Tonight I am writing from Clinton, Oklahoma (about 45 miles west of Oklahoma City on Route 40). We had a wonderful day driving, beautiful sunshine all day. Got up at 7 a.m. (yes, I got to sleep in) had breakfast and was on the road by 8 a.m., from St. Clair, Missouri. This is the first time we have taken this route going southwest, and I really like it. I was surprised at the hills and beautiful scenery in Oklahoma. I actually only took about 2 short catnaps today. Usually as soon as the engine starts, I drift off to sleep like a baby. I did have my pillow and blanket in the seat with me, but mostly used it as a soft table for my laptop. Oh yah, that's another reason I didn't sleep -- I was on my laptop for hours checking out blogs which is so much fun. So we are having a great time doing NOTHING!!! And I don't have to do any cooking or cleaning -- what more can you ask for!!
For my posts this month I will be showing you my finished 12" x 12" album pages that I completed for my brother's heritage album. I had previously completed 30 pages for his album when he was visiting me in September. He helped me insert his pictures and journal the pages. He loved it, and I bet if we lived closer he would be one of my best customers for scrapbooking classes!
After he went back home, I ended up finding his original postcards of our ancestors taken in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It was so much fun reading them -- I really felt like I got to know all of my ancestors in a personal way. Anyway, that required I make additional pages for his album; and hence, the pages I will be posting this month. I hope you like vintage (like I do) because all of the pages were designed for this. Thank goodness my mom loved keeping photo albums and collecting/preserving our ancestors' photos or we wouldn't have these precious pictures and information. Thank you mother!!
|These are picture postcards of my grandmother and her sister taken about 1915 (95 years ago!!)|
|A close-up of right page (click to enlarge).|
|Closeup of paper flower made with Newspaper Designer Series Paper with large brad in center.|
|Right page: uses SU's Build-A-Brads and another flower using SU's Paper Flowers and smaller brad (used marker to color the white paper flower).|
Until the next update, Sandi
"Search for what is good, and not what is bad . . ." -- Amos 5:14