Grandpa Was a Carpenter layout

Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.” (James 1:19)

Boy, have I felt like the opposite of this verse lately. I always consider myself to be pretty even-tempered, so when I start snapping at my kids, I know I need to do an internal inventory and figure out where I’ve started hanging on to wrong thinking. And as for the first part of the verse, well, I do like to talk, and lately I’ve been walking away from conversations feeling less than wise in how I balance listening and talking. I’m okay with being a talker, but not if it interferes with my ability to be a listening friend.

I’m planning to do a series of layouts in tribute to my wonderful grandparents and this would be the first. All of my grandparents but one are still living and I’m so thankful for my relationship with them. Though at first I didn’t think I’d have a lot to share of memories of my grandpa, once I started writing, it was hard to stop!

I used Tim Holtz stamps to make the measuring tapes that suited Grandpa’s career as a carpenter, and the base of the page is Tim Holtz kraft resist paper. It’s got an architectural pattern – also perfect!

Close to My Heart has an alphabet stamp set called Trinity that is the best! It’s got three different sized fonts in the set and I used all three to stamp the title. The ledger paper is vintage, found in a thrift store. And I’m digging the kraft plus one colour colour scheme!

1 Comment

  1. ElisabethB · November 14, 2011 Reply

    This layout is great! Love the idea of the measuring tape. This is stunning. Thank you for the quote. This is something I should memorize……

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