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.

blog dad 5 I remember sitting on his lap like it was yesterday.

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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.

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I based the design on Sue Sykes’ June sketch for the Sketchy Challenge over at Canadian Scrapbooker magazine.

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An easy choice for papers was Simple Stories “Hey Pop!” collection.

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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.

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The twine is May Arts and adds a bit of ‘masculine’ texture.

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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!

Happy Crafting!

2 Comments on Dear Ol’ Dad

  1. Michelle Marks
    June 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm (4 years ago)

    awwww… What a sweet way to remember your Dad Kelly…great idea to do a yearly Lo. xo

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  2. Cindy Gay
    June 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m sorry you lost your Dad, Kelly. Awesome layout. Love the ties. Love the old pictures and the crafts you made for Dad!

    Reply

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