“Always and Forever”

“Always and Forever”

As this week slowly rolls on, and emotions are so high. I wanted to do a window box of my cousin Vannessa who passed away tragically on Tuesday night. I made this for the wake service and funeral that is coming up this weekend. This is one of my favorite pictures of her.

memory box full

This picture was taken  by my mom who was her “other mother”. It was taken where I work and we have a “healing garden” outside the CCU. How ironic that we all need healing now.

memory box close up 1

Vannessa had a single yellow flower in her wrist corsage and I wanted to incorporate the yellow in the project.

memory box close up 4

As my sisters, my mom and I did the picture boards today. I was putting all of this together. I got a lot of great input from the girls.

memory box close up

I love the brown twine, I think it adds to the subtle colors of the background in the picture.

memory close up 3

I also got to fiddle with some Mon Ami Gabby. I used lots of goodies.

Shadow Box

This is the finale. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to get a decent picture of it. After the service I plan on giving this to my Uncle Ted and his wife Lisa.

Thank you all for your condolences during this awful time. I feel grateful to be involved in a community such at this. And to have support there.


Photo Credit: Wendy Leirmo (mom)

Supplies Used: Paper: DCWV – The Delightful Stack; Prima: Sunkissed Collection – Lemon Ginger, Songbird Collection – Mosaic; Stencils: Prima – Tulips, Floral Rose; Inks/Sprays/Paints: Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Sea Mint Green; Prima – Fluid Chalk Ink Pastel Brown; Silks – Pretty Peridot; Flowers: Petaloo – Flora Doodles, Spring Berry’s Cluster – Teal, Botanica Blooms – Pistachio, Botanica Blooms – Yellow, Prima – Parfait Collection Wintergreen; Embellishments: Maya Road Paper Twine Cording Earth, Mon Ami Gabby Mesh Abaca-Naturals, Crystal Mini Spray, Flying Unicorn Adornments. Other Supplies: Liquitex Gesso, Golden Artist Molding Paste.

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4 Responses to “Always and Forever”

  1. Ann Custer says:

    Beautiful shadow box Heather. I know it will be cherished. Sending you a hug.

  2. nkramer74 says:

    Gorgeous picture, layout and awesome tribute! I know all to well the loss of family and friends. Big hugs and thank you for playing along with us at CE. I often use scrapping as an outlet for pain or loss. Big big hugs!! xoxoxo

  3. Ruth says:

    The shadow box is beautiful and a wonderful way to remember a loved one!

  4. What a beautiful and personal memorial. I wish you strength and inner peace at this difficult time.

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