Monday, February 1, 2016

02/01/16 - MIM Sketch #53

Wow has it really been a whole 2 weeks since I blogged?!
Time flies... especially when you're having fun!
And I definitely have!

I've been scrapping and art journaling and reading and spending time w/ my family, furbabies, and friends!

I'll be sharing more about all that in future posts...
But today I am sharing w/ you the latest "The Memory Nest" Sketch:

I loved it the moment I saw it but couldn't get to it right away...
Which was actually a good thing because about a week ago I wound up getting the perfect photo for it!
Journaling: "Celebrating our daughter's 14th birthday with her first visit to Universal Studios.
January 24, 2016"
I also had 2 brand new Scrapbook kit's and some brand new goodies I hadn't yet dug into... (I've been doing a lot of scrappy shopping lately)!
The kits/goodies were also perfect for this photo!
BTW - if you're wondering why parents who live in Southern CA have never taken their daughter to Universal Studios until her 14th birthday... this is why:
Madison is not a big fan of amusement parks.
When she was younger she loved Disneyland and we would buy annual passes for her, and our son, every year. Eventually, as they got older, they both got tired of it. 
They wanted to go to Knotts Berry Farm instead so for a few years we did annual passes for Knotts which was MUCH cheaper (yay for us parents)! 
Eventually they also tired of that and we hadn't taken them to an amusement park in quite a few years (again, their choice).
But last year Universal Studios announced they were building a "Harry Potter Land" and since my kids are both big Harry Potter fans, they both expressed interest in going.
For Christmas we bought the whole family annual passes to Universal Studios.
Madison's birthday just happened to fall on a Sunday this year which is my husband's only "weekend" day off so we took her. Unfortunately my son had to work but he had been to Universal Studios twice in the past:  w/ me, before I met my husband, and once w/ his dad.
It worked out well... Madison got to experience the park for the first time doing everything SHE wanted to do since it was her birthday and her brother wasn't there.
She enjoyed it and is looking forward to going back, especially once Harry Potter opens in April!
We all are looking forward to April!
So there you have it!
Now it's time to share your layout, and story, with all of us at "TMN". Create a layout or card using this sketch and link it by February 29th to be in the running for a prize!
Good luck!


  1. Loveeeeeeee this! LOVING that fun photo and the colors!! We LOVE Universal Studios!! We can't wait to visit again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Beautiful layout! Love those fun, bright colors - perfect for a birthday photo!

  3. cute layout! Harry Potter world will be so awesome! Looks like you guys had fun there :D

  4. I love the fun background and cool vibe to this! What a great way to spend a birthday!!! Awesome take on this sketch.

  5. SO fun and playful Doreen. I really like the boldness too and of course-your signature doodling!


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