Thursday, April 24, 2008

Such a gift!

Oh you guys! I just have to tell you that you all have given me goosebumps with your stories of your Grandmothers and Mothers! I feel like you've given ME a bigger gift than the 4 booklets I'm giving out! It seems like we've all been so lucky to have such wonderful role models in our lives...I feel like I know each and every one of your Grams and Moms! If you have a chance, make sure to go back and read all the comments from everyone on my blog candy post HERE ....I speak sincerely when I say that you all have made my week and just made me realize what all this blogging, stamping, scrapbooking and creating is about.

I am loving reading all the comments about cooking, gardening, baking (Suzy Q's!) sewing & crafting & peanut butter & jelly sandwiches! I emailed Sandy from Crafty and told her to come and read all of your stories....she was so touched that she told me to pick 2 more winners and she'll send out 2 books to the 2nd and 3rd place winners!


I wanted to share this photo of my Grammie up at Roy Lake, MN, posing in her bathing suit! I'm so lucky to have been able to sit with my Grams and have her tell me the story about this photo. I commented to her about how beautiful she looked in this photo...she told me she had just lost a bunch of weight & they had gone up to Roy Lake MN with friends. She said that back in those days they couldn't afford expensive vacations, so they would put the kids in the car and drive up to a lake and rent cabins.

Here is a photo of her and my grandpa. This is typical for my Grandpa...always goofing off or making faces while Grams kept everyone in line and took care of business! They were a great team and although Grampie is gone, he's still very much present in our lives through the stories Grammie tells and the many photos taken by my Aunt Jan (we call her the paparazzi).
The beach babe photos are from the new Crafty Secrets "Summertime" Image and Journaling booklets, and the cool swirls are stamped in black ranger archival ink with Crafty's "Flourishes" Swirl set.
If you haven't gotten a chance to enter the blog candy give-away, make sure to scroll down to my previous post and leave a comment!

13 comments:

Dottie K. said...

Wow that is an amazing layout. You should document all the memories you can. I wish I would have done that before my Mom died. I would have loved to have any album about their lives. Treasure the moments. TFS :)

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Love your layouts! Those journaling notebooks are perfect!

Bevie Pearl said...

I love your pictures and your family stories.
Where do you get the hanging frame?

Stefanie Staniak said...

Beautiful story. Love the layout with your grandparents. I love that adorable hangar too. Perfect for display.

Lana said...

Awesome LZ! Just awesome! I just can't even find the words to say how these posts have made me feel. So I will just say thank you.

You are an amazing person LZ! Just amazing!

And your Grandma is adorable!

KooKie said...

Stunning and captures great moments and memories!...leaves warm fuzzies all over and is an inspiration to me for up coming mothers days gifts.

chelemom said...

Absolutely adore this LO! What a treasure!!! Have a great weekend Lisa!

Darthy said...

What beautiful layouts Zaps. I love looking at old pictures. Nothing gives me a better feeling than those black and white photos.

Sue said...

Awesome to see your family, LZ!

Heather said...

LZ - this layout is absolutely INCREDIBLE! I love the pics - I love what you did! WOW WOW WOW!

Anonymous said...

That layout is AWESOME!I don't scrapbook....but...
Can I steal your idea? I have pics of my mom and gran from the 50's in their bathing suits....and have always hated that they were hidden in albums. Black and white pics are sooooo cool!

I LOVE..LOVE...LOVE this blog!
Thank you for all the inspiration.
Ree .......who is new to cardmaking and has much to learn...and buy...lol)

happiness blooms said...

Oh how I wish I could shout out to everyone how even more amazing this layout is IRL!!!!! Your pics of it are fabulous!
Do you know you have a GIANT heart in that little body?
Love you HUGE!
HB

Sharon in NE said...

What precious memories those pictures hold.

I loved reading everyone's accounts of their grandmas and mothers too. So glad you raised that subject.