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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Falling asleep to the tap-tap-tap-tap of the typewriter. . .

I used to do that. A lot. My dad is a journalist, (i remember using the word journalist so very proudly whenever people ask me what does my dad do for a living), and, before the era of the computer, he used a typewriter. Often, he will work late into the night. . .

I miss those. . . tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-DING!!-zzzzziiipp!-tap-tap-tap :) One of my biggest regret was not 'saving' his typewriter. They're gone, tossed out when they moved house a few years ago, my dad hasn't been using them any longer anyway. Sad, but if not for my mom tossing things out, we would be sleeping on tons of unwanted junk! So I laugh and cry at the same time. *grin* (and oh, btw, I'm just like my mom, if you're looking for something over here and couldn't find it, they're probably gone, or be kept somewhere very safe, too safe until I can't remember where I kept hid it)

You know where all these are going, right? Yes, I scrapped about my dad. Let me tell you, scrapping about my dad, was HARD! Like I got so many things so say, but to find a way to put all that into writing is very, very close to impossible. Maybe that's because I seldom, almost never scrap about my parents? Well, I certainly am gonna try to create more layouts abt them.(dear self, please take note about this, okay?)

look up

The one I look up to.
No matter how tall I grow.
(not that I'm growing any taller)
I love you, Papa.



I know I want to use the typewriter for a layout about him the moment I laid my eyes on it. That is part of Decor Notes overlay. Cut apart and layered with plain yellow paper.

That little circles paper is just delish, eh?



I seem to like yellow a lot lately. What does that mean anyway, I wonder? But I also talk a lot lately, but that doesn't mean anything other than I can't keep my mouth shut. LOL!





The two sections are both lifted off the cardstock, for no reason whatsoever. I just like seeing the little black pearls peeking through.

What else do I wanna blabber about? Ah!! Yes! I got my tree back, as you can see! LOL! Adrienne, I stuck them with blue tack. Plain ol' blue tack from the stationery store. You can see colour changes on the photo, yeah, i was moving the layout around, and trying to find the perfect angle for my close-ups. Guess now I know :)

Do you notice changes around here? Yes, I stepped down from Pencil Lines about a week ago. Nothing dramatic at all, and I'm glad Anna is so understanding! I will join them when I can though, so, no, they're not getting rid of me in totalness (whatever that is?!!)

Have a good day!!

48 comments :

Denise said...

Sasha...love this layout...but I really love all the intro first....wow. I almost cried!!! Thanks for sharing don't stop it's why I come here, besides your absolutely WONDERFUL>>>BEAUTIFUL>>>SCRAPPING!!
Keep it all coming!!
Denise

Haberdawoman said...

Beautiful layout but what else is new. I too need to start making layouts of my parents, though my Dad passed away 2 years ago when our 2 year old was only 2 weeks old. I want our girls to know certain little things about him and so that one day they can share with their kids. As always, THNAK YOU for the inspiration and for leaving nice comments about my layouts, it means the world to me. Have a great Thursday.

Jessica said...

Sasha this is such a sweet layout..love that pic of your dad..very cool! tfs!

Adrienne said...

oooh! Thanks for the answer! That is such an awesome way to take pics of your things!

However, it must be sunny and dry there an awful lot... prolly nothing like OREGON... wet wet wet

Jill said...

Amazing page. It's so hard to put love into words sometimes, isn't it? LOVE those black pearls peeking through, and the way you integrated the title and the journaling.

Davinie said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you trimmed the background paper, those brads are perfect, the photos is adorable, and the whole thing, complete with the fabulous typewriter, are a beautiful tribute to your Papa (I call mine that too). :)

Sophia said...

ooohhhhh, this layout is beautiful and meaningful!!! I always like how your layouts are never overdone!!! Very precious layout of your papa.

I nearly ROFL when I read about you getting your tree back! For a moment I thought you owned a garden or something or stayed on the ground floor perhaps... really ingenius hhow you make use of nature to hold your layout up!

Good ol' tree!

Meredith Treloar said...

Hi Sasha,
Thank you for the comments you have left on my blog lately!!
Love this layout ... I really love the little black pearls!! My grandfather sold typewriters a long time ago, he died when I was a child. But my Mum had two typewriters that he gave her and now I have one of them!! I have only used it once to journal on a layout ... I think you have inspired me to use it and a photo I have of him!!

Peggy said...

Beautiful LO Sasha! I know what you mean, I have only done 1 LO of my parents, it's not that easy is it?
xxx Peggy

Coochies & All said...

Sasha - you're a genius. This is gorgeous I tell ya. Your father is a journalist! No wonder! You have his genes! :)
And Sasha - thank you for your words of encouragement. Big hugs to you. :)
elaine t

sharon Ong said...

This is really beautiful. I read your journaling and...'hair stand' (that's a good thing for me by the way!). Thanks for the reminder about making layouts of our parents. I find it hard too. And glad your tree (and looks like your mojo...) is back. :o)

Kawi said...

