Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Parents

I've backspaced several times this morning typing up this post because I'm not really prepared to share certain things. One day I will. :) But for now I'm focusing on my parents and how entertaining it is to see where our similarities and differences are. What I love and what drives me nuts. I think I can speak for most women when I say that we kind of dread becoming our mothers. Although, my mom isn't so bad. She's funny, wise, smart and creative. I wouldn't mind those characteristics at all. My dad is silly, stubborn, out spoken and out going. I don't mind those characteristics either.

All three of us have our faults, our disagreements, our not so good characteristics but at the end of the day we are family and we love each other. I do enjoy the times we get to spend together and go on little excursions. It's just the three of us. While I do long for a larger family (we actually have a quite large extended family that doesn't get together anymore), it's kind of nice and cozy to have just the three of us.

For this month at SFTIO the kit theme is focused on Connection. It was therapeutic and healing, in a way, to do this layout focused on how I connect with my parents.


For this layout I used the papers from Crate. We are featuring Farmhouse in the kit this month.


Canvas tape! How fun is that? I decided to stamp on it for a little embellishment.


There is a fun typewriter stamp set from Maya Road in the kit. I used the Versafine ink (also included in the kit) and did some "kissing". Such a fun technique!


And the journaling.

Are you close with your parents? Is there a "parent"- like figure in your life that you connect with?

7 comments:

Tracy said...

Lovely layout.

Bonita Rose said...

this is a fab layout...
and I hear you regarding your parents.. I struggle with mine as well. I'm an only child too.. and well.. my mom and I get along, but only for limited amts of time.. and my dad is a whole other story. Haven't really had any relationship with him for the last 9 years. Long story. hugs xo love your work!

Sandie said...

That's awesome. My son is an only child. I worry about him, and I know he worries, because we are all he has. It's just the 3 of us! Both of my parents are deceased. My siblings all live far away. My Mom was my very best friend. She was my closest of close, and I was devastated to lose her.

Amy said...

Love your layout. I am much closer with my grandmother than with my parents. I have a complicated family life, but others have it even more complicated so I try to focus on the good and not worry about the rest...easier said than done.

Connie said...

great Lo ~ love the typewriter. hope we get to meet someday melissa!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

This is such a fun page. I love the typewriter and the journaling. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

What a great layout, Melissa! Lovely design and how cool that you have the added bonus of a bit of therapy to go along! ;) Love these colors. Love how you toned down the background paper with a bit of a visual break, and love the broken down journaling with the subtitles. Very cool trick stamping on the canvas tape, too.