Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MME, AC - Funny

I stole some time to scrapbook last night. I had just bought a 1.8 F-stop lens when I was visiting my grandparents for his 90th birthday. So, I took a ton of picture when everyone was just sitting around visiting. i am so, so glad I did because I got some good pics but also because it was the last time I would see my grandfather healthy. He went into the ICU after a bleedout a week before I was bringing the kids to see them and he finally left the hospital a month later to go home under the care of hospice. He passed away less than 36 hours later- he was just waiting to go home (and for my grandma to let him go).

He was a character until the bitter end. He was sharp as a tack and had a great sense of humor. When I saw him in ICU, he was on a vent and pretty sedated. But, not so sedated that he couldn't thumb his nose at the nurse when she irritated him *LOL* Or let his opinion (agreement) be known when my mom made a snarky remark :P He even managed to steal a kiss or 2 from grandma when he was a little more awake :)

Anyway, these 2 faces were oh so typical and I am so glad I have these photos. I picked out some MME Lime Twist for this LO and then realized that the AC Chap scraps on my desk mixed with them pretty well. So, I punched out circles in a few sizes and then cut the smaller ones into heart shapes and layered them. They are only glued in the middle so I could fold them up for dimension a bit.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Supplies: MME patterned paper and journaling card; AC Thickers, PP, and mixed tape (Amy Tangerine); EK Success, MS and CM punches; Sassafras button; OA Sprinklers; Colorbox pigment ink; Sakura for CM pens

11 comments:

  1. what a sweet lo for some great memories!!

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  2. He was an ornery old man. My last sight of him was scratching his back (at his request) and kissing him goodbye - while he was sitting on the hospital portable potty. So like him somehow.

    Love the layout!

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  3. Awww what a touching story. He sounds like a lovely grandpa! I love reading scrapbooker's story about a layout. The stories give the pages entirely different meaning!

    Did you get 50mm 1.8? I love 50mm and 35mm. They're so versatile!

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    1. yep! thats the lens- on my Nikon D70 :)

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  4. These pictures remind me of my dad. How amazing you got these pictures with that lens too! Definitely a layout with memories to treasure.

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  5. Happy but sad story! Nice Layout :)

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    1. Karen, what an endearing story! So sad that he is gone, but lucky you got the photo's when you did. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I know how you feel about the paper, I have a ton of that years's collection left, because I bought a ton of it when it came out. Same with the MME lines of that year. Love Penny

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. Love that you have those photos! lovely layout.

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  7. So sorry for you loss. He sounds like a wonderful man with an wonderful sense of humor.
    Beautiful layout.

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  8. LOL. What great photos! Your layout is wonderful and the photos are a nice tribute.

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  9. It's a fab page to catch some of his character, and his faces make me smile, sorry for your loss too.

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