Some things in life are beautiful when they have been untouched by humans in years and nature overcomes it. This is such the case at my husband's family's lake home. A few weeks ago we spent the weekend there and needed to clear out an area of the garden so it could be mowed. But there are so many hidden and beautiful every day items that caught my eye. I started taking pictures of these items and even protested the move of the wagon. The garden, as I have come to know it in the last 10 years is Grandma's Garden. Just like the bedroom down in the basement was Grandma's bedroom. Grandma passed away before I met Matt, but her life lives on through many things, including the garden at the lake.
I used the Simple Stories Set - Under the Stars for this layout. This paper set has a outdoor / camping / cabin theme to it. I knew I had to have it this year because of the time we have been spending at the lake and outside! The Simple Stories - Simple Sets are AWESOME as well. They are a great price (even on sale in the Clique Kits store) and includes: (4) double sided pattern paper, (2) double sided 12x12 journal cards and (2) 6x12 sticker sheets! I have used some of the past sets and I can get 3-4 layouts out of one of these kits. I find it the PERFECT amount. I'm not left with extra paper I don't know what to do with or too little that I don't get much out of it! So if you haven't tried out one of these sets, I highly recommend them. We do carry a few in our shop!
Okay, I know - enough talking. Here is my layout featuring lovely items found in Grandma's Garden.
Beyond the Simple Set, I included some die cut butterflies (Tim Holtz), cork shapes (Circle & Heart -- cut by myself, Arrow -- American Crafts), Pink Fresh Enamel Frame, Studio Calico Wood Enamel Dots, washi tape and tissue paper.
What are some of your favorite "held in time" items or places you like to remember? Take a photo of these moments that tell a story and tell the story.
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