Monday, August 13, 2007

Layout of the week

My layout "saudade" was chosen Layout of the Week at the Sweet Shoppe Blog, what a nice surprise :) I made this layout to celebrate Father's day(in Brazil) over at Scrapblog and it is very special to me. My sweet grandfather passed away 4 years ago and I miss him so much it feels like I should create a whole album about him! (but I don't think I have enough pics for that!) Here is a closer look at the layout:

Spinning Amy Pearson's Fidgets Spring.

Saudade is a word in Portuguese that is used to describe what we feel when we miss someone.

The translation goes something like this: My grandfather was the love of my life! Truly the person for whom I had the greatest affection. I was the first grandchild, I could feel I also had a special place in his heart. When he got sick and this crazy teenager came to spend the nights with him at the hospital, we truly bonded. I was that little girl again, but this time I was the one caring for him. He taught me to cherish life, to enjoy the moments, the simple things. I feel so blessed to have shared my life with him, and still I miss him so much it hurts. But I know he is watching over me and rejoicing on my happiness and that one day... one day I will see him again.

Journaling: Meu avô era o amor da minha vida! A pessoa por quem eu mais sentia carinho. Eu fui a primeira neta, e sentia que eu também tinha um lugarzinho especial no coração dele. Quando ele ficou doente e eu adolescente doida passava as noites com ele no hospital, parecia que tínhamos voltado aquele relacionamento sincero de quando eu era pequenininha. Mas dessa vez, quem estava cuidando era eu. Ele me ensinou a amar a vida, a curtir cada momento, as coisas simples do dia-a-dia. Eu me sinto abençoada por ter dividido minha vida com ele, mas mesmo assim a saudade dói. Mas eu sei que ele está me vendo lá do céu, e cuidando de mim, e feliz de ver a minha família, os bisnetos, e que um dia... um dia vamos todos nos reunir.

Dani Mogstad’s Sk8r Girl Alpha.
Dani Mogstad’s Saturday Market kit.
Font is Jane Austen.


Dúnia said...

tava tentando comentar aqui e nunca conseguia :( seu LO está maravilhoso como sempre e o journaling emocionante!

Vivis said...

Lindo LO...
Nao sabia q vc tb era brasileira...

Emilie said...

WOW! Michelle, your LO is gorgeous!!!
Thanks for your message on my blog! :)
Have a nice day!
Emilie (AmyPunky)

Anonymous said...

LOVE this page Michelle. Such a treasure.

PS thanks for your comments on my blog! Love seeing them there. And you asked about submitting: I do, like most people, submit layouts that have been posted already and if they are picked I just pull them from the gallery. But if I really love a layout I will sometimes hold it and try submitting first - and having been page of the day at CK I think too many people have seen that one now LOL! But I am not really complaining - it is still a thrill to be picked there!

Lynn G :-)