Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Unforgettable Moments - Scrap Town Lady

Happy Wednesday! I played with a Spring Authentique collection; Remembrance, while we are waiting for the new CHA products to trickle down to us. Cheryl has been busy adding new products every day to Scrap Town Lady, so be sure to check out the store. I just saw the Authentique Seasons: Autumn in the store. I love the Remembrance collection of papers. They are so beautiful! I played up the softness and created this shabby layout of my paternal grandparents.

I used this sketch by the very talented Nadia Cannizzo from Once Upon a Sketch. The theme for August is "I'll never forget"

My journaling is hidden behind the upper right corner of the photo and reads...

"My grandparents were already quite old when I was born. My father was their last child out of 11 children.  I regret that I did not get to know them better. I will never forget that they taught me how to play cards and always had lemon drops to give me for a treat. Cold cereal wasn’t good enough, I was served warm oatmeal in the morning (not the instant stuff either). My Grandpa’s favorite expression was “POW!”, usually spoken when telling my Mom and Dad about someone that had died. They spoke a little German and I was told “machs gut” (which means take care) when leaving after a visit. But now that I am a mother, I want to ask my grandma and grandpa what kind of kid was my father. I bet they have some stories they could tell."

Let me show you some detail shots. The most notable die I used is the Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily. Not only did I tuck it under the photo, but I cut pieces to tuck between my paper where I tore it.

I also used the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Fourish die, some gorgeous Prima flowers, and a few purple flowers that I made using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Flower Trio die. The metal pieces have patina ink and white paint on them to give them a more shabby appearance.

Scrap Town Lady has this gorgeous Snug Hug ribbon that comes in a large variety of colors. I tucked a few buttons I made from the My Favorite Things Die-namics Button Border die into my flower cluster in various places. I love these Prima felt flowers for a soft touch.

I am also linking up with Berry71Bleu for their Textile challenge. My textiles: canvas, felt, thread, and ribbon. The doilies are paper but look so real, don't they.

Scrap Town Lady Supplies:
Authentique Remembrance OneTwo,   ThreeEnhancements
Kaisercraft cardstock in Wine
Prima Charme Rose Song Bird 
Kaisercraft Roses Misty
Cheery Lynn Fanciful FlourishFrench Pastry Doily
My Favorite Things Die-namics Flower and Leaf Trio,   Button Border
Hug Snug Seam Binding in Clipper Grey
Want 2 Scrap LaCreme Pearls
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys 
Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap
Ranger Distress Ink in Tea Dye and Crushed Olive
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Therm-o-web Zots Medium
Inkssentials Pop It Foam tape

Other Supplies:
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Frame die cut
Prima Lyrique Felt flowers in Creme, Resist canvas butterflies
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
Maya Road Clock face
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Game Spinners
Ranger Vintaj Patinas
Crafters Workshop Brick Mask
Modeling Paste
DMC floss

Have a great week and Friday will be here before you know it.


  1. Wow - this layout is gorgeous - I love the elegant,shabby feel for the heritage picture! So nice to have the journaling too - I am not good at journaling.... I love the sketch too - thanks for sharing!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous page with wonderful colors and so many beautiful details! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  3. Stunning page! Thank you for joining us at Berry71Bleu.

  4. Beautiful layout Marcia! Love the pops of purple and all of the details! Thanks for joining us at Berry71bleu!

  5. Very sweet and romantic page, Marcia! Its style supports the photo so beautifully and elegantly! Well done! Thank you for playing with us at OUAS!

  6. This is such a lovely and romantic page! adore that photo too! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at OUAS!

  7. Oh so pretty! Love the clocks and brick wall background! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)

  8. Beautiful layout, I love all the layers and the photo is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us in the Berry71Bleu Aug Challenge :D

  9. Stunning page Marcia! I love the pretty flowers and the bricks. Thanks for joining the August Textile Challenge at Berry71Bleu! =)

  10. Beautiful layout - love the journaling :-)
    Thank you for joining us at OUAS this month - I hope we see you next time, too :-)

  11. Wow, a super page, love the colors!

  12. This layout really stood out to me, beautiful choice of colours and love how this turned out

  13. What a stunning page! Thanks for joining our challenge at berry71bleu!


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