Monday, 21 October 2013

Scrapbook Tuesday - Forget Me Not

Hello Friends

I don't know if it is me, but since I started the Scrapbook Tuesdays at the beginning of the year, Tuesdays seem to come round quicker?  Maybe not but it seems to for me.  Just as well I am enjoying my own little Challenge isn't it?  

So here is Tuesday and it is time for me to share this week's layout with you......

The photo is of a friend of mine who sadly passed away a few weeks ago.  I met Greta and her husband John, at the first Scottish Dance class I ever went to a loooong time ago.  Greta was born in Scotland and was a mother, grandmother as well as a very warm and kind hearted person, and I hope I have endorsed these attributes in my layout.  She was a sewer hence why I chose to use hexagons, which I cut on my Sizzix die all from my Snippets box, and laid on a red background to echo Greta's top.

The photograph was given to all who attended her funeral along with another photograph, of Forget Me Nots, with some personal details on, all in a cellophane pocket which contained Forget Me Not seeds.  I thought this was a lovely touch and I have echoed this with a blue ribbon and a punched flower at the top right corner of the layout. 

The Thistles were stamped with a NBIS which I have had for some years.  Shame on me!  The letters were from a Cosmo Cricket set, which again is VOS.  The red ribbon is a Snippet from my C Album last year.
The Piper was cut on my Silhouette along with the "thinking of you", using white cardstock then inked with DI.  I then brushed with Perfect Pearls and foam mounted.  You can see the top of the other photo that was included with the photo, which I have popped a punched tab on.

Thanks for calling by and please leave me a comment - we all love comments!  Of course I shall be taking this over the Snippets Playground just as soon as I have put my wellies on - there are plenty of puddles right now and some late mischief before Miss comes back from "Teacher Training".  Why not use some scraps on a project and join in with the fun and mayhem of the Snippets Playground?



scrappymo! said...

This is a lovely tribute to your friend! I love the colours and the design elements speak of her. Very fitting.
Loved the use of the hexagon snippets to portray she was a quilter and your thistle and piper are quintessentially Scottish!

Well done!

Picto said...

This is lovely post and what a great tribute. I love all the personal little elements you have included. The attention to detail is lovely.

Jan x

Di said...

Oh Sam, what a fabulous tribute and a lovely layout too. Every little piece of detail is so perfectly thought out and it was obviously made with a lot of care and love.

Greta was obviously a very special lady, with a lovely open smile - I just know she would have approved of this 100%, with a shy smile that you should go to such trouble.

I'm not sure, and can't find it on your blog, but her face is familiar - did she celebrate a special Birthday that you posted about?

Remember Sam, she might not be here on earth any longer but I'm sure she left some light and dancing footprints on your heart chick.

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Sam . . . what a lovely layout and a fitting tribute.

Sarn xxx

butterfly said...

What a lovely layout to commemorate your friend - a wonderful photo full of humour and spirit, and I love the individual quilting hexagons, thistles and all - beautifully done.

Looking forward to some proper catching up with what you've been up to...
Alison xx

lisa said...

What a lovely way to remember your fried, Sam. It's a beautiful LO. I don't know about you but the weeks just seem to fly by all on their own!!
Hugs Lisax

Kimbo said...

This is beautiful Sam, a fitting tribute. She looks so happy on that page and I love all the detail x

Terry said...

Just looking at Greta, I would say you have covered all her attributes! She looks like such a happy and kind person with a sense of humor! What a lovely and sweet tribute to a dear friend!

Debs Willis said...

Sam, what a lovely memory page for Greta. Love the little thistle and piper, and the hexagons work really well, may have to borrow that idea :-)
Debs x

Lynn said...

A lovely scrap page of your memories of your friend. Lovely touches with the thistle and piper. Lynn x

Kate said...

Lovely! I really like the red background with the shapes. Looks a bit like a quilt. A wonderful layout to remember your friend.

Amanda said...

What a fantastic way to remember someone special and a beautifully written post brought a lump to my throat. Hugs, Amanda x

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a wonderful tribute to Greta, Sam! She looks like she was a hoot!! I'm sorry about her passing. Hugs, Darnell