Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mardi Gras

This is the perfect time of the year to scrap this photo of my grandmother. She was having her portrait sketched on the streets of New Orleans, LA. during Mardi Gras in 1958. So, I decided to take the "artsy" approach in scrapping this photo which totally goes against the "rules" of heritage memory keeping. But as I have said in the past...I love to scrap out of the box.


The layout below is something I truly love. The vase was my mother's and I inherited it after her death. The vase was purchased in Okinawa, Japan during the Vietnam War. We lived in Okinawa for 3 years and my mother collected all kinds of ceramic art and teak furniture of that time period. I love the colors of this vase and the Studio Calico Papers that have an inspiration of oriental flair were simply perfect to capture this picture of "My Mother's Vase."

6 comments:

Close To Home said...

beautiful work...wow...the vase page is really special.

Houston said...

Beautiful layouts, I love the all the details in both!

rmeyfe said...

Great layouts!!!

Angela J. Prieto said...

Beautiful layouts Kim! I love them. And thanks for stopping by my blog. I've missed you!

Shannon Wyman said...

I just love those pictures of your Grandmother. She's so beautiful, and your layouts are so nice.

Nathalie said...

Wonderful work as usual!!! LOVE that photo of your Grandmother in the street of New Orleans!