Sunday, September 16, 2012

Heritage Photos

My latest project is scrapbooking family photos.  I have spent the summer scanning over 300 old photos from the Ryan side of the family.  Now I would like to get them into scrapbooks before I forget who the people are!  Some of the photos are already labeled unknown.  There are so many fabulous paper collections to scrapbook heritage photos I have a hard time choosing.  I am starting with one of my favorites  Bo Bunny.  I’m using the Timepiece line and adapting a layout I saw at Scrapbooks Plus.   This layout is from my uncle's Confirmation in 1940.  The last photo is one of my favorites because it has my father peeking out the doorway and getting into the picture!

Heritage photos Uncle Don's Confirmation (Bo Bunny Timepiece)

 I used the same paper to make the epoxy embellishments and the flowers.  All of the flowers were cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut/ Close to My Heart cartridge.  Kathy is my sister's and my favorite Close to My Heart consultant and she is the one who taught us how to make the beautiful flowers.   When they are cut out the flowers look like a flat spiral.  then you roll then and glue then together as you go.
These flowers were inked first and then a pearl was added  to the center.

Other embellishments include these adorable chipboard keys from the"Color Me Crazy" line by Petaloo.  I used Glimmer Mist to add the color and the metallic look to them.    A little off white lace on the top and bottom of the pages added the old time look.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Acrylic Soccer album

I do love acrylic albums.  They are so versatile!  You can stamp on them, paint on them and really take advantage of double sided paper.   I found this wonderful acrylic soccer album a few years ago.  It was perfect for an album showing my son’s soccer photos from when he was just learning through his high school soccer years.   The original album had six acrylic pages in it, so I inserted a chipboard page in between every two acrylic pages.

To the right is one of the chipboard pages.  I used Glimmer Mist over soccer ball mask cut on a Cricut.