Sunday, March 20, 2011

JBS March Kit

Here's three pages I made with the March kit. I got two days all to myself over spring break while the kids stayed at their grandparents - so, this is what I did.

This is my grandma in 1941, her first grade photo.

I didn't really know where I was going with this one. But I do like the banner flower and I really like these photos of us together - self portraits : ) This may get another little red heart on the right side next to the silhouettes - I can always tell what my pages need better after I have them all photographed and put online - annoys the dog outta me.

This last one is about how my grandma and grandpa didn't have enough time together before he was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver. He was only 23 when it happened. My grandma is a strong lady. They had my dad, who was three at the time of the accident. But before that they had a 9 month old baby who died and when Kenneth was killed she was pregnant at the time. That baby was stillborn. So my grandma lost 3 people in her family in about 2 years. She's been a farmer pretty much her entire life (she is the oldest of 8 kids) and was a teacher for 40 years. She's a special lady. But she remarried a special man of whom I am very thankful for. It's too bad this photo is a little blurry but it's so important in telling their story.


  1. Memories! Good thing the picture of your grandma never looked faded.

  2. how precious are those layouts? Especially the ones with your grands. :))

  3. WOW what a story. Your grandma is an amazing person. I cannot imagine her grief during that time. What a beautiful way to capture their life in that layout! I need to scrap some old pics. I have them ready...just need to figure out how I'm going to do it.

  4. I love all of these for different reasons, but the last one is my fave just because of the idea behind it. I always do that after theyre photographed too.

  5. I got goosebumps looking at your layouts. They are fabulous. Beyond fabulous. I need to channel you on my scrapping. I love that you mentioned seeing what needs to be changed after photographing your layouts. That is me, too. I love that we are twins. :o)