Monday, June 27, 2011

Daddy's Girl

You ever have that photo that you just HAVE to scrap? You know.... the one that touches your heart and brings a smile to your face....?

When I saw these pics of Kari with her dad, I knew that I had a scrapbook page in the making.

Can't you tell just by looking at these photos that this girl has Dad wrapped around her little finger? Whether it be a new shirt that she might love, a cd by her favorite artist, or a new nail polish that is just a shade different from one she already owns, Dad always seems to come through.

As for the layout, I can thank Scrappin Mojo yet again. I used this month's "Mojo Master" to provide the directions for the layout. If you haven't tried joining in on this yet, you really should. Every month there is a new set of instructions. You get one instruction at a time, every few days, until you finally have a finished page. At the end of the month it is so much fun to see the original inspirational layout and compare that to your finished one.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A New Love

I haven't been scrapping much for the past few weeks, but I have been keeping an eye on the scrapping goings-on online, particularly on Two Peas in a Bucket. I have gotten hooked on the videos that are posted there by the design team, especially those by Nichol Magouirk. I LOVE her simple, linear style! I also love the AE stamps that she has been using. (For those of you who haven't discovered them yet, I'm talking about the Technique Tuesday stamps by Ali Edwards.)

They are SO versatile and Nichol's videos are opening my eyes to LOTS of possibilities, so much so that I have subscribed to the monthly automatic delivery orders. I received the June set this morning and wasted no time using it on a layout.

I used the words "adventure" and "explore" from one set and the word "our" from another stamp set. I am LOVING these stamps! (They also inspired me to dig into my stash of die cut tags....LOL!) I'm fairly sure that you can expect to see more stamping on my future pages, especially with these word stamps!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Father, My Hero

Father's Day is coming up and I had to take a few minutes to create a layout dedicated to my very special dad. Growing up, my dad was always busy: work, church, deacon meetings. He was very dedicated to making a way for his family.

As I became a teenager and then went to college and moved out, Dad went through lots of personal turmoil. He has had several accidents. Everything from having a tractor roll over on him to falling from a church roof. Through it all Dad never gave up. When he fell from the church roof the doctor informed us that Dad would be blinded in one eye. Even that didn't slow him down, much to my surprise. Most recently, last year Dad had 4 of the fingers on his left hand cut, losing 2/3 of the pinky. After 5 hours of neurosurgery, he came home within a week and was back at work within only a few weeks.

Though I don't have many warm "fuzzy" memories of time shared with Dad, there is not doubt that he loves each and every one of our family members. That is why I dedicated this layout to My Father, My Hero.

By the way, the layout design came from my latest purchase: Allison Davis's Volume 6 of Sketches for Scrapbooking. LOVE those books! This sketch is also the sample for my One Little Word Challenge over at Challenge Masters. Be sure to come check it out!