Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sharing a layout - documenting the past part 2 "Sisters 1961"

I had this pretty cool pic of my mom and her sister, and I decided it would be the next heritage photo that I scrapbooked. The quality of the pic isn't ideal, but I love that it's of the two of them and that it had a date written on it. That allowed me to tell a little more of the story based on what I knew of their ages and things.

This paper had a retro feel to it that just seemed to go with the black and white pic. My tendency to use strips of paper is obvious here, but I think I do it on almost every layout I make. Let's just call that my signature, shall we?

I played around a bit with the title and journal blocks, moving them from left to right and top to bottom.

I ultimately decided to turn the layout around and put the funky diamond pattern at the bottom of the page. It just felt like the right weight visually to do that.

Here I am trying a trick that Tracie Claiborne showed me to get my letters straight. Check out her blog if you don't already read it; she has fabulous projects and tutorials.  You can find her blog Here.

How about a little close-up journaling? 

And a close-up of the embellishment cluster on the bottom left.

Here's the finished layout. I'm really pleased with the final result. It's simple and straightforward, but it tells a story and showcases a pretty cool photo of my mom and her sister.

I have a few more projects to share this week, so be sure to visit again!


  1. This is fantastic! Love the patterns/colors you chose and the ruler strip is a really fun addition.

  2. This is my fave of your vintage pages!

  3. I love the patterns on the paper and how it really does compliment the black and white photo. Your mum looks adorable.