August 31, 2010

{My New Project}

We snuck away last week to spend the last few days of Summer up at Grandpa & Grandma's house. Before we left, I did get 1 vacation layout finished. It was nice to get away one last time before the daily routine of school starts tomorrow. My inlaw's live out in the country, so it's nice to just breathe and take it all in. Leave the "worries of the city" behind you could say.
And that leads me to my new project. My wonderful Dad in-law has handed these down to me.It's all of the photo albums his Mom put together back in the 70's. There's 34 of them. All the sticky page/ruin your photos type of albums that were so popular back then, that I warn students in my Beginning Scrapbooking classes about. Fortunately the photos look pretty good. Time has been kind to them, and the photos are in perfect condition. Photos like this, of Great Grandma back in the 20's.Grandma was good about putting names and dates on the photos, unfortunately there are some like this,where she wrote name directly on the front of the photo. I'll spend a little time in Photo Shop restoring these and reprint them without the writing.
I think our vacation album will be taking a back-seat for a while I dive into these albums. I've been having such a great time looking through them putting pictures with the stories I've heard over the years.

August 19, 2010

{Thursday}


We're enjoying the last few weeks before school starts. Lots of kicking back and relaxing going on.

August 16, 2010

{Pic to Share!}

I had pictures taken of Gracie, especially for Daddy.
Since he is a Rider Coach for the
MSF I knew he would like them. Well, actually he loved them.I think they're pretty cute too!
Happy Monday!!!

August 11, 2010

{Wednesday}

Another layout for the vacation album!
On our way back into CA we stopped at Donner Memorial State Park, near Truckee. A cool park with lots of history about the Donner Party. Yep, that Donner Party. As we stood in front of the statue, it was hard to imagine being in 22 feet of snow, trying to journey forward to their new homeland.

Well, were off the OC Fair!
Happy Wednesday!

August 9, 2010

{Cousins Layout}

I finally started working on our Road Trip 2010 album. Here's the first layout completed.

It's actually the last picture of the trip.
I'm not sure why I started at the end, but only 4201 more to go.
grin
Happy Monday!

cardstock - bazzill, paper - Life is Good by Echo Park, mini alphas - Cosmo Cricket, journaling block - My Minds Eye, doilie -Sweet Vintage



August 3, 2010

Happy Day!

I finally scrapbooked!
Between the vacation/relatives in town,
my time with paper and glue has been limited.
I plan on remedying that!

Have a great day!