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Mein Name ist Linda



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LindaBelle




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Registered: August 2005
Location: Puget Sound, Washington
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This layout became a work of love in tribute to my namesake Linda. I owe everything about the inspiration for creating this to Kim and Tina and their incredible kits!
Kim's "Au Natural" page kit is unbelievable lovely in texture and content. It's soft, understated colors brings the wonderful textures of handmade paper and dried flower details to life. It reminded me of leaves, herbs and flowers pressed between the pages of a book or scattered amongst layers of treasured papers and became the inspiration for how I could tell Linda's story.
Tina's "Circle of Nature Stackers" word art provided the perfect bridge, both physically and conceptually between the elements of the layout and the journaling theme. There are almost endless possible ways to use her kit to embellish and enhance any layout.

The photo is of my mother's cousin Linda for whom I am named. My aunt recently told me some details about Linda and why she died so young - not very long after this picture was taken.
On the papers behind her picture I attempted to tell her story in German as if she were writing it herself.
My additional journaling reads:
"We share the same name, Linda. My mother named me after you, her lovely cousin.
Throughout my life I've been told that our name means "beautiful" but only recently have I found out how much that beauty cost you at the hands of the Russian soldiers who came and took over your village in East Prussia. Their brutal assault on you, in their minds prompted by your beauty, was the cause of your death.
Yet when I look at your picture, I marvel at the beauty and serenity that shines from your lovely eyes and radiates from your soul. It is an inner beauty far more precious than worldly appearances.
That memory was not destroyed.
I am honored to carry your name."

For techniques...I did not do any recoloring to the kit or to the photo. The background is a blend of two of the papers from the kit using soft light, multiply and luminosity. The main journaling papers were made by blending one of the kit papers with the handmade paper element. A simple emboss was added to the word art to give it depth. Likewise, the title font has a bevel and emboss style applied for texture. The color for the title was eye-droppered from the kit, although it looks metallic, no action was applied to it other than the simple PS styles mentioned.

Credits:
Kim Liddiard's "Au Natural" page kit
http://store.digitalscrapbookplace.c...oducts_id=3017
Tina Chamber's "Circles of Nature Stackers" word art
http://store.digitalscrapbookplace.c...oducts_id=2994
Date: Sun September 3, 2006 Views: 1,333

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Keywords: DET, 3017dsp, 2994dsp
Programs: PSCS2
Fonts: Saeculum, FG Lova, Times New Roman

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Hershey

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Registered: January 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,113
Sun September 3, 2006 9:48pm

Beautifula and touching. Very nice work!
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Minniewannabe
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Registered: March 2006
Posts: 602
Sun September 3, 2006 9:54pm

Very nice. I love how you've wrapped the wording about the picture. Und the deutsch ist schon.
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Cathiemarie

Spotlight Nov '08, Trendsetter Scrappy Winner

Registered: April 2006
Location: South Yorkshire, England
Posts: 10,058
Sun September 3, 2006 9:57pm

I love this LO, everything about it is beautiful. The journalling is so moving.

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Tina

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Registered: March 2004
Location: Middleofnowhere, Ohio :)
Posts: 24,923
Sun September 3, 2006 9:58pm

Linda, what a beautiful (sorry, pun not intended) layout. The story is horrific, but you have created a wonderful tribute to this amazing lady.

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Elisabeth

Team Digital Senior Designer

Registered: June 2005
Location: Right here in front of the computer, usually!
Posts: 22,267
Sun September 3, 2006 9:58pm

I'm astonished at the fact that you have this photo, this treasure. I think you have honored her well with your words and art. How lovely to repeat the flowers she holds outside the photo on your layout. Linda, this is just gorgeous and your creativity just shines through here!

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MommySpice

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Registered: July 2006
Location: California
Posts: 2,847
Sun September 3, 2006 10:00pm

Incredible, Linda! This is a wonderful layout! Thank you so much for sharing!
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showme

I live at this place!

Registered: November 2004
Location: Metro KC, MO
Posts: 3,457
Sun September 3, 2006 10:07pm

Linda, this is a powerful story, and I can't imagine how proud you are to be named after this woman. Very strong layout, as well. Good luck!

