Memories of Grandad Scrapbook Page

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page! I haven't shared one for ages as I haven't had chance to do much scrapping recently (I miss it desperately!) and to be honest, I wasn't sure if this one would ever see the light of day as it's so personal and I found it so difficult to scrapbook.

I was very close to my Grandad, he was the strongest male influence in my life for lots of reasons and he died when I was 18, I'm really not one to brood on things or sit crying about things, but I find it very difficult to think of him or talk about him without crying even now, over 10 years later (even writing this is making me cry!) However the layout is done, this was a part of my process with documenting my family history with Ancestry.co.uk (I started with my grandad and am working back mostly on his side of the family) I knew this journey wouldn't always be an easy, happy one, and more than that, I think he deserves a mention on my blog!
The papers and most of the embellishments are from the Echo Park 'This and That' collection, one of my current favourites, that crossword paper fit perfectly as he loved crosswords and it was something we loved to do together! I also got to use lots of washi tape on this one too. I have journaled a few bits on the journaling card at the front but there is more hidden journaling (too personal to share - a great reason for hidden tags!) on the inside tag tucked behind the photo

I will be posting a more indepth update of my Ancestry project in a couple of days so keep a look out!

Also this week, the sneak peeks start! My Christmas stuff is very very nearly finished and I have another product launch for you also before the end of the month, myself and my lovely DT are working round the clock to get some samples ready for you - such an exciting but busy time!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!
Sarah x

8 comments:

  1. Such a great page and one I'm sure you will cherish forever... love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. love this Sarah!!!! thanks for the re-tweet today!!!

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  3. What a lovely tribute! Tx

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  4. This is beautiful and touching Sarah. I know what you feel as my Grandma passed away quite a while ago now but she was such a strong personality in my life and passed on a lot of her characteristics to me that I still find it hard to accept even now.

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  5. It's a beautiful photo and you've done it proud with this layout.

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  6. Great page Sarah. I love the symbolism you used with your crossword paper.

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  7. Great layout. My mom is really into the ancestry.com. It is amazing how far back she has been able to go.

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