Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October Is Family History Month - SALE

But Please Take The Time To Look Around!

October is Family History Month and in honor of that, all my family tree kits will be on sale for 25% off! Take a look around in MY STORE.

Do you need some inspiration?

Diane (aka as Diney) made these wonderful layout using my School Days kit.  I love how creative she was in placing a piece of paper into the typewriter with some type on it!

Her mother won a typing competition and she had all the certificates and newspaper articles to document the event.  What a wonderful heritage spread.  This shows how you can document and journal and still keep the page artistic and beautiful.  Thank you Diane!

I've been poking through some old boxes and was surprised to find this tintype fall out of some miscellaneous papers.  I wanted to show what a tintype looks like - future generations may not know.  So I extracted it into a png file and included that on the page along with a cleaned up version with lighting correction that allows us to see more of his face.  This is my Great Grandfather in his freshman year of college at Hamline University near St. Paul, Minnesota.  The background paper (and most of the layout) are from my Family Album Big Heritage Kit.  The map on the background paper is Canada and part of the northern United States.  I used the marker that looks like a bubble wand from my Family Album Genealogy Tool Kit.  The circle on the right highlights the area on the map where my Great Grandfather, Fred Tisdale grew up in Ontario, Canada.  The circle on the left of the indicator marker shows St. Paul, Minnesota where he went to school.

This was a really fun page to make with two wonderful finds!  Like the tintype mentioned above, this little photo dropped out from amongst papers.  I had never  seen this, but from description recognized it as the little cabin my grandparents lived in for about the first six years of marriage.  Recently I had also found this note book page which I extracted.  It includes my Grandmother's thoughts written down while her her late 80s or early 90s about her wedding day and the first little home they shared together.  They were just screaming to be scrapped together.  So I used my recent Our Home Digital Scrapbooking Kit to create this page.  Every time I look at it, it makes me happy to see my Grandma Hopkins' writing - a piece of her!  I may print and hang this in my turquoise/blue bedroom.

Thank you for stopping by to visit today. I hope you've been able to find some inspiration for happy scrapbooking.  Stop by my shop for 25% off family tree kits in the month of October! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Family Album

Family Album Big Heritage Kit was really fun to design.  Since it is family history month, I thought it would be nice to have another genealogy based kit.  Family Album is designed so that you could do a large family history project using primarily one kit.  It does coordinate, sharing the cream colors with my Family Treasures Kit and a similar palette to His Story - Family Tree Kit and the School Days Kit.

There is a total of 97 elements in the kit. There are many pieces to mix and match to create clusters and designs.

Here are the frame clusters and some of the journaling elements.

All together there are 36 12x12 papers.  This preview shows the colored papers, including some beautiful embossed designs.

There are more creamy/camel colored papers to allow journaling and to let your photos shine as the star of your family album.  Three papers are maps and the ones with the colored swirls would work well for a full page of journaling your family's story.

Lots of frames, including a full page frame.  There are many shapes and sizes in the metal style that initially inspired me in the kit creation, as well as some in colors from the elements and paper as well as one vintage paper frame.

And just to help you along in your pages and journaling - Titles in two fonts, in the coordinating metal style.  The word "Family" is available in 2 fonts different from the title fonts.

If you want to create your own album from this kit, I have created a Shutterfly ready album cover kit. Please note, this was created with Shutterfly's own templates with every effort to be accurate, however, I cannot guarantee their printing.

Family Album Genealogy Tools is a mini kit that was a lot of fun to design.  There are 4 pedigree charts - 4 generation and 5 generation, with each coming in a thick or thin metal style.  The other tools are markers or indicators that can be used to single out or highlight information on genealogy charts or documents, the lines can lead out to your journaling area where you can write more about that information.  Included are two quick page genealogy pages.

The family crest on the 2nd page is available in the big kit at a much larger size and is a fun way to journal or if you have a family crest you would attach it there.

Last but not least, there is a Family Album Bundle Pack with everything for a reduced price!

In my spare time (insert Guffaw here!), I will be working on an album about my Tisdale family and I plan on using this kit.  Watch for layouts and ideas.  As usual, I would love to see your layouts too. If you have created layouts with my kits, please send me a link to your gallery postings. Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sneak Peek and Thank You Blog Trainers

Before I give you a sneak peek at the new heritage kit I've been working on, I want to say thank you to the ladies that have been here for the blog train and have posted comments! Very sweet of you!  I hope you will be able to use my pieces along with others you've collected to create something beautiful and meaningful.  If you're here looking for the blog train, it's in the next post down.

Here is what I have been madly working on this week.  Family Album is my largest kit yet with 97 elements and is designed so that you could do a whole family history project using primarily one kit.  It will also coordinate with my Family Treasures Kit and parts with my School Days and His Story kits.  There is a genealogy tool kit separate but coordinated as well as a Shutterfly Ready cover set and a bundle pack with everything!  I uploaded to the server last night so it should be up in my store some time this weekend.

This layout only shows a fraction of what's coming.  I am considering doing the life of my Grandpa Tisdale and his family with this kit and the above mentioned ones which coordinate.

After a busy weekend with Yom Kippur and my biggie boy turning 10, I'll be back next week with some more layouts to share, including some really fun ones from my creative team!

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 2011 DST Blog Train ~ Welcome

Hello Blog Trainers!  Thank you for coming to my little corner of the web.  You can download my portion HERE.  The next train stop is Amanda Heimann Designs HERE and if you get lost you can go back to the main Blog Train station.

While you're downloading the freebie, I hope you will stay and browse or book mark me and come back.  There are also widgets on the right to follow my blog and you can find me on Facebook as well.

Created with my Blog Train Portion

Most of my designs are heritage oriented, though I do try to find elements and backgrounds that are suitable for both vintage and modern photos and occasions.  It is important to me that we tell the story of our lives and our faith and our families, so all my kits are designed with that in mind.

Have fun looking around and I look forward to making some new friends.

Be sure to check your download for a special coupon to my store at Heritage Scrap.  And while you're looking around, make sure you check out the Heritage Scrap Blog.

Thank you for stopping by today!