Sunday, February 24, 2013

Remember My Story, Because It Is Unique - The Scrapbook Store

 and, another layout created for The Scrapbook Store, using the Kaisercraft Flora Delight Paper Collection, Paper Pad, Collectables, Sticker Sheet.  I wanted this layout to be old-world looking, as the photograph is of my Great-Grandmother, at the age of 95.  
I have many fond memories of my Great-Grandmother and am blessed to have known (and be related to) such an amazing woman.  Her life story, is incredible, thus why the title.  My final memories of my Great-Grandma - she was sitting in a wheelchair at the side of her beautiful garden - she was staring at my car as I pulled up to the front of the house.  As I drew closer to greet her, she was still staring at the car and asked me softly "Did you come by Buggy or Cart" - she had gone back, to her early days.   I'll always remember 'that' moment...
 To age the page, I applied the crackle stamp randomly over the paper, in various coloured inks.  Actually, distress ink was applied pretty liberally throughout the whole layout.  The flowers were actually a dusky pink, but with a little Dylusions ink spray and Taupe Glimmer Mist, they came up the perfect colour.    
Seam Binding is fabulous, you can colour it with 'anything' and tie the most easiest of bows.  The Scrapbook Store, has a range of gorgeous colours and at a price to please.      
 I cannot believe how quick this month is vanishing.  I still have one more project to show you before the month ends....
Sandie

 Materials
- Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Mini Alphas, Mini Blooms, Crackle Clear Stamp,
Rub-Ons - Unique and Remember
Creative Imaginations - Moment Stickers
 Manor House Creations Flowers
Cream, Seam Binding
Rusty Hinge, and Walnut Stain, Distress Ink
Squeezed Orange - Dylusions Ink Spray
Taupe - Glimmer Mist
Martha Stewart Punches - Floral Vine, and Frond Medium
Poppy Stamps - Meadow Leaf
Memory Box Co - Honeyblossom Sprig

28 comments:

Donna said...

What a really beautiful layout Sandie, and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful picture of your Great Grandmother too, a special way of remembering her. I also love how you did the crackle in various colors, I must do that myself.
hugs
Donna xx

Lizzy Hill said...

Man! You're scrappy busy!! LOVE the orange...not a fave colour of mine to wear, but I'm really attracted to it in LOs...go figure! Amazing to think that flower was a dusky pink!!! IKWYM re: memory & grandies...I LOVED my Grandma & found it difficult when she got memory loss. V sad, really...but SHE was happy!!!!

Sandra said...

Sandie, this is so very special. You certainly were lucky to share in that generation, my do they have some stories for us. I really liked the ageing technique for the paper and the colours look amazing with the design.

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely creation Sandie.
Gr Elly

Sandi Smith said...

So beautiful Sandie...you always choose such beautiful color palettes!

Cindy Gay said...

How nice your knew your Great Grandmother! Love the layout.

Denise van Deventer said...

There is something about Granny's that always leave such soft spots in our hearts!!! Your layout of greens and oranges is stunning and the photo is just super! Those blooms are stunning....everything is just perfectly perfect!! ;-)

Adriana B said...

wonderful tribute to your great grandma, pretty colours and touches. :)

Linda R said...

Your page is beautiful. Such a nice tribute to your great grandmother. What a touching story about her.

I do hope you are having a nice weekend.

Hugs~

Gayle Price said...

What a special and beautiful page. Love the look of the crackle stamp and of course your flower cluster is beautiful as always. Wow, how special to actually have known your Great Grandmother. Love the "buggy or cart" question. xx

Leanne said...

amazing!!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a wonderful tribute to your beautiful Great-Grandmother. The warm colours are gorgeous and the details are all so beautiful.
Sue xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Love this beautiful vintage LO Sandy with it beautiful bright sparks of colour and many layers! Your great grandma looks an amazing woman! I can conjure up all sort of stories about her life in my imagination.....

Jasmine S said...

Just lovely. Very 'vintagey' and stunning details. Love the photo.

Gitte said...

Wow its a beautiful layout.

Lizzyc said...

Beautiful layout Sandie, I love the old feel to it.. love the vantagey colors and love the corner flowers.. and the edge punch is one of my favs too! Beautiful precious memories here..

Lean de Ruiter said...

Stunning page with cool details..yummie flowers you have used.
byeee,Lean

Margyz Paper Games said...

What a glorious layout Sandie. It has a gorgeous vintage look. I love the flowers you used, and you know how much I enjoy reading about your family history. Priceless!! ox Marg

jannekevanveen said...

love your work amazing!! greetings janneke

jannekevanveen said...

love your work amazing!!

Christina C. said...

A touching story and a beautiful page to remember your great-grandmother. Perfect in every way!
My mother will be 94 this year and she lives in the past...amazing memory of the past, but, sadly, not the present!

Lisa S. said...

The colors are gorgeous Sandie! This is a beautful LO and love your photo of your great-great. :) Hope your weekend was a good one!

yyam said...

What a beautiful page of your great grandma. I love how you've aged the papers with the crackle stamp and the beautiful blooms and punched edges. Fabulous Sandie!

Naomi Edwards said...

Hi Sandie!!!! You have certainly achieved the old world look, it is gorgeous... I love your story that goes with this layout, it is not hard to see your heart and soul went into it...The flowers are stunning!!!! I have to put Dylusions Ink Spray on my want list!!! I have been a bad girl and went way over my budget.. I bought a whole lot of spectrum Noir Pens, flowers, stamps.... you name it!!! Naughty Naughty but there is not a single bit of remorse, hahahahaha hugs

sandi said...

Wow Sandie! This is just beautiful! Love the rich colors and design. All focus goes to your lovely pic!

Helen Tilbury said...

A truly beautiful project Sandi - love all your recolouring and that gorgeous seam binding. A dear page :) have a lovely week xo

Teresa said...

Oh this is so beautiful, what a wonderful way to remember your Great Grandmother, it's truly beautiful. xx

jannekevanveen said...

amazing love everything!! greetings janneke