So there is a whole lot of underlying sentimental meaning in this layout. These pictures were taken of my great aunt Fran in 2000 after I had had some bowel surgury, and she was about a year into her recovery of hers. Both of us were having slow recoveries and had lost an incredible amount of weight so we started a weight GAIN contest (can you believe it?!? In case you were wondering I have reached and surpassed the point of healthy weight...oops). Well about a month later she sent me a letter of encouragement, which I found yesterday when I was sorting out my non-scrapbooking crafting supplies to move them out of my parents house. Fran has since passed, and I think this may be the only actual letter I have from her not to mention probably one of the last that she wrote as her eyes were failing (the writing is very shakey). The letter is tucked behind the pictures.
I chose black and white because right after I found the letter I immediately had to go scan pictures of Fran to scrap with, and being at my parents house I didn't want to use all their printer ink, also, the pictures are taken at a family coffee party where the theme was "clashing" so it would have been a nightmare to match anything to. It turned out to be a great plan, because as I was pulling out paper I found the one I used as a background which happens to be called "Sparkle Rasberry Delight" from the Chocolate chalet line of Cloud 9 Designs. As soon as I saw the name I knew it had to be done on that piece because we used to pick rasberries at the cottage and she and my grandmother could live on chocolate (without putting on weight, unlike me). Finally I thought that her sparkling personality deserved the glitter letters, and then I obviously had to use some of the Heidi Swapp Glitter flowers that I have been hoarding for "That perfect layout".
I hope you enjoyed my story and that you enjoy my layout. I was wondering is anyone else having trouble with Blogger randomly rotating their pictures?