Thursday, July 11, 2013

More Memories of Dad

This week has been pretty favorable with working on the memory book about dad. Lots of late nights though, which then result in afternoon naps which then result in more late night scrapping because I can't sleep.

Hmmmm....

Does this really make sense?

So I finally took the plunge and had the guts to scrap  my very favorite photo of dad and myself. The photo that I'd keep going to scrap and would put away because it just made me cry.

This moment was filled with such powerful emotion that I will never ever EVER forget it.

I even broke down and used some of my favorite papers from Rob and Bob Studio that I've been hoarding for just the right project for, oh gosh, maybe 7 or 8 years.  Yeah. I'm a hoarder. (Psssh...those boys blog about as much as I did before resurrecting the blog). ;)


 Words really cannot adequately capture the feelings of this photo, but after several tries, I think I'm okay with the outcome.




I also did a layout about dads "smells". The morning following dads passing I was using the upstairs bathroom—where dad had all of his bottles of "smell good" in the medicine cabinet. I just stood there and stared and smelled and let the scent of dad flow over me. I'm so thankful for our sense of smell as it truly triggers memories, as nothing else can adequately do.


I'm not entirely sure if I'm happy with how the title lays out and I've moved it a dozen times. Maybe I'll keep tinkering with it or maybe it's just time to call it good.  Oh and yeah. I need to reorder the prints. The Sidewalk Sprinklers got a little out of control. ;)



(Layout design based on Sketch #36 at Sketch & Scrap! One of my favorite sketchy sites!)

Well, that's it for now. I think it's time to head to my work space and get playing with a little more paper! 







24 comments:

Katrina Hunt said...

Ok sweetie, I am crying as I look at these! I WISH I would have known my dad. I have faint memories of him, since he passed away when I was 5, they are very few. I LOVE that you have these memories and you were definitely (and still are) a daddy's girl. Hugs, Katrina

Jacqui said...

What wonderful layouts dedicated to your dad's memory. It's painful now but you will be so pleased you did these while the memories are fresh. Thanks for using our sketch and playing along with us LGS!

Deborah Johnson said...

I'm crying my eyes out and I didn't even read your journaling. You are one of the very special people in life who I look up to (kinda literally because I'm not very tall). I love your honesty and heart. God bless!!

Lisa in Texas said...

Wow! Two awesome layouts! What great tributes to your dad. I love it that you did a layout about smells,that is a special thing to capture for yourself and the generations that follow. I think your book about your Dad is turning out pretty spectacular! Thanks for joining us at SKetch N Scrap again!

Debbie P said...

What beautiful layouts! Not only the beauty from your scrapbooking work, but the story and feeling behind them! They brought tears to my eyes! This can be very therapeutic for you to get these feelings and memories onto paper! Well done! And thank you so much for sharing them with us at Let's Get Sketchy and Sketch N Scrap!

Chelsea said...

Such powerful layouts. My dad has been gone 6 years and I don't have a single layout about him...Maybe you will motivate me to get some of those things in an album. Thanks for showing your layout at LGS

Kerry said...

Wow Kristy well done for scrapping your fathers memories and as always they are truly gorgeous. I still have my parents and cannot begin to understand the feelings associated with losing one of them. Hats off to you.
Thank you for using one of our sketches as a part of your page. xx Kerry, Sketch N Scrap.

heartforhandmade said...

Ohh what a great project to remember your Dad. It feels that you have a very wonderful father. I now miss my parents back home, they are currently in the Philippines looking after the grand kids.
Hugs to you :)
xx Ria

Theresa said...

what a great way to document those special moments with/about your dad. the layouts are fantastic and i think the layout of the title is right on spot. thanks for playing along with us at Sketch~N~Scrap.

MichelleMc said...

Such poignant memories scrapped beautifully! Wonderful tributes! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Buffy Esser said...

Your pages are both quite beautiful,but the memories behind them are just so special...I find scrapping very therapeutic.Thank you for joining us over at Lets Get Sketchy!

Laura said...

Gorgeous layouts, what an amazing tribute to your dad. Loving the products and layers, you really did justice to your fathers memories! Thanks for sharing with us at LGS!

Kelly said...

What amazing layouts and truly beautiful words about your dad. I love how you photographed his colognes and captured the essence of his smells in your book. I am loving all the creativity you portray on all of your layouts. Absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

Stephanie Eaken said...

I love both of these layouts Kristy! The 2nd one is so much fun!! What nic etributes to your dad & it's wonderful that you got those memories down. Sometimes things are too pianful for me to scrap & then I forget all the memories. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Ashley Horton said...

Both pages are amazing! What sweet ways to capture the memories of your father! Really love the papers you used on your first one and the burst you added behind the photo! Thanks for playing along with us @ LGS!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally beautiful layouts. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Sketch~N~Scrap.
Huggies
Rachelle-DT

Brenshevia Baker said...

great take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at LGS!

Heather Hall said...

What a lovely layout! The topic is absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing with Sketch-N-Scrap

Leah Burgett said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for playing along at Sketch-N-Scrap!

jenessa said...

Great pages! Great way to preserve those sweet memories!! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

Brenda said...

Such fresh and fun layouts! Thank you for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Lanette said...

So pretty! I love you work!

Brandi Matos said...

This is FAB-U-LOUS!!! Beautiful color scheme and awesome take on the sketch :-)
Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!!!

Jen said...

What a great way to honor and remember your dad! Love your layouts!! I lost my mom 4 yrs ago so I can relate! BTW, I totally remember Rob and Bob!! I am a paper hoarder as well! Thanks for visiting us at Sketch N Scrap!!