Monday, November 2, 2009

All About Me Challenge #4









    This is my LO for the All About Me Challenge #4.  It needed to be about a 'Turning Point' in your life.  I knew that I didn't want my LO to be a sad one. . .but. . .Mom's death. . . and my son Chase's death were the two events that kept popping into my mind.  So, I tried my best to keep it 'light' and express something that has changed. . .but changed for the best.
    Carrying on all of the wonderful traditions my Mom instilled in my sister and I, is a wonderful way to honor her memory (i think).  Making the change from 'having' or 'being given' a happy home & life . . .to 'creating' a happy home & life has really made a difference in who I am today.  It feels good knowing that I am teaching my family the wonderful lessons and traditions she taught me.
The journaling reads:
"Carrying on. . .and making Mom proud.  I hit a major turning point in my life when my Mom died.  Now. . .I strive to carry on the family traditions she sooooo loved."

Caption:
Me & Kristy (my sister) Christmas 2008. . .after a successful day.


Recipe:
Cardstock:  Bazzill Kraft
DP:  Cosmo Cricket (Earth Love), Scenic Route
Die Cut Stickers:  Cosmo Cricket (Earth Love)
Buttons:  Papertrey Ink
Ink:  ColorBox Chalk Ink
Embroidery Floss:  DMC
Rub-Ons:  Jenni Bowlin
Other:  Random Ribbon From Stash, Kraft Tag

3 comments:

janis said...

scrappositive - - that's my motto too - - like scrapping the negative into positive. great take on the challenge!!!!

thanks for playing with us over at aam!!!

Miranda said...

Beautiful!! And I love how you see the positive things from a negative situation. Thanks for playing again Lisa!

Melissa Elsner said...

Lisa I just love your layouts so much and your willingness to be open! I love how you turned what could have been a very sad layout into something so beautiful and positive! You are awesome!