Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Vintage Journaler for Easter.

April must be my vintage month. Everything I'm working on seems to have the vintage feel. My sister has been patiently waiting for me to get started on Emily's baby album so here is the title page. As a special Easter treat I'm giving away the "Once upon a time" journaler as a freebie for you to download. Katie Pertiet is the master of the vintage look so I made these little additions to go with her "Once upon a time" kit which, along with a few others, will be the basis for my pages. I've always been a huge Beatrix Potter fan so I've used images from Jemima Puddle Duck. They are so soft and feminine. Don't forget, every highlighted word is a link.
Credits: Lynn Grieveson: Papers from Love Letters Kit and Worn Page Edges No 2. Katie Pertiet: Overlays - Letter Box Clusters, Hooks - Letter Box Seamstress kit, Stamp & stitching - Once upon a time kit, Buttons - Botanist No 7 kit, Deckled Edge Photo Frames Vintage, Photo Wraps No 4. Shabby Miss Jen: Ribbon bow - French Attic kit.
Fonts: Chocolate Box Decorative and CK_Becky

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April Templates at Scrapper's Guide

Double page spread.

Album Cover

I have a real soft spot for heritage layouts so this month's kit called "Memories" by Vera Lim was the perfect inspiration I needed to start scrapping these old photos of my mother's family. As a special bonus for Premier Members I've created two page curls that can be used on any layout. That's the beauty of layered templates.
It was my turn this month to create the album cover so in keeping with my heritage look I decided to use the brown paper background. My grandmother is the little one in the front so this photo would have been taken in 1900. The photo on the back is her grandmother at seventeen who was born in 1842. She had thirteen children, twelve of whom survived. They were hardy souls back then. No fuss, no nonsense. They just got on with it. I asked my grandmother once how she coped with being widowed in her forties, never to remarry and she said, "It's a good idea not to think too much." I have to keep reminding myself of those words of wisdom.