Before I get into the details here, I want to direct your attention to the lovely wallpaper in the photo! Is it not a DEAD RINGER for the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 papers I used! Hahahah!! I didn't notice until I had the layout done but I laughed out loud when I realized it!
This layout was another session of therapy under my belt. Who needs to pay a shrink!! Scrapping is way better therapy! This layout is of my Dad. He's been gone 6 years in March. We had a tough relationship all my life and I used this layout to do some "hidden" journaling and really spilled my heart out. I thought it would be important to pass on my feelings to future generations who may wonder why there are very few pictures of my dad in my scrapbooks. I kept most of the journaling hidden as it gets into how I felt...not nearly as important as my sister and brother, how I felt about his midlife crisis that all but destroyed our family...sigh...and how much I loved him. I cried, I wiped my tears, had a long conversation with him (thankfully I was home alone while working on this layout!) and in the end I really like how the page came out. I bought this paper collection specially with photos of my dad in mind. I really don't have many photos but this one has been bouncing around my desk for a while now. Also notice the CORD on the telephone! How funny is that! Boy how times change!
I used the sketch at Once Upon A Sketch challenge blog. The rules are that you must journal at least 25 words in your own handwriting. Because I used some pretty personal journaling I really didn't want it out there for the world to read so I made my journaling mostly hidden. If you pull the tab that says 'READ' you can get the whole story...I journaled front and back and way surpassed the 25 words. I also used a couple brads (the red corduroy Bazzil brad and the small heart brad) which makes it qualify for the Frosted Designs Friday Challenge to use brads. Most of the embellishments are Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 with a few doo dads from the Crate Paper Portrait sticker sheet thrown in. They really worked well together! I cut some of the design elements from the paper, inked them and popped some up on pop dots. I added some black bling from Recollections and black dew drops to accent some of the design elements. The letters are from Crate Paper Portrait and Jillibean Soup. I LOVE those corrugated letters! In fact, I just restocked my supply!! I inked the outside edges of the page and called it done/therapy session over!