My brother is less than 4 years younger. Now I have a great many photos of Scott growing up. So it's time to plow into scrapping my memories of us growing up together.
These three photos of all me, Scott, and Cindy are copies of photos Mom kept in an old three photo frame. I don't know how long they had been in the same this frame as I can remember seeing it since my childhood. Mom gave me the photos and frame. I noticed my photo of Scott and Cindy was fading. I scanned, cleaned them up, and printed them as one photo.
What I Learned
- I'm not crazy about oval photos. That's why I printed the ovals together to make one photo. I use Photoshop quite a bit in cleaning up old photos.A banner doesn’t have to be clean and in a pretty hanging stance. I love to play with my banners and do something a bit "off" just because I can. LOL
- I used Tim Holtz's stamps from Stampers Anonymous to create the cards behind the photos. I used Distress Stain and then inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Inks. Cool look.
- Sometimes I buy a pack of embellishments just to get the one element I saw and really wanted. Now I'm determined to use all of it. The flower and leaves on the bottom left are from K&Company. I loved how it turned out. Using it was outside the box for me.
- Michael's Arts and Crafts has/had all their Making Memories Bravissimos on clearance. I purchased several fun pieces. I proceeded to take them apart and I'm using the pieces. The accordion flower is one of the pieces and I just added the button. Great accent.
We got our son moved in for college over the weekend. Me? I'm happy for him. It's hard to let him go. I miss he already. FYI: I'm exhausted.
Have a Crafty Day!
1. the wonderful ambassadors of Preston that unloaded two vehicles and took everything to my son's room
2. Jay's excitement
3. God's care that none of us fell downstairs
4. Tabitha being the best sister and leading the way to get Jay set
5. God's strength to keep me seeing this whole new stage of life as a positive step for everyone