Another week has flown by and it's time for a new linky party to open at Make It Monday. You can link your old or new paper creations up now. Our sponsor this week is the popular Bugaboo Stamps and I used Ava-School Sign It 2 on my scrapbook layout. The notebook page is perfect for journaling and Ava looks a lot like my daughter did when she was young. :)
I have a confession to make, it was scrapbooking that brought me to paper crafting originally but I haven't scrapbooked in years. I was busy schooling my children and during part of that time I was a small business owner also. It made for hectic days and my scrapbook stuff sit on the shelf collecting dust. In 2010 I started making cards and I delved back into the paper world. In the fall of 2011, I started this blog to share my cards and a mere two weeks later my dad called from Texas. He was no longer able to live alone because of the seriousness of his heart conditions. We moved him to our home in Tennessee at the young age of 84 and took care of him until he passed away in March of this year. The loss of my dad has been hard for me and it's actually the first time I've mentioned it here on my blog. We had a special bond and I'm very grateful for the time I had with him. His only regret was that he had not moved to Tennessee before, me too. There's been more sorrow this year with the loss of my FIL in July. My DH and I both have moms in nursing homes with Alzheimer's and my MIL's has advanced to the point she rarely knows who we are. It has all taken a toll on us to say the least but it was a sweet blog friend who reminded me that there have been good things to happen this year as well. Our children provided that source of happiness with both of them achieving milestones in their advancement of higher education and in their personal lives. Hence the scrapbook layout, it brought me back to a sweet time and that's what I love about scrapbooking. It's simple by today's standard I know. Many of the LO's I've seen are far too beautiful to be put in a binder and should be framed instead. They are truly works of art and hopefully I'll be able to produce some of those myself before long. ;)
|My two homeschoolers on the first day of school, Aug. 2000.|
Prize is winner's choice of 7 single digi's!
Thank you Bugaboo Stamps for your support of our challenge and for providing the DT with images to create with.
Pick of the Week
I love the Basic Grey papers and the way she let the sentiment spill over on the sides of the focal panel. The pretty bow wraps this birthday card up in style.
Thanks for sharing your talent Asha with us at Make It Monday!
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Have a great week!