Monday, February 18, 2013

Real Life in Pictures & a Giveaway!

For my Mom's birthday last August, I filled a scrapbook storage box with pictures, papers & embellishments in hopes she would make some pages.  She is so creative and full of stories.  Her age slows her down.  

Mom tells me she ready to scrap.  She wants to talk about the hardships in old age and about people she knew.  I wish she'd stick with the later.  I know my elder parents have lots of challenges, but they do the best they can and I don't want them to hurt in any way.

This is the picture I took I few weeks ago.  My Dad is telling me about the their health issues.  He has his right hand on her leg and is talking about her arthritis.  Note her cane in the foreground.  Dad will be 91 this year;  Mom will be 88.  

The 5 words I used to describe them in my journaling are:  Olden, Couplet, Faithful, Nurturing and Mindful.  They are all those things.  They still like to take care of their kids, they are so devoted to each other and they are aware of everything that goes on.  I love them with all my heart.

 I modeled my pleated paper after a page by MajaDesign.

Finally, we are taking our annual February vacation and I will giveaway a $25 Scrapbook.com gift certificate to a follower next Sunday.  Please leave a comment below and on any posts I make this week.  I've had 199 followers for several months and just yesterday broke 200!  If you post my giveaway or blog on yours, I'll give you another chance to win (just let me know in your comment).  Thanks for the continual support!

21 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

Cindy, what a precious page of your parents so full of love, respect, and adoration for them. Love the tied pleated section! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

happygolucky said...

Cindy, anyone who looks at this lovely layout will feel the love and devotion that you have for your parents. Wonderfully done.

Beebeebabs said...

Another beautiful layout tfs!!!

Debbie said...

Lovely layout Cindy!!! I adore the closeness of your parents in their golden years! Love the paper pleating!!

Cheryl (C Mom Go) said...

Congrats on your 200 blogger reach. Lovely page of your parents and the story of their close relationship. I love how you tied off your pleated paper. Enjoy your vacation and thanks for this wonderful opportunity to be part of your celebration.

Dani Cristina said...

Very beautiful page!
I loved this detail frown.
And Congrats. :)

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

Gorgeous LO Cindy!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Such an amazing and creative page, Cindy! And your story behind it is so touching!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Great story Cindy! I hope your Mom does take up scrapping and tells the stories about people she knows. It truly is an amazing pastime!

Tamika said...

What a neat page of your mom and dad. I can tell the story is getting interesting by the way he's waving his hand! Have fun on your vacation, be safe!

Sheila MacLeod said...

Such a sweet layout and your Folks are adorable~ Thanks for the chance at the $25. SB.com giveaway....keeping my fingers crossed!!! Take good care Cindy~

Margo said...

Hi Cindy,
I see you have reached 206 by now, great !
I love this LO and the picture and all the things you tell about your parents, makes it clear to me that their home and family is as warm as yours, gives me a warm feeling in these cold days !
Hugs
Margo

Shona said...

they look really cute together :) awwww :) love the story love that pleating ...beautiful!

Deeps said...

I love this page with the pleated side. Anybody who has aging parents or parents who need help will feel emotional after seeing this.

Ruki said...

woooow! this is amazing!

Heather Landry said...

Your parents are just so precious! It's not often that we see people as dedicated to family these days and I really admire that! Also, your paper pleating looks incredible!

MARILYN said...

What a lovely and sweet page about your parents Cindy!! loooove the pleats!! I already put in my sidebar's blog your giveaway.
Take care ! hugs!!!

magi giger said...

wow what a great blog you have so beautiful . thank you so much for sharing . hugs magi

Brittany M said...

I love the picture of grandma and big dad. You are so talented!

Sue said...

What a wonderful thing for you to do! I love your page about your parents. It was so sweet and sentimental. Have fun on your vacation! Sue

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