    Perfect take on the sketch.