August 29, 2009

The Test Of Time

Here is a layout I did of My hubby. The photos are from back when we first moved to Finland.. I love love love these photos of him and wanted to make this layout really special..
I inked a lot of the cuts on this layout, actually I inked all of the cuts on this layout..LOL
Here's a close up of the broken potter jars.. I think they came out really cute.. There's 4 of them in total scattered on the bottom row of this layout..EVERYTHING IS POP DOTTED.. The only things that are laid flat, are the pillar, photos and title.
I was trying to go for an Anciet Roman kind of feel.. How all the artifacts from thousands of years ago are still intact..which of course is where the title of the layout comes in.
Here I added a close up of the broken jars.. they were a lot of work, but I like em a lot.. :O)

Just another close up of the Pillar.. It is hidden away behind the flowers, but you can still see it peeking through..close up of of the flowers I added.. There is actually a Roman pillar behind those flowers that I inked as well..
Some more pottery and some of the brick work.. I wanted it to look really old with cracks in them..LOL
I'm sorry this photo is a bit blurry, I tried a million times to take a better one, but this is actually the best one out of the bunch..sorry...

supplies used.
  • Cricut cart: George and Basic Shapes (Pillar, bricks)
  • Cricut cart: Storybook (title and corner cut)
  • Cricut cart: A Childs Year (leaves)
  • Cricut cart: Paper Doll Dress Up ( Pottery)
  • Papers: Prima Marketing "Whisper collection"
  • Cardstock: Light Orange for the backing, light yellow for brick work, White for the Pillar, Olive green for leaves and bright orange/red for pottery
  • Tim Holtz distress ink: Walnut stain(brown) and Shabby shutters(green)
  • Ink: orange (brick work)
  • Marker: cracks in brick work
  • Yellow flowers by YouDo
  • Prima forever flowers grape hydrangeas
  • light purple eyelets
  • Prima holiday lights "spray pearl"
  • Golden shaffon ribbon
  • 1 gold brad
thank you all so much for looking and please don't forget to share some love by leaving a comment..


  1. I think what I love the most about this one is all the love behind it...your layouts are always filled with love...but to have a special person to share all your ups and downs with is such a blessing...this is so beautiful...i really do have tears streaming down my face!

  2. I love all the details you put into your lo's!! I would never come up w/ 1/2 the stuff you put... love it!

  3. Nanne this is amazing, the detailing is just outstanding. I love all the inking and the title is heart warming.

    Kaye x

  4. Oh, I love the roman, old world look of tis. I agree with Sandy ... your love for this man is the real STANDOUT item. Congrats on such a great marriage. And for using your talent this way.

  5. Nanne, you are a detail and layer person, and I can really appreciate that! I always enjoy your work.


  6. Your lo is beautiful! I love everything about it...lots of love in it. TFS!