Remembering grandpa

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Dennis and I were talking this morning in his room about junk that needs to be sorted and gotten rid of. As I was looking around he mentioned the stack of his mom’s pictures. They were sitting under a shelf in a storage cabinet, just out in the open. Under the pile of photos was a little brag book of photos called ‘Grandma’s Show-and-Tell.’ We opened it and as we turned the pages we could see our two youngest kids grow up right before our eyes.

grandmas_brag_book

Those photos brought back a flood of happy memories, as both of our parents are gone now. We were fortunate our kids were able to spend a lot of time with both sets of grandparents as they were growing up.

This morning I also read an article that says in 10 years the most photographed generation will have no pictures. I actually read the whole article and it really hit home. My photos are very precious to me and the thought of my children not having those photos down the road to jog their memory of all the good times they shared with family and friends really made me want to get back to my scrapbooking.

This photo was in the little brag book and I really just wanted to get it out and onto a page. It’s amazing all the memories that flood back when I’m scrapping the older photos. My youngest turned 33-years-old in May; she was much younger here. My in-laws had retired to Florida and we were able to fly Kevin and Rachel down so grandma and grandpa could take them to Disney. They had the best time and couldn’t wait to tell us all about it!

close up photo

I really tried to use fun, festive papers but that old nostalgia thing just kept creeping in and I settled on a vintage paper with a printed nursery rhyme. It seemed to fit my mood and the photo. I added some glittered hearts to represent all the love and cherished memories of this time. The layout also called out for a piece of delicate vintage lace I had collected on a recent road trip. I kept the title simple – grandpa – it says it all.

vintage lace

This sample was used in our class that is offered monthly at Green Door Studio. I teach students a single-page layout using papers and embellishments from their own hoard stash. Just another way to recycle what we already own and for me to get some of my own scrapbooking done.

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Linda Neff is co-owner of Green Door Studio, Brighton where she flips furniture, offers custom furniture painting, and teaches classes in mixed-media, scrapbooking, art journaling and more. Visit her blog: http://linda-neff.com/