Theirs Is A True "Life In Color"

A vintage photo needs a vintage touch.

I recently came across this incredible photo of all my aunts and uncles.  Brothers and Sisters when they were young.  Each one a blessing and creative beyond reason. 

The challenge was to make sure the layout reflects who I think they were AND to get all their names on the page. 

Who I believed they were at the time
It would be easy to create a "girly" page but I don't see my aunts like that.  I could have created a "dapper" page for my uncles. Although they are quite "dapper" it is not how I see them.  What I see a family that loves each other, fight for each other, struggle and survive hard times to become the best a person and a family is can be.  As adults they brought the same determination to their lives and succeeded. 
Bo Bunny's Life in Color
Tim Holtz Tags altered with Distress Inks, Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi stamps.
Stamps, ink and paint created the banner.
I added the burlap for the texture and the idea of farm life.
Tim Holtz calendar washi tape, alpha tiles, Flash Cards Elementary, idea-ology clock and hands, clock alteration with grunge paper, film strip
Prima flowers.  I added Ken Oliver's Ultramarine Blue Color Burst to the one flowers. 
Stickers from the Life In Color collection.  Added Glossy Accents to the paper with the letters/type keys.  Cut them out and added to the page.
Older Bo Bunny rub-ons - film strip pieces.
White cardstock
Wild Honey Distress Stain, spritz with water to tone it down.
Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of each name. 
If I could give a piece of advice when you create this type of layout. . .
Bring a glass of sweet ice tea, sit down on the front porch with your aunts and uncles, ask one question.  It will only take one question and stories will come.

(To my aunts and uncles, if they read this, know any reference to you in the past tense was only a reference to the time this photo was taken.)

Create Memories / Pass Them On


  1. Your style is amazing, Debby! I'm loving all of the texture on this page and that treasure of a photo. FYI: Not going on the trip with Alexa. :( It's a school trip. Maybe next time...

  2. I love that paper and cool photo!! Great combo. Heritage pages make me swoon.

  3. You have been blessed incredible family mementos. I think you scrapped the photo perfect. Beautiful, all of it!!!

  4. Such a fun page! Love all the textures.


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