July 2, 2010

Forever in our Hearts-SOUS reveal

Another warm and sunny Friday upon us and that means its reveal time again at SOUS..
We at SOUS decided not only to have a sketch this week, but adding a color challenge to is as well
So, we were to use Red, White and Blue..
and Here is the layout I created for this challenge:
 *sorry the lighting was a bit off this morning..and here is the sketch:
I went through some of my grand mothers old photo albums again and found these photos of her.. In the upper photo is of her, my little brother and my grand mothers new puppy.. This photo was taken back in the summer of 1974, I think..  and I'm thinking the bottom photo is older cause the doggy in the photo was my moms just as I was born. I have plans on getting a nice white shadowbox frame for layout and giving it to my mom.. I know she will love it and the colors match her home decor perfectly..
Here are some close ups:
Aaaw. I miss her so much..
alrighty then..now for supplies used..

Papers: Joy's Vintage by Paper Pizazz
cardstock: white

Prima (big roses, big white flower, vine and blue hydrangeas)
Mulberry: Little roses and red flowers

Martha Stewart edge punch
Cricut cartridges:
Home Accents: Butterflies
Home Decor: Title: "Forever"
Songbird: Title "in our HEARTS"

White lace ribbon, cream lace ribbon
gold dots
liquid pearl: baby blue
Tim Holtz distress inks: Antique Linen and Old Paper
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint: Picket Fence (oh that was so much fun to use)
Glimmer mist: Frost
gel pen for dots

and just a quick update on whats going on in my life right now since I mentioned a few things in a previous post..LOL
My oldest son Aaron got accepted to the school he applied for.. so out of 326 applicants for this one class, only 60 were chosen and my son was one of the lucky chosen few.. I'm so EXTREMELY proud of him for this accomplishment..
and then my dad.. He had the liver surgery and it went superb.. he wants to go home desperately but the doctors still want to keep him for a week just to keep an eye on him.. I guess his blood pressure is still fluctuating and its better he stays and has that taken care of..  I actually called him Tuesday and told him to stay put and not be so stubborn and in any hurry to go home to an empty house.. He has a wife, but she is the sole provider right now and needs to work..

well ladies..That should do it for this week's challenge.. I know we are all super busy enjoying the summer and having some time off..but, I still hope you get a minute to stop by SOUS and check out what the rest of the fabulous design team has created for us..
Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July, party hardy and eat well..  ;O)


  1. Beautiful layout, as always, Nanne! Congrats to your son - of course he couldn't have done it without your support and encouragement! Sometimes, us moms forget about the impact we have on our kids. Glad to hear your dad made it through surgery well! Have a happy weekend!

  2. Nanne this is a beautiful layout, I love all the beautiful flowers and the detail in it! Congrats to your son and you have every right to be a proud mother! Godd to hear your dad is ok.

  3. Hey, Nanne .. another fab layout. Love your flowers and precious pix of your grandma! So glad you took a different path with these colors .. like me LOL Sp proud of Aaron and am keeping your dad in thoughts and prayers.

  4. A true Nanne layout!!! Beautiful pics of your grandmother. Congrats on your son and I hope your dad comes home soon. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I hate it when the lighting is off, but your page looks great! Love all of the flowers!!

  6. Nanne, this is gorgeous and what a beautiful tribute to your Grandmother!!! Your mother with love it!!! I love the lace and the flowers!!!
    And a BIG congratulations to your son!!! And you SHOULD be very proud of him!!!
    Wonderful news about you dad, too!! He sounds just like most men... they can't wait to get out of the hospital and go home!!!
    Take care and have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs!!

  7. Nanne.... what a fabulous LO you have made!! The flowers are gorgeous (of course!) and I love all the extra details like the lace and butterflies!! Congrats to your son...that is wonderful news!! And glad to hear your dad is doing well!!
    Barb :)