September 24, 2012

{Grandpa's 2nd Birthday}

Here's layout I made for Scrapbook Daisies with some old black & whites (you all know how much I love the old b & w's!) along with some of the Cakewalk collection from October Afternoon.

Of course I had to add a little machine stitching and a little typing too ;)
I keep thinking I want to buy a brand new typewriter that types each letter perfectly. But a new typewriter wouldn't have the character and charm like this one does, and a new typewriter wouldn't have belonged to my hubby's Grandma like this one did. So for now I have to type a few of the letters two or three times to get them to show up, an 8 is almost impossible to use, but it's all part of our family history, the same family history that these layouts are about.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

14 comments:

Margareta Carlsson said...

Beautiful! I love that paper!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that you scrapbook so many old photos, and this doesn't even read like a 'heritage' layout to me. Love the design! You have actually inspired me to get some old photos out and work on them. I have one layout almost done...

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I love all of the color with the black and white photo. Awesome design with the stitching!

Tammy said...

Such a fun background pattern! Love the old photos too.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Great layout! I just found two sheets of that paper in my stash yesterday and now you have given me an idea on how to use it.

Amy Coose said...

This is amazing, Mary Ann! Love the pics so much.

Loni Redden said...

That's a fun LO, and so cool that you have an heirloom typewriter. :)

Jingle said...

Very cute layout!

laura said...

What a cool layout and great story about the typewriter.

Ashley Horton said...

The sunburst looks amazing Mary Ann and I love the stitching you added to it!!

Patricia said...

Love how that design makes your photos the star!

Dara Lynn said...

This page turned out precious Mary Ann!!! The October Afternoon line is adorable...gotta hunt me down a few sheets :)

Ashley Calder said...

So cute! Great job on the patterned starburst. The arrangement of just the two photos is so perfect.

Brenda said...

This is a gorgeous layout. I love the sunburst with the stitching and the movement it creates. (I am a new follower!)