Friday, May 4, 2012

Mother's Day Blog hop,2012

  Welcome to the Mother's day blog hop. You should have arrived here from Andrea Joy's page. If you stopped here first or have gotten lost along the way, please pop over the Amanda's blog to get going on the right path.
  Mother's hold a special place in our hearts. So do grandmother's. Today I wanted to share a page which highlights the photo of someone who was very special to both my husband and son. Her name was Pat and she is my husband's grandmother. I was very lucky recently to have been given some wonderful photos which feature her in it. This series of photos immediately caught my attention. For one thing, the cute little boy is my hubby. For another, I really loved this photo of  Pat.

Papers from JBS Mercatile April 2012 kit: Pink Paislee and Hambly Screen prints
Alphas: Sassafrass, chipboard: Crate Paper
paper border: American Crafts, mist- homemade
When I received these photos, they were very yellowed. My husband and I discussed at length the quality of different cameras and film over time. Since these photos are special, I made sure to scan them right away. I then touched them up as much as I could in photoshop and printed a set to use on my page. The original will be stored carefully in an envelope which I will attach to the back of the scrapbook page.
  We didn't live close to Pat. I really wish we could have. My husband always has such wonderful stories to tell about how she would take him to the toy store or of things they did together when he was younger. On the few occasions she was able to spend time with my son, she captured his heart. He remembers just walking around her property looking at ants and talking with her. She would sit and listen to him rambling on and on. It was something not many adults did, and he really appreciated her for it.If you notice, I have not yet journaled on this page. The story here is my husband's to tell. I hope he has the time to share it with me soon. It will be nice to have his own words on a page, rather than just mine.
  Thank you for stopping by and sharing just one brief moment in the life of a great lady. Your next stop on the hop is the blog of a truly talented, young lady( boy does saying that ever make me sound old!). So click your mouse and see what Jordan has to share with you.

Happy Mother's day!!!

13 comments:

  1. This is such a wonderful tribute page. I love the mist with the plane and the patterned paper clouds. It will be such a wonderful addition to the page to have the story from your DH added to the page with the original photos if not on the front.
    Thank you for sharing! (ps: from the looks of your photo...you are definitely NOT old) :)

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  2. Wow, what a great story of you MIL and LO to showcase her!

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  3. This is why we scrapbook...to prserve and share our stories that would otherwise be forgotten :) What great pictures and your layout compliments them perfectly!

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  4. What a sweet story! I love that you could scrap her. I love the layout too. Cute clouds!

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  5. Awsome! Love the 2 embellishment corners and the paint splatter!

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  6. This is so sweet! Definitively my grannie was like my second Mom, and I'm so grateful we live close to Mom and my little girl can enjoy her company daily :)
    Lovely layout, i liked the colors and embelleies you used!

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  7. Wow Christy. What a beautiful layout and your story gave me goosebumps. I love the tint of the photos and think they look great. And what a special lady!

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  8. Just the fact that you have these precious photos and scrapbooked them is amazing! Great layout!! Love it!

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  9. A beautiful tribute, a wonderful story and layout!

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  10. Great layout. I love the topic.

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  11. I really love the vintage feel of your page. It totally suits your photos and I think your embellies totally suit the layout - it's wonderful!

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  12. What a beautiful layout. I love the story behind it as well. What a great idea to have your husband do the journaling!

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