wednesday

Mod: Theme for 6/03 - 6/10... Image Contest

We want our members to create some new images for this community. At the end of the week, we'll put all the entries to a vote and see which entries win. We're going to break this up into three categories. You may enter as many as you like for however many catagories you like.

Best Icon: Winner becomes the new default icon for our community.

Best Promo Banner: Winner gets their banner put on the user info page, not only of this community, but on the Promotional Communities that I run.

Best Wallpaper/Layout: Winner gets their entry used for the community's layout, and believe me, we need it.

Please put your entries in a new post to the community and make sure you have stamped//theme//(and then what your entry is) as the subject.

^_^ Have fun, be creative.
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LeRoy Konrad Hoagland

What is there is there to say about a man who taught me 90% of my life lessons? It has been six years since we lost him and every day feels fresh. He was my granfather, friend, teacher and mentor. Without him, I wouldn't know anything about my hertiage, family or myself.

There are just three grandchildren in my family, but it was common knowledge that I was his favorite. Our personalities mirrored each other and as I get older, I'm told how similar we were. Poppo, as we called him, gave me the gift of confidence. He taught me through love that it didn't matter how I looked. He looked pass all of that and saw the person inside of me.

Little things still remind me of him. Smear is a card game my family loves and when I taught it to my husband, I felt my Poppo laughing in the distance. Whenever I have a glass of apple juice, I think of my Poppo and a funny cup he had at his house. Feeding ducks, Barbie & the Rockers, costume jewelery and auctions all give me a slight pull at my mending heart. Nothing will ever ease the pain of losing him, but those small things at least bring a smile to my face.

This April was the hardest time for me since his death. I was married and my Poppo wasn't there to see it. Moments before the ceremony I was crying and wishing he was there. I know he was "looking down on me" through it all, but that didn't help when all I wanted was for him to call me his Lil' Swede.

Poppo remains one of the most important people in my life. His dedication to his family after he realized the mistakes he was making in life is inspriation to me. And his absolute love of me reminds me what unconditional love is suppose to be like. I'll never have a person in my life quite like my Poppo, but I take him with me everyday.
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Stamped // Calling all PS'perts

Hey you photoshoppers (and Mods too because I'd like your approval for this idea)-- I was thinking that it'd be fun if we had our own little contest of an "innerbeatuyx" icon or wallpaper/theme! :D

Just wondering if anyone think its a good idea and if anyone is willing to participate.
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    Nightwish - Lord of the Rings.mp3