Thursday, November 8, 2012


It was difficult to not think of my maternal grandmother while working on this layout for The Crafty Scrapper Design Team. The Ladies' Diary Collection by Graphic 45 is a perfect choice for a lovely photo of Granny, and to tell her story. She was born late in the nineteenth century and our culture was very different. Sometimes I wish that we could go back to those times when there was more of a sense of formality. At the top of the layout is a little tab that is attached to a hidden file folder which can be pulled out for the story about Granny, and how she would never leave her home without being "presentable". She would never be caught wearing slacks and didn't own a pair of jeans. She had beautiful suits and matching hats for Sundays, and she was lovely to gaze at in all her finery. 
Products used: 
     Ladies' Diary Collection, paper and stamp

     Antique Treasures Buttons, Onyx
     Medallion Flower, Cream
     Metal Vintage Trinket (dress form)
     Vintage Leaf Pin, Pearl Cream
     Vintage Leaf Pin, Pearl BrownMAY ARTS
     Ribbons and lace
     Chipboard Shoe
     Adirondack Paint Dabber, Pitch Black
     Archival Ink, Jet Black
Inkssentials, Glossy Accents
Techniques used on this layout include inking, sewing, three dimensional work, interactive work,  stamping, painting, fussy cutting and layering. In the photo above, can be seen a flower that I made by gathering a ribbon along one side and created the center by using black beads from my stash and Glossy Accents. For the shoe, I painted it black, then covered with Glossy Accents. To decorate the shoe, I punched a hole with a 1/4" hole punch, painted it black, covered it with Glossy Accents, then added beads and added another layer of Glossy Accents. 
Here is a close up of the tab that pulls out to reveal the tiny file folder. 


  1. Ah, another lovely photo, another wonderful family heritage page! You offer such attention to detail, girl! Love the hand made flowers and penmanship.

  2. Meu nome é António Batalha, estive a ver e ler algumas coisas de seu blog, achei-o muito bom, e espero vir aqui mais vezes. Meu desejo é que continue a fazer o seu melhor, dando-nos boas mensagens.
    Tenho um blog Peregrino e servo, se desejar visitar ia deixar-me muito honrado.
    Ps. Se desejar seguir meu blog será uma honra ter voce entre meus amigos virtuais,mas gostaria que não se sinta constrangido a seguir, mas faça-o apenas se desejar, decerto irei retribuir com muito prazer. Siga de forma que possa encontrar o seu blog.
    Deixo a minha benção e muita paz e saude.

  3. Wow, what a stunning page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey