Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Past is Part of Us (Little Yellow Bicycle Just Because)


I'm having a great time getting vintage photos scrapped! I'm finding that I don't always need the story behind the photos (although that would certainly be nice). It's interesting enough to me to record family history and to trace the genealogy back a few generations. That information is in the polka dot envelope.

This is a picture of my paternal grandmother (at the age of 7) and one of her brothers. She had six siblings (three brothers and three sisters). Her parents (my great grandparents) immigrated to the U.S. from Russia and Austro-Hungary. Both were born in the mid-1870s. My great grandfather was a furrier and my great grandmother was a homemaker (that's what they called a stay-at-home mom in those days). If you look at the photo closely, you can see that my grandmother AND her brother both have bow-shaped garters holding up their socks. I thought that was really cool.
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23 comments:

  1. you are rocking the vintage photos! this collection looks so awesome!

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  2. This is so great Lisa! I just love red and robin's egg blue together-one of my favorites!

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  3. So adorable! LOVE that envlope and the splash of red all those lovely titles and subtitles add!

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  4. It's great that you know so much of your family history. The little envelope that holds the journaling is adorable--as is the whole page!

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  5. Oooo! I really like these colors! Great layout!

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  6. I love the vintage picture but the newer scrap style, so nice:)

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  7. I am loving this vintage photo jag that you are on too! How special! And I love that you've been doing all the geneaology stuff, this is going to be so treasured by your kids!

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  8. Man that line and color absolutely rocks the heritage photos. What a gorgeous page! Isn't geneology fun!

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  9. i love all of the fun elements everywhere!!! Great page!

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  10. Beautiful! What wonderful colors to liven up a sepia photo!

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  11. This is so lovely! You really have a knack of embellishing a page. And what I love about your style, is I can always spot one of your layouts anywhere. Fabulous job!

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  12. The colors are wonderful, LOVING that amazing photo!

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  13. I love seeing all these vintage photos you have been working with and the title on this one is just perfection!

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  14. Wow, the design here is just AMAZING...awesome job!!

    xErin

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  15. This is precious!! Love all the little goodies on here!

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  16. Love the colors you used here. So trendy. Great vintage layout

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  17. Well done Lisa! Love the colour combo too!

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  18. I loveeeeeeeeeee this!!! LOVING that photo, the colors and love love love that little envelope!!!

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  19. You really make me want to scrap old photos too! Have some laying around of my grandpa when he was young. Your layout is great and the LYB fits perfect with it!

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  20. You do such beautiful work with heritage photos. I find those types of layouts hard to do. Love all your layering, as always!

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  21. That envelope idea is a good one! Loving the colors to this line! Hoping I'm able to pick some of this up somewhere!

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