The challenge from Shimelle was to take something from her layout below, (color, butterflies, bingo cards, painting, embossed paper....)whatever we wanted. I really liked the black and yellow she used, as I don't think I've ever used those together. I also liked the embossed paper she sanded, so I created my own. Took a big stamp and stamped & heat embossed all over the page. Knew I wanted to use these black frames, so I thought black & white pictures would be perfect for this. Used alphabets from different packets and had to paint this white butterfly I had. I stamped black dots. There was just so much about Shimelle's layout I liked that I took a ton of ideas from it. Also stamped the little side-journaling lines for my information. And I didn't have any yellow reinker, so I took some yellow food coloring and put in my little sprayer pen and sprayed lightly over my cardstock.
These 3 pictures are of my (in order) Grandpa Charlie (my mom's step-dad), my Uncle Joe, my Dad and my Grandpa Loyal (my dad's step-dad). These 4 men meant so much to me during my childhood. Grandpa Loyal passed away when I was about 6 or 7, but I still remember him vividly and loved him so much. The other 3 men continued to be a very important part of my life until each one of them passed. They all made positive impacts on my life.