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.