Saturday, September 5, 2015

September Craft Hoarders Blog Hop is up today

Welcome to the September Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Wendi Robinsons Blog.  After visiting me, hop over to Kathy Clements Blog next! To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog...

We have some fabulous ideas for you today with all the goodies we collect in our stashes, which by the way is a whole lot of good things.


So for my project i started with this Tim Holtz folder made of kraft heavy weight cardstock and i created a kind of family keepsake to hold all the neat things we have of our grandmother that just passed away this summer.  She made it to be 100 and they had an amazing party for her and it was so fun but sadly she will be missed by all of us.  Especially me because she loved to craft too :)

Products for the front: Spellbinders: Oval Floral, Sprigs and Majestic Oval, Prima flowers, Maja papers, Glass Bead Glitter gel from Faber Castell (it's my favorite thing) and the Grove tool to grunge it all up. Oh and i used a little but of white chalk ink in the stencil in the back round too.

Since i wanted to put more than just photos in my book i kept all the pages loose so that i could write things on the back and maybe attach old letters from her and recipes that we found.  I have lots more photos to put in but i thought someday i would love my grandchildren to see a neat book with stories and photos of their great great grandmother so they could learn the amazing things about her too.

 The papers i used for this are from Maja Designs (Sweden) and they are absolutly gorgeous.  I love the quality of them and each set has amazing designs that make it super easy to create an amazing keepsake for your family.  I used the Vintage Autumn Basics set and the Vintage Summer Basics set.
Each of them has beautiful vintage color browns and blues and well i just can't say enough about it.

 And i also threw in some cards for journaling from 7 gypsies that i picked up and the rose die is from Spellbinders and is called .   The butterfly is from Prima and the cute family tag is from Echo Park.

 For this page i used more ribbons from my Really Reasonable Ribbon stash, some paper clips to hold on the page and the Best of Times stamp from 7 gypsies in Versafine ink to match.

 I really love these papers and it made the photo look so good.  This is all five of the sisters together in their house in Salem.  It's neat because the house is still there and we go by every time we visit. I can't wait to finish printing all the photos and ask everyone for their memories of her to put inside.  It's really going to be something neat to have and share with everyone.

The page is really special because i added buttons from her button box.  I wish i new who's shirt or clothes these came off, oh what a story it could tell. The clocks i used to show all the time that she was here on this earth being the wonderful grandma that she was... 100 years is along time and i am so glad that i will have a special page to tell about her party and that wonderful milestone.

Thanks for hopping over to see what i did and be sure and check out the other girls this
month too.  I am sure they will inspire you with what they do :)  Happy Saturday!!

Karen Zueger-Brownell -


  1. Oh, Teresa...this is such a wonderful tribute to your amazing grandmother. You can see the joy and the light in her eyes from these photos. I know you will miss her so much. What a wonderful way to remember her life. I love that you used her buttons here...she would approve. Just a gorgeous project in every detail!

  2. Beautiful tribute to your beautiful, awesome Grandmother!!! What a great gift to all the generations to come!

  3. What a memorable creation to tribute to your grandmother! I love all the cute pics and gorgeous layout with vintage feel in this gorgeous creation! Love each and every little detail in it!

  4. What a gorgeous album. It is such a keepsake. I love vintage photographs and you have such a collection.

  5. What a wonderful album and great tribute to grandma. Beautifully made.

  6. your altered book of your grandmother is truly beautiful! what a tribute! thank you for sharing with all of us. :)

  7. Your book is such a lovely tribute to your sweet grandmother! I love that your have made this folio filled with loose pages, so each one can be taken out and touched. I particularly love the idea of including some of her buttons on the last page! This is just lovely!!!

  8. This is beautiful. So many lovely creations on this blog hop. I am loving the notebooks and keepsakes that I am seeing.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  9. I love your creation and the fact it is a tribute to your grandmother just makes it all much nicer! I love each and every little bit of this!

  10. oh my gosh... seriously amazing and so pretty!!! LOVE your work!!

  11. Seriously Amazing!!! Just love all the pages and elements, I have one of the those TH portfolio I have been hoarding so I may have to go start digging to find it and creation something, my enabler friends.

  12. Those papers are just lovely. Beautiful creation. Hugs, joann

  13. this is stunning, wow, just love the pictures! fabulous

  14. This is a beautiful project to put your grandmother's legacy in. Thanks for sharing!

  15. What a wonderful memory book of your dear grandmother. This is just up my alley. I have one of those Tim folder thingies in my stash...or maybe I have an old 7 Gypsies one... You inspire me to dig it out! ;)

  16. Gorgeous, Teresa! What a great memoir of your beloved grandmother!

  17. Gorgeous creation. I love the idea of the portfolio to keep all the memorabilia of your beloved grandmother. What a story it will be for your children to hear about her.

  18. What a gorgeous mini album and wonderful tribute to your lovely Grandmother. So many sweet memories to be remembered for generations to come!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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