Monday, June 29, 2009

papa knows best

this is my layout for challenge 59 (father's day) at journaling junkie.

note: this was just picked as lotd (6-29-09) over at create my keepsake. yipee!

i created a layout about my father-in-law and included all of his kids' photos as well. i asked nelo to write the journal and i just edited it, the title also came from him.

notice the papers i used. that's from the vagabond collection of basic grey. again, had it for years already and was only able to create 1 layout from it back in 2006. practically the only new item here are the fabric alphas and that extra pattern from crate paper..

here's a tip:
- try customizing your own frame for your photos
- i created the photo frame for my fil's photo by using my fiskars apron lace border punch
- i then inked the edges with black paint and then heat embossed with utee for 3x
- it created a jelly-like texture which added a different effect to the photo

Blessed, that is how I feel to have you as our father. We are lucky to have been guided and inspired by you. You have been a very good teacher and have taught us most of what we know about raising our own family. As you always say, we should live life to the fullest. We are living it the way you would have wanted us to do it. And still, we know that you are thinking of us ahead of your own self. Supportive and selfless, nurturing and protective, that is who you are, because father knows best.

materials used: cardstock - bazzill; patterned paper - basic grey, crate paper; chipbaord - tim holtz, american crafts, heidi swapp; rub-ons - creative imaginations; felt - american crafts; bards - provo craft; acrylic paint - adirondack; utee; ink - versamark, chalkbox; border punch - fiskars

photography by jeff lopez


  1. Great layout!! and those BG papers are just right for it!!! (know what you mean, have mine sitting in a box for years as well!).
    I loved this challenge too and finished my layout yesterday!

  2. Great LO Liza. You have to teach us how to punch the apron lace with the perfect corner.

  3. Anonymous5:10 AM

    gorgeous layout :)

  4. WOW Ms. Liza this layout is superb! i love the entire feel of it and everything is just perfectly made!!!
    It was nice seeing you again last Saturday.

    Ako din noh ang laki ng nagastos that day. Oh well, minsan lang naman yun

    Take care


  5. Liza - I am running out of words.

    This is just so so so beautiful and the journalling - most heartfelt...

  6. Hi Liza! Wow! I love your layout. Very beautiful. I love the colors.

  7. Anonymous11:06 AM

    really nice masculine LO, sis!