March 22, 2012

{If You Were Here Today}

Hello friends!  Today I have a layout to share using the March add-on kit from the Paper Bakery and an old black & white. You all know how much I love the old b & w's!!
This was my Grandma back when she used to model for Bullocks department store.  I can remember going to fashion shows when I was a little girl, watching here walk down the runway. I loved that she would wave as she turned, knowing that special wave was just for me.

Sometimes she would get to keep the clothes and accessories she wore, this outfit was one of them, and of course my grandpa had to take a picture as soon as she was home. Oh the memories, and how I wish she was still here today.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

19 comments:

Margareta Carlsson said...

What a lovely story and layout! Thank you for sharing!

Christina Collins said...

This is beautiful. :)
I love how you made bits of the paper dimensional. A very nice touch.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I love how the elements of the page totally evoke "the days of old" with the patterns and style. This is so beautiful, Mary Ann and it's such a great story too!

Madeline said...

So pretty! Love the dimension!

Miriam Prantner said...

Just love this layout. You've inspired me to take a look at some old family photos and start working on them!

Connie Mercer said...

what a awesome story. Beautiful Lo!!!

Ashley Rock said...

Beautiful page and Beautiful grandma! What a great photo to have =) Love how you did the ribbon as well!

Gretyl said...

Very heartfelt. I love it!

Busygirl said...

Wow what a meaningful photo! I wish I had more pics of my grandparents. This layout is gorgeous, plus the back story... I love everything about it!

Linda Beeson said...

Isn't that wonderful! LOVE what you captured.

Pam W. said...

What a great picture and memories!! Love the layout - so pretty.

Tracie said...

Super cute!!!

Jennifer Joanne said...

What a sweet and special layout!

scrappymo! said...

Love the way you cut the extra paper to make the raised elements!
This layout brought tears to my eyes when i read the journalling.
I am a tad emotional this week! Beautiful words to share your love for your Grandma.

Thanks for the kinds words about DH. He is watching the game and sent me downstairs to play on my computer...I think I distract him from watching! Hopefully he stays calm up there.

April said...

beautiful layout and story!

Margie H said...

Oh wow! What a great page and memory! Just beautiful - thanks for sharing such a special picture :)

Marcia said...

Such a pretty layout - her modelling is so much more modest than what we are used to today!

Penny said...

This is great and so it the story behind it! How great it was she got to keep the clothes! Love Penny

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

Great layout!~ Love the ribbon~ Thanks for linking up! Stop by again tomorrow and link up again!
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