I finally had some time to create a layout for my personal albums. I found some pictures of my mom's side of the family in the garage (about had a heart attack!) I grabbed them up and brought them inside. My husband and I went through them and it was like finding buried treasure! There were some of my great grandmother dating back to the early 1900's.
So my husband scanned each one (about 100) and oh the memories. I was overwhelmed. Bittersweet I guess is the way to describe it. I knew that it was time to create a family album. So this lead to asking my mom to sit at the computer, go through each one and write down everything she can remember for each picture. When I came upon the picture of my uncle getting married I knew that I had to start with that. He was my favorite uncle and he died in a plane crash in 1973. I was seven and still remember that strange time in my family. I figured out in 2007 when my husband gave me Celine Dion tickets for my birthday that I was afraid to fly. It took a lot of soul searching, but that December in 2007 I got on that plane and saw one of the greatest show ever!
So below is the layout that I created. I used Graphic 45 le romantique collection (thank you Donna!). I handmade the flower in the bottom left corner. It took me about an hour. To get that aged look I used a lighter to lightly burn each end of the ribbon. I then inked each one. The button I picked up at Joann's. I distressed the edges and the butterflies I found on line. I did a lot of fussy cutting, this was my first attempt at fussy cutting. It was pretty easy.
So this is the first of many more vintage layouts. I hope to get a least one or two a month complete.
Take care and be kind to one another!