4 years ago my father passed away and I inherited his car. It was a 1999 Lexus but when I got it it only had 28,000 miles on it. It ran perfectly! I so loved this car. It was my first "luxury" item. My dad was a HUGE golfer and in the back trunk he had several golf umbrellas and visors. When I got it I just couldn't part with them and for 4 years I drove with these items and also his CD's in the car. It still felt like HIS car. Well, in June the car was having problems and the dealership said that it would cost more to repair than what it was worth. So we decided to trade it in. When we were leaving the house to trade the car in Jack asked me "Mom are you sad that you are getting rid of the car?" and in that moment I realized that I was getting rid of the car AND my Dad in a way. It always just felt like maybe he was still around because I had his things with me. It still hurts to have lost him. He was diagnosed with cancer in November and died just 4 months later. So I wanted to do a layout about this experience. It was really cathartic. (I am sorry to be rather personal today on the blog but this layout means a whole lot to me! and I am VERY happy about it!)
This layout uses the April Paper Bakery Kit. I used all the Elle's Studio components in the layout along with other odds n ends that I had in my stash from studio calico and Elle's Studio.
Paper , tags, elle's studio
wood veneer- studio calico
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back with the new SOG August Challenge! See you then, Have a wonderful and crafty day!