Saturday, July 18, 2015

Documenting Your Life blog series hosted by ADB Designs!

This is your story.  Do it YOUR way.  I write in my journal and scrap pages inspired by my journal entries. Two of my CT journal directly on their scrapbook pages and don't keep a separate paper journal. Others keep only a paper or computer journal and are waiting to create the scrapbook pages at a later date. There is no wrong way to do this, just pick up pen or mouse and DO IT. You can join me at any time with this series. You can scrap just the questions/prompts that inspire you, or all of them. You can scrap from the current question and go forward, or you can start at question 1 and move through them in order. 

Each post (every other week) I will share the current question/prompt and layouts created by myself, my creative team or scrapbooking friends.  

Note about sharing layouts from Cole:
We would LOVE for you to share YOUR layout's with us! Just create a 600x600 px jpg layout and email it to Cole subject line D.Y.L Layout!   With your permission, I will post it to the MyMemories BLOG DYL Series (right here), Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter.  Along with your layout, please do include the question/prompt number and the name of the My Memories designer(s) and the name of their product(s) you used.  If you would like to post it directly to our MyMemories Facebook wall please click HERE. You can also post your layouts in the MyMemories Forum HERE.

One of the greatest gifts my father gave me - unintentionally - was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a roller coaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man. -- Ben Okri **

Question/Prompt 4:
Write about your father; be sure to include his full name, birth date, birth place, parents, etc. What are some memories you have of your father?

Note: "father" may be step-father, foster-father, adopted father, family friend. This is your life, you make the rules for what you write about. I also recommend leaving one of more blank pages in your paper journal (for those who are keeping one) for you to write additional memories, as you have time.

My father lived to age 96. He died five months after my mother. They had been married one week short of 71 years when mom passed away. He simply did not want to continue without mom. I was blessed to have my parents living with my husband and I the last three plus years of their lives. Being their caregiver was a significant responsibility and it was also a great joy. I miss them every day. I made this layout of my father using the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy collection of products from Over the Fence Designs (myself & PattyB Scraps).  Link to Collection.  

Heather created this stunning layout of memories of her father. She really has a beautiful way with words, as well as creating beautiful layouts. She used my It's A Mans World collection just released Jun 9 and available here.

Let me know how you are doing and if you have any questions. I love to read your thoughts about this series. Just comment below.


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