Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dad's September


I ran out of time before I could do everything I wanted with this kit. My dad has been on my mind a lot lately--partly because there's a big family wedding this weekend and we always miss him keenly at those events, partly because the wedding is the day before what would have been his birthday, and partly because it's been raining a lot lately, and he and I spent hours on the front porch when I was growing up, watching the rain fall...talking...and sharing silences, too.

My dad loved the autumn time of year and I have such fond memories of that. KimB's color palette she chose for this month's DSO Color Challenge brought that to mind. I wanted to honor him...I wanted this kit to be better...I wanted it to represent him. But, it is what it is today, and that will have to do. The photos I used in the background of some of the papers were taken either in England or the Smoky Mountains earlier this year. I associate special memories of him with both of those places, too. Please take care of this kit and accept it in the spirit in which it is given...a loving, IMISSYOU tribute to my dad. He's been gone 10 years, but sometimes it just seems like yesterday.

Blessings on your day,

Melanie




17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this lovely kit - Hugs - Maggy

Cindyrelly said...

What great papers and alpha :) Thank you very much! Such a wonderful way to combine your creativity with your memories and love for your Dad. Have a nice weekend :)

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 5 post on Sep. 17, 2009. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful papers and alpha. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I do hope that you will do the word art in the preview also. It's gorgeous. Thanks again, Teresa

Scrappin' Dad said...

Thank you so much for this offering... as a Dad - this kit has some neat meaning... God Bless and thank you for your talent and for sharing it with all of us...

Digi Free said...

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Pattycakes said...

What a sweet tribute to your dad. Sending you a hug and a big Thank you!! :)

Kim B said...

Oh wow Melanie!! This is just GORGEOUS!! I just popped in to do the sneak quick- lol
And this blew me away- even more so with the sentiment behind it!
My mom will be gone 10 years next year and yes it always feels like yesterday.
Thanks so much sweetie, this is a wonderful tribute!

Big hugs

Anonymous said...

Nice of you to associate your dad to this realisation.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful kit.

Sassy Sue said...

Beautiful kit with Very Special Memories from the heart and I will honor this kit and appreciate your sharing with us. Your a Very Special Person. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this kit, i know what it is like to loose a parent, i lost my mother 9 years ago on Easter of 2000, lost her to breast cancer, so to remember our love ones is good.

Anonymous said...

Colleen said...

Thanks for sharing ths wonderful kit amd memories of your Dad. I also lost my mother many years ago but some days it too feels like yesterday. Like you I'm grateful for the wonderful memories.

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Thanks Mel! What a lovely tribute to your dad. My mom died 5 years ago and I know the feeling of it sometimes feeling like yesterday. Hugs, Lainey

Elaine said...

Thank you for a very beautiful kit.What a wonderful way to remember you Dad.

kinadra said...

one of the best blogs i've seen, you have a great humer and your work is amaizing.
thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much!

Anonymous said...

My darling husband passed away 16th Sept 03...my daughter and I miss him sooo much.

Thank you for your kits and our feelings are echoed with yours

May God bless you and yours
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