Two things my Grandma gave me: a little china barrow of roses and a ruby ring. The ring came first. I must have been about ten or eleven when she ushered me into her bedroom (always so sunny, so light) and opened her jewellery box and held out the ring with the ruby. Her birthstone. Our birthstone. Another ten or eleven years passed and Grandma was thinking about leaving the home she knew so well. It was her "front room" (kept for good, a special treat) we wandered into that day. She was looking about for something, I remember, when I saw her eye rest at her table of treasures; and she lifted the little china barrow and handed it to me. Something to remember your old Grandma by, she said, Now let's go and see if I have any buns..Just like that.
September's Gotta Craft kit is pink (with a touch of blue thrown in) and pretty; and full of beautiful Prima Annalee paper. My photo was a good match, but you could always print out in black and white if you have a favourite photo you would like to use. It would be perfect for heritage layouts and for a really soft effect I fancy printing an old photo onto some cream textured cardstock . I made some paper roses and I covered the diecut in patterned paper which added a bit more dimension and gave me a base for my title. A bit of handcutting and some gold stitching and that's it. I've always been a big fan of kits; but I Gotta tell you that I just love the size of the ones Sandra puts together. Not too much, not too little. Just right.