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June 12, 2014

Heritage Scrapbook Layout – Grandparents

 I have used a page from the Lace & Linen DCWV stack again to scrap these photos. I will give some explanations and products used below the photos. 


Grandparents Layout - Full page

Grandparents Layout – Full page

 This is one of my favourite pictures of my grandmother discovered after a visit to look at photos that my aunt had in an album. I was so grateful that she allowed me to photograph whichever photo I wanted which turned out to be almost all of them. I also discovered the one of my grandparents together on their wedding day and this made me wonder if the photo of my grandmother was taken as they left for their honeymoon.

Top left corner

Top left corner

 I used Chromatics Cardstock CS53 – Rose and CS67 Camel for the various frames and also the flowers.

The pink ribbon was from my stash. The silhouette head is from the Heritage Cricut Cart and the Bling in the centre of the flowers is from the Bella! Wedding Collection – Pink Rhinestone with silver rim. (Links below to all products used.)

The flower is cut using the George & Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge.

Top Right Corner

Top Right Corner

 The heart frame cut from A5 Cream Cardstock  for the title is from the Wild Rose Studio Die Collection –

Ornate Heart.

I printed the words on to vellum and then attached as below.

Bottom Right Corner

Bottom Right Corner

 The Oval Frame Die is also from the Wild Rose Studio Collection.

The pink ribbon with the pearls is actually part of the background page pattern.

Bottom Left Corner

Bottom Left Corner

 I printed my journaling on Vellum to retain the background paper and placed it on the page using a very thin double side paper often called Jac Paper

(thinner than the normal Jac paper) and invisible behind the vellum.

Flower Closeup

Flower Closeup

This flower is also cut from the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cart and was the same shape as the one at the top of the photo but this time I wet the flower pieces and then gently prised them apart so that I had two layers for the petals. I scrunched and bent to get the desired affect. I added a little touch of glitter.

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Products used:

DCWV Lace & Lined Stack

Chromatics Cardstock: CS 53 Rose & CS67 Camel

Bling – Bella! Wedding Collection – Pink Rhinestone with Silver Rim

A5 Cream cardstock

Wild Rose Studio Dies – Ornate Heart & Oval Frame


Double sided sticky paper (Jac Paper)



June 08, 2014

A Family Portrait

I feel so blessed because I have hundreds of family photos – current and heritage. It is a bit of a family thing. Where ever you go you take your camera and I am so glad that my ancestors felt the same and passed this love of the photo down through the generations. I love this photo of my great grandfather and his family. Sadly his wife shown in the picture died just a short time after this. I wondered if they had this photo taken just after their other daughter had died to make sure they had a photo for the future. When this portrait was taken  Margaret (mother) would already have had TB.


A Family Portrait

A Family Portrait

Products used:

Background Paper – DCWV Lace & Linen Stack

Dies:  Tattered Lace – Chantilly Flourish & Whimsy Stamps – Teapot & Cup

Chromatics Cardstock – Copper CS74

A5 Cardmakers Card – Cream

Crochet Flowers – Cream

From my personal stash:

Cream 6mm satin ribbon, Vellum Family sayings, Cameo button

I sprayed the journaling with cold tea and left it to dry.

I could have matted this photo but felt that it was already framed by the beautiful DCWV background paper.

May 03, 2014

Picture Perfect – A Heritage Scrapbooking page

The name of this Marion Smith paper so suits this photo. Don’t you just love these happy occasions where no one smiles, although I do see a hint of a smile on my grandmother’s face – seated bridemaid on the left. The bride is my grandmother’s sister and the groom is her brother in law on both sides – her husband’ brother and her sister’s husband. The two sisters, married brothers. My grandfather stands between my grandmother and the little girl (the groom’s sister). The bride’s father (my great grandfather) stands behind my grandmother. Not sure why his wife wasn’t in this family photo. The newspaper article to the right of the photo gives a full description of the wedding party, the material of the brides dress and veil, the colours of the bridemaids and flower girl dresses and head gear, the names of the flowers carried and the colours of the outfits that the bride and groom mothers’ wore. My grandfather’s twin brother and brother of the groom is on the right end. This picture –  A Taonga to cherish. (Taonga means a treasure).

I used cold tea to die the Title, Flourish and the paper flowers. The doily die is such a coincidence. It is a Cherry Lynn die and I didn’t realsie until I started the project that it is exactly the same die as used on the background paper – bottom corner.  I cut it out of kitchen baking paper with a piece of cream cardstock below it when I cut, so cut two doilies at the same time.

When I put the picture up here I thought that I would cover the small picture in the bottom corner with a head shot of the bride and groom – back to the photo shop again!!!

You can click on the photo to enlarge.

A family event!!

A family event!!


Date & Venue added.

Date & Venue added.

Products used:

Marion Smith Paper – Picture Perfect

Cherry Lynn Doily Die

Wild Rose Studio Leafy Branch die

Daisies – white dipped in cold tea

Bella! Wedding pearls with gold rim

A5 Cardstock – Cream and white

Lace from my stash

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