Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Papa - The Gentle Soul



Hello everyone! 

I am here to share a very special page with you from Scrapbooking From The Inside Out.


I'm also throwing in another tip to use as you create using January's emotion - "Empathy"!

What is empathy anyway?

It is defined as:
- The feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions.

There are so many people around us that have the keen ability to show empathy towards others. I am around people all the time. Sometimes you don't notice certain character traits right away. When I study and observe people that are close to me, I often see moments of caring shining through. These people are what I call "gentle souls".

This page is a prime example of this.


And here's a tip for you - Be mindful of choosing just the right photo for your page. The photo can help you express the emotions and feelings of your page.

For example, I purposely used a black and white photo. I believe that it helps express the softness of this gentle moment.

My cutie pie nephew is a miracle baby. My sister and her husband have been married for 15 years. They have gone through the terrible loss of three miscarriages.

What is really touching is how my dad has impacted my sister and brother-in-law with care and concern all through the pregnancy and beyond. He is a "Mr. Mom" with heart!


And don't forget about your journaling. Use embellishments around it to make it one of the focal points of your page.

I encourage you to make more layouts about people that have impacted your life in some way. The SFTIO kit has wonderful paper and embellishments that will make your page special for years to come.

26 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!! that photo is beyond precious and loveeeeeeeee the colors and the glasses!!!!!!!!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous layout and such a special moment!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful in every way, Angi!

Connie Mercer said...

very sweet Angi!!!

Janice said...

This is precious!

Audrey Pettit said...

How beautiful! Absolutely LOVE this, Angi! Such a soft and elegant design!

Jingle said...

This is a gorgoues layout!

♥ Lynn said...

So sweet!! Always enjoy your creations!!

Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the sweet layout and such a GREAT message Angi!! TFS!
Sherrie K

Annette Allen said...

wow now that is a great moment.. i love this layout..

Ashley Horton said...

Such a sweet story, behind your beautiful layout Angi! Love the b&w photo mixed with the soft colors on your page!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

So sweet - love your use of vellum!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous layout Angi! Love the awesome photo!

lynn said...

great tribute to your dad, angi:) and i think b/w pic is perfect!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Oh what a sweet memory and layout.

kdnkdd said...

How beautiful.

kdnkdd said...

How beautiful.

Kelly R said...

What a sweet story and layout! I just love how you are mixing emotion and scrapping to really tell the story. I like the soft colors and you are right the b&w pic does create a soft feel to the page. Terrific!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Awwwwwww, so cute! Great page!!

Susie

Terria said...

Beautiful layout and a sweet story tfs!!

Miss Misi said...

This is precious!

yyam said...

Awwww....so sweet! I love the journaling!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is such a beautiful page, Angi. Not just the layout - but the love and respect for your father that just ooze off the page.

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

This is such a beautiful layout; the colors you used with the b/w picture truly convey the emotion you want them to! Lovely!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This has got to be my most fav layout by you! LOOOOOOOVE the papers and design--- love the layered effect yet still CAS design! AMMMMMMMMAZING!

Amber Holder said...

This layout looks fantastic. I must say I'm most impressed with the journaling, it's so touching and heartfelt. It's something I know future generations will love knowing about him.

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty