I had the privilege of knowing all four of my grandparents and two of my great grandparents. My grandmother, in this photo, passed away in 2018, and she was my last living grand parent. We were close and it was very sad, but she did live to be 97, nearly 98. This photo is meaningful for me because I tried to incorporate embellishments that gave insight into her personality. She loved fans, and I inherited two of hers and love them. She had quite a collection of them and used them often. She also had a knack for healing birds and bringing them back to good health. She had one named Walter, and when he was well enough and she let him go, he came back every year to see her. When he stopped, she knew he must have died. Also, my grandmother loved to garden in her younger days and lived in a tropical place before moving to Canada. So the hibiscus remind me of her. She also said that every day one should have a good belly laugh, and the sentiment I used gave the same idea.
I used my Pagoda Cricut cartridge to cut the fans, and I used an old piece of lace I've had since I was a child, to use on just the right layout (the blue and white daisy chain). I also used the Circuit to cut the hibiscus and humming bird.
My husband's face is blurred because he doesn't like his face to be posted online. But I got his permission to post it this way.
Thank you to my mom for the background paper.
TO ALL WHO LOOK AT AND/OR COMMENT ON THIS LAYOUT, THANK YOU.