Friday, March 20, 2009

Strange Brew

These are two of my guy friends clowning around at a brewery tour. They both love being funny and they both love beer. I used the All Mixed Up Cricut cartridge for the title on this page. The patterned sheet came from a discontinued Creative Memories paper pack called Asian Miyabi...I liked the way it worked with the rest of the layout.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Colorized Heritage Photo

This is another photo of my great-grandparents on my maternal side. It was hand-colored at some point, probably not professionally done. Still, it is a neat candid picture of them. My grandmother, who is now 92, still remember the day they took this photo while visiting family in Washington state many years ago.

I used a fancy gold, embossed sheet of paper that I had been saving for some time on this layout. My Cricut was used to make the dual pink flower design at the bottom right, using the Home Accents Solutions cartridge. I also added a couple fabric brads at the top.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thommes' 50th Anniversary

This was the photo taken for my great-grandparents 50th Anniversary. I am proud to say both sets of great-grandparents on my maternal side made this milestone celebration. It certainly doesn't seem to be the norm anymore, although there are rare occasions that it happens.

I used my Cricut for the lettering and stamped the word "celebrate". I really like the fancy metal embellishments in the corners. I saved these for a long time until I had that special photo that was just right to use them.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

More Family Heritage Layouts - The Sisters

Here are a couple more layouts I did for my family heritage album. They are photos of my grandmother with her sisters. I love these old pictures. It is so neat to see the hairstyles and clothing, and in my particular case the extreme age differences between the siblings. My grandmother was the 17th of 18 children, so she is the youngest in both layouts.