Sunday, 28 September 2014

Daddy's Girl

I admit it. I'm a Daddy's Girl. Fortunately I've never had any completion being the only daughter.
This page is very special to me. It was 1996 and you might say I had a midlife crisis. I decided that I wanted to go to college and 'get the piece of paper' that showed I could do the job I'd successfully been doing for 20 years. Like I said it was a midlife crisis so, yes, I know it didn't make sense.
But I did it. I'd decided on Conestoga College in Kitchener. I'd never been to Kitchener and was a little nervous of finding the college. Dad said he'd take me to my first day of school, which by the way was a 3 1/2 hour drive. It was a great trip together.
Some two years later, as the family was getting ready to travel to my graduation ceremony, my Dad took my keys from me and said; "I was proud to drive you to your first day of school and I'm proud to drive you to your last."
The moment is one I'll never forget. It is so very special to me.

The sketch for this layout is the Sketch~N~Scrap #65 from September 15th, 2014.
I loved the suggestion of using so many different patterned papers.

I combined the sketch with the Colour Challenge from Scrapmuch?
I loved the tones of this colour board. It reminded me of summer skies and Muskoka lakes. The red made the blue tones 'pop'.
Some great handmade butterflies I'd gotten in a small shop somewhere, a bit of twine and a chalkboard style tag that let me journal the event and year, and I was done and thrilled with my layout.



  1. What a wonderful story behind your lovely picture! Love your mix of patterns and the colors! Thanks for playing along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap!

  2. What a wonderful gave me goosebumps! What a wonderful moment to cherish! Great job on the colour challenge! Thanks for playing along with ScrapMuch?!

  3. Beautiful LO and story! Great pic and take. Thanks for playing along with us at
    Sketch N Scrap!

  4. Ronna this LO truly captures your story - great splatters and take on the colour challenge - love the stitching
    Thank you for playing along at ScrapMuch?

  5. Such a precious layout Ronna and sweet story. Well done on your achievement. Thanks for sharing this wonderful page with us at Sketch N Scrap. xx

  6. Fabulous! I love your story too and congratulations on your piece of paper! Thank you for sharing with us at Sketch ~N~ Scrap!

  7. What a sweet layout! Thank you for joining us at sketch n scrap!

  8. Congratulations indeed! Thanks for sharing with SNS!

  9. Really love this! Thanks for joining us over at Sketch 'N' Scrap!

  10. This is truly a special layout! Great job! Thank you for sharing you work with us at Sketch N Scrap!