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Triple the Sketch: Jack and Jan

I am guest hosting Think Outside the Box this week. Make sure to hop over to look at some amazing art from outstanding artists!

My father-in-law just lost his sister in July. I created this Triple the Sketch layout the night Jan went into the hospital. It was a big shock for Dad, only because it made him realize that he is the only one left in his immediate family. I guess, he wished he had spent more time with her. Don't we all?

Since then, Dad has stepped out and tried to spend more time with family. He decided to go to his family reunion; the first time in over ten years. The family voted to have it at his house next year and he didn't argue. In fact, I think he is actually excited about it!





"Jack will miss you Jan. Layout created July 9, 2009"




Supplies - Papers: Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket, Scenic RouteStamp Ink: RangerTools: McGill, FiskarsEmbellishments: Prima flower, KaiserCraft rhinestones, American Crafts stickers, misc. photo corners, misc. thread

Note: After going to the reunion with Dad, I realized that this photo is not of him and his sister. In fact, the family has no idea, at the moment, who these children are. Sigh! (I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry when I got the news) Sometimes it is the thought that counts, right? LOL! Of course, all I have to do is switch out the photo for another.

Create Well: There isn't better time than the moment. Live. Love. Spend time with them.

7 comments

  1. This layout is beautiful! I was going awww at the sweetness of it and the photo and then just cracked up when I read at the end that it's NOT really jack and jan. Seriously funny from this side of the story, but if it had been me in your shoes I probably would have cried! LOL

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  2. Oh the LO is just beautiful and the colors and detail SUPERB!!!!! I had a giggle when I read that these were not who you thought they were....it is the thought that counts!!!! Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us!!!

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  3. love your layout, and sorry, but that is too funny about the picture! lol

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  4. Jen, this layout is AMAZING! So sorry about the photo issue.... kind of funny reading about it, but i am sure it wasn't after you created it! Hugs! Turned out beautiful!
    ~Chelsea

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  5. I think this is one of my favorite layouts you have done... I did cry when you told me about the picture. I love that picture - of whoever they are!!!

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  6. Jen....in response to Hummus..I cannot tell you how RIDICULOUSLY EASY it is to make your own hummus....seriously easy and CHEAP. I also won't tell him how easy it is to do your own pita bread either.....just because I love you. But you're missing out!!!!

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  7. How sweet is that. The layout of course, but the story too. Love it!

    Sheila

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