What a time to start afresh... Here I sit seeing the New Year in with wonderful friends that I didn't even know a year ago - yet I know that each of them would do anything for me. 2010 was such a turbulent year for my family - my marriage separation, the death of my father and the death of my much loved mother-in-law. Certainly a year I do not wish to repeat. But it is a year to build upon. In 2011 I see fresh starts, I see learning from past experience (both mine and others dear to me), I see a road stretching ahead.... I'm not sure where the road will lead me - but I look forward to the adventures ahead, and sharing my life with those dear to me, both new and old. Here is another layout using WordArt World's 'Bring It On' pack - my feelings exactly.
Friday, 31 December 2010
Over at Gotta Pixel the designers have gotten together to bring the New Year in in style. They have all contributed to a new kit called Bring It On!. Here is my layout using elements and wordart from Jen at WordArt World. The kit will be released on the 1st January, 2011 - so head on over and check it out.
BTW - this lovely photo was taken by the talented Juanita at Broderick Photography.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Jen is going to release a fantastic WordArt pack on 3/1/11 ... make sure you keep your eye out for it. Here is one of my layouts using a WordArt from the pack. I have used a template to create this layout - something unusual for me, hope you like it :)
On December 12th, 2010 - ten days shy of his 92nd birthday my father - Felix Attard- passed away. Luckily I did get to see him before he died; Glynn, Lachlan and I flew to Sydney the week before when he was taken to hospital with pneumonia and we knew as we left his bedside on the Saturday that we were saying goodbye for good.
Who could complain after 92 years of living a full life? My dad had been through a war, immigrated to a new country, brought up a family of six children and achieved his dream of living on the Central coast of NSW in a house that he built. He was survived by 6 children, 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grand children.
Here is a layout that I created in memory of my dad - Felix Attard.
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Well I certainly don't want to go through a week like that again! I've had two rush flights to Sydney - which culminated in attending my father's funeral. I am trying to think of this as a celebration of his 92 years of living. It was a very emotional time.
While sitting vigil in the hospital, waiting in airports and riding in trains/planes/auto-mobiles I did get time to do a couple of layouts. Here they be .....
Friday, 3 December 2010
Just a quick post as it is after midnight and I can feel my pumpkin starting to turn!! Really, I am pretty tired so I will upload the details of these layouts at a more reasonable hour, but I wanted to share them with you. More beautiful Word Art from Jen and some great papers from 'The Greatest Gift' Blog train that is running atm.