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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Forever In Our Hearts

Here's a 2 pg layout I did in honor of Papa. As some of you know, he passed away March 19th and we had a memorial service on March 26th. I wanted to do something special and something where I could keep all the cards, program etc in a safe place. Plus, the urn was absolutely beautiful as well and we were given a photo of it, so I thought it would be nice to have a special place for that as well. So this is what I came up with! I cut the "In Memory Of.." in half and cut to size that worked for me and then decided I would hinge his photo to the poem. On the other page, I used a 12x6" memory flip flap to enclose sympathy cards and his program etc in and then attached that to my page protector. When you turn it, you find some hidden journaling. I'm really happy with the way this turned out!

I don't know if you can see the journaling, but the Papa ALWAYS had a fedora on. At the luncheon, grandma put all his hats out and I believe most of the grandchildren and some of the GREAT grandchildren all got to choose one. I just love this pic. He would have loved to see this!! The business card was his little side business after he retired. He was actually given that nickname from the guys at the garage where he took the scrap. Suited him!

Supplies: (all CTMH)
  • 12x6" flip flaps
  • "Miracle" paper pack/stickease
  • Chipboard letters
  • Ink - sweet leaf and heavenly blue


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous layouts!! I just love your colors and details Karen!!

Kirei na Kami said...

This is such a loving and beautiful tribute for your grandfather. You and your family are in my heart and prayers as I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. Thank you for sharing such a personal creation. Sending you lots and lots of {{HUGS}}!!!

I also wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left on the SCACD store blog. Your words of kindness definitely helped to make my day much brighter:)


Crystal said...

AWWW this is a fabulous layout and design Karen, what an awesome thing you did here!!1 I LOVE the added hardware you used, BEAUTIFUL work sweetie!

Kristie W. said...

This is a gorgeous layout, Karen. A perfect tribute to your Papa.