Thursday, August 11, 2011

Special Memory Board for my Mother

This past month has been so hard. I miss my Dad terribly and my heart aches so damn bad.  We are having a "Celebration of Life" gathering for Dad in a week and I wanted to give my Mother something special that day. The night Daddy passed away Mom told me how the photo of them on a sailboat was one of her most favorites, my printer is running out of ink so the photo didn't print up well but I'm heading to Walmart to get a good copy printed up.  I also made a photo collage consisting of photos of Mom and Dad over the years, it will nest inside the photo section behind the sailboat photo. 
My very very dear friend Gloria sent me a pile of the Tattered Time papers which I used on this project.  I'm also making a Guestbook and Memory books for my Siblings and I with the rest of the TT papers.  I used Tim Holtz metal Corners, and Metal Bookplate. Inside the bookplate is the word "Cherish".  I made some Tim Holtz style roses using his Tattered Florals Die and cut some extra gears using his mini gears die.
The Club Scrap Clear Sticker phrase says "Life is measured not by minutes, but by Moments"

I wanted to use a Timepiece/Gear theme because my Dad and I are both crazy about old watches and watch parts. I wanted to add roses to represent Mom.  I'm tempted to make some smaller flowers in the brown tones but don't want this piece overpowered with elements...still debating. 
Thank you Gloria for helping me create what was in my mind and heart!!


  1. Michelle, that is just lovely - what a beautiful way to honor your father,


  2. It's lovely just as it is. I understand about more flowers but I think this time less is more. What a lovely gift for your mother. I understand how it is to miss a parent.

  3. What a beautiful tribute. Your mom will love it no doubt.

  4. What a touching gift for your Mom.

  5. Beautiful! Wonderful blue-brown combination.

  6. Such a wonderful tribute. Your mom will treasure this memory board