1959 Was a Very Good Year!

I have been fortunate that my dad loved photography.  He left our family a legacy of memories and documentation of his life and ours.  Dad's older photos are some of my favorite to scrapbook. 

The Story
Since my daughter is about to have her baby I thought I would look up what Dad recorded of my birth.  While I was searching his albums I found that Dad loved taking pictures of Mom when she was pregnant with Me.  I love this particular series of photos of my mom and "me." 

The Layout
Lessons Learned
  • Creating a design like "building blocks" is challenging but I adore the effect.
  • Masks are so much fun.  The masks by Prima are fantastic.  I won a whole Prima packet of new products during the online madness of CHA.  These masks are a bit heavier in weight and beautifully designed.  My favorite thing about these masks are when you spray your favorite mist on the mask it DOES NOT run off the mask.  It gave me the opportunity to mist and turn it over to "stamp" without it going all over the place.  (note:  if you drench the mask it will run)  They also have this wonderful guide at the bottom.  Why didn't I think of this one?  LOL
  • You can "pop" a page by using a silhouette.  The humming bird is a squeeze punch by Fiskars.  I'm totally in love with this delicate little bird and look forward to using it a lot during the spring and summer.
  • White space is a little harder to create.  When you have a whole page to fill, for me, it's easier.  When you limit yourself to a smaller space to tell the story is causes you to think a bit more and be a touch more creative. 
  • Mom's cool!
I love this year of taking the TIME to learn new techniques and styles with my scrapbooking and crafting in general. 

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Gratitude List
1.  little things that steal your heart
2.  patience
3.  time to play
4.  life of struggle is a life with character
5.  God's ability to hold me close and let me know He loves me

Comments

  1. Beautiful! How special for you to have these photos. Love the masking on your page.

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  2. I love your layout! I love your use of white space. I really need to get my hands on those masks. And I also wanted to add that I love #4 on your gratitude list. I needed reminding of that today. TFS!

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  3. How nice to have those photos. Your layout is beautiful and I love the misting.

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  4. very pretty and so cool your dad took photos.

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  5. love the layout...so nice to have old pictures around..

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  6. What a treasure from your dad. I have very few photos of myself while expecting, I wish I had more. Great layout!

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  7. Your LO is awesome and I'm glad you told me about the masks. I have not used them so I'm thankful for the info.

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  8. Your LO is truly beautiful! It is wonderful that your dad left you so many great pictures. What makes it even better is that you know they are to be cherished.

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  9. Beautiful LO and love the design!

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