Happy Wednesday everyone, I'm stopping by to add my recently completed layout of my grandmother taken when she was a teenager (she is now 87) She has lived through the depression, her father's death when she was a child, caring for her sick mother and raising her siblings. After she married my grandfather, he was sent off to WW2 leaving her to struggle to care for her young family, sometimes going ages without any contact. He did eventually come home, but one of his brothers did not. Times were tough but through it all my grandmother remained strong and loving for her family. As an adult I love to hear her stories, memories, and thoughts and have been encouraging her to start writing them down for us to cherish. I came across a challenge on the Use Your Words blog where you had to use the world "tough." I stole my quote from my daughters wall poster that reads "tough times don't last, tough people do." and it immediately made my nana come to mind. I used this month's Shabby chic sketch from Scraps of Elegance as inspiration for the design. I can't wait to show her, I hope she likes it!