Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Now Friends page video





Today's page uses this month's ArtfulDelight sketch found here.  Since I had this lovely photo from this summer, I wanted to do a page to talk about how my relationship with my stepdaughter has evolved.

My step daughters came into my life when my husband and I had been dating about 6 months.  They spent a month during each summer with him.  We were all very polite at least in front of one another.  Behind the scenes, I think Lenny got an ear full from all of us.  I was only 27 and had no experience with teenagers.  I was their Dad's first serious relationship since the divorce.  The poor man!

My relationship with Jaime, his oldest, became more friendly when she finished college and began her own adult life.  Still, we never talked that much until her wedding.  She asked for my help and I loved every minute of it.  There were tons of phone conversations - we live about 1000 miles apart.  It took a lot of coordination to plan inviations, decorations and work out the budget.  Of course there were many things I had no part in because I wasn't there.  Yet I felt very much included.

With her marriage, she became a stepmother, too.  So we have that in common.  She is a full time mom and loves it!  She is a very good mother.

The embellishments are stamped using Stampin' Up!'s Petal Pizzazz, a retired set that has produced many, many cards over the years but I don't ever remember using it on a page before.


I rotated the sketch, moved the title down onto some of the pattern paper, and centered everything up a bit.

The video goes through the complete process.
Watch at YouTube


The Artfuldelight sketch is open until the 23rd. There is a card version, too.  She offers a nice prize if you want to give it a go.  Thanks for visiting today!

6 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! I love the journaling strips and how they complement the strips of paper.

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  2. This is such a pretty page and so personal. Thank you for sharing.
    I have a step-mom who has been in my life for as long as I can remember. She became my step-mom under different circumstances as yours though.

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  3. Such a wonderful layout with a powerful story. I know how hard it can be having step-parents and learning to not only love them but to like them as well. Thanks for joining us this month at Artful Delight.

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  4. this is wonderful! I love your video and watching your process and I really love how you told the story through your page (and process)! LOVELY! Thank you for playing along with us at Artful Delight.

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  5. Beautiful layout, I adore those colors. Thanks for playing at Artful Delight!

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  6. Great layout! Thanks for playing along at Artful Delight!

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