Hello, and Thank you for stopping in today! I'm so glad you've joined me.
I wish I knew what the future will hold 🎔 -but for now, it looks like I will be away on an (extended) visit to see my parents and family - my mother is quite ill . . . so,
I will not have a craft room for the weeks to come~ But here is something I wanted to share again:
I hope to post a few of these photo's (below) to Wen's SIMPLY NEUTRALS TUESDAY Party!
Please take a moment if you can to browse the beautiful entries there ~
***This is adapted from my post - September 2015~
Several years ago I made an album for . . . myself! It doesn't happen real often ; ), but I had acquired some great family generational photo's and wanted to make a keepsake~ so I created an album of wedding pictures from some of my late husbands family; and mine as well~
It is my most cherished creation ❤ because of the precious photo's it contains, and the love I poured into it. - one of the pic's dates back to my Great-great Grandparents on my fathers side~
There is something about vintage B&W pictures that... makes me want to create!
To see them displayed with beautiful papers, laces and bits of ephemera.
I am often inspired and filled with idea's when old photo's are in my hand.
Made with white corrugated board & some vintage sheet music (a gift from my father!)
Most of the chipboard in this album (like the lovely mannequin) is from > Blue Fern Studio's.
Most of the papers used in this album are from Prima > http://www.primamarketinginc.com/ ( their Almanac and Printery collections)
The fussy-cut bird and nest was G45" Little Darlings" paper. The chipboard vines are Blue Fern Studio's and the bird cage is a die cut.
My husbands grandparents (mothers side); Kate (Catherine) and Chuck - but we all called him "Poppy"~ He was a gardener by trade and had several green houses where he made his living. Grandma Kate was a kindergarten school teacher for many years.
The cute hanger ppr clip is from Tim Holtz.
Here are my parents. I shared this photo a few weeks ago and posted it to Wen's Simply Neutral Tuesday Party!! http://appleapricot.blogspot.com/
Aren't they a lovely young couple! ; )
I used lots of home made flowers (Prima papers) and the chipboard butterfly is Blue Fern.
This is my fathers grandparents~ I've heard some stories about them!!! Can you see the twinkle in their eyes?
*All of the buttons used in this album are vintage - from grandma's jar.
This is my husbands parents on their wedding day of course~ With the Grooms parents (Grandma & Grandpa "O") on the left; and the Bride's parents (Kate & Poppy) on the right. I used some lovely wedding Appliques, home made flowers, lace, blue seam binding and the beautiful bird paper is from the "My Minds Eye" Co. The stick pin was made by a gallery friend @ Scrapbook.com
What a fun page this was!Alan's Great-Grandparents above (*this is their Anniversary party - there are no wedding photo's that I am aware of.) I've always known them as 'Oma & Westy' He was quite the old salty dog! & Joined the army/navy? by lying about his age. He had stories for sure ;) and claims that he helped chase Pancho-Villa through Mexico~
There are a few more pages in the album . . . but I think I will end with this page below. My fathers parents~ And I think my favorite collage.
Again, a mix of chipboard, hand made flowers, corrugated board, lace, netting, and Prima papers~
I am blessed by your visit! ~~Thank you again for joining me~~
Hugs and God bless,