Focus on Family Blog Hop using Circa 1934

If you've come here randomly, we, the SRM design team were spoiled again by Cosmo Cricket and we were all gifted with the new Circa 1934 paper crafting kit. The design team was challenged with making projects that focus on family so I chose to make a layout featuring an awesome picture of my brother and my son, who are two peas in a pod. They are SO alike in so many ways it's actually scary... I love it when they spend time together, but their reckless, crazy, crude personalities feed off each other and sometimes it gets a little ridiculous. Like the day this picture was taken:


Oh yah... Both of them are horribly un-photogenic. This is a really good picture of them because I didn't ask them to smile.. trust me.  




I love mixing up hand-written journaling with stickers or stamps. I started doing it a long time ago, and I think because I hate my handwriting so much the stickers help to break it up. On this layout I used "Everyday Boy" and it's a great set of stickers for these two boys, for sure! 

SO!! This is a blog hop, so if you're just stumbling on this post, start at the beginning at Tania's Blog. Hop along from blog to blog, comment, and become a follower of their blog, and you could win a Cosmo Cricket Crafting kit AND an SRM Prize package. 

Next on the hop is the wonderfully talented: 

Have fun, and good luck! Thank you Cosmo Cricket for letting me play with your pretty paper!!!

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55 comments

  1. HI Tobi, What a great photo of your brother and son...priceless and love how you incorporated these into your adorable layout. Hugs,kathy

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  2. Such a GREAT LO, Tobi, & such a fun photo! Love it!

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  3. what a wonderful page, tobi.
    just looking at it makes you laugh along with these dudes!! ;)

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  4. Love the layout idea for those 'funny' shots that you just can't toss out but show great character. It looks great.

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  5. cute picture of your son and brother. i like how you mixed your journaling with handwriting and stickers.

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  6. Wow! What a FUN and CREATIVE LO!!Fabulous use of the Cosmo paper and SRM stickers! Awesome!

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  7. Hihihi, they may not be photogenetic but it sure made for a great layout!! Greetz, Frea

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  8. your layout made me smile big! love it!!

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  9. That picture cracks me up! Fun!

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  10. Tobi, made me laugh... thanks so much. Amazing LO with a fab photo.

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  11. LOVE that picture, Tobi!! And your layout is so great too - it has such a funky vintage feel to it, it's super!!!

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  12. it's all about the relationships...and it would be so boring if all pics had perfect smiles right??? Love this & love the sepia tone pics.

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  13. Tobi, your LO is PRICELESS . . . love the photo of your brother and son, something to cherish for sure! :)

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  14. This is PRECIOUS!! It made me smile! Amazing memories shared with us - thank you! AMAZING.

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  15. oh wow, that is one great layout! wonderful subject, that photo is too fun! I really love how you used that fabulous paper.

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  16. This is so great! I just love that you used a sticker in your journalling...what a great way to change it up :)

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  17. Loving the layout and finding out I am not the only one who hates her handwriting!

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  18. I really love the reality of this layout. SO handsome for the boys. I have problems with those pages.

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  19. Cute lo. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  20. What a FUN photo and great Layout!

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  21. What a FUN photo and great Layout!

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  22. Fun layout.... love the picture!
    DeniseB

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  23. THis is a great layout, you can see the LOve! Love the way the stickers and hand writing go together. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Such an adorable LO! Great photo too! Love how you use the more male colors!

    Great work!
    Hugs,
    Sandra P

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  25. Photo is too funny and the layout design is great!

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  26. Oh my gosh DUH! I didn't even think to combine writing with the stickers. How perfect is that??? Such a fun layout too. I really like how the black and white photo works perfectly with the papers.

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  27. What an absolutely fun layout! Love that picture!

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  28. That photo is just fantastic! What a great layout! I love it!

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  29. Love this! Fun photo and page....and I LOVE that you hand journaled!!!!

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  30. Love the photo and how you incorporated all of the little details around it!

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  31. Love both the idea for this page and
    the layout you created--it has a lot
    of spirit to it.

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  32. beautiful layout. Love the sentiment and journaling that you used here.

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  33. Tobi, just the inspiration I needed to create a layout!

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  34. Supercute and silly page! Love it!

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  35. That photo is perfect to show their connection! And I have to say the stickers are the perfect finishing touch. TFS!

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  36. Oh my, that is so funny! I love it. Thanks for the chance to win. ♥

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  37. What an AWESOME photo! They really do look connected in more than just family ties! Love how you mixed up the journaling and Title font/stickers!

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  38. This is one of the reasons I scrap book, family! Thanks for the great layout and the chance to win! Love your blog and am following! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  39. Oh, such a beautiful layout. And yes, I too want my handwriting and journaling on every page I can!

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  40. awesome! i love this...i agree it's a unique and wonderful relationship and i love how you documented it!!!

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  41. Love the layout, it is amazing.
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  42. i think it'a a very funny LO. i love. xoxo

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  43. Tobi-
    I love the expression on their faces...and what an amazing LO to express that connection between them!!

    Calypso

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