Friday, March 9, 2012

A Grand Mother...

Clara Rose (nee O'Shea) McCue, Circa 1949

It's week #2  as a Guest Designer and Case #10 over at CSI..
and oh what fun.... soooo many talented ladies, a GREAT Place to come and be inspired!!

I LOVED this week's challenge because of the rich colors and interesting elements we had to try and include...I was happy to be able to share a little bit about the very special woman who adopted and raised me and even though she was biologically my paternal Grandmother and passed away when I was 15.... I am very proud to call her Mom...


Products Used:
Dark Green Cardstock: American Crafts
Pattern Papers: K&Co. - Wild Rasberry
Striped Pattern Paper: from my Christmas Stash
Journaling Tag: 7Gypsies - Savannah 97% real tags set
Tag Envelope: 7Gypsies - Gypsy multi pack-envelopes
Die Cuts: mostly from K&Co. - Que Sera Sera - Die Cut
               Cardstock & Acetate
Cloud Stamps: Imaginisce - Snag 'em - Clouds #003028,
                        My Minds Eye - Fine & Dandy, True Blue
                          Stamps - #FAD143
                       Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Harlequin Script Bacground Stamp: Just Rite - #CL-03605
                       Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Word Border Stamp: Autumn Leaves - Borders Love Each Day
                       Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Word Title "Grand" : Cricut Cartridge - Storybook
                                  cut from Metal foil tape and embossed
                                  with a Sizzix embossing folder - Rub'n'
                                   Buff - Spanish Copper
Word Title "Mother": Cricut Cartridge - Stone Script
                                  embossed - Zing Opaque Black Powder
Arcylic Paint for background: DecoArt - Early Spring Green

Pink Rhinestone Chain: Pink Paislee - Soiree, House of Three
Lace: from my stash - Sprayed with Velvet Red Glimmer Mist
Heart Shape Eyelet: from my stash
Green Jute Fiber: from my stash


  1. This is a beautiful layout and those color choices - WOW!

  2. This is such a stunning page, from the photo to all the elements.