To those of you who have given me Facebook and email support over the passing of my dear Father-In-Law at the end of July, thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart. I did not expect it to hit me so hard as he's not my actual father, although I did call him "Dad," as my husband addresses my father "Dad" as well.
Those of you following my articles on the Studio Tangie art journal blog, I have taken the month of August off as I just don't have the emotional energy right now considering the circumstances.
My mother-in-law also had a heart attack the same day Dad S. passed away, and she is now in transition at a rehab facility. We just got an offer on their house today, after having an open house yesterday. Things are happening very fast.
My husband is amazing, handling all of his parents' affairs along with his brother, while keeping his sister in California up-to-date as well as his local sister who keeps their mother company during this time of mourning.
It still doesn't seem real. Dad S. was just a force of nature, you would hear that saying over and over by many people at his viewing, which about 1,000 persons attended. He was very popular, and important in the community, especially during the 1970's during his tenure as the Band Director at the Catholic High School - Bishop Kearney. The band won championships, and he took the band overseas to meet the Pope, Princess Grace, to Ireland, and also traveled throughout the U.S.
While I don't have it in me to research, co-ordinate, and write My Vision for 2012 posts for Studio Tangie, I am finding much peace in paper scrapping. That is, when I am not re-organizing my scraproom! It feels so good to spend quality time in my scraproom, that has been neglected for a long time. I've been in my favorite room, organizing while I had the Olympics on. I found myself wishing that every room in my house was as fun as my scraproom!
Here are layouts I've done so far using my August Counterfeit Kit...I've made more...I just haven't completed the photos yet! I hope you come back to see the rest. :) I promise to work on them right away.
Layout #1: First Birthday
I know the background is a little busy, yet I had a lot of fun layering the patterned paper, the diecut lace, and the transparency to create this unique look. I've had those metal words forever, about eight years!
Layout #2: Bridesmaid
That photo really brings back memories, and it's very very interesting where the people involved ended up now. That's a story maybe for my art journal. What stories do your old photos hold?
Check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge and tutorials, and play along with your creations by posting them at Mr. Linky here!
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