Friday, May 18, 2012

Heartfelt Blog Hop

Having fun on the hop?  I hope so!  
You probably came from Angela's Blog.   
The VC Rocks homepage is here.  
The next blog after mine is Diane's. 

Today I want to share a scrapbook page I made with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio.  It's a page of my Dad, who passed away in March of this year.  Even though we didn't live in the same state,  I still miss him quite a bit. 

I used the February page template from A Year in Review Photobook in MDS.
It's so easy to just drop in those photos and make a title.
My Dad is playing the accordian - an instrument that is necessary for playing Cajun music.
He wasn't the best player, but he taught several of our family members to play.  My brother even had a band that was nominated for a Grammy Award a few years back. 
This picture taken a few years ago shows Daddy enjoying his music again, after he had been ill for several months with his diabetes.  I have great memories of him from that day.
One of the life lessons he taught all 9 of his children:  
Deal with the crisis at hand,
and then move on with the living of life.

Speaking of moving on - the next blog is Diane's.

Have a happy hop day!
Elizabeth Kratzer


  1. Great scrapbook page Elizabeth. Your Dad looks like he is really enjoying playing the accordian. When I was in 5th grade I remember bugging my Mom to let me take lessons because a boy I knew played it and I thought it was neat. I still do!

    1. what a great way to remember your dad. I know how you feel. My mom passed away one year ago on the 18th of May. Been a rough year. Hang in there!

  2. Hi Roomie, your page is awesome! The pictures really capture his love for the music and the page looks like it was made for the memory. Gotta love our MDS program.

  3. What an awesome tribute. I love the accordion! I have some great memories from when I was a child and visiting a friends house who played! Thanks for the great memories that you reminded me of with this. So sorry for you loss--it is hard to lose you parent. Great project!

  4. What a beautiful tribute to your dad! Great page!

  5. Oh, Elizabeth, this is such a great page. I know you miss him, we never get over that loss. I am teary eyed just reading it, cuz it makes me think of my own Dad and how much I miss him, too. Love the life lesson. Sounds like a good title for another page, doesn't it? Hugs to you my friend, and thanks for sharing.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to obviously a GREAT man in your life! I hope looking at your beautiful page and your memories soon bring you great comfort, joy, and deep closeness to your farther until you meet again. Your page is VERY personal to me as my father plays the accordian professionally and I grew up with him serranading my mother and playing so my lil' sis and I could dance till our legs crumbled beneath us! Beautiful page - great inspiration for me to scrapbook some pages of my daddy playing. What a beautiful thing for us to have in common!

  7. Hurrah for Daddy Pages!

    I like how you changed the opacity of your hearts - looks fab

  8. Great page, he really looks like he is having such fun! Your really captured him with this page.

  9. Great scrapbook page, your dad looks like he's having a ball.

  10. What a fabulous page! Great way to remember your dad.

  11. What a great page. It looks like your dad could add some real fun to any family gathering.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

  12. Elizabeth: What a loving tribute to your dad. He looks like someone that would have be a privilege to know--and to listen to! Wonderful layout!

  13. What an awesome page to remember your Dad! He looks like he was a lot of fun to be around. So sorry for your loss!

  14. Great page! LOVE scrap pages, and the memories they give us!!

  15. Love this page!I can hear the music in my head - Gotta' love that cajun music. Both of my parents were born and raised in LA. Still have lots of family there. Sorry for your loss!

  16. Great tribute to your Father, and what wonderful advice!!! Thanks for sharing the story behind the great layout.