Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LOAD1012 - Day 14 - HERO

The prompt for Lain Ehmann's Layout a Day (LOAD1012 - S.H.O. Time) challenge for Day 14 was based on the era of silent films.  So, I stuck with a black and white theme in this layout of my dad.  If your Aunt Flo is visiting right now, grab a tissue.

Journaling Reads:

Dad, you came to see Liam play in his first tackle football game with the Oxford Junior Wildcats on August 22, 2010, just five days before you were hospitalized for and eventually diagnosed with brain cancer. You saw Liam play football again on October 10, 2010 and November 6, 2010, when his undefeated team won the league Super Bowl. Being at those games definitely put a smile on your face, something we didn’t see much of as the disease chipped away at your ability to show spontaneous emotion. And, even though we’re not sure how much of the experience you understood or remembered, we will never forget that you were there. I am forever grateful to Shawn for bringing you out to the games so that we could spend that time with you. You were a bit of a football HERO in your day at Royal Oak Kimball High School, and I know, with all of my heart, that your football soul watches over every game Liam plays. You would be so very proud of the solid player and good sport that he has become. He’s shaping up to be a fine young man, just like his Papa was.

Some observations about the process and products:

  1. Ooh, la la, WASHI tape (black with white polka dots). 
  2. The background paper was just a plain black piece of cardstock that I altered with a white ink pad.  I don't totally love the result.  It kind of turned out looking like cobwebs, but, it is what it is.
  3. Guess what? The black and white scraps?  You guessed it.  All came from my scrap stash.
  4. The grey border down the left is like fabric that I think I picked up one year at Michigan's Mega Meet.
  5. I added the pic of Liam and my dad towards the end of the layout creation process, because it was looking a little blank on that side of the page.  I'm glad I added it.  Because this page is really about my dad watching Liam play football, and this was from one of the few games he was able to attend.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Love all the pages you are doing about your Dad. He was a true inspiration.