Monday, November 15, 2010

Lessons Learned Layout

This weekend was crazy and though I wished I had lots of time to craft, I didn't.  My husband loves to put up our Christmas decorations before you guessed it, I spent majority of my weekend working on Christmas. 

I did manage to get one layout done...which was better than nothing.  This is a layout of my great grandmother who really was the example of a women for my Mother, sister and I.  She was the greatest in so many regards...she even was a early scrapbooker, with things like keeping napkins from an ice cream parlor visit to remember the occasion.  You have to understand she was born in 1900 and grew up during the depression so she really knew how to value things and what things to important lesson I think so many of us miss today.  Well I'll step down from my soap box, LOL and hope you enjoy my layout.  I used a sketch from the My Minds Eye Challenge Blog along with some of their yummy papers and the journal note.  I am LOVING photoshop Elements ...and did some creative work with my pictures. The smaller flowers I created with MME paper and a Bazzil rhinestone button.  I water distressed the edges and also used my paper distressor tools for the edges of the floral diecut and Tim Holtz's distress inks.  Of course I layered some of my Swirly Doo goodies in also...the flower edging rosettes ribbon, Petal loo black flower, and that killer cameo.  As beautiful as I think this layout is, it fails in comparison to my great grandmother.  I wish you all could have known her.