But alas, I finally decided it was time to take the plunge. I picked up the cardstock and Zig pen once more and set to work. I decided to make it simple: documenting the dates, meaningful titles, a clean elegant style, and I used the obituary (which I wrote with the help of my siblings), and the talk I gave at the service as the journaling. I did break down once and had a good cry, but I finished the task, and I am proud of it. Each of these layouts has a pocket full of extra mementos: "In Memory" has pictures of guests at the viewing, "Valerie May Nichols, My Dear Mother" has a pocket full of dried rose petals from the bouquet atop her casket, and "'Until We Meet Again" has the talk I wrote. Some nice little treasures for generations to come.
paper: KMA, stickers: My Minds Eye, pen: Zig, stamps and ink: Close to my Heart, chalk: Stampin' Up!, brads, Making Memories, unknown: lace