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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I remember thinking. . .

thinking
Please don't go.
I need you to be here for me.

Don't you? Don't you want your parents to live forever? I mean, I know it's impossible. Trust me, this is a hard one to scrap, but I want to remember what I thought when I hugged my dad that morning.

I hesitate scrapping this photo because it's hard to stick your neck out and bare yourself to the masses like this, but I want to be able to scrap the not so pleasant thoughts as well as the nice sunshine-y, lollipop sweet memories. If you're anything like me, you'll feel much better.

And oh, please don't judge me for wanting my parents to live forever. I'm not that naive. I know how the world works. I promise. *phewwwww - that was not easy*

I have a challenge up on the Studio Calico blog with this layout. You wanna check that out for a chance to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop!

close up 1

I used bits and pieces from Napa Valley and also On The Easel. I adore that alpha stamps from Napa Valley! Also some mists and rub ons.

And I leave you with. . .


crappy photos, made into a collage. Crappy photos from my phone *i didn't bring my dslr*, but wonderful memories with these girls. 10k, a wonderful morning, a blind date with the super cheerful and talented Pooi Pooi from American Crafts and MWL! I picked the girls up from my SIL's house, went home and crashed. Crashed hard. LOL.

See you soon!


35 comments :

ruth said...

It's beautiful. The sentiment and the layout.

My dad has Parkinson's and it has progressed very rapidly the last couple of months. My feelings are all over the place. I miss my daddy. Miss the moments that I always took for granted. He's here and I'm grateful. He's not the same. But then neither am I.

I think maybe I need to scrap that. Thanks for the encouragement.

Lean said...

beautiful page you made again.
byebye,lean

Zarah said...

This LO gives me chills and teary eyes, but it's fantastic nontheless. Maybe even more fantastic because of it? It's so heartfelt and honest, not to mention gorgeous.

And know what? I feel that way about my dad all the time. I get angry because my mom's not with me anymore. I need them. I know it's sort of impossible and that I'm selfish but I indulge in that little selfishness. I'm worth being selfish, too, sometimes. So are you.

Love you!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEYOND touching Sasha and sooooooo amazingly beautiful! tfs this touching photo of you and your dad! :):):):):):):):):)

Sue said...

What a beautiful layout, Sasha!

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

i cant help but be ,moved and think of my own father. i rmb my last days with him, that was what my heart whispered.

momma2omar said...

I was moved by your LO. Thanks sweetheart for sticking ur neck out.

Wishful Thinking said...

Beautiful LO Sasha. Yeah it is hard to scrap things like that ... but it's special to look back on and it does make you feel good that you've done it (well it does me) !! ;-)
I have scrapped a few pages of the kids in their not so good moods hahaa ... I haven't blogged them though! But I want them to know that they sure weren't angels! ha
That is a lovely alpha stamp set too ... can I justify it ... I wonder how many alpha stamp sets I have already :-)

mechenglish said...

Woohoo!

You finished the GE 10km after the sickness you went through.

Well done kak!

What's the next one?

Anyway sorry I can't offer much comment on ur scrapbooking.

:P

Geralyn said...

Love your layout, Sasha. It's both beautiful and very meaningful. I know it's selfish of me, but I want my parents to live forever too. I love them so much :)

amytangerine said...

gorgeous page. i did your challenge and it was so fun! love how you misted the tags, totally going to try that soon. also love your scrappy meet up- how fun!

Melissa said...

Beautiful layout, i love the thoughts behind it.

Jessica said...

I love this. I totally think that is what scrapping is all about. Sometimes it's just the way a picture makes you feel. I'm sure everytime you look at that pic you feel the same way. Beautiful!

lisa truesdell said...

i adore the page, and totally get it. beautiful!

Isablabla said...

So meaningful!!!!!Love it!

sharon Ong said...

That's beautiful....what you wrote and the page too. Hugz.

Sabr said...

Gorgeous, thoughtful layout! Love how you always use bright, happy colors.

Blossom inch said...

beautiful layout Sha, just love the way you did.

amsyah said...

That is one captivating photo, Sasha. I've never known my father, but that picture is heartbreaking. You are gifted, and blessed.

Diana Waite said...

wow this is LOVELY!

shaggyfish said...

the colours of the layout really means a lot, you're positive and kept the good memories of our loved ones and it was very touching. the layout speaks to me! the collage is great! LOVE IT!!!!

zyan01 said...

I love it, it's wonderful, BRAVO !

Susan Weinroth said...

this is AMAZING sasha. you are so fabulous. and i love that you scrapped it - we need to do more pages like this, i think it's cathartic. hugs. :)

Carla said...

This page is SO sweet and what a tribute to your dad :)

Such a beautiful page...gorgeous work!

alexandra s.m. said...

I adore your style Sasha!!

amberlee said...

This is so lovely. I am going send the link to my mother in law who lost her father this year. I know she really wants to do something with the last pictures she has with him. Thank you for putting this out there.

Christine said...

Oh, I am so with you on this. And this is exactly the sort of stuff you are supposed to scrap about.

gardener said...

Beautiful page and sentiment about your dad. I commend you for sharing the tougher moments. Ones that we all have had or will have and it's good for all of us to acknowledge those moments. We grow that way. My dad passed away >3 years ago at age 96 and we still didn't have him long enough. But he's with the Lord and that makes it all OK. I'll see him again someday. Thanks again.

Diana said...

Wow Sasha this is a beautiful LO, separate from the poignant moment and sentiments.

WillieburgScrapper said...

This page is beautiful- both the design and what you have to say. I am currently not speaking to my father- I feel guilty but he's pulled one to many nasty tricks and I think it's his turn to apologize. I may have to rethink my strategy.

Elena said...

Love you Lo, and I have the same thought every single day!! This lo really touched me.

Naddy said...

cool LO :)

Michelle said...

Wow!! This is beautiful, just so lovely. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Your layout is so beautiful and brought tears to my eyes! I love your work, Sasha!

Karmele said...

Adorable photos!!!and the layout is perfect!!!fantastic!!