Tuesday, April 29, 2008

When You're 64

Jenn says, KAYA!

So many bad things happened that I thought I won't be able to join this month, but happy now that even on the last day, I was able to submit this one.

What I came up with is just a very simple layout for my mom. I didn't want to complicate it, because I know my mom would appreciate simple layouts more than the super embellished ones. I was actually having a hard time doing this because my mom would always check up on me while I was doing it. I guess seeing her in the picture aroused her curiosity. =)

I was trying to keep it from her that I forgot to take a picture of it before I seal it! My mom's really nosy -- if I left it hanging, for sure the whole purpose of this layout is already busted.

Journal on the layout reads:
"To my mom (age 58), This picture of us taken in Villa Escudero last 29 march 2008 is certainly my current favorite. For someone who doesn’t really smile in pictures, I am happy to see you smile here even just a bit. I am happy, too, that we looked so sweet in this picture. I guess time has certainly changed us a lot. I hope that the closeness we are now sharing will remain forever. I love the fact that we are real good friends now. This layout may have been done in 2008, but I inserted a hidden letter for you, which you can only read when you turn 64, six more years by now. I got it all sealed, so don’t waste your time and energy trying to peek on it, okay? Don’t worry, as long as we live our lives a day at a time, we will just be surprised that six years have already passed. Do come back on this layout in year 2014, on your 64th birthday. And yes, this one’s based on the old Beatles’ song. Love you mom. Your Daughter Nene (age 27)"

The hidden journal will have to follow -- I wrote it from my head and I sealed it right there and then (yeah, st*pid me). I have to wait until tommorow to open it because mom's here, if I open it, she might read it.
Sorry for the poor image - I took a shot of this around 8pm and that I was using my cell phone.

Materials Used:
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey (thanks to Nina for these papers), DCWV, Teresa Collins, Imaginisce
Others - Canson Tracing Paper, Petaloo flowers, Colorbox Ink, Staedtler Triplus pen

About Me:
Mom's newest best friend. You can read more about me in my blogs - http://janu-jenn.blogspot.com/ * http://shutterhappenings.blogspot.com/ * http://familiakhuletz.blogspot.com/


Lee i. said...

Cute naman how you chose the time for your mom to open the letter - after a popular Beatles song. Maybe I should make an LO for DH using the same title - pa-scraplift ng idea hehe. I'm sure you're mom will look forward to reading your letter soon. I like the papers you used and the clean lines of the LO. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Espiritu said...

sweet layout jen, great job! :)