Saturday, July 11, 2009

Unscripted Sketch #14

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Happy Saturday everyone, here is another Unscripted Sketch for you to try.  I went with another layout again. I have had these pictures of my ‘Aunty Dolly’ for ages and have wanted to put them in a layout. She was really my Mom’s great aunt but we always called her aunty. There is a sad story that goes with her life. She was a beautiful, young nursing student, who was engaged to be married, when she was struck down with a neurological disease that caused her to literally be paralyzed. She was bedridden for many years. Her fiancé left her and she could no longer be a nurse. My Mom would spend many hours at her bedside when she was young playing games with her and entertaining her. As she got older advances in medicine found drugs that could treat her disease and she could walk again. She never married and lived until she was in her 80s! I just love these pictures and this was the perfect chance to use them.

Supplies: Paper..sorry I can’t remember….Brads, Foundry Frame , flowers CTMH, Lace Wal-Mart, Button from my stash, Letter brads Joann’s clearance.

I am going to spend this Saturday with my great friend and fellow stamp/scrap addict. We are going to be kid free for the day, thanks hubbies! We will have breakfast and then spend the day cruising every crafting/scrapping/stamping store in the Des Moines area!!!! This includes at least  2 Michaels, 2 Joann’s, several Hobby Lobbies, an Archiver’s, and some really great  local stores. We are loaded up with coupons and are ready to raid the dollar bins :-) I can’t wait!

Hope you all have a great Saturday!

Enjoy!

16 comments:

Jeanne said...

Absolutely, positively gorgeous! Wow! Sarah, you are a constant source of inspiration! What a beautiful layout of a beautiful woman. Thank you so much for sharing her bittersweet story.

And HAVE FUN today! I can't wait to see what all you managed to scoop up on your shopping spree. Yay for hubbies!

HaleyD said...

Dolly's story brought tears to my eyes! What a beautiful layout you've created to preserve this special lady for eternity.

Have a fun day w/your friend! Can't wait to see the new toys. :)

Kathi Carlson said...

Whoa! What a gorgeous layout! The paper is absolutely perfect for vintage photos. Love the lace, the stamped flowers ... well, everything! Thank you for sharing Dolly's story... sweet...sad.

Finally, enjoy the day! How fun! Can't way to hear about it and see what you do with those coupons!!

Alanna said...

What a gorgeous layout Sarah and such a sweet/sad story. How neat that you have this photo and can tell your Aunt's story.

I hope you have a terrific time shopping with your friend. That's what I call a perfect Saturday. I hope you'll share with us later all your goodies.

Jamie Harder said...

wow what a gorgeous layout...and what a story!
Hope you had fun stocking up:-)

stampmonkey said...

Your vintage LO is so beautiful, and the story of your aunt is so sad, though I'm glad she was later able to walk again.

I hope you and your friend have a wonderful time on your no-kids shopping day! Sounds like so much fun!!

Jenn Embry said...

Wow what a beautiful layout! Did the paper already come with the edges like that or did you use a punch? Your layout is so elegant and gorgeous.

Steph said...

Sarah your project is gorgeous and stunning! I love your take on this weeks sketch and the vintage look to your layout. I'm practically drooling over this! Well done hon!

Sarah said...

Jenn this paper was already shaped like this! I am sorry I threw away the thingy that came with the pack that told who made it.

Caryl P said...

This is a beautiful layout and use of the sketch! I love hearing the story behind the picture, though this is certainly a sad one. Thanks for sharing.

nelliemaeii said...

Hope you had a blast today! I love the layout.

And....how in the world do you surf around and leave comments on so many blogs????

I click on blog after blog and you've already left a compliment. It is incredible.

Thanks for making the blog-o-sphere a better place, one sweet comment at a time!!

Thanks for sharing my blog candy! ;-) You rock!!

Laurel said...

This is fantastic! You have captured heritage perfectly!

Meredith said...

I love the heirloom lo! Great job! That story is sad, but it has a happy ending.

I am SOOO jealous of your shopping spree, so post pictures of all the goodies you come home with!

Oh and yes the freezer door story happened to us, but we hadn't just bought all that meat. You know it is a good way to get the freezer cleaned out...

Barb said...

Sarah! Your layout took my breath away! It is so beautiful! The colors and the elements are just perfect with the photos. And the PHOTOS! what a treasure you have! Thank you so much for sharing your Auntys story, too...very touching and very special.

Christina the Sassy Scrapper :) said...

Wholy (don't like to say holy unless I'm talking about the Lord) moly Sarah, that is gorgeous! I love, love, love old pics and your sketch is awesome possum!!

Penny said...

beautiful layout!

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