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Friday, September 14, 2012

Single Page Layout from "Make It From Your Heart" and a Pumpkin Card

I created this layout using pattern #17 from our new "Make It From Your Heart" layout and card pattern book.  This book is a steal at $7.95 and includes 16 two-page layout patterns, 2 single-page patterns, and 12 card patterns.

This layout features my dad, LeRoy Overstreet. I love this photo of him because it really illustrates what this layout is all about. My dad taught me that "CAN'T" is a naughty word.  He taught me to try new things, to be persistent and never give up.  This photo is of my dad when he was in a play. He doesn't wear a moustache or beard in real life but he grew them for the character he was playing, and my mom thought he just absolutely had to have a photo taken that way to remember the experience.  The coolest part of all is that my dad didn't grow up singing and acting.  He grew up playing football, basketball, golden glove boxing, and running track.  Music and acting really had no part in his life. It wasn't until I was in high school that he discovered that although he couldn't read music, he had quite a voice.  A few other people noticed too and it wasn't long before some of them talked him into doing some community plays and musicals.  Trying something new like that when you are in your late 40's has to be really intimidating, but it's proof that he lives his beliefs. 

Thank you, Daddy for teaching me to believe in myself, to spread my wings and fly, to try new things and to never give up. I love you!

In addition to the layout, I thought I'd share a 4" x 7" card I made with the September Stamp of the Month: Fall Favorites. This set can be yours for only $5 with a $50 order, or for the full retail price of $17.95 and is available only in September.

CTMH products used on my Stamp of the Month card:  September Stamp of the Month: Fall Favorites, Honey Cardstock, Barn Red Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Black Archival Stamp Pad, Saddle Stamp Pad, Chocolate Stamp Pad, Watercolor Pencils, Burlap Ribbon, 2" Scallop Punch, Basic Brad Assortment, Round Sponge.

Lastly, don't forget the AWESOME double stamp set called "It's Your Day" ($35.90 value) that is also available to you during the rest of September only (September is National Stamping Month).  It's only $5 with a $35 order. This set is a must have for any card maker or scrapper.  It's so versatile and has just a little bit of everything inside.

You will be prompted to add both the Stamp of the Month and the National Stamping Month set as you check out on my website with your order.


Casandra Bennett said...

Awe, what a sweet tribute to your daddy. He looks very dapper in that picture. :)

Brenda said...

What a great layout and story, Karen!

Kim said...

Beautiful story! Your work is so gorgeous!

Krista Hershberger said...

Beautiful artwork Karen! :) Thanks so much for sharing some more of your family life and artwork with us! :)


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