Thursday, April 30, 2015

Throw Back Thursday and Scrapbooking

A long time ago I started scrapbooking. I needed a hobby and I had plenty of pictures. I don't scrapbook often anymore, but I still enjoy it. I realized I haven't posted many of my scrapbook pages and since today is Thursday I thought I would have Throwback Thursday Post. This is one of my favorites created a while back I don't believe I ever posted it.

Even though it is a scrapbook page you can see I'm still using my Tim Holtz products. The paper is from the Seasonal Paper Stash. There are several different papers for each holiday or season. The 12x12 pad has a variety of design sizes, from full page design to 6x6 designs, 2x2 snippets, ATC sizes and borders. "SWEETHEART" is cut out of the 12x12 background paper and mounted on grungeboard. After inking the edges and adding Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the top (it looks like sugar is sprinkled over the top) I placed it on a torn strip of one of the other Valentine sheets, inked up the edges and placed it back over the area cut out from the background. The ephemera cards are cut from the snippets sheet. They remind me of little valentines.

The winged hearts are die cut from Grungeboard and painted with Distress Crackle Paint then inked with a blending tool with what is probably Walnut Stain Distress Ink but it may have been Vintage Photo.

The large picture is one my sister, June, took when she was taking her photography courses in college. I love this photo because Mama hated having her picture taken. Daddy just wrapped his arms around her and whispered something in her ear that made her laugh. My sister was able to capture the smile. I selected 5 more pictures of my parents together from different moments in their life together and printed them out very small, added them behind the Filmstrip Ribbon and used the Tiny Attacher to mount it to the page.

I made this page after my parents passed away but before the scrapbook store I worked at part time closed. It hangs in my studio where I can see it and think about how much my parents loved not only each other but all six of their children. I find that when I lose someone I love it helps me to create something in their memory to help me cherish my memories of them.

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