Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Remembering Nana and Avo

Hello everyone! I've been making projects left and right! I'm sure it's because I'm at home recovering from surgery and I can't do much else (who's complaining?). But to be honest I can't milk it much longer because I'm feeling quite well right now. I'm about 80% which is good enough to retain my normal daily duties. So to squeeze every last drop out of this R&R I've been practically living in my scrap room! HAHA!

So I've decided to start a scrapbook about my Dad's parents and give it to him for fathers day. They've both passed away but we have a very fun history. My Dad is 100% Portuguese and we've been digging and digging for any family heritage we can find. But that being said, my grandparents were 100% American. My grandfather served in the military and Nana was by his side from day 1. I have had this picture of them in a frame for a while and I LOVE it, so I decided to scan it and make a copy and a scrapbook page for it. Here's what came out of it!

I made the flowers out of the Flower Shoppe cartridge. The leaves were from a pack I got at Michaels, but I forget the brand. I twisted the twine into a circle and adhered them with a Zot Dot. I just started using those and have found them quite handy!

I stamped their names and the frame was a CTMH embellishment that I've had forever!

I distressed all the paper with CTMH "Chocolate" Ink.

I have a little set of pearls from Recollections that I scattered across my layout.

The sentiment was "The good Old Days" was a SEI rub on.

And this is my photo. These are my amazing grandparents. My grandpa (Avo in portuguese) and my Nana, 3 months pregnant with her first child, my Aunt and my Dad's big sister. :)


  1. Wow, this is just beautiful! I LOVE your style! Seriously! I think you have a new biggest fan! ;) Your work is nothing less than perfect. Every element you add turns out amazing! I am so impressed by your talent. I hope you will swing by my blog and say hi. Would love to hear more about you and also have you join me in my next hop (whenever that will be). Maybe you would like to be a Guest Designer for my blog too? Check it out when you have a chance! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work and the stories that go along with them.

    Amy Jo (new follower)

  2. this is layout is amazing! I love the vintage look! I cant tell you how much i LOOOOVE IT!
    Your newest follower,
    ♥ Cyndy

  3. How great it is that you still have the pictures. plus you are doing something very special with them. Thanks for sharing

  4. I love this layout. You did a great job of capturing just what the moment may have been. Great job!


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