I woke up early this morning and finished a layout that means a lot to me because it has pictures on it of my step-father who passed away last October. I know it isn't the most up-beat subject to talk about, but for me it is a way to honor this wonderful man. I am blessed to have known him.
You see, I acted incredibly stupid and immature back when my mom and Michael were married 20+ years ago. (OK, I still act that way at times!) I chose not to attend their wedding. I could have. I should have. I regret that decision all the time. Here is the great news. Michael never held that against me. When they got married, Michael already had a daugther but inherited four step-daugthers (me being the youngest). He never, ever treated us as "step-children". He loved us all the same. For that, I am forever grateful. More on that story another time, but for now I will show you my page dedicated to the best step-father in the world.
Almost all of the paper, tags, instaframes and openable are from Heidi Swapp . You will soon find out that I am in love with all her products. I have a little space at a boutique here in Arlington so I am officially a HS retailer (if you ever need any products, let me know as I still have some Sugar Chic and No Limits items left). I took a 12 week class from her called The Art of Observation from Big Picture Classes that revolutionized the way I scrapbooked. I will eventually upload pictures from that class as it was awesome. Her new line, Vintage Chic, just came out so I am loving playing with all the great products, including the incredible Color Shine. I am learning a few tricks using that product and will share some of my insight on another post soon. Thanks for stopping by and look forward to me sharing some of the fall crafts I have been making, as well as more scrapbooking pages and memory files! Blessings to you all.