Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A reason to begin a blog, scrapbook page with Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic

 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.

14 comments:

  1. Kathyrn this is lovely, I am excited that you have started a blog, can you grab a followers icon from your gadgets so we can follow you!

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  2. Happy to see that you have created a blog!!
    I will follow you!

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  3. I have added your blog to mine as one of my favorite places. hope you don't mind.

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  4. Hey there lady! I just found your blog from your post on IG. Love it! I'm on my phone now but will follow you when I get home (if I can't from here).

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    1. Hi Lorrie,
      Thank you for your support. I am excited to see where this takes me!

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  5. very nice, Kathryn.
    nice story and wonderful layout to support it.
    and congratulations on your new blog. looks as though you are off to a great start.
    ~j

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    1. Thank you, Jamie. I have much to learn.

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  6. Welcome to blogland!!! I love what you made and I am so excited to follow you!!! hugs

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  7. What a wonderful tribute, and your honesty hits all our hearts. I have a stepmother who is still living and we do not visit enough....my father (a widower) remarried quickly. I know that in part, this was due to the fact that he still had 2 children at home, my brother 16 at the time, and myself who was 11. You are an incredible example of what we SHOULD be doing, but much too often, not what actually happens.
    Congrats also on your new ventures: blogging and HS sales! Hugs from NW Michigan, DD classmate, Dale Rose Stream

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words. Yes, we need to spend more time with those we love and tell them we love them as they can be gone in a heartbeat.

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  8. Congrats on your new blog Kathryn! It looks like you're off to a great start. I love your project too, especially those handmade flowers! :)

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    1. Thanks, Heather. Your blog is so beautiful. I look forward to learning from you.

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