Friday, May 18, 2012

Cricut Circle Family Momentos Challenge

I had so much fun doing this layout for the Cricut Circle Family Momentos Challenge.  For this challenge we were to take a picture of a family momento and scrapbook it.  I knew right away what I was going to do.  
The story that goes with this page is about my grandfather and my great uncle.  My grandfather was the eldest of a large family and my great uncle the youngest.  You can see the picture of my uncle when he was a young boy.  I have always loved this picture and his adorable curls.  
So the story that goes that the time finally came for my uncle to start school.  As all the kids were walking  to school my grandfather decided that he didn't want everyone making fun of his little brother and callng him a girl.  so he took his pocket knife and cut all the curls off on the way to school.  My two great aunts gathered all the curls and put them in their school bags and took them home.  Needless to say my grandfather was in big trouble with his mom but probably saved his little brother from a lot of humiliation.  
So in the left corner is the candy box full of my uncles curls that my great aunt gave to me some years ago.  I am proud to say this adorable little boy grew up to serve in the European theater during World War II and lived to be in his 90's.  

School house cut from Heritage cart page 35 at 6 inches.
The kids are from Nursery Rhymes page 57 cut at 3 inches 
The journal circle is cut from Accent Essentials cut at 3 nches.
I used Graphic 45 School Days Paper, twine, brad, and Tim Holtz Distressed ink. 
Closeup of pic and journal tag

This is the back of the journal tag which tucks in behind the picture. 


  1. OMGOSH! I am loving this layout Suzanne!! The story is so touching, just like an older brother to protect his younger brother from getting teased! What beautiful curls he had!! How clever of the girls to pick up the curls! And how awesome that you have this box of curls! The Graphic 45 papers are just awesome and you picked out the best die cut images to use on this lo! Love, love the hidden journaling. Awesome job my friend and wow, what a great story!! This is what scrapbooking is all about!

  2. Oh I love the vintage tag you did. guess that kinda gives away my age but that is ok this is wonderful. great job

  3. Great story... perfect for a scrapbook page.

  4. Your page looks great but I LOVE the story that goes with it. My middle son had cute little curls and I struggled to cut them off. When he was being called a she I decided it was time for them to go. How funny that your family kept them all of these years. Very special memento for you to have.