March 24, 2010

Heavens Garden

I found this photo of my grandmother the other day standing in her nieces garden.  
I keep thinking this photo was taken back in the early 90's ..
My grandmother passed away about 5 1/2 years ago and it was such a hard
loss to deal with and I thought I would never get over it.. I was very angry at god for a long time cause I though how can he give us someone to love this much and then take them away..
She died from Ovarian Cancer at the age of 83.
I still have a very hard time looking at her photos, I miss her that much..

Here are some close ups:

The title is her being forever in the Heavens Garden..

I have seen the ribbon bunched up on several layouts and I like how it looked.. so, I wanted to give it a try
I didn't use normal fabric ribbon though, its paper..

 And then for supplies used:

Papers: K & Co Classic box collection
Cardstock: Peach 

Cricut Cartridge: Heritage
Fence, corners and flourish

Cricut Cartridge: Walk In My Garden
Leaves and flower pots

Cricut cartridge: Graphically Speaking

Cricut cartridge. Songbird

Cricut cartridge: Winter Woodlands
Title font: HEAVENS

Cricut cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook
Title font: GARDEN

Cricut Cartridge: Home Accents

 Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes

pearl drops
green flowers by Prima
orange brads
green paper ribbon
little yellow pearly thingies for the flower centers
pop dots
glue dots

I designed this layout using my design studio software so I don't have actual cut sizes..
I normally stretch and shrink everything to fit..sorry!!
Thank you all so much for looking


  1. This is absolutely beautiful!!!

  2. Nanne...I don't know what to say...this picture is such a treasure and the way you have showcased it is incredible....This is simply stunning...jaw dropping gorgeous...the colors and embelishments are just perfect....I love the cuts from Heritage...they look so wonderful on your page...the ribbon is wow wow...I am working on a layout that will have Heaven in the title...just not sure where rocked this page!!!!

  3. What a beautiful memory of your Grandmother.

  4. This is an absolutely beautiful lo, you have done an amazing job, love the paper ribbon, the colors are just perfect. What a gorseous way to showcase someone you love!!!
    Staci xoxo

  5. Wow, Nanne, this is fantastic to say the least. I will have to do something like this for my mom when I'm ready. Gorgeous!

  6. This is a gorgeous layout. What wonderful detail. :)

  7. This is just breathtaking Nanne!! What a beautiful layout for your grandmother.

  8. Just beautiful Nanne! The colors are perfect, and all of your pretty flowers are such a perfect touch to the lovely photo. It's funny, I myself was thinking of my grandmother over the weekend. She had a garden, not of flowers but of vegetables and I was thinking I should do a layout to honor her. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Nanne this is stunning, such a beauitful tribute to a special person in your family. I love the soft colours, your layouts are so inspirational. All the inking is awesome and adds so much more depth to the embellies. Will have to give the ribbon technique a go.

    Kaye x

  10. This has got to be one of the most beautiful layouts I have seen! I keep going back to look at it. The colors, flowers, layout... just breathtaking!

  11. Nanne, I'm just speechless!!! This is absolutely gorgeous beyond words!!! All of the little extras that you've added are amazing, and what a beautiful photo and memory of your grandmother!! This one has got to be one of my favorites!!!! XXXXXX

  12. BEEE UUU TIII FUL! Nanne I felt the same exact way about my grandmother. I was very angry as well. Kathy

  13. OMGOSH this is just sooo heavenly!!! Nanne you have captured this memory sooo beautifuly! Your love for your Grandmother is felt in this layout!Brought me to tears....The colors the cuts and ohhh that paper ribbon...awesome!!

  14. Of course when I am finally trying to get to all the one's photos are coming up! WTH! Argh!
    Ok well I saw one, the close up of the title and I know how beautiful this is (will have to go to the mb to see it, hopefully)
    Well can't wait to see more and will have to come back...
    Sorry you are missing your Grandma so...I can not believe how old I am and that I have never lost someone "that" close to me...don't look forward to that day...I know how much I will need you all...
    Thanks for sharing this with us...


  15. Nanne, this is so beautiful! I am at a loss for words.

  16. At a loss for words....Breathtaking is all I can think about!!! Just beautiful and what a wonderful tribute to remember her this way...