Monday, September 14, 2015

Generations  Wedding  Album

Hi and welcome!
Starting over in Blogland isn't easy!! But here goes my second post : )

I thought perhaps I would post an album I made a while back... for myself!
(How often does that happen?!?  Not very ; ) Don't often make things 'just for me', but I
acquired some great old family photo's and wanted to create a keepsake~

I created an album of wedding pictures from some of my late husbands family; and mine as well~
Though I made this over 2 years ago, I wanted to make sure it got into my blog.
It is my most cherished creation and one of the pic's dates back to my Great-great Grandparents on my fathers side~

There is something about vintage B&W pictures that... makes me want to create!
I want to see them displayed with beautiful papers, laces and bits of ephemera.
I am often inspired and filled with idea's when old photo's are in my hand.
Thank you so very much for stopping by~
Karen

This is the cover (about 6"X6")
Made with white corrugated board, some vintage sheet  music (a gift from my father!) and the chipboard is from (click here>) Blue Fern Studio's. I traced and cut out a mannequin from black paper for backdrop.
Most of the papers used in this album are from Prima; (>) http://www.primamarketinginc.com/  the Almanac and Printery collections~


This page above is my mother's parents~ Juliette and Michael Renee (his middle name); they were French Canadian.
The fussy-cut bird and nest was G45 Little Darlings paper. The chipboard vines are Blue Fern Studio's and the bird cage is a die cut.

My husbands grandparents (mothers side);  Kate (Catherine) and Chuck -  but we all called him "Poppy"~  He was a gardener by trade and had several green houses where he made his living. Grandma Kate was a kindergarten school teacher for many years.
The chipboard is again, Blue Fern. That cute hanger from Tim Holtz.


Here is my parents! Isn't my mother a beautiful bride!
I used lots of home made flowers (Prima papers) and the butterfly; Blue Fern.

This is my fathers grandparents~ I've heard some stories about them!!! Can you see the twinkle in their eyes?  All of the buttons used in this album are vintage - from grandma's jar.


My husbands parents~ With the Grooms parents (Grandma & Grandpa "O") on the left; and  the Bride's parents (Kate & Poppy) on the right. I used some wedding Applique, home made flowers, lace, ribbon and the beautiful bird paper is My Minds Eye. 


What a fun page this was!
Alan's Great-Grandparents above (at their Anniversary party - there was no wedding photo)~ I've always known them as 'Oma & Westy'  He was quite the old salty dog!  Joined the army by lying about his age ; ) and claims he helped chase Pancho-Villa through Mexico~


There are a few more pages...  but I think I will end with this one below.  My fathers parents~
Again, a mix of BF Studio's chipboard, hand made flowers, corrugated board, lace, netting, and Prima papers~

I am so thankful you joined me today!!!! Much blessings to you and I hope you can get out and enjoy the beautiful day God has gave, : ) ~Karen



3 comments:

  1. Karen, your album is pure elegance!! So romantic and beautiful!! So nice to see you having some time for yourself, getting creative! So lovely yo have you back hon! xo

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    1. Gabi You are so so kind~ Thanks for your friendship; your work is amazing and I always learn so much from you. Blessings, Karen

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  2. Karen,
    Your scrapbooking collages are so beautiful! I especially love the wedding one with the birds' nest. Thanks for the inspiration. Aren't you lucky to have these great old family photos?
    cheers,

    Jesse

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