Friday, November 18, 2011

Scrapbooking Grandpa Memories

Wow, can you believe it??  Finally some scrapbook pages to show off!
 Remember my tag I made for the Hambo Hoedown challenge?  Well, here it is on my scrapbook page layout!  This project took me all afternoon, but I'm so happy to have a story told and recorded.
I was inspired to get these photos out and make these pages after listening to a Paperclipping podcast about the scrapbooking the 80s and by a free (because I participated in their challenge the week before) digi image I received from Hambo Stamps last week.  
Don't you love it when inspiration bombards you from every side??
My photos on the 12x12 pages are wallet sized.  I scanned in my original photos at Walmart.  They did a fabulous job.  I got a much better quality than the scan job I did from home.

The two page layout,

Page 1,

8 1/2" x 11" insert, front

8 1/2" x 11" insert, back

Page 2,

All of the stamping was done with Technique Tuesday stamps by Ali Edwards.  I have them in my stash for a long time and finally got to put them to very good use.  I also used a House Mouse stamp, Say Cheese and just cut off the mouse part.  The "say cheese" sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's, Say Cheese set.  Along with anything coffee themed, I also love photography themed stamps!!

Some behind the scenes photos of this project,

ready to scrap,

busy at work,

the first "R" stamped crooked, so then I just played with the letters to see how they would look as a word.  Then decided to pop-dot the letter circles over my goofs!

And here's how they look in my new album that I found at Archiver's back in May. I love the buttercup yellow color.  Perfect to hold all my sentimental layouts that I make as I continue to dig through my photo tote.

Thank you for stopping by!
Tomorrow I'll be joining in with the monthly Color Combo Blog Hop 
that I've missed for several months!


Melissa said...

Wonderful pages Rebekah! I really like how you were able to include so many photos.

Melissa said...

Wow! These layouts are awesome! Way to go! Those old photos are wonderful!!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)