Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

I made this layout to honor my maternal grandfather, George Patterson. He spent some years in the Navy when he was a young man. Unfortunately, I don't know the year this was taken, but I can guess that it was in the late 30's or early 40's. I know my mother was a young girl when he was in the Navy. I have one more picture of him in his uniform that I will use to complete this as a two page layout. I kept it simple because I felt the focus should be on his photo. Most of the papers I used are from the Authentique Pride collection. Following are a few close-ups.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Helen Mae

Hi! I'm really enjoying going through family photos, so I'm using this one of my maternal grandmother today. I'm not sure how old she was here, but I think she was probably in her early twenties, so this photo is from the late 1930's. She was a sweet spirited Christian woman that I always enjoyed spending time with. She was a school teacher as a young woman.

Here are a few close-up photos, I used the Time Travelers Collection by Prima. I also used several Prima flowers from another collection, but I thought they went well with the colors. I had a crocheted doily that I cut in half and placed under the layers. I also used a crocheted flower spray from I Am Roses. I added the pearl flourish and a few other embellishments from my stash. The letters are from Tim Holtz alpha parts.

I hope you enjoyed the layout. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to everyone! I want to honor my mother and her sister in this layout that I worked on today. My mother passed away two years ago, and her sister just this last November. I miss them both dearly, but know they are in a better place. My mother is the older sister on the right. This photo was taken about 1938. I have always loved this photo of them, and have it in a beautiful beveled glass and frame hanging in my house. It makes me smile every time I look at it. I used the beautiful Prima's Stationers Desk for this layout.

I hope you enjoyed the layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Journey class

I taught my Journey album class this last weekend. As stated in an earlier post, most of the album is made with ranger products, predominantly Tim Holtz. It is definitely not a beginner level class, so the students were in for a Friday night and all day Saturday adventure where they learned several new techniques and had the opportunity to tap into their own creative genius!

Here's Ranae, the owner of the store, Scrap 2 It! She had a blast playing with gesso and sprays!

Here I am, teaching the delicate skill of sprays, alcohol inks, stains and paints for the beautiful album covers.

Dorian hard at work applying stains to her album covers.

Ranae and Pat having fun getting inky and stained! We played with lots of fun die cuts too!

The students took advantage of using my stamps to stamp their tags for their books.

Here I am again, giving some personal tips straight from my own album!
Thanks for stopping by! It looks like my class for June is already full, so I'll need to get busy on my vagabond cutting all those fun die cuts for the kits!