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Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Remember You...

I am sharing something this afternoon that is very precious to me. If I have previously posted any part of this, I'm sorry for posting again. This is a mini album I made a couple of years ago in memory of my Papaw (Grandpa), Quinton Tolliver. This past July marked 30 years with out him. I was only nine when he passed away, but he is still so very alive in my heart. There isn't a day that goes by without my thinking of him and wondering what he would be like as an "older man". You see, he was only 52 at the time of his death. I just wanted to share this little treasure with you today. The cover is a photo of my Granny, who is 83 and you've seen her pic on here before, and Papaw when they were newlyweds.



This is a peek at the inside. This photo was taken in 1956 and my Auntie was just three here.

This just shows all the yummy ribbons I used in the book.

Another side view. I used alpha clips from Hobby Lobby to spell Papaw down the side.
Since I made it a few years ago I only remember the book came from 7 Gypsies, some of the paper was Diane's Daughters and the flowers were from Prima. I really don't recall the rest, so we'll just call it "stash". I hope you've been inspired to create a mini album in memory or honor of someone.
Blessings,

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tribute to your grandfather!!! You did an outstanding job on this and the love that you felt for him just pours from your work!!! Wishing you a wonderful day!!! :-)

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  2. Thank you for sharing something special with us Kim. This is a wonderful way to help cherish someone who is important to us.
    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  3. absolutely BEAUTIFUL little book, Kim. what a wonderful way to hold onto the memories. love the vintage colours and elements.

    i lost a grandfather when i was very young, too, and i often wonder what kind of relationship we'd have today. *hugs*

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  4. Aw, that's really touching, sniff!
    Lovely job though - I'm impressed!!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  5. This has got to be the most amazing Heritage Album I have ever seen. You have way out done your self with this...! Absolutely Beautiful!

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  6. This is beautiful! What a great idea. I've been wanting so badly to scrap my mother's photos and I started a 9x9 album but haven't much worked on it because I'm not liking it. Maybe I will try this. Maybe I'll even take the doubles and make one for my brother.

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  7. Oh how special Kim, what a wonderful way to keep a special person in your life visual.I am loving those yummy papers and ribbons.So nice of you to share with all of us.

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  8. What a beautiful project Kim!! Thanks for sharing!! A fabulous way to remember a loved one!

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  9. So very beautiful and poignant Kim! Took my breath away.

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  10. Kim, what can I say, this is stunning and what a beautiful way to pay tribute to a very special man in your life! I lost my grandfather at the age of six but only have one photo that I have scrapped. This book really shows how special Papaw was to you. Hope you post it again sometime.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  11. Beyond fab GF...I wish I could have some coffee with you and take a look through it...I love the colors and all the embellishments you so lovingly chose...what a treasure...so sad to have lost your Grandpa so early....and your Grandma...can't imagine the loss she must feel...I am sure she is so proud of what you have created for them....what a lovely couple they are!

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  12. Kim:
    Oh, my gosh, this is such a wonderful tribute to your Papaw! He would be so proud of the work that went into this album. What a great project to make.
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  13. Kim , Such a great mini album and tribute to your grandparents. So sorry about your grandpa .. they are special to us girls! You should be very proud!

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  14. Hi Kim,

    I love your mini-album, lots of detail to explore there. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment :)

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  15. Oh my Kim, it's GORGEOUS! You did a fab job with those papers, ribbons, tags, and the whole vintage feel to it.

    Thanks for sharing something that precious with us....it gives me inspiration to create one of my own!

    Have a great weekend hun! : )

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  16. Oh Kim, this one kinda hit very close. I was very very close to my grandpa. He was the only father figure I had and I was lucky enough to have him in my life until 8 years ago. I miss him more it seems as time goes by!!! Your album is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

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  17. Thx for the comments, they always feed my creative ego.. :) Here is my Email..wolfhuntress2002@yahoo.com

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