It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted.
As mentioned previously, this year has been a really rough one for my family and I. After my precious daddy was diagnosed with lung cancer on the 4th of January, he had a stroke on the 9th of March and then left us on the 15th of March. As sudden as his cancer diagnosis was, the stroke really floored us all. It’s been a very, very trying time for us and we are still battling. Personally, I am still in denial.
With that said, I have pretty much locked myself away in my scrapping room since mid-March and crafted away. Both as my own personal form of therapy – and because I had fallen behind on a lot of my design team commitments, which I didn’t enjoy at all. So now, I’m ahead of myself with my commitments and free to play along with a batch of online challenges.
First up, is my take on the challenge over at More Than Words – this is what it looks like:
If you’re a regular follower of my blog (and my life in general!) you will know that I have been incorporating a lot of photo’s of my daughter with my late husband in my pieces – I’m so scared that she will forget him or rather, aspects of him, as she was not even 4-and-a-half when he passed… Also, in this day and age where everything is social media, technology and / or digitally based – homes in the future of my child’s generation will not necessarily have all the physical photo’s of memories which were made! I hate that! When I grew up, we had walls FULL of photo’s of us at various ages or stages!
So, with that said, I used a photograph of Isabella and Travers taken when we were out and about with her – they were looking at and discussing some birds in a tree and I really love how natural they are in the photograph. As frames, I dug into my pile of chippie frames that I have – I do tend to keep them as I feel they make great additions to any layout – or card, tag, canvas, etc.!!
Here is what I put together for this challenge, I hope you like it: