It's been a long time since I wrote a letter to heaven so I did 2 matching pages with letters to heaven last night for my angel baby girls. The summer is the best time of year for us, as far as our grief goes. We have the girls' birthdays and angel days (the days they died) throughout the year in Sept. Nov. Feb. and Apr. So every few months, we are hit hard with our grief. The summer goes a little bit smoother. I can feel inside of me that September and that Chloee's Birthday is coming so I thought I'd do some griefwork and write to my girls - really wish I knew how to mail these to heaven.....
Here are my pages with Letters to Heaven:
Kit Credit: Kristi W Designs
When I was making my pages, I really wanted the paper to look folded, like it'd been sent up to heaven and they opened it. So I searched for a tutorial and finally got it to work! And I made it into a freebie psd folded paper template for you with instructions - for personal or commercial use.
I love creating a scene that didn't really exist! It just opens a whole world of options with my girls being in heaven. I guess I feel like I can still create something for them even though I will never get new photos of them. Likewise I love doing it with my little boy too! My latest page is him at a make believe pond - they're imaginations are just so huge. I'm sure that when he was "fishing" in real life (at the children's museum), he really felt like he was in a place like the one I've created in this page!
Head on over to Mousescrappers.com where I'm hosting the next template challenge!
I couldn't decide which of my pages to turn into a template, but I finally settled on a design that I've used quite a bit and that I hope you will find useful. It's a layout with squares. I used it to make these pages - altered to change the squares to circles in the last one!
Find the template challenges here
So here are the templates - yes! templates. I made 2 of them. One with the standard size squares and one with itty bitty squares that I've heard called "inchies" around digiland. Do you feel up for that challenge?! I'm going to try that one myself!
What kid can walk past the Sword in the Stone at Disneyland and not try to pull it out??! My son loves to try and I hope that he continues to try and never stops believing that he can :) Here are some page ideas for the Sword in the Stone monument featuring my sister when she was little and my cute boy.
Here's one of my boy dressing up like a jester at the children's museum with a friend there. They were having so much fun being silly!
Here's another about my angel Bree-Elle. She holds the key to my heart - in heaven. When she died, we bought a special mother and daughter set of bracelets that had a key and a lock on them. She is buried with hers on and I wore mine for a long time - until it broke at Disneyland. It spilled all over and I remember these super nice people helping us pick up beads from the ground. It hurt my heart when it broke and I kept the pieces that we were able to find - but I haven't yet. I just try to remember that my heart holds the real key to her heart... Miss you Bree! Love you.
I just canot get over my son's first time meeting Minnie!! It was the most magical moment. He ran right to her and gave her a big hug. Then she took him into her house and sat on the couch with him and spent some time with just him for such a long time! I sooooo wish I would have had my videocamera at that moment! Instead, I think I will scrap that moment over and over again :)
I am a NOT 4 Profit digital scrapbooking designer. I give all proceeds from any kits that I've made to charity. I do this because when my girls were sick and when they died, many people (family, friends, and anonymous) helped us. This is my way of giving back, thanking those people, honoring my girls' memories and spreading love in the world because all I know is that Life is About Love. So far, A Grieving Mommy Scrapbooking Products have raised over $900 for charity.
And Our Living Son
Life is about Love and Scrappin is my Documentation of that Love