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Debb Cozzi

DET Alumni

Registered: June 2004
Posts: 6,259
Sun September 3, 2006 10:07pm

I'm standing at my desk applauding the artistry of this my precious friend. You are simply the best there is!! The thing I most love about all of your layouts is...not that they are beautifully designed (they always all), not that they display remarkable composition (they always do), BUT....that they always tell an incredible story, that reaches out and touches hearts. And everything you do visually on a layout is yet one more layer to the richness and depth of the stories you tell. I'm so honored to count you as my friend and so blessed to be the receipiant of you amazing inspiration. Hugs dear heart...you have absolutely no worries with this one!!

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GailS

DET 5 & 6 Alumni, Photographer and Scrap Addict

Registered: March 2006
Location: Twin Cities MN
Posts: 25,149
Sun September 3, 2006 10:14pm

Absolutely gorgeous......I love everything about your layout, especially the flowers and greens peeking out from between the pages behind the photo. Just wonderful!

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ChiChi

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Registered: July 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,740
Sun September 3, 2006 10:19pm

What a tragic story, but the layout is beautiful. It is a wonderful tribute to your namesake.

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txmusicmom

I live at this place!

Registered: May 2004
Posts: 3,847
Sun September 3, 2006 10:19pm

Wunderbar!

This is fantabulous! What a tribute indeed! Artistry, journaling, everything!

Donna

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lvg4him

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Registered: June 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,327
Sun September 3, 2006 10:25pm

stunning! absolutely beautiful and very touching. a wonderful tribute. I love the sprinkling of dried flowers throughout. wow.

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debbers

I live at this place!

Registered: February 2006
Location: California
Posts: 3,599
Sun September 3, 2006 10:32pm

Linda - this is an INCREDIBLE page. The photo is exquisite, the tale is heart-rending, and the layout & design is a beautiful and elegant homage to your namesake.

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sfoneill

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Registered: December 2005
Location: Outside of Chicago
Posts: 2,991
Sun September 3, 2006 10:34pm

Linda!! This is wonderful....my Mom's sister has a very similar story from Germany!!! She has written it - in German and with a old time typewriter!! I have put this into my favorites and will definitely scraplift it someday!!!!

Wonderful piece of work!!!!

GOOD LUCK!

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patbell

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Registered: September 2004
Location: Orlando, Fl
Posts: 1,329
Sun September 3, 2006 10:38pm

What a tragic story and lovely tribute. This kit lends itself very well to a heritage LO. Well done and Good Luck!

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boobearsmama1

DET Alumni

Registered: November 2005
Posts: 11,700
Sun September 3, 2006 10:47pm

oh linda!!! I have been holding my breath waiting on your layout!! This was sure worth the wait. You are one of my top picks for det this round and with a layout like this, you are sure to make it all the way!!! oh goodness!! I am so so thrilled to be in competition with you. this is an amazing layout, full of love and emotion! just amazing artwork, amazing amazing amazing! Standing ovation on my side! I really mean that! so very well done! I am deeply impressed

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Marriedin79

Yay I can choose my name!

Registered: June 2005
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 5,494
Sun September 3, 2006 11:02pm

This is such a touching and poignant story.

Good luck!

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Hattitudes

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Registered: January 2006
Location: Ontario
Posts: 3,973
Sun September 3, 2006 11:07pm

Your description of what you did to the kit is awesome. I afraid I didn't detail enough on mine. oh well, too late now, what a wonderful tribute page you created. I can't imagine being killed because you are beautiful, how terrible.
She was only 21. my goodness, her whole life ahead of her.
You have made a really nice bg here, it blends so well with your whole layout,
Good Luck

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lbfpebbles

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Registered: January 2006
Posts: 2,100
Sun September 3, 2006 11:20pm

Wow, this is what scrapbooking is all about. Your journaling is heartfelt and a great story to pass down. Your LO is perfect.

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amyeileen

Yay I can choose my name!

Registered: March 2006
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 5,477
Sun September 3, 2006 11:48pm

Oh Linda, this is absolutely beautiful. This is a wonderful tribute to your namesake and I am sure that this will be a treasure for your family to hold always. Love the journaling, its speaks such warmth and truth.

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