A Challenge and Privilege

My friend Heather sent me a box a few week ago and has asked me to put her old family albums into a scrapbook. The box arrived and all I can say is that I have never seen such organization in these albums.  Many of the photos have names written on them, as well as the year. These albums are really a beautiful testimony to this family, but sad to say that the actual albums are falling apart. It is now my privilege to put them in a new one (or two or three).

My current project

My current project

Check out the amazing organization!

Check out the amazing organization!

Today was the day  to get started. I am inspired! I am literally taking the photos by year and transposing them. These photos range in size from 2×3 all the way up to 4×6 so far.  The photos begin about 1939, I am currently just completely 1942 so I have a few more years to go. It is a challenge when you are scrapbooking for someone else, guessing the style they might like, hoping they are happy, also not really knowing the stories behind the photos. It is interestng to see little things written on the back of the pictures though, and the story can start to come alive. As you continue on,  seeing the children growing in the pictures, the happy faces on their wedding day , the people start to live. This project is truly a privilege. So today is the beginning, I look forward to the journey and I hope you follow me as I continue this adventure.

Title page

Title page

1339

1939

 

1941

1941

1940

1940

1940

1940

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Scrapbook room

I wanted to share with you my finished scrapbook room. Mom was up last week and she hung my curtains- which I love! I painted my table top in chalkboard paint, I keep a cloth over it when i am doing any messy work, but it handy when making cards or pages and you have to write anything down.
I wanted to show you a few of my special organizers, many ideas I got from Pinterest.
The first is a tier I made from old plates and cups. The set of dishes are from a garage sale that I went to about 20 years ago. They are real china, but sad to say it was not a complete set and I never could find more pieces. I was going to send them to the thrift store but changed my mind and I love the result.
20130523-172448.jpg The stand holds all my twine, ribbon and lace, which I have wrapped around clothes pegs.
Next I want to share my glue gun stand. Kory made it for me this week and to everyone that doesn’t have one of these, make one! It is fabulous.20130523-172752.jpg
Kory also has made me some holders for my stamp ink. I have plenty of room left to buy more colours. He even added pegs for me to hold my sponge daubers( I just need to make more).
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The last of the photos just shows the rest of my room. Hope you like it. You are welcome anytime to come craft with me ( you will even notice I have an air conditioner so it is summer friendly).
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Recipe albums

This weekend we had a special day which we have every year, to celebrate some anniversaries in the family. I was scrambling all week to get the presents done. I have been collecting recipes from family over the past few years and have made a few smaller recipe books. These ones are 9×9 and are made using the Bo Bunny chipboard binders. I think I need to plan a few more of this project but give myself more than a week to complete them!

The second one is for my sister in law Carrie and the first one is for my cousin Ashley, I used some fabric from her kitchen curtains on the cover so it coordinates with her kitchen.
Let me know what you think.

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