Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Wish....

I created this layout for the Week #2 Tally Scrapper Survivor Challenge. This weeks challenge was to scrap about regrets. My grandma died almost 6 years ago, right before my oldest daughter was conceived (we had to use IVF). I like to think that she had a hand in helping us from her new spot in Heaven.... anyway, I haven't been able to scrap about her yet... until now.


This was a very difficult layout for me to do but I wanted to include things she liked. She loved Teddy Bears and this tear bear was made by Aunt Margaret Designs, she makes the most ADORABLE Tear Bears and other adorable creatures. She also loved birds so I used this gorgeous October Afternoon Cherry Hill line for my background. I recently got 3 packs of this line from Scrapbook Chicks, one of my favorite on-line stores! I added the lace and ribbon because they make me think of her too... One of my favorite items in my scraproom is a big jar of buttons that she had given me about 20 years ago. The buttons in that jar are so special to me so I don't usually use them. But I had to add some buttons to this layout because they make me think of her too. The journaling reads, "I am hearby granted permission to remember all of the things I loved about my Grandma and to stop regretting the time I didn't get to spend with her..." I'm looking forward to eventually doing a book about this wonderful woman who was so special to me.

6 comments:

WhichCraft-Liz said...

beautiful layout! I can relate to your story so much. My grandmother died 6 years ago. about 2 months after my son was born. She had been sick for quite a while and the day she was going to come by to see the baby I told my mother not to bring her because I did not want her to get sick. We all had terrible colds. She past away a week later (the day before my birthday) Its such a bittersweet time for me. She was my everything. I've been meaning to add a special layout to my 2006 book in her honor. I think your page has given me the inspiration for it. THANK YOU!!

Liz

Monica said...

Beautiful page! This is such a great way to remember your grandma. TFS! I'd love it if you'd visit me at: http://monicalott.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a great lay-out and super nice way to remember! I love the journaling, it is so true!

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

Such a beautiful and touching tribute to share with that child.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Cindy :)

Margaret said...

Mandie! I was looking at your layout and I thought, that looks kinda like one of my bears. Then I read about it and it is!!! She looks beautiful on your very special page. Thank you for such wonderful compliments!! ~margaret~

Jan said...

A beautiful tribute to your Grandma :)