These are my maternal grandparents with my mother and my Uncle Jack. This is one of the few pictures that I have of my grandfather and the only one of the two together. At the time this was taken (Summer of 1918), they were tenant farmers and would be for another ten years. In 1928, they had saved enough money to purchase a farm of their own in LeRoy, NY. Unfortunately, my grandfather contracted tuberculosis and died in 1930. I tell more of their story in my "Her Spirit Soars" layout. http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/2490519.html
This was made for the Manda-hosted Round Robin that is going on now at Swrilydoos. I got to follow Rae and was so inspired by her design that I pretty much kept to the original. Instead of the peek-a-boo lace, I chose to use burlap because the subjects of the photo were farmers. I was going to use two open frames like Rae did, but then I realized that one of them was perfect for that photo!!!!
I think I got all of Manda’s twists: Monochrome, check. Non scrappy item: the sticks are actually a bird's nest from M's that I unwound and soaked to get the shape I needed. Handmade embellie: the leaves that I made with the MS air-dried clay.
All papers are from deep in my Swirly vault, a bit of Prima Moulin Rouge, some TPC Studio Ancestral and some of my treasured GDC Studios Ella Blue.
The K&Co frames are included in this month's kit. They were so perfect for this page that I just HAD to use a few of them before actually breaking out my entire August kit.
Flowers and vines again from the vault.
The burlap was given to me by Maggi when I visited her last year and who I can't wait to see again in just over 3 weeks!!!!!!!
The butterfly image is courtesy of LisaG (who you may know as StarSailor).