Monday, January 9, 2012

the Installer

My husband, the pinball repairman, is also everyone's installer whether it is window treatments (for me) or a new DVD player for my Dad.  Here is the journaling for this layout:

 The installer...
of all electronic devices in tight space with no light. 
The reader of the instructions for the new DVD player his wife swore her father would never use.  
The trainer of those who are technologically challenged.  
The coach to bring the technologically challenged into the 20th century at least.  
The repeater of instructions – over and over and over again.  
The responder to all questions.  
The interpreter of ‘this button in the middle.’ 
The on-call tech for late night television emergencies when his mother-in-law sits on the remote and turns off the satellite.  
The most patient one of all.

In other words… the son-in-law.  

My husband finds his in-law's challenges with learning how to use their DVD player humorous.  I'm so glad he is so patient with them.

The layout is based on Artfuldelight's sketch of the month.  You can find it here.  There are still a couple of weeks to get in a layout for a chance to win one of LeeAnn's wonderful monthly kits.

I used several papers from the Artfuldelight January kit on my page.  The gold and white paper from Studio Calico was a bit bright so I distressed it heavily with Antique Linen from Ranger - a wonderful ink to turn anything vintage and basically anything with a white background to a cream color.

The little yellow triangle embellishment has a particular significance that my husband will recognize.  When we setup the DVD player, my parents had to manually change an option on their television to switch modes.  This was my Mother's job- we call her 'Vanna.'  I think you can change it on the remote but for some reason, Lenny thought it would just be easier for them to press the button the TV.  The problem is you can't see the button on the TV!  So we took a piece a sticky note and taped it to the TV in the spot they were supposed to press.  It is now the 'little yellow button.'

The 'don't forget' embellishment was in the kit.  It was perfect bit of irony as everyone including us is always forgetting exactly what button you push to do what thing.

I love the background paper for this layout from My Mind's Eye.  It is kraft but with faint yellow stars so it doesn't look so flat.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Kraft Funday collection from My Mind's Eye;Cupboard and Book Jacket from Studio Calico; ledger paper from October Afternoon
Brad:  Stampin' Up!
Sticker:  Kraft Funday Happy Days stickers  by MME


  1. Awesome LO!! Love the embellishments! Thank you for playing along with Artful Delight this month!! :-)

  2. Wonderful page, Lisa! Love your journalling (so humorous) and the great use of embellishments. Very fun!

  3. I'm lovin' your page Hun! The layout & embellishments are perfect....very nice work & TFS!!!

  4. Such a sweet layout, love the photo by candle light, he is a sweetie.
    My hubby is the techie guy everyone calls for answers, lol.

  5. Awesome layout! Love the colors; great for a man page.

  6. I love this LO! My dh is the installer too, but not quite as talented as your windows ;)

    I loved your journaling and fun that you chronicled this with a scrapbook page; love that :)


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