Saturday, March 6, 2010

Handprint on our Hearts

This LO has sat on the side of my desk for a few months. I did some of the preliminary cuts for it before Christmas, but I couldn't finish it. This is one of my most special photos. My mum died about 5 years ago, and when she was deteriorating, I would fly out to visit her every month or 6 weeks. This photo was taken on my first daughter's last trip with me. She is staring out over the ocean, and I imagine she's thinking of collecting crabs and other good things on the beach! But, it's raining and we're not going out, so there she sits.

We left a few days later, and my mum called me and said she'd been cleaning up and Hannah's handprints were all over this window. She started to wipe them off, but kept one perfect pair of handprints. I saw her again before she died, but she didn't know who I was anymore, so this was really the last time I still had my mum. It's hard to write about even now, and was hard to put to paper. I hope I did her justice!

The geranium leaves are special too -- they were her favorite plant. I chose not to have flowers, since this was in February and hers were not in bloom. The big pot in the picture has the leaves that inspired this LO. The leaves are an svg that you can grab at the bottom. The fonts are Segoe Script (love that one!) and Heartland. The heart board punch is Martha Stewarts punch from last Valentine's day. All cuts were chalked and shaded.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Lesleyanne, that is so beautiful, both the layout and your memories. What a wonderful way to preserve them.

  2. oh girl, this is so gorgeous, I am so sorry about your loss. I cannot imagine the feelings still now.

    -- dalis

  3. {HUGS} sorry about your loss! the layout is beautiful!

  4. what a super special memory. You did do the memory justice. It is all so very beautiful, the layout and the memory.

  5. Thank you for sharing this precious LO and your precious memories with us! So sorry for your loss. (((Hugs!)))

    CindyS. from Cricut MB