Wednesday, May 19, 2010


When my Dad came to visit over the winter he brought a folder of photos and notes from his genealogy research. I spent some time scanning photos and now need to get them scrapbooked. I just love old family photos - they can tell us so much about our history and where we came from.

This page has a photo of my great-grandmother and grandmother. The photo would be early 1920's. My grandma would have been 3 or 4 years old at the time - isn't she adorable? I find it amazing how similar my sister looked at the same age, although it might just be the pageboy haircut.
I wanted to draw the eye to Gramma so I added some colour to her sweater (using Photoshop). This is the first time I've tried this and I'm quite pleased with the result. To embellish the page, I made my own flower embellishments by fussy-cutting some of the flowers out of the patterned paper. There weren't enough flowers on the sheet so I scanned it, used Photoshop to isolate the flowers, adjusted their size and then printed them off. I added some fabric leaves from my stash and then layered everything onto the page using pop-dots. I finished off with a few green pearls to add a bit of bling (everything needs bling) and then a raised journaling square.


  • Bazzill cardstock

  • Imaginisce "Scratched" rub-ons

  • Fancy Pants Designs "Pansy" patterned paper

  • Fabric leaves (stash)

  • Pearls (stash)


  1. This is certainly beautiful! I love the coloring on the photo. Just a gorgeous technique. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Practical Scrappers this week!
    Kim xXx

  2. What a splendid card. Thank for your joining us at Practical Scrappers this week.

  3. Lovely page I love old photo's too. Thank you for taking part at fab n funky

  4. Beautiful page! thanks for sharing with us at practical scrappers this week!

  5. LOVE old photos, great LO, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

  6. What a wonderful photo to scrap!!!! You've done a fabulous job with photoshop and I luv your handmade flowers!!! Beautiful layout!! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Pink Elephant Scrap Challenge!! Hope to see you again this week!!!!