My daughter, Tiffany, has requested a scrapbook album for a particular set of photos she has. Tiffany is the one with the major tattoo sessions going on with her arm.
She is an embalmer and a Funeral Director at a well established funeral home in Denver. She earned her “chops” doing the grunt work first. For quite a few years her Dad (Joe) would tease her about being a “Body Snatcher” since she had the unenviable task of going into people’s homes, arriving at nursing homes, wending the labyrinths of hospitals to pick up the departed and take them to their last worldly stopping place where they would be tended to or surrounded by family and friends.
In her travels she would drive mostly around Colorado and Kansas with her charges. Either picking them up for their final return to Colorado or taking them from Colorado and home to Kansas. She has taken photos of the various funeral homes she has been to and her photo album will eventually hold the memories of that time in her life.
Tiffany is not a “Girly Girl” and the reason for the album has its own set of problems. Her color scheme is Halloween since she loves these colors and I’m trying to stay away from the overtly “Halloween”ey type of graphics to show respect for Tiffany and her profession.
I have been asking her all the questions I would ask my own self…size of album pages, style, colors, and how many photos to be placed on a page. Since she is not familiar with this craft it has been a long process but we are getting to the point where I have a pretty good idea of what to do. I’ve put together two pages for her approval and here they are.
The paper is Die Cuts With A View (DCWV) and the Street Lace pack. These papers, according to the blurb on their site, is “a little bit Goth inspired”. The papers have large images, and most of them are what I would term “heat embossed” with the glossy raised patterns. The colors are strong but not over powering. I found this set at Whole Lotta Scrap near where I live with the aid of Leslie, the store’s owner.
Well, this weekend I am going to be closeted away in my room with a huge order I’ve placed with Stampin’ Up! and I’m going to figure out a way that I can have “my cake and eat it too”. I so love the bright colors and the graphics of Tim Holtz, Graphic 45, DCWV, to name a few. I’m putting the “Pity Party” decorations away that have been up way too long.
I had such a good time creating Tiffany’s two pages and playing with the paper, it is time to get a grip and “Get over myself”. Get my “mojo” back and my mind back into really loving what I do. The paperwork is nearly done, another couple days and that monster will be put to sleep – FINALLY.
After this, my posts will be on my other blog which features Stampin’ Up! products and YouTube videos will be posted once again. Woo Hoo!!!