Monday, May 4, 2009

Hero page and a plug

This picture isn't the best. And the star ribbon isn't so crooked in real life. It just needed another glue dot. LOL. At any rate, this is a page I made for my boys. These pictures were taken just a day or two before DH left for Iraq the first time. They were so happy and content then Dad said, "I'm going to miss you." Thing 1 started crying and Thing 2 followed suit.

Now here is the plug. I used my own handwriting on this page. I don't love my handwriting, but it is important to use it occasionally. My own mother died many years ago and every once in awhile I'll open a cookbook or find a list she wrote, and it makes me feel like she's here. It is a piece of her. Her handwriting was not all that pretty. It wasn't perfect, but it was hers. I can look at those cookbooks and see her notes about how I loved a recipe or how my dad thought it needed more garlic. It is something I treasure. Be brave. Get over the "I hate my handwriting" issue and jot down a little note in the kids' scrapbooks. It doesn't have to be every page, but don't let self -consciousness stop you from leaving this precious piece of yourself with your kids.

Chipboard - Basic Grey

Ink - Night of Navy

Ribbon - Making Memories

CS - white, real red, night of navy

other - dazzling diamonds, corner punch, buttons


  1. What a lovely page. I am thankful for your DH, he is a hero! I totally agree about using handwritting, it's a treasure for others to see!

  2. That is a good point about the handwriting! I am telling scrappers that all of the time! I really love your page & the whole story behind it. :)

  3. That is a great page Laura - and I too, agree about using your own handwriting...good for you for using it!! Do me a favor and thank THE Major one more time for me, k?? :)

  4. wow--*sniffle*--this is an awesome page! I totally agree about using your own handwriting--I have a few recipes and letters from both of my Grandmothers and I treasure them. Give THE Major a hug from me--


  5. What a wonderful page Laura! Great comment about using your own handwriting. That might be important if I actually made a scrapbook.