Beautiful LO! I love this b&w pic.

xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow!! Love, love, love the page, Sasha! I'm so glad you did a page about your dad and shared the story with us. I adore your design. Love how you did the journaling block. Just awesome.
And I'm glad you are simplifying things for yourself right now. I wish you the best!

Kataroo said...

I am so INSPIRED by this LO!!!

Lucy Edson said...

So sweet, Sasha!! Love the journaling block along the side!! Fabulous design and I love the little circles, too!

Nat said...

such a very beautiful and stunning layout!!! I love this!

Wati Basri said...

babe i agree that it is not easy to scrap abt your dad, especially me, when i journalled about my dad, will dftly shed tears! they are just too precious huh!! have a good week babe...hugs

eMeLiNe Seet said...

hey Sasha, hope u are doing well ... cannot stop lufing at your previous post =P and i always appreciate your different composition of your pages ! inspiring =)

ania said...

*loveloveloveloveLOVE!!!!!*
Hahaha. I got my grandfathers typewriter with me hoem last time I visited dad. Only to discover it doesn't handle cardstock so now it's just sitting under my table gathering dust :P

Leslie Ashe said...

Sasha, Sasha, Sasha. I ♥ you dearly! :D
Your layout reflects not only beauty (as they always do!) but the love you have for your father. I adore this layout. I adore your feelings and your creativeness!!! Absolutely gorgeous work dear girl...

elizabeth said...

The mojo is back huh?!!

love this layout!!!!!! it's gorgeous!!

hugs,

KimmyS said...

This design is mindblowing and another overlay I am going to need :)

Denise said...

Sasha my darling, you and the hambly is a match made in heaven time after time. Just gorgeous and so wonderful to see your tribute to your Dad. I lost my father 20 years ago and man, I miss him still. I don't have many photos of him but I do have some...note to self, do some los of him. thnks!

suebaru said...

I have my Grandpas's beautiful black 'vintage' typewriter up in my loft,just waitig for me to clear the 'perfect spot' for it!
Will miss your amazing work every week, don't stay away too long!

gudrun said...

Oh, the LO about your dad is awesome!!

Kendalls Mom 3 said...

super sweet and gorgeous Sasha!

Vivs said...

Gorgeous! Your LO just caught my full attention! Loving the colors you have on that LO! Thanks for being my massive inspiration

Blue Banana said...

Super cool layout!!!

Ingrid said...

Awe, this is such a sweet layout ! Totally love it !

teacher jessy said...

Awww.... such a precious LO for your dad!! Love the typewriter story. Hugs!

Karmele said...

Beautiful layout!gorgeous
I love all you do it!

doris said...

so love the layout about your dad sasha.

and the starfruit is hilarious.

Jana Eubank said...

Love the black pearl details! What a great page of your dad! You inspire me! I need to do one of my dad sometime soon! ;) Happy weekend to you! :)

AbbieTorroll said...

oh wow, girl!! this is just awesome!!! you scrapping rocks my world!!! gorgeous as always!!
Take care!
Abbie

Birgit said...

Sasha, I'm always in awe with your work! and this is such a sweet tribute to your dad! ...and I kind of have a thing for yellow too lately, even though I was never really fond of it... must be spring :)

MandyKay said...

that layout is a beautiful tribute to your father. I, too have to do more scrapping about my parents.

AnnaMarie said...

Girl, you are SO amazing!!! WOW - what an absolutely awesome LO and wonderful tribute to your Papa - everything about this LO is sheer beauty, including the brads and the typewriter. You AMAZE me with your creativity - I'm so loving seeing your beautiful work again!!!

vtpuggirl said...

Hi Sasha! Love everything about the layout, so colorful and meaning, and so you!

Staci said...

This is so totally fabulous, girl! I love the little typewriter, and I love how you created the two sections and have your journaling on one. I, too, have it on my to-do list to do a LO about my dad - now to find the perfect photos!

Gina said...

What a story, how very touching, I love that you scrapped your dad, and the words you say, how wonderful, he will really love it, tap, tap....zing....

Christine said...

Oh, I love this, that paper is so yummy. What a great photo and story

scrap-myself-silly said...

Awwwwwwwwwww schucks ..... such a sweet layout of your dad. Your journaling almost had me tearing :)

Christina C. said...

such a lovely layout and a great tribute to your dad. I love typwriters also (I have three).

hope all is well.

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Great layout. I love the way you pulled it all together. Nice page.

Janet Hu said...

Hey Sasha, a question from me!! it has always been a mystery...

How do you stick transparency on to cardstock or pattern paper without having the tape/glue markings??

The pearls are lovely! I like the way it is peeking out. Your LOs are always so lovely!!

domestic goddess said...

er no we we are not getting rid of you, there is always a place at Pencil Line for you hun and you know that. I absolutley adore that photo of your Dad, inspired me to go scrap mine again
hueg hugs hunny
xoxoxoxo

coravre said...

I love this one too

instant cash loans said...

You are such a loving daughter!! For sure, your DAD will like your self-made scrap for him. Thank you for the inspiration!!!