In Memory of Anita Arevalo JAI Scrap #5


In Memory Of …………………..
Anita Arevalo
I haven’t made a scrapbook page in over a year. I have attended scrapbooking classes with my upline Julia Quinn from  during this time but haven’t actually completed a page on my own. Having just spent another Mother’s Day without my mother and making cards for my extended family made me miss her and when this challenge @ JAI came up I immediately had in mind the photo of mum with all her brothers, sisters and my Grandma Lola. This is the only photo I have of mum in her younger days (pre my sister and I). The bottom photo was at my wedding; my mother had never looked healthier in her life. At a young age of 61 my mother passed away with Pancreatic Cancer and was taken away from us way too soon (in my opinion). I cherish the times that my sister, mum and I spent together as her immediate family here in Australia.  My mother a strong, independent women instilled such values in bringing up 2 daughters on her own here in Australia.  If it weren’t for her I would not be the women I am today and thank God everyday that my  mother has passed on her strengths and values to me so I am able to raise 3 beautiful kids with my husband Darren. 

Layered Framelits Page 
Card Stock
Basic Gray (Base)
Sahara Sand (Layered Framelits)
Very Vanilla (Lace Border Punch)
Blushing Bride(Small Framlit Die Cut)
Designer Series Paper
In Colours 2010-2012
Big Shot
Fun Flowers Bigz Die
Framelits Labels Collection
Parlor Prints with Basic Gray Ink
Establish Elegenance
Blushing Bridepleated ribbon
Basic Pearls
Sponging (Basic Gray Ink)
Spritzing using the Spritzer tool
Lace Border Punch
Boho Blossoms

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  1. Kristen Austin-Zande16 May 2012 at 01:12

    That's really lovely Jo. xo

  2. oh Jo, this is just so gorgeous! Your, Mum would have been so proud of you! hugs and xxxxx

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous, Jo. I just love the colours you've used; sheer perfection. What a special tribute to your much-loved Mum ... and boy, I can see where you got your beauty from :)

  4. Joanne, this is just gorgeous...your Mum would be so proud of you!! I agree with Christine, yes you are beautiful like your mother. ( I met you at Brisbane Regionals last year). I was very touched while reading your tribute to your I almost lost my mother 16 years ago.......but
    thank god she survived a heart attack and is having her 90th Birthday
    next week.................So yes, oh how precious is a mother!!
    Kind Regards,

  5. This totally Awesome Joanne, you have included beautiful elements onyour layout andyou've captured the best reason to scrapbooking - to capture and record our life history so this heritage won't be lost to our future generations. Your mum would indeed be proud x

  6. Thank you Ladies for your very kind and warm comments. There was alot of emotional attachments to this page and really enjoyed the love that went into it. Hugs to all. Jo

  7. Beautiful LO Joanne. Gorgeous use of the framelets too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI

  8. What a lovely tribute to your mother. Cancer took my mother when she was just 42. That was 39 years ago and I still miss her.