Since my dads death earlier this year, I have been trying to find these jolly photos of him and Robert riding the pink elephants at Southend.
|I used a sketch from the latest copy of Scrap365 for this layout.|
Photos of happier times, when dad was healthy and well. A moment in time that I will treasure in my memories.
To be honest I haven't been my usual happy self these past few weeks, life has been hard for various reasons. So I decided to scrap these 'colourful and happy' photos to try and bring myself out of my dark mood a bit.
I have also been thinking that my layouts have been a bit flat and too graphic for my liking so pin wheels and bunting seemed the way to go.
The journalling reads...
Once upon a time there was a grandad who loved his grandson very much. They rode pink elephants and waved to their family, laughing as they flew.
|A mix of patterns, colours and card stock helped make the layout fun and jolly.|
The journalling reminded me of a fairy tale, although it wasn't fiction, it was all true. Robert was the apple of his eye.
Which brings me to today, Rob's 17th birthday. At times I moan about him (OK, I moan a lot) but at the end of the day he isn't a bad kid. He loves being with his family, is caring and polite and although his life is changing fast (piercings...eek!) he still expects a homemade birthday cake:)