Stamp & Scrappin' Clubs 2012
An Easter Workshop

A Blog Hop & A Lighthorseman

Welcome to our little blog hop - hope you've been enjoying the journey so far. You may have just arrived here from the blog of my friend Di Dunk - or if you're just starting here, enjoy the little tour! Our group today has focussed on products that are FREE during Sale-a-bration - bet you're lovin' that Designer Series Paper?

I am madly in love with that DSP and today I wanted to do something completely different with it - so I have gone for a masculine layout. YES! With all those pretty florals, I have done a complete backflip from my usual style .

A Lighthorseman

The layout title is GRANDFATHER DOBSON and I have used ACROSTIC POETRY as a way of journalling some memory triggers - quite a few of which only family will understand.  For each of these words there is a long story and many years of memory creating, far too much to put on one 12"x 12" layout.

I am quite tempted to see if I can dig out a few other photos and do some accompanying layouts to complete the story, but of couse, the red truck and the appletrees are now long gone and in those days photos were few and far between . . .

A Lighthorseman 3

The main colours used here are Soft Suede, Peach Parfait and Lucky Limade with Early Espresso ink. There are some quite symbolic images in the stamping too. The forest of trees, the oak tree and the oak leaf and acorn were all very much significant in my grandfather's life.

A Lighthorseman 4

This little snippet of the main photo blows me away! When I went to load it up, there were my youngest cousin's eyes looking straight out at me!  Not bad for about 70 years between!

And since this blog hop is about Sale-a-bration, here's a close up of that gorgeous DSP!

A Lighthorseman 2

There is actually a tiny finishing touch left to add to this layout - an antique brad in the middle of that largest flower!

Well, that's it from me for today, thanks for visiting! Before you "hop" off to the next person, please leave some blog love in the form of a comment, as I really appreciate your feedback, and then off you go to visit the delightful Sue Madex.


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Christine Blain

What a special, amazing layout, Kathryn. I love the sentimental significance of all your little touches; just beautiful. The papers worked perfectly on this page.

Narelle Farrugia

Love it! What an amazing photo to have! Love all the added details of your background stamping and flowers

Ros Davidson

Love the way you have journaled with the poem. An amazing layout to add to any album.

Sue Madex

Really love the layout Kathryn and all the meaning you've fitted in to it with the acrostic poem and images.

Tina Gillespie

Your grandfather was a bit of a hottie! Awesome layout -I love all the special meaning behind it.


Such thought has gone into this layout - you are quite right Stacy would be so proud of you. And yes your grandfather was a very handsome man ;o)

Alisha Watson

WOW Kathryn, I have no is just all perfect. Love it lots :-)

Di Dunk

WOW as usual Kathryn. So different than your usual creations, but oh so good. So much thought has gone into it. Fantastic. Wonderful memories.

Chris H

What an amazing page, Kathryn. Put together beautifully and with such love and creativity. It's brilliant!

Mary Kelly

A very touching page to celebrate the life of your Grandfather,and yes, you need to continue on and do one for each of your forbears.

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