I wanted to thank everyone for the well wishes for Iris, my baby goat. Sadly we lost her late yesterday afternoon. We have determined that since birth, her liver was not functioning properly. She fought a hard fight, and tried so hard to be strong - and lived much longer than she ever should have. But she just couldn't fight any longer. I held her most of the day yesterday - I will miss this baby goat terribly bad. She had tons of personality, but she isn't suffering any longer. This is the absolute hardest part of raising animals. But when you have 50+ animals, I am told it is just the law of averages that someone is bound to be sick, injured or need special attention in some way. But me... these are not just animals, they are my babies, each and every one of them and when they suffer, I suffer. Again thank you all for the prayers and well wishes for baby Iris-
For some reason as soon as I saw the vintage stamps I thought of my Grandmother, they just reminded me so much of her, I decided the first thing I needed to make with them was a scrapbook page for my 8x8 album. And I used one of my very favorite photos of them. I love this photo - I never knew my Grandfather, but I feel like I can see his personality in the photo, and I can see their 4 sons in his features. I totally adore this photo of my Grandma. I have always been told, I am just like her. Ok... so not so happy about the big rear end, but the rest, I am totally ok with.
I used two of the new stamps on my page. In the background I used part of the bird cage stamps for some added drama to the page.
And then on the bottom corner I added the chandelier – After all, my Grandma was the light of my life when I was a little girl. I have some mushy stuff written on a hidden panel behind the photo. I colored the chandelier with my pencils for just a tiny bit of color to it.
The pattern papers are from Prima, the masters at gorgeous vintage papers. And then kraft cardstock from Papertrey ink.
I have been enjoying my new scrapbook - especially using my stamping in my scrapbooking. Have you done any scrap booking? Do you use your stamps? Mixing my first hobby, my photos and my stamping... makes me :0)
Now make sure you pop over to the Stampavie DT Blog, and see all the great projects the DT have been working up with the new Penny Johnson Vintage Stamps! Inspiring!
Hugs and -