Saturday, June 2, 2012

Always Remember

I decided to make little signs to place at the headstones of my ancestors that we visited this year on Memorial Day.  Just a little something to leave behind to show that they are remembered by those who have followed them.  Since my grandmother's passing two years ago, I have felt the responsibility of remembering those who have gone before.
 On each sign my family records the number of generations away we are from the person whose headstone we are placing it by.  For example at my great-grandparents grave it would be 3rd/4th generations.  The furthest back we have in this area is 5th/6th generations ago.  Kinda fun!!!  My kids have really enjoyed tracing the names back and finding their link.
I forgot to print one without our families last name so I used white out, sorry I know it doesn't look real great.  I used Stampin' Up colors Real Red, Whisper White and Brilliant Blue to create this project.  The shape is from my Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges.  The shape is cut at 4" using the center point feature on my Cricut, the shape is swirl found on the top row, button 5 using the shift button and the oblong creative feature.  The shadow cut using Real Red is 4 1/2".  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:


  1. Very sweet! Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!

  2. What a great way to remember and provide a learning experience for your children! Thank you for linking up at this week's Creative Color Challenge,
    Renee @