Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Journaling Prompt

A Father's Day theme is attached to Journaling Junkie Challenge #106. The prompt is: Dad's are usually do-ers. Celebrate all the things your Dad (or the Father of your childen) does for you. My dad did all kinds of things for us growing up, like work two jobs, but mostly I remember all the things he did with us. That's what I wanted to celebrate with this layout. I don't have any photos from back then, so I took what I had and came up with this.
Journaling reads: "When we were kids, Dad used to take us to the pool on hot summer days and sledding on cold winter days. He turned out the lights and played scary games with us before bedtime. He played catch with us in the backyard and basketball with us and our friends in the church gym. These more recent photos show Dad still likes to have fun. Maybe he is just a kid at heart!"

Supply ListCardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Life of the Party; Border Punch: Fiskars; Letters: American Crafts, Jillibean Soup; Embellishments: Basic Grey

How many layouts do you have about your parents, not as a couple, but as individuals? I love it when my mom and dad talk about their parents and what it was like when they were growing up. I'm looking forward to creating more layouts that will describe my parents to future generations.

17 comments:

  1. Love the colors Sue... its pretty LO... neat..love your neat and cheery style!!! hugs..xoxo

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  2. I love this LO,so colorful. It sounds as if you had such a wonderful childhood and what a great way of conserving those memories,your Dad looks so much fun, what great photo's.xxxx

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  3. Love this! What great journaling, your dad does look young at heart! Love the bright colors, especially that striped pp and how you did the title!

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  4. I love how colorful your layout is -- it fits your subject perfectly! What a fun guy :)

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  5. I did a layout about each of my parents last year and the one about Daddy was all about ways he's helped us over the past years. You can see them here: http://melissagross.blogspot.com/2010/03/mama-daddy.html

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  6. I do have a layout about my dad that I created telling the story of his heart surgery when I was 20 and how it made me feel. It's titled "Second Chance" and I used a photo of him walking me down the aisle at my wedding. So I do have at least one layout.

    Buuuut, I really like your idea! I have so many great memories of the things he did with us when we were little. Like taking us to the library, and on great vacations. So I think you have inspired me to do another one with your amazing layout!

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  7. As usual, I love your layout! Your dad looks and sounds like such a cool, fun guy! I miss mine, but have many fond memories of him. I'm going to do a layout soon like this one. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  8. Great layout and journaling! Sounds like you have a great dad!

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  9. Fabulous LO!!! Love the way you did the title!

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  10. Great layout. Love the title... and that you used a birthday line for a non bday layout :)

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  11. fantastic Sue. I need to scrap more layouts of my parents. I like this prompt. I really need to find something to get me out my funk. =)

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  12. Love the design on this layout and what a great characteristic of your dad recorded!!!

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  13. Awesome layout! Very cool title. I haven't done enough layouts about my parents. This is a great idea. Love the colors and the fun photos. :)

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  14. So colorful! I've been scrapbooking more about my childhood recently, so I have been creating pages about my parents. My goal is to share the stories about my childhood with my children and that includes showing and telling memories about my parents.

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  15. What a special layout. Such a treasure.
    I love listening to others talk about their childhood.
    I wish I would have journaled and asked my mom more about hers before she passed away.

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  16. Sue, this is gorgeous! :) And what a thought-provoking question. You know, I think I've just got one layout of my Mum, none of my Dad. This is partly because of how my childhood panned out, but there are stories that I should be telling and that I want to tell, so thank you for prompting me xx

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