Monday, August 30, 2010

Kard Krazy's Tuesday Challenge-Scrapbook Tag


It took me forever to figure out what I wanted to do with this Tag Tuesday challenge-I am not a scrapbooker and envy those who are-but I finally came up with something the day before a new challenge comes out-late, as usual! Anyway, these little photos are computer copies of my paternal grandparents, who were very much in love for the entire time they were together. Sadly, my grandfather passed away only 4 years after their 25th wedding anniversary, in 1955. My grandma lived a full life, but remained devoted to her sweetheart, never marrying again, even though she was a widow at the age of only 54, and lived until 1979. They were wonderful, wonderful people. My dad is now gone, too, but his brothers are still with us, one turning 80 and the other turning 69 this year. This wonderful theme over at Kard Krazy has inspired me to look into learning how to scrapbook so that I can try and preserve the precious memories of my family. Thanks, Louise for a great theme! (Click on tag twice to see pictures up close!)

12 comments:

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Jann, I'm so glad you gave this a try. You'd be a natural at creating a heritage album. Just do what you did on this tag -- only bigger:) I loved seeing your family photos, thanks for sharing.
A wonderful tag all the way around!

Ann said...

Jann, this looks like a tapestry of life with that beautiful ribbon and background. Your grandparents look so fantastic on their honeymoon, they look so dashing. This is so beautiful.
Ann

Robin said...

I would say you have the art of scrapbooking down Jann! Your tag is just beautiful. I love the happy look on everyones faces in both the photos.

A Vintage Chic said...

What a beautiful tag, Jann--and a lovely story of those in the photos. Thanks for sharing this today!

Julie

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a wonderful Tag.
Great vintage style.

Dezinaworld said...

What a beautiful tag and so personal too. Your art is gorgeous and thanks for sharing your family story with us. How sad that your grandma lost her hubby so young and what a wonderful love they must have had
hugs June xxxxx

The Paint Splash said...

I love the picture of your grandparents honeymoon! Her boots are to die for!!! You did a beautiful job.Have a blessed week. Please come by and visit. Debbie

Jacqueline said...

This is such a beautifully creative tag- TFS!

vintagesusie & wings said...

Sweet a sweet tag filled with nostalga & memories...I adore it!
Jann, thanks for stopping by my blog & sharing your lost friend found story with me. Facebook can be maddening, but sometimes it can also create magic!
Smiles,
Susie

delia hornbook said...

Hi I was meant to find your blog today and by pure chance. You see i was searching for vintage tags and i just happened to find your link. I just had to say hello and what beautiful tags i love the butterflies ;-))

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jann
I love this tag (somehow missed this one) and the wonderful photos and stamping you used on it. Thank you for the kind comments on my blog. Believe me - I do sleep ...I am out like a light by 9:15 pm every night! I am blessed to be married to a man who allows me to create when I am not a work...and he cooks,cleans and picks up the slack! :)

Laura Knight said...

Bittersweet story, and a beautiful tag!