October 20th, 2007
It has taken a long time for me to figure so many things out about what this amazing woman did with her life. She was an amazing Mother and Wife. She was a caring and nurturing friend and daughter. And in her spare time she managed to climb to the top of a very competitive market of talented graphic designers in the digital scrapbooking industry. It was all a labor of Love for Carla. She was selfless, tireless and driven beyond what most 'normal' people would consider healthy. And if there was one flaw in her armor it was her sense of privacy and personal inability to see how beautiful and amazing she really was. She was so caught up in making sure that everyone else was happy and taken care of that she forgot to do the same or even allow others to return the favors she bestowed upon them. Only shortly before her passing had she begun to allow the thought that people "may someday" like her designs. This was in the face of being published several times and the day of her illness she was able to read an article calling her "A Rising Star". I have to say, the smile it brought to her face that day certainly made her shine like one. I am forever grateful to the author of that article for those final moments of happiness. Since Carla's passing on June 2, 2007 I have been blessed to have received so many kind words from so many people from all over this world. It is my goal to touch as many people back in thanks for the respect in which they treated Carla. She is, was and will always be my one true love and I will do what I can to honor her memory and see that her dreams still come true in the hope that some day we will be together again, in our new home. Until then, there is much to do and I hope you will come be a part of it with us.
In Loving Honor and Memory of Carla - George Gibson
I hope to post at least several times a week and include new releases at Oscraps and as I learn Typepad I hope to even include some Freebies.:-)