Phew! Nothing like getting in JUST under the wire! Loved the tag that Tim Holtz did this month. It included so many things I love. Flowers, old buttons and a touch of stitching.
When I saw his tag I immediately knew that I wanted to use an old family photo. I had used it in the past in my art but gave those pieces to family members and I wanted to include it in a piece just for me. The photo I chose is of my grandparents (maternal) in a passionate kiss. I think it was shortly after grampy proposed, but not entirely sure. They loved each other unwaveringly their entire lives and this pic certainly illustrates that. The quote I chose is also perfect for the pic. They worked hard throughout their lives (and played almost as hard!) to have a great family with a wonderful legacy and lots of great memories. My grandmother was a nurse and my grandfather started a promising career as a Rosarian for Johnson's Roses then when WWII started he shifted careers to build ships for the war effort and became a Welder which he did the rest of his working life - some shift, huh?!
I pretty much followed Tim's instructions except for the flowers. I don't have that die set so I used a variety of Prima flowers instead. I also used more of the same elements for my pages to support the tag and a couple of his script word dies to complete the facing page. Before I had the Precision Base Plate I had a really hard time getting these highly detailed dies to cut properly. With the PBP they now cut like a dream! If you have similar issues cutting highly detailed dies I STRONGLY recommend this plate. It will make your life SOOOO much easier!