Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dedicated to Anna



Here it is! A layout of my great-grandmother, Anna Lien. Born in 1873 in Telemark, Norway. She married Nicholas Weber at the age of 18, and thus this chalk painting was created in honor of her engagement. I just LOVED, LOVED working with Paper Trunk papers for the Scrapbook Playground design team. The texture and colors were perfect for this LO. I also had blue hands for about 30 hours, from dying a white Heidi Swapp flower minutes before we had company over on Monday night. Yes, I knew I should have wore gloves, but time was critical. I wanted the flower to dry while we had company, so I could return to scrapping afterwards. Funny thing is - no one asked about my hands...how very kind of them, or not observant. (LOL)

I wanted to include the factoids I had learned about my beautiful ancestor, but was not sure where to include them. I don't care for crowded looking layouts. Piggy Tales Barndoors to the rescue! Thanks to Brandon I had a round barndoor that was perfect in the center of the flower. The layout title is on the outside of the door, and under the flap is the information I was able to learn about here.

I had another great surprise in my mailbox this past Saturday. Tara from PageFrames sent me a package full of their wonderful shapes. I hoped to incorporate one with one of my Paper Trunk LOs, but it was not to be. I already have some ideas and look forward to sharing my creations with Pageframes very soon. Tara was so so sweet to send me their product - I just LOVE it!

I have so much that I want to share this week... I am going to have to post regularly for the next couple of days. This weekend the Scrapbook Playground is having a weekend crop.

The real fun begins for our version of Octoberfest - a month long game and crop that will keep you guessing. Just remember I am innocent!! (hint, hint!) I am having fun making a list of challenges for the October event - please join us at the Playground!
It is going to be a blast, lots of prizes - so click on the link to your right to register and join the fun!

6 comments:

Julie O. said...

Rita, this is stunningly beautiful!! How neat that you were able to catch and preserve this special bit of history!

Dettao said...

gorgeous! I also just saw your layout in the new Memory Makers. Congrats on that!

Katie Jones said...

neat photo! Her hair is so long. I can't imagine detangling that.

ellen said...

that photo gave me the chills!

carrie*postma said...

Rita...this is so amazing! Hope you don't mind, but I posted it on the PT blog? :0)

Elly said...

WOW Rita this is GORGEOUS! The colors are soooooooooo rich and beautiful! You so did this amazing photo justice!