Monday, May 02, 2011

Louise - A Heritage Album

This mini album was my design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. They gave me this beautiful "Timepiece" collection by Bo Bunny, and I knew immediately that I needed to create this for my grandmother who is 98.  I first cut all the papers for each page and then I added Chestnut Roan chalk ink to the edges.  I added lace and pearls, and a Prima flower to create the vintage look.

On these pages I sized the photo of where my grandmother was born, Whitehouse, Texas on August 30, 1912.  On the left side I added a note about my grandmother.  The tabs I decided to add the year in which the photo was taken.  I then added lace and Prima flowers.

Again, the same for these two pages, paper, ink and Prima flower, and a few items that I happened to have on hand.

The photo on the left is her at age four and the one of the right is one of my all time favorite photos of her.

The photo on the left I had to get from my grandmother.  It is her and my grandfather when they got married on March 31, 1928.  She was just 15!!  On the right is a photo of them in the 1950's.  I am not sure of the exact date but I know it was in the '50's.

The photo on the left is 4 generations.  On the top right is her parents Bessie and Henry with my grandmother and grandfather on the left, plus my dad and my younger sister Sally and myself.  This photo was taken during the '50's at Christmas Time.  The little photo on the right is my grandmother and my mom taken in the '50's as well.

The photo on the left is 5 generations.  My great grandmother, my grandmother, my mom, and then me and my first born child, Heather.  This was taken in 1973.  I had another child in 1976 and my great grandmother died in Oct. 1977.  She was born in 1886.  Wow!!!  I am so lucky to have known her for I was 26 years old when she passed away.  On the right is a picture of my grandparents during 1978.  My grandfather passed away in Nov. 1986.   At that time I had 4 children.  It was a very sad day for me and my family.

The photo on the left is my mom and "Nenny" as we call her, and the photo on the right is my grandmother today at 98 and she looks so well.  She still drives, cooks, sews, and will take care of all of us when needed.  She is such a delight and I pray that I may live as long as she and that my health is in good shape.  We pray each day that she will see her birthday again this year in August and for several more years after that. 

Thank you so much for looking at this heritage album that I created.  I really took alot of pride in working on this project. You can see all the beautiful details when you come into The Crafty Scrapper! 

Hugs - Ginger


Rbarakat said...

Ginger this is so beauitful!

Melissa Sauls said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous and I bet it is positively stunning in person! I can't wait to visit the store and see!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

What a magnificent job you did!!Cant' wait to move to TX so I can come take classes and visit your store!!

Jennifer Boehme said...

I love this! I have so many old pictures of my mom and grandmother, I just stink at vintage style albums...maybe you can teach me some tricks!