I scrapbooked two 12″x12″ pages of my grandmother Pieteriza Cilliers Van Ellewee (7.10.01- 7.7.1992), who I have scrap-booked before and which you can see here and here. Ouma is Afrikaans for Grandmother. The card contains information on my grandmother and the photos.

The photos of my grandmother were taken Circa 1970. The photo where she is wearing a chain was taken by the Photographer Stella Nova, Brakpan, South Africa.

I scanned the lay-out with an Epson printer scanner. My inspiration was “Ellen Rhoades” by Wendy Sue Anderson from the Creating Keepsakes magazine of November 2003. The patterned paper I used was Celebrations from Memory Block 4. The font is Courier New.


Some of the other supplies and tools that I used were : Alphabet stickers from Ancestry.com Scrap Kit By K&Company – Ancestry.com, postage stamp clip art from Namib Stamps, photo-corners, brads, cardstock, ribbon, gold stickers by Sticker King, copies of post-cards, gold-colored plastic buttons, hot glue, glue gun, gold embossing powder, heat gun, date-stamp, ink-pads, bone folder (optional), scoring board (optional), small hole punch, etc.

Hints: I store eye-shadow applicators with my ink pads to ink the edges of cardstock, remove small stickers with a small craft knife and I use a tweezers to place them. I break off the backs of plastic buttons with small pliers.

Clip-art for the blog post: Victorian Traditions.
The graphics for the blog was made using some of grandmother’s mementos.

Grandmother’s cards
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