Thursday, May 6, 2010

Scrapping with a Vintage Style

It's National Scrapbooking Month and I'll be darn if I'll let it pass me by without a page!!! This is a picture of my mothers mom, my grandma Agnes. She left this world way to soon when hit by a drunk driver when my mom was only 14. She has always said I had her moms smile and she sees her in me. When she gave me this photo a few weeks ago, I immediately envisioned a scrapbook page with the new Elements of Style.
* I matted the photo with Pink Pirouette, soon to be a part of our core colors with the release of the Color Renovation in new Idea Book and Catalog debuting July 1
* I layered this over an Eyelet Border punched Whisper White rectangle
* To enhance the vintage feel I used a Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede ink to distress the edges of both layers
* The beautiful floral image from Elements of Style, was inked in Soft Suede and stamped onto a 12x12 Sahara Sand. Again, edges distressed with Soft Suede ink
* The Sahara Sand page was given a Smooch with Vanilla Shimmer Spritz before I added my photo panel
* Added a pop of color to the center of my large bow, with the gorgeous Wide Striped Choc Chip Ribbon, with a pretty in pink houndstooth brad (sorry retired!)
* Dangled a non SU heart tag from my bow. (My Mini Vintage Tags in the Summer Mini ARE on order ;) !!!)
* The remainder of the ribbon was ruffled up for a soft, feminine, vintage feel. TIP: Separate/fray ribbon edge, then pull about 2 fibers from the ribbon and continue to pull and scrunch until you get the length and 'tightness' you are looking for
* Lovely Letters was the pefect set for this layout. Stamped in Soft Suede and popped out with the 1-3/8 Square Punch. Daubers assist me in distressing yet again. FYI: You may wonder why I always use daubers vs sponges? I don't mind getting my hands dirty, but I DO mind when those dirty fingers ruin a project!!!! For distressing, Sponge Daubers allow me to keep my finger tips ink free and my projects safe from ruin!

I'm scrap happy :) It felt really good to do a page, and hopefully I'll have the time to do some more! I already asked mom for my Pop-Pops old navy photo. I see a spread, oh unless I do one of my mom, or another spread of my mom and dad - ooooo the wheels are turning!!! So how did I do????? Let me know what you think, it has been a long time since I've completed a scrapbook page!!

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Ann Schach said...

Oh, Kim! What an adorable photo, and awesome vintage style scrapbook page! Your grandmother has such a sweet smile...what an honor to have her smile!

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a beautiful lady!!! Your vintage style is awesome. I miss my Grandma so much... I'm glad you remind your Mom of her. Hugs,

Kris Kilcoyne said...


What a wonderful tribute. You are so lucky to have this photos of your Grandma. What a treasure.

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful, Kim! What a bittersweet are blessed to have inherited her smile! I have always loved that're making me want it even more!


Great job Kim! I always knew you had it in you. Beautiful page and tribute!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful layout and a nice tribute to your grandmother. TFS

Patti MacLeith said...

A very nice tribute to someone you never got to know! Perfect timing for Mother's Day. Have a good one!

Cards by Gina said...

Absolutely, positively stunning! What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother! Now, I'm itching to get back to my scrapbooking!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful vintage page - how wonderful you have her smile! My daughter looks nothing like me and just like her grandmother - much to my mother's delight!