Friday, October 5, 2012

A family remembers

I did this layout of my Great-Grandfather and Great- Uncle. It my grandmother's father and younger brother. They both died in a terrible accident in Feb 1950. I decided to make this page as simply as I could. I was named after my Great- Grandfather my father didn't like the name my mother had picked out for me. So, she asked my father what both of his grandfathers names were. He said  they were John and Justie. My mother liked the name Justie. So, she and my father named me after the man in the top right corner of this layout. My mother told me when she told my grandmother my name. She cried I guess she got emotional knowing that another one of her grandchildren was carrying on a person she loved name. My older cousin who is the first grandchild for my grandparents. Is named Joe, not sure if he was named after "the" Joe, you see in this layout. But I have a feel he was. Anyway, to make it more interesting I decided to put some of the planets or leaves in the corners. I decided to put their names beside their picture. I used Tim Holtz's distress ink Walnut Stain on the letters. I also used my zig memory black pen to edge the letters a little bit. I think it finish but I wonder what you all think?


  1. Great page Justie, it has a beautiful vintage feel to it. Very poignant too. The simplicity adds to the sad story it contains. And interesting to know how you were named. You should turn that story into a page as well, it would go well next to this one in your album. Px

    1. Thanks Paul, yeah thinking of writing a little story of how I carried on the name Justie. I think it would make a nice two page layout.