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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Challenge #132 It's all relative.

Electra here 
(I need a drum roll here)
I have FINISHED scrapbooking ALL of my mother's photos, going back as far as 1890.
Are you impressed?
Well you should be.
They fill three, count em THREE albums.
Here is one of the LO's:
 I am SO done with vintage.  lol
In honour of family, we hope you'll create something to do (even remotely) with those you love.
Or those you don't love, but are related to.  hah!

Let's see what all the other wonderful poobahs have come up with for this challenge.
Deena here - this is a picture of my husband's grandmother on his father's side.  His dad had this picture of her, but it was folded in the middle (and all the colour had peeled off right across her cheeks and nose) and had some water damage on it so her face was hideous.  My hubby has a friend at work who does wonders with photoshop or some other photo fixing software and he totally fixed this picture right up for can't even tell any of the damage (and let me tell you, the picture was in really rough shape)...the difference is amazing.  We got a few copies made and I did this page in a scrapbook shadow box for my father in law for father's day - rolled all sixty of those flowers myself too (not that he would even know that they were made out of paper)...thought he could hang it up, as this was his favorite picture of his mom and he was soo upset when the photo was damaged.  Hope he likes it.

Rosemary here and I think it is sweet that several of us made layouts for this challenge.  I used a photo of my mom from way back when (okay, about 71 years ago when she was 9).  I loved the story that she told me about this; how she loved the dusty pink and white striped pinafore and a matching blouse.  But what I thought was the cutest part was when I asked her what the pin was that she was wearing she told me how one of her brother's friends, a little boy, was sweet on her and gave her his pin.  I used several patterned papers, lots of girly embellishments, and I handwrote the journaling.

Jana here - Before you see my project for this challenge, I want you to sit down. I didn't sew anything. Not a thing. I actually pulled out my paper and glue and made Father's Day cards. It's coming up you know. Just sayin'.

The last one was made with scraps from the others. I just couldn't resist.

I am now set. I don't have to shop. I don't have to make them. I only hope I can remember where I put them when the time comes...


You have until the end of Saturday 16 June to join in with your fabulous creation celebrating family and loved ones. Add your blog post address to Mr Linky below.
If you would like to join in with a previous challenge we've set (life happens and lateness is absolutely fine, we don't mind a bit) just add your blog post address to Mr Linky below. Please make sure your blog post refers to the previous challenge you are entering so we don't get confused. 
We look forward to visiting you!


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your challenges are fun!

cotnob said...

Fab DT inspiration, thank you for the great challenge, I have only just found your challenge blog - I'm so glad I did.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, amazing inspiration from the Designers! Thank you for another terrific challenge!!

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love this challenge - hope it was OK to enter twice (No. 4 and 17). Sorry it it's not!! Cxx