A Winner/A Layout

Hello Ladies,

Sorry I am so late in posting today...I just feel sad.  Every once in awhile it hits me that my parents are both gone, my husbands parents are both gone and I suddenly feel so all alone in the world.  I miss having some other place that I can go to that still feels like home.  You know how you go to your parents house and even if they have moved into a smaller place, or different place from where you grew up, they are still surrounded by their things and it feels like "home".  I miss that.  I now see when my grown children come to visit us how important this little house is to them.  It is their childhood, good and bad.  I will keep for them as long as I can.

Speaking of keeping things.  My mom-in-law gave me an album of pictures of my husband before she passed away.  It is in terrible shape.  The pages are brown and falling apart, the pictures are starting to fade, so with the help of my very best cyber friends from Let's Scrap http://letsscrap.ning.com/ I have started re-making the album and I am going to give it to my husband for either his birthday (May 28th) or Father's Day, depending on when I finish.  Here is a layout of his newborn baby picture...isn't he adorable?

I used the sketch 3-8-10 from Let's Scrap http://letsscrap.ning.com/ the paper is by Graphic 45 and it is called "Little Darlings" as most of you know, their paper is so busy! I had to cut out a piece of it that "flowed" and put it along the bottom of the picture. The yellow paper is a page that I cut at a scrapbook store. They had the new Lucky 8 punches they were giving demo's I couldn't afford to buy one but I got to keep the paper! The wooden carriage and diaper pin are from KiaserCraft, I sprayed them with Tattered Angels in blue, gold and then pearl to give them an antique look. I really enjoyed making this page. I can't wait for Matt to see what I have done...oh I forgot to tell you about the picture! All I had was a very small wallet sized print of this picture. I used my Epson Artisan 810 to restore it and blow it up to 4x7. 

And now the winner of the flower candy from yesterday....Vanessa B!  Vanessa, please send me an e-mail at america57@comcast.net with your address and I will send the flowers right out to you!

Thanks for stopping by today!



  1. What a sweet layout Chriss! Such a labor of love for your husband. I am so not looking forward to the day when my parents are gone. We are fortunate to still have both of ours each and 1 grandmother, but I dread the day when that is no longer the case. My husband's grandmother will be 102 next month and she may just outlive us all! Thanks for sharing this beautiful layout!

  2. oh, i'm so sorry you're having a down day :( how wonderful of you to create such a special book/gift for your dh with his old photos. i just love your page thus far. AND, of course, i'm excited to be blog candy winner. :) emailing you! :)

  3. that is an amazing layout! I have been so busy with my own elderly mother since the summer that I dont get to stop in and comment as much as I would like but I do see all your postings and you really have grown in a year! I was one of your first followers and look how far you have come, how awesome! Your work is beautiful and this baby layout you did is a wonderful piece of art your husband will LOVE!!

    1. Hi Peggy Sue,

      So happy to hear from you! Yes, you were one of my very first followers!


  4. What a great layout! I love all the elements you used to create it! :)Amy

  5. I feel for you Chriss only difference is I don't have my father anymore to share stories and what I have of him are memories, photos and some of his crafty tools (his eyelet plier is my favorite; you might like to see it on my blog the one on Paradise in Gram's Garden). I can't wait to see your hubby's reaction when he gets his present!!! Keep me update =D It's really a lovely layout. Thanks for the inspiration!


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