Monday, April 22, 2013

Say Hello to Emma Jane

I'm going to meet my newest niece this weekend.  I made this layout, using her birth announcement, as a gift for her parents.

I had fun with this, using the silhouette to make the flower in the upper left and the fence on the upper right.  A honeycomb patterned paper from My Mind's Eye is the background.  The pink piece of paper I made using Tattered Angel's glimmer mist in vintage pink.  I stamped a flower image all over that using tattered rose Distress Ink  I distressed and inked the edges using tea dye Distress Ink..  I used My Mind's Eye paper for the rosette, and the Princess sticker is also from MME.  The rolled rose I made using music paper from a book I bought at a second hand store.  I used various scraps and buttons to make the banner. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Find Me

My beloved father passed away on March 27, 2013.  He was an incredible man who helped many people and who loved and was loved very deeply.  He'd been in frail health for a few years.  My stepmother had shown me this song, "Find Me," by David Gates, and told me that if she were to die first she wanted this played at the funeral.  So I knew it was special to her.  I made this layout for her, with the words of the song.   She liked it when I gave it to her.  I hope whenever she looks at it, she will know that she will indeed find my father once again.  (you'll have to click the link, I couldn't get it to post here correctly. Someone let me know if you can't see it.)

Here is the song.  It's beautiful.