Saturday, February 9, 2013

3 Cousins @ Grandma's...a scrapbook layout in honor of Heather NIchols and Stuart Norwood...

Hello Friends,
I was looking at the Designers favorite project photos tonight over on Nichole's blog: HERE.  When I got to Heather Nichol's I noticed a scrapbook layout.  Here are her favorite picks:

I love it when scrapbook layouts are featured on the designers blogs at Papertrey Ink.  I was so happy that Heather included this layout as one of her favorite projects this past year.

   Over the past couple of years I have made many more cards than scrapbook pages but I do want to record the important memories of our little family especially now that Stuart has passed on.  I want Tim to remember his Dad but also remember his growing up years.  The fun times, the hard times, the learning times and even the sad times.  So tonight I made my first scrapbook page of 2013.  I downloaded a new app to my I-phone a couple of weeks ago called Pocketbooth.  With it you can take picture strips like the kind that we made when we were young.  Here is my page utilizing one of these photo strips which I printed out at home.  This one is horizontal instead of vertical:

 I used metal tape (from Home Depot) to diecut the three cousins (using MFT boy/girl dies) and embossed them with 3 different Papertrey Ink Embossing Plates - woodgrain, picnic plaid, and knitting.  They represent Russell, Ruby and Tim.  I added a small bag (with sequins floating in the bottom) behind the photo strip and cut a PTI tag from black cardstock to write my journaling.  The patterned paper is from the Pure Poppy Patterned Pack.

They spent last Saturday bowling and playing at Grandma's house and I captured these photos while they were being silly!

I got the idea to use the alphabet stencil from the new number dies from PTI!  I wanted to use them as a stencil tonight but alas I cannot find craft room is a mess right now as I am in the middle of a remodel...   Anyway I finally found an old plastic alphabet stencil (my son's) in my stash to use with some silver glimmer mist.
       I love that my sweet husband Stu's name is on both the upper and lower portions of this layout.  You can see the T and U but it is hard to see the S in the pictures on the lower section.  Tim has always loved that Papa Stu's name is in the seemed appropriate tonight to have it be on this layout as he will have been gone for 1 year on the 15th of February and we know he is always with us in spirit! 
Thanks for taking a look at my scrapbook layout.


  1. It's nice to see a scrapbook page Jill - I can't remember the last time I made one. I love the story of Stu's name being part of the alphabet - a lovely, sweet connection for you & your son to make - hugs

  2. Such a beautiful layout! Very inspiring as I have never scrapped my life with my late hubby. I am thinking I should do a layout and frame it. Love that STU's name is on it twice and that the kids can share that with you. Take care this week....

  3. Wow! That is so COOL that Stu's name is in the alphabet! LOVE this LO and the silly photos! What a great memory to blackmail them with later!!!

  4. Jill this is such a fabulous scrapbook page~ on so many levels! The three die cut and embossed figures are terrific, the sentiment is touching and the memories are so beautifully captured. Hugs, Rebecca

  5. Love this one too! What a sweet photo and wonderful that you captured fun times. How neat that Stu's name is on it as well. Your son will love looking at tibia page years from now.


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