Monday, August 20, 2012

It's been a long time and a whole lot of crazy

This is not my normal style and I am not sure I even like it but it was my first crack at a very meaningful story which is told in hidden journaling. My dad planted 3 red rose bushes by their driveway a few yrs ago. When he died on July 10 (after a year-long battle with esophageal cancer), there was nothing dramatic about his actual death. But, 8 days later, I suddenly noticed a full white bloom at the top of one of the bushes. The END of one branch that is otherwise still producing red (and is above the graft) has now produced 4 white roses and has 2 new white buds. 

Anyway, my dad's recurring cancer and death explain both the absence and the crazy. But, I have scrapbooked some this summer so am going to try to start blogging again .

Supplies: white AC cardstock, SC Mr Huey (school house), TA glimmer mist (red-nose reindeer?), white primas, AC Thickers, SC doily stamp set, Ranger embossing powder (polysparkle white)


  1. Lovely layout, Karen.
    And lovely story. I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. what a pretty layout!! so sorry for your loss!

  3. welcome back! I have missed you! I am so sorry to hear of your dad. That layout is so lovely and that truly is amazing about those roses!