Friday, December 28, 2012

Grandparents Page

Hello Everybody!

I did it!  This is my 2nd post of the night, and I am so excited!  I am here a 2nd time because I finished my page for one of the challenges going on at Another Freakin' Scrappy Challenge-Grandparents or generations.  There's still time to play!

My sister helped me to get a couple of the pictures.  She even apologized for how they scanned over and offered to help fix them in Photoshop.  But I said no.  The colors and "textures" of the photos are genuine to the time period.  These look better than some I had taken with a 110 that's for sure!  LOL!

Ok so here is my Nana and Papa page. These are my grandparents on my mom's side.  The 2 pictures on the right were taken in the 1970s I think and the Polaroid was taken April 22, 1984.  And that's my handwriting when I was a kid!

Here is a close up of my Nana.  I decided not to crop the photos so that a sense of time could be felt.  Wood paneling and maybe even that mirror are of things of a different era.  I wanted to appreciate that too.

Here's a close up so you can read the journaling.  That's my daddy with Papa :)

Here's a picture I need to find out more about!  I don't know who took this picture.  The journaling says: If you start with my Nana and go clockwise: Papa, Aunt Nita, Cousin Shireen, Cousin, Cousin Richard (I think), Aunt Kathy, and a baby I'm not sure who the baby is but I don't think it's me.  I think it might be my cousin Katina but I don't know.  If I worked for CSI I could read the calendar but my skills are limited. LOL! ;)

Oh and these glass they just look like glass!  My wonderful hubby got me a Ranger Melting Pot for Christmas!  I saw Tim Holtz dip these little Prima flowers into the UTEE and the were like instant glass flowers so that's one of the first things I did last night when I was playing with it!  These are those little silk flowers that I pulled off of the stem.  I thought they went well here.

Papers: Anna Griffin (butterfly transparency), 7 Gypsies, Recollections (cardstock)
Letters: Girls Paperie
Rub-on-Art Warehouse
Paper Key: DiBona Designs
Paper Buttons: K&Company, DCWV
"Silk" flowers dipped in UTEE
Font: my chicken scratch handwriting ;)

Thank you for stopping by and walking down Memory Lane with me!  Until next time my friends...write down some family stories! :)


Mynnette said...

Those flowers look SO COOL, Katy!!! LOVE this layout--and such a great tribute to your family! :)

Desire Fourie said...

Katy this is just gorgeous and the journalling makes it so personal.
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Dr Sonia S V said...

Katy I am just venturing into scrapbooking so thoroughly enjoyed this post of yours
Dr Sonia

Anne Pennington said...

Katy - this is a great layout - loving the flowers you made!! I agree, leaving the photos whole shows the period the photos were taken. Thanks so much for playing along with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - hope to see you here again soon!

Mitra Pratt said...

Super cool UTE flowers, holy wow! Love your journaling and the vintage colors in the photos you preserved! Great page! Thanks for playing along with AFSC!