Monday, July 19, 2010

Remembering my Granny

Scrapbooking has always been theraputic for me and nothing relieves my stress quicker than spending a few hours in my craft room.  So when I got the call on Saturday that my Granny had passed away - in my sadness I was drawn to my scrapbooks & I immediately went digging in my photo albums for some pictures of her to work with.  In creating these pages, I wanted to pay tribute to this amazing woman and to collect all of my immediate thoughts and memories of her at that moment & to preserve them for my kids and future generations.  Although it is difficult to say goodbye - I know that our memories of her will live on (both in our hearts and our scrapbooks!)

For my first layout, I used this week's sketch from Liz's Sketch Blook:
And for the second layout, I was inspired by this week's sketch from Pencil Lines:

Materials Used (all Close to My Heart, except where noted):
Passages Level 2 Paper Pack
Stickease from Passages Level 1 Scrapbooking Kit
Hinges from Pewter Mini Medley Accents
Cocoa Ribbon
Foundry Tabs
Other:  Pewter decorative brads from my stash, Flourish rub-on from "My Minds Eye"
Cardstock: Barn Red, Bamboo
Ink: Cocoa

Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope that these layouts have inspired you to scrapbook your memories of a loved one who is no longer with you, but still lives in your heart.


  1. Hi sorry to hear about your grandmother. Your layouts are a tribute to her and I am sure you and your family will look back on them with fond remembrances. Take care.

  2. Carla, I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. Your layouts are gorgeous and are a wonderful tribute.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless you all.
    Your layouts are such a wonderful loving tribute to her and your fond memories.
    Kim xXx

  4. Very sorry for your loss Carla. It's always hard to lose someone we love. You have done her proud with these layouts. They are lovely and a great tribute to her life.
    Hugs to you and your family


  5. Carla,
    I'm so sorry for your loss - and so impressed that you turned to a beautiful, healthy way to channel your sadness. These two layouts are just amazing - she would love them and you will love them forever. I'm keeping you close in my prayers.

  6. lovely layouts, and what a wonderful tribute to your Grandmother
    do send into the readers gallery


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