Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mother & Daughter

Mother's Day is coming. I don't always send a gift to my mom on Mother's Day, but I do try to make something for her for her bday. Actually, its just about the time Mother's Day rolls around that I realize I haven't anything to send her, so I get started on something and have it ready to send her by her birthday in June. I know, I'm a bad daughter...

This year, however, a friend in my scrapbooking group started a wonderful challenge. I think I mentioned it before. To scrap a page using photos of both mother and child, at the same age. (Mom at age six, daughter at age six). We are lucky in that group because we all have daughters. So its the perfect challenge.

I have a few photos of myself as a child, and of course hundreds of my own daughter. Matching the ages was even quite easy. I made a page, but then wasn't quite 100% satisfied. So I made another. It was a bit better, but I still wanted more. So I made a 3rd page, this time using a photo of my own mom at about the same age as well. Three generations. It's my favorite of the three.

Even so, I do love the two pages with just my daughter and I. Its surprising how similar we look. Maybe that shouldn't surprise me, but my daughter is half Japanese and almost everyone agrees that she looks like her Daddy. But to put our photos side-by-side I can see some of me in her too.

I'm still thinking about making another page of just the two of us, but that will have to wait. I'm already thinking about a Father's Day page for my husband: a page of him and my son at the same age.

Anyway, have a look at my Mother and Daughter pages. I'd LOVE to see your pages too!








Me & My Girl

Mother & Child

Hearts Entwined Forever

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