Monday, January 3, 2011

Sunday At The Studio (on Monday)

So sorry for the delay - been a little under the weather for the past 2 day. So without further ado - here's my belated post for The Studio!

This week's challenge at The Studio was about hindsight. Amanda challenged us to make a page about a mistake that you've made and what you wish you had done differently. I could do a whole book of these kinds of pages! My life is full of blunders and mis-steps. Here's what I made for this challenge:
materials: all materials: Webster's Pages + Tim Holtz tissue tape
For this page I focused on regret. We lost my former sister-in-law tragically this year. (That is a photo of us on the day she married my brother back in 1996). Although she and my brother were no longer together, her special place in our family was never filled and we always considered her one of us. When I heard she was gone so suddenly, I immediately started to think of all of the things I wish I had said to her. How I wished we had stayed close. I have so many regrets where Michelle is concerned that I could probably fill the entire back of the 12 x 12 layout with words. I didn't, though. Instead, the few sentences that sum up my feelings are on the back of the tag. Here are some details:

The Studio girls did an amazing job with this challenge - as always - and you can see their efforts right here. Stop by and play along. Maybe you'll win this month's prize?

10 comments:

curlyqmosaics said...

What an extremely touching post. This layout is beautiful, and I hope you found some comfort commemorating how special she was to you.

Have a great week Valerie!

~jan said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, my friend! Hope you are feeling better today! This is a lovely heartfelt layout, depite the subject matter. You've done justice to your feelings in your beautiful creative way. Hugs.

jamie long said...

hope you feel better, love all the layering on your page.

papirdiva said...

Oh, wow...! Such an emotional layout! Thank yo for sharing...!

~amy~ said...

Valerie, sorry that you've been feeling icky....I Love what you've done..what a layout...

StephC said...

I hope you're feeling better! This layout is amazing. Sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs!

Courtney Baker said...

Gorgeous layout, although I'm sure it's not an easy subject to scrap. It's truly beautiful!

paperella said...

Valerie, your post brought tears to my eyes and also made me realize how important it is to tell our beloved ones how much they mean to us every day. Your LO is amazing, and I'm sure it has had a healing effect too. Thanks so much for sharing something so intimate.
xoxo,
Lorena

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Sorry...I meant hi Val! Got the names confused..lol. I've had to get to know a few people this morning LOL!

Amy Heller said...

Valerie, this is such a BEAUTIFUL page and post. I am sure your SIL knows how you feel and is hugging you from heaven. Hope your creative process was as healing as it sounds. :) Big Hugs!!!