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Friday, April 30, 2010

Legacy of Love

Hi all!!! Better late than never applies to this post in so many ways...sorry I was behind on getting this layout ready for the SOUS reveal today...but life happens. Speaking of life happening this is a photo of my maternal great grandparents. I have so little information on them it makes me sad, but I sure love this photo!
To the best of my knowledge this my great grandparent's wedding photo. I used some editing to create the individual pics from the original portrait. I am really inspired to get started documenting my family tree....few relatives left to help put the pieces together but through ancestry.com I was able to contact a third cousin who has already offered so much help to get me started....if you're reading this Mike a big cyber hug and many thanx!!
I used my fave K&Co papers for this layout (sketch by pagemaps). I also added some sheet music, lace, pearl necklace, bling, prima and handmade flowers. The title is cut from Heritage.
My frames, birds and marquee are from Sentimentals. The other cricut cuts are the Home Decor flourish.
I had purchased some old sheet music from a flea market and ran across these pages of The Wedding of Punch and Judy.....lol....I thought some of the words from the song worked really well for the theme of this page. My roses are the Tim Holtz that everyone is making right now. I also added some of the lace flowers I've been making from an old doily.
The light frame in this photo has been accented with paper glaze to help it stand out a bit from the background paper.
Some buttons for flower centers and accents...the letters for the initials are cut from Storybook.
I added a little poem that I thought of as I made this layout...Computer generated with Isabella font.
another doily flower....
a close up of some of the sheet music, lace and pearls....
The poem reads....
A little bird once told me of your legacy of love,
how two hearts were joined, with blessings from above.
But I only know small pieces of this tale you see,
I wish that you could bend from Heaven and tell the rest to me.
I know that my great grandmother passed away when my grandmother was very very young....I wish I knew the rest of the story....maybe I'll find out!
Thanx for stopping by today...don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's creations for this fab sketch....come along and play with us if you have time!!!!

22 comments:

  1. Oh how beautiful this layout is, I love all the awesome details you have added

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  2. Oh, wow, this was so worth the wait. Fantastic details on this one .. the frames, flowers and jewel embellies. And love that lace! What precious photos. For me, I don't have to know the whole story .. just knowing they are a part of me means so much. But yes, we need to document our lives, so that others will know the important details ... sometimes, I think I need to stop scrapping for awhile and just journal on the back of pix. This is priceless, Sandy. Love every detail! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Sandy... I missed you today!! heehee!! So glad you finally got this post up because it is GORGEOUS!! I am really starting to like scrapping some of the older black and white photos (they used to totally intimidate me... SOUS has helped with that... all that inspiration floating around!!) But seriously, this LO is stunning... the lace with the sheet music and the buttons you used in the center of the flowers are perfect!! I love the way you used all the soft colors... it really makes the photos the focus!! Great job girly!!
    Barb :)

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  4. Another gorgeous layout, Sandy!!! The embellies, the flowers, the lace, the pearls, and sheet music, are the perfect accents for those priceless photo(s)!! Love, love the vintage feel, and the poem is beyond fabulous!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Sandy!!! XXXX

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  5. Sandy this is so beautiful. I just love the lace and pearls and all the jeweled accents. What lovely photos and memories you have placed on this page. Great vintage feel to match those photos and I love the poem and the sheet music even leads to LOVE. WONDERFUL!

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  6. Sandy:
    Thank you so much for sharing this LO - it's beautiful! I too am just getting into the heritage research and it is so sad that it wasn't important to me when I was younger! Now everyone is gone and it's so hard to retrace the history and so much is missing - very sad, indeed!
    jackie

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  7. Beautiful layout Sandy. As always your eye for detail is amazing. Love the lace and pearls and the addition of the sheet music is perfect. We are lucky when we can come across pictures like these. You did such an amazing job of show casing them.

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  8. Well sweets, this was worth the time, obviously!
    The photos are amazing, as is the idea to focus on each of them...
    But the music pages and handmade flowers take the show for me...
    such an elegant display of your family heirloom, now this can be passed on as the photos were!

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  9. OoooooH! That was my reaction. This is so romantic and your effort on creating the individual pics was worth it!

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  10. Oh, what a wonderful photo to have! Love the two page layout and all the beautiful details.

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  11. ohhh this is sooo awesome Sandy!!! Just perfect down to every detail!!!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  12. Sandy this is GORGEOUS!!!!! love so much the vintage feel on this!! those those photos are incredibly beautiful!! love all the embellies!! You did amazing my friend!!
    Hugs
    Lidia

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  13. You're going to make me go dig out my old photos again!! I love this. The subtle colors you used are just divine!!

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  14. This is gorgeous! Love all your details and choice of embellishments. The colors are perfect and the pictures are awesome... Happy Monday!

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  15. Hold on honey, I need to find my mouth......OMG, this is incredible! I love those old photos and the way you really brought them to life with the victorian papers and embellies. This is now my all time fave of yours! Stunning! Good luck with the heritage research!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  16. What lovely picture and such a beautiful way to showcase them. Love all the detail and embellishments. You are amazing Sandy, absolutely amazing!

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  17. Wow, Another beautiful lo...you always inspire me. I love the pics and what you did with them. TFS

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  18. Soooo... about done with school?!! I am so jealous you get out so early!! Good for you!! Hey.. just wanted to let you know that I left a little something for you on my blog... when you get a chance stop on over and grab it!!
    Barb :)

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  19. OOOh, this is gorgeous Sandi! Love all of the vintage details! xxD

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  20. Sandy, I am very inspired by this layout! I just started my family's heritage scrapbook with all my Mother's very old photos. Your poem and your use of lace, doilies and vintage-looking jewelry and buttons gives the layout such a nice old feel.

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  21. Sandy, another beautiful heartfelt layout! I love, love, love those whisps of pearls! The sheet music behind the photo is fantastic! I love it!

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