For the past two years I have been gathering papers and stamps that I wanted to use to create a scrapbook of my Dad and Grandparents. I have their photo albums and want to make a Memory book for my kids and grandkids to look at and learn a little bit about their Grandpa and Great Grandparents. They never knew them because my dad passed away before I got married and my grandparents died before my oldest daughter was born.
I decided when these images became a scrapbook page that I would use a couple of the photos of my grandparents house. The top picture is of my grandparents in 1957 in front of their house. I didn't want to ruin the photos from the album so I scanned the photos onto photo paper and used those images. I also wanted to make the photos in the scrapbook sepia instead of black and white or colored. I also used the photo that had my dad and grandma and grandpa by Grandma's Lily pond, which she was so proud of. This photo was taken in 1942. I am grateful that my grandma added the dates to the back of the photos and it is so nice to see her handwriting on them as well.
I had sponged the edges of the Artistic Outpost images with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Pine Needle so I also sponged the edge of my photos with the same Distress Ink to maintain the continuity of the color scheme.
I added the antique prima flowers that I picked up at Yesterday's Scrapbook store, yep the one a couple of blocks from me. I love that they are cut from printed paper and there is a vast variety of neutral colors in the one container to choose from. I didn't want to just attach the prima flowers with a small brad so I used these medium sized decorative brads that I bought at Michaels.
The Rooster weathervane and flower are popped up on foam mounting tape to complete my page.
I really like the way it turned out and it may be the jump start I need to actually get my scrapbook started.
Hope you are all staying warm, it is really cold here in Omaha. A good reason to stay in and stamp don't you think? We got snow, sleet and thunder snow Thursday night and it is supposed to stay cold so we will have a white Christmas for sure.
I got new stamps today from Artistic Outpost so I will be making new projects and getting a jump start on my Valentine cards. I got the Cutie Pie Vintage Valentine stamp plate and the Adventure stamp plate. Can't wait to play with them but tonight the glue is drying ( I buy the unmounted and put Ailene's Over and Over glue on the back so they adhere to the acrylic blocks) so I can play with them tomorrow.
I also have new stamps coming from Our Craft Lounge, whose stamp artist is none other than Marianne. Marianne is the Product specialist for Copic Markers and taught the Copic Certification class that I attended in Kansas City in October. I'm thinking they are going to be awesome to color with my copic markers.
I also ordered some individual stamps from InStyle Stamps, a brand spanking new stamp company. You might want to check their site out, they have some pretty cool stuff as well.