I was wondering how I would feel about Father’s Day after just having lost my dad a few months ago. Designing this layout was much easier than I had expected, and I realize that the photos I have of my dad when he was younger bring back so many good memories.
I remember sitting on his lap like it was yesterday.
He always made time to play with us, even though he wasn’t home much, working hard in his own business, a risky venture that grew into a big success over the years.
I based the design on Sue Sykes’ June sketch for the Sketchy Challenge over at Canadian Scrapbooker magazine.
An easy choice for papers was Simple Stories “Hey Pop!” collection.
I just love the new Simple Sets that were released….fantastic groups of patterned paper and two sets of stickers in each package. They are so easy to work with!
I made a simple necktie banner by cutting out one of the neckties from the paper, then used it as a tracer to cut out two more. I altered the yellow necktie with an Avery Elle stamp.
The twine is May Arts and adds a bit of ‘masculine’ texture.
I think I will make it a yearly ritual to create a Father’s Day layout in memory of my dad. Thank goodness for scrapbooking!