Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ins(paper)ation: memory layout

Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. Kevin Arnold

Time is the greatest inspiration of all. It teaches us things that we didn't know, it helps us forget what we don't need and it gives us a wonderful present: memories. Today I want to share with you a nostalgic layout. This layout is with a photo of my grandma and mom when they were both much younger. This is one of my favorite photos to scrap and I have made a few layouts with it already.

The photo was an inspiration as well, not only in the sense of the colors and theme of the lo, but also in the main feature of the lo: the crochet. Crochet has always reminded me of my grandma and mom. I remember the crochets in my grandma's leaving room and I remember my mom sitting on the couch making them.

I love making crochets myself. I can sit for hours making up patterns. I really love the combination of paper and crochet in my lo.

A few challenges:

One stitch at a time # 103: Reuse or Recycle - I reused old crochet yarn.
Sunday sketch & stamp: sketch #96
Cupcake Craft challenge: #182 Yellow and red
Incy Wincy Designs: #136 something old - crochet yarn, something new - paper  
Papertake weekly challenge: Anything goes
My time to craft #174: Circle Circus
Penny's paper-crafty #74: inspiration photo
Flourishes: #159: 3 colors
Divas by Design #25: Favorite things - I used a favorite photo.
Gingersnap Creations: Granny's photo album
Moving along with the times: sketch
C.R.A.F.T: #144 Mother's Day
Craft your days away #40: Mother's Day
Sketch Saturday: #197 sketch

Have fun creating!


  1. This is just wonderful... how did you do the doilies... Did you crochet them first and then crocheted them to the paper... Really amazing... I wanna know how to do it... I cant crochet so I get doilies from the flea market and thrift store... but I just love what you did with them!

  2. Your work is beautiful. I love that photo too - they look so happy. Your crochet work is gorgeous, I like to crochet too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  3. WOW this is stunning what a great page, Love it, thanks for playing along again on MAWTT, Hazelxox

  4. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Jo and Tigerlover.

  5. עינת - הדף משגע!! אני מתה על תשומת הלב שלך לכל פינה של הדף.
    מעניין אותי לדעת כמה זמן לוקח לך כל דף. לי לוקח מלא זמן הכרטיסים הקטנים שלי, נראה לי שדף כזה היה לוקח לי שבועות....

  6. Gorgeous layout, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful memories with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

  7. This is fabulous. I love how you remembered your grandmother and made it a focal point on your layout. My Nannie crochets too. I know this is wonderful memories for you. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project here at OSAAT, and hope you will come back next week.
    Christine DT at OSAAT

  8. Beautiful layout .. i love the crochet and the embellies
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week - great take on our sketch
    Lisa x

  9. Gorgeous layout, super page thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFT this week, x carol

  10. A fantastic layout. I love the crochet doilies. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

  11. Beautiful Layout and loving the crochet pieces and the fab textures. x

  12. love this & your name of your blog is fab :)))
    almost the same as mine!!!
    thanks for joinin us at MTTC & good luck!

  13. For some reason I can't answer each message, so I'll try to answer all the messages in one message. I crochet the doilies myself first and then attached them into the paper holes I made. Thanks for all the kind words!

  14. I adore how you have crochet into the LO. Sadly a skill I have never been taught.

    I teach my self most things but this I have always had trouble with. I really need to sit with some one for an hour or so. Love your work Dawn xx

  15. beautiful scrapbook page and layout thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  16. Beautiful work, I love the crochet! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  17. This is so pretty! Love the vintage appeal! Thank you for joining us at Penny's for inspiration challenge! :-) Amy

  18. Wanted to share with you that I love your blog!!! So I added it to my huge list of blogs that I enjoy reading!! Find the link here:

    Stay crafty and thank you so much for your inspiration!!!

    Angela Holt
    The Bling Theory

  19. Wow Beautiful card, thank you for playing along with our Sketch at Sketch Saturday! Good Luck! xx

  20. Absolutely stunning layout! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

  21. Stunning layout, fab choice of papers and such a lovely design! Thanks for joining in our red and yellow challenge at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  22. Beautiful layout. I love the crocheting on it. Fabulous recycling. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  23. Wow, what a fab way to incorporate the crochet into your page.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Re-use & Recycle challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  24. Your work is beautiful. A lovely LO Einat.

  25. Awww this is so beautiful...that crocheting is have used great embellies...thanks for joining the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  26. WOW is this fantastic. It almost made me cry seeing the past this way (as my dad just had a tragic stroke) so I am SO happy you can do this type of beautiful art and memory keeper for your mom. It is original and just so much love comes off of it. Thank you! Smiles, Samara - DT at Penny's. Come again to visit us!!

  27. Wonderful piece, really lovely.


  28. I love your addition of the crocheted piece.

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