Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Grandma's Gaggle

This is my Mom, my son Chris, and just a few of the gaggle of various sorts of ducks and geese that have made themselves my Mom's pets. When my Dad was sick with cancer, my Mom started going down to the pond everyday to feed the ducks and geese - that was her way to get away from the stress of caring for my Dad, if only for a few minutes. My Dad passed away a few months ago, but she still goes to the pond every evening around 5 pm, and her pets scurry over from wherever they are - most of them are usually there waiting for her arrival (or maybe the food's arrival).

I made this layout from my May kit from A Kiss On the Chic. It features October Afternoon papers, Bazzill cardstock, Thickers, Pink Paislee letters, and various other embellishments that came with the kit. The alphabets and the lacing string were the only things I used that were not in the kit.

Here are a few closeups of the details:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I'm just loving the beautiful colours and awesome design of this one!!.....so sorry to hear of your recent loss, it's nice that your Mom has found a place of solace to help her get through the tough months. Sending lots of {{{HUGS}}} your way.

    ~Gabi xx

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE those little cartoon ducks!! they are soooo stinkin' cute! and I love the lacing on the side! Great job!! I wish i had a gaggle

  3. i seriously think u did such great job with those papers =) Very lovely !

  4. This is beautiful Theresa, and a very touching story behind it. It gives it so much more meaning. I love layouts like this, and enjoy reading the stories behind them. Thank you for sharing. I am very sorry for your loss... there is nothing like losing someone you love. (Hugs)

  5. very pretty! Love all the detail work.


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