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!