we each chose a Member to lift this month, and i fell in love with this layout by Mindy (wlsdrew) when it first appeared in our gallery. spritzed the white cardstock with Green and Sunflower Yellow Mist before adhering it to the yellow cardstock and added bits and pieces from the Honeycomb add-on. i tweaked it a bit...using squares instead of circles, etc. BUT, i used a banner for the first time, lol...and i kind of like how it turned out! *sigh*...the journaling on this one chokes me up a bit, even when i re-read it back. (i'm such a sap, lol) i keep finding myself trying to relive those early days as a mama, when she was just a wee babe in my arms...and i get frustrated that i don't remember every single detail. but what can you do? so i just started writing, and this is what landed on my page, lol. i inserted the rub-ons from the Main Kit when they 'fit' and it turned out kind of neat. misted again with the negative of the exclusive SC pinked circle veneer shape and some more of the Sunflower Yellow Mist...then i stamped with VersaMark ink and used some Clear Embossing powder to make those cute cherry stamps from the Main Kit stand out a bit. (not sure if you can see in this photo, but if you go to the Gallery and click on this layout, you can see the Tiny Attacher in use on that chipboard butterfly...it is WAY fun!! as a staple-loving girl, i didn't think i needed it, but i am LOVING it!!)
this layout is using only the Main Kit...and i have to admit, i tried something i hadn't done before. i added some journaling to the back. now, while that may not seem like a big deal, lol...it allowed me to jot down a few of my feelings about how much i miss my Dad. you see, even though i'm 'grown up' and have my own family...i still get emotional about my original family not being 'whole' anymore. it doesn't matter that it has been 15 years since we lost him...sometimes, it feels like only 15 days. like that raw feeling of loss is still 'new'. i know it doesn't ever go away entirely, but somedays...it's a bit harder to think about.
so after seeing the rest of the DT Gallery, it made me want to pull out what was left of this kit and whip something else up, lol...AND, i'm still kicking myself for not getting the 'Wedding Ring' add-on. (that 8.5x11 veneer alone makes my heart sing...what was i thinking?!)
hope you enjoy your Sunday...
GO TEAM USA!!!