I am so fortunate to be amongst those that have all. My father was a great dad most of the time I was growing up but when I was a preteen he returned from Vietnam and had changed so much, I lived in a nightmare most of the time but as he grew older and I became a woman and with help of the Lord we came to understand each other and made peace before he passed away. I do miss him so at times, every girl usually has a special place in their heart for their dad and memories whether good or bad - mine were equal in that respect but I do have them and choose to reflect on the good memories.
My husband is so wonderful he makes up for all the trials of youth that I had to walk through and has shown me so much unconditional lovem he loves me completely and has shown our sons how to do that as their roll model. We have 3 sons (two which are dads, I think pretty good ones so far) and one son in law that is equally as great as my sons are.
Here is my project:
I decided to show a layout with my oldest son with his little girl, she wanted her hair braided, he sat and just braided small braids in her hair until she fell asleep.
The next day I asked her to give me 10 reasons why she loved her daddy and these are her answer. Autumn was 5 at the time.. I took my paper that had the Reasons I Love My Dad and cut the words from the sheet and distressed it along with the list using my Tim Holtz Distrss Tool. I added a metal heart and a "Dream" tag that I had inked with my Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress inks. My mats are green and blue card stock but on my green mat I used my Black Zig Pen and did some ditto lines and circles to make it pop behind my photo. I added some staples from my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. I also ran Tim Holtz Mossiac tissue tape down the left side of the reason tag.
I punched my circles from a 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2" punch, wrinkled them up and inked them with Peeled Paint and Broken China and added them to the bottom of my list. I also added a button that I had tied with string to the center of the circles.
I hope you enjoy my layout and my reminiscing of the men in my life, you next stop on the hop is at Jessica's The Creative Stamper.
Making Memories: Paper Reverie
Bo Bunny: Clover Dot/ Dark Denim
Tim Holtz: Filligree Stamp
Tim Holtz: Heart
Tim Holtz: Mossiac Tape
Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
Tim Holtz: Broken China/ Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz: Dream Tag