PPC #103 – A Loved One

It’s time for another Playing in Paradise Challenge from Scrapbooker’s Paradise (my LSS) and this week is even more exciting because I was asked to the the guest designer! Awesome, right?

The challenge team and design team do amazing work and I am thrilled to be in their company. The prompt for this week is …

PPC+#103+(2)A Loved One

Of course Valentine’s Day came to mind but the project I initially thought of was one I have been putting off for over a year. My grandmother passed away last November and I was able to keep some of her knitting and sewing supplies. I never planned to learn to knit or sew but wanted instead to use her needles, patterns and yarn scraps on some sort of page or altered item. I purchased a shadow box many months ago and let it sit, unopened, next to all that memorabilia.

This week, it all came together. I sorted through the memorabilia, chose sewing patters and yarn for embellishments, and even picked out a set of her knitting needles. Background paper from Echo Park, a little Tim Holtz Distress Stain and Ink here and there and I have a project I am really proud of. Nan probably wouldn’t want her needles stuck down with Glue Dots but I think she’d understand why it was important to me.


Go check out the rest of the projects and then get to work on yours!


  1. Hi Cheryl, Your project is stunning! This is such a beautiful keepsake; I couldn’t think of a better way to preserve those memories of your grandmother.

    Thanks so much for being our guest this week!

    Hugs, Dawn

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this touching tribute to your Grandmother. It is a work of art. Thanks for being our guest at Playing in Paradise this week. Well done indeed.

  3. This is beautiful Cheryl. I also have memorabilia from my nan (she was a matriarch for sure). Thank you for posting – you have given me some direction for sure.

  4. Thanks for the sweet comments everyone. This project was pretty special to me and it’s nice to know people enjoyed seeing it!

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