February 18, 2010

Keys from the Past-1967

Good Morning gals.. 
Been feeling a bit under the weather this week..  Actually, I've been hungover from celebrating my cousins 40th Birthday last Saturday, I must be getting too old to party...LOL, but I still really wanted to work on a layout or two..
Sandi Clarkson at Soft Side of Sandi does these amazing heritage layouts and I really really really wanted to try one.. So, here is my first attemptt.. These photos are of my grandparents wedding day back in 1967.. my grandfather is actually my moms step-dad,  my mom was about 21yrs old when her mom re-married..

My grandmothers favorite color was soft pink, so I wanted to incorporate that into the layout, but without over drowning it in pink..just a little accent here and there... The photo on the bottom of the layout is not of my grandparents, just an image I had in my stash..

Here are some close ups and all of the details to making this layout..

Here is a close up of the happy couple.. My mom actually took these photos, so thats why she's not in them..LOL
My aunt (my dads sister) is standing on my grandmothers side.

close up of the upper left with the pearl strings.

 The bottom right.. loved adding all of those images to the layout..
 Here is my journaling box.. I found that cute quote on scrapbook.com


 and finally of the my grandparents.. They are standing in front of the biggest church here in Helsinki Finland.. Its beautiful as are the couple.

Supplies Used:
Cricut cartridge: Home Decor
Big flowers

Cricut cartridge: Graphically Speaking
small flowers (green and black)

Cricut cartridge: Winter Woodland
scalloped circle, scalloped square and regular circle

Cricut cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook

Cricut Cartridge: Storybook
small marquee frame

Cricut cartridge: Heritage (new)
title and year

Papers: Graphic 45-
Botanicabella, Christmas past and baby2bride collections

brown, hunter green and light green

black buttons
pearls on a string
pearl drops
Prima flowers-small pink ones
Images: Vintage Ephemera by HOTP
pop dots
zig two way glue
 small key charm
zots-glue dots

Tim Holtz distress inks:
Walnut stain, black, shabby shutters and antique linen
I think that about does it.. 
Thank you all so much for looking.


  1. Amazing layout! You must have put a lot of time and love into it! What a special page to remember special people.
    I really love the flowers!

  2. Kudos!!! You did an amazing job!! I love that you added those old style gloves on the layout, so cute & so era appropriate. It is beautiful!

  3. Nanne, Omgosh .. I'm drooling .. and to think that I inspired you in some way .. unbelievable! This one is beyond fantastic. Great cuts and the G45 is outta this world. The pearls and gloves are such a great touch! Can't wait to see more of these! If you get tired of it ... you know my addy! LOL

  4. This is fabulous! I have to say this vintage style is my favorite this month... you did a fabulous job capturing the vintage look. I love the colors, embellishments, flowers, everything is amazing! You are rocking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Sandi, GF, I am SO with you on this one...
    totally jaw dropping Nanne!
    holy crap! (the holy part as this is outside a church!) hehe

    ok as usual, your details are flipping amazing...the gloves, little letters, the pearls and the little key.
    the photos themselves are just beautiful and I LOVE all those rich flowers and the little leaves...

    totally stunning (like you!)

  6. Wow!!! I just love-love-love this layout. Of course all you need to do is get the pearls out and I am in love! This is wonderful look at all the flowers and the key are awesome. I have looked all over and can't find any keys in birmingham! Look at that clock. Love the photos but must admit that I was surprised that 1967 would be considered for heritage.... should I say shocked, only because I can remember that far back!!! I feel so old now, thank goodness I have that heritage cart! LOL, love your page Sandy!

  7. OM gosh for a first attempt on this it is absolutely gorgeous!!

  8. Wowzers, Nanne, you nailed it! the colors are fabulous and I love all the flowers. Love the texture of that ribbon and the little strands of pearls here and there. Amazing layout!

  9. Absolutely stunning job on this Nanne! I can't say enough great things about the details! I love love love those little gloves!

  10. Beautiful work, like always. I don't know how you find time to do this. Thank you SOOO much for sharing and inspiring us to do fun stuff!

  11. Wow! Your pages are so beautiful and full of detail - great work!



  12. Nanne this is stunning, you really pulled of doing a vintage layout. The colours are beautiful, I have to get some of the Graphic 45 papers. I love the little gloves and all the flowers. Way to go GF!!!

    Kaye x

  13. Nanne.... you ROCKed this vintage look!!! OMG!! So amazing! Seriously how do you gals fit so many embellisments on these little 12 x 12 papers! And where do you find all these embellishments!?! You always seem to have the perfect ones for each LO you do and this is no exception!! WOW!!
    Barb :)

  14. Another beautiful layout! The detail is amazing. Wow!!!

  15. Okay...mouth dropped open to the floor!!! This is stunning...I am in awe...you have just totally outdone yourself Nanne...the colors, techniques, embellishments are just amazing for these timeless photos....you certainly have a knack for heritage...this is so up my alley....i just can't say enough....except I am sure I will be back to look again and again!!!!

  16. I tooo am in awe of this one Nanne!!!! Beyond awesome here....love EVERYTHING!!WOW!!!