Monday, May 28, 2012

Treasured Childhood Memory

A journaling challenge this month calls for a treasured childhood memory. It made me think of a really superb experience my parents provided when I was ten. The took me by train (my father worked for the railroad) to Utah and Colorado, fabulous places for a flatland child. Their goal was a national iris convention in Salt Lake City but we did lots of other things. All these years later the sights and memories of that trip are bright. They also gave me my very own camera as a birthday present shortly before the trip. I've scanned some of the snapshots from that camera for my memory page. Don't forget to click on the image to see it larger.
Designer Credits:
-template: Four Play No. 1 by Biograffiti
-Oscraps Collab Tango
fonts: Old Newspaper Types, Dali, Pea Beth

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Another Beautiful Iris

Yesterday's dedication of the Willott Iris Garden was extremely nice. It was a bit overcast but bright and never got as hot as expected. A large number of people, not just relatives, attended. My sister looked lovely and everyone was gratified. The iris society exhibit was then opened in the green house building. Though many iris were through blooming, there were still lots of gorgeous iris present as specimens and in the flower arrangements. One flower intrigued me in particular. I've used its photo in this week's AnnaLift.
Designer Credits:
all by Anna Aspnes
-background, border, loopdaloop: ArtPlay Palette Family
-overlay: SkinnyLined Overlays No. 2
-glow: Warm Glows No. 1
-small brush: ArtPlay Palette Ablaze
fonts: baby dont worry bout it, Boopee

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Iris Garden Dedication Today

The dedication of the memorial garden is in an hour. I made a page about it with photos from last week. The iris bloomed so early this year, I'm afraid it won't be as beautiful today. But it has been a lot of work by a lot of people to make it all come about. My BIL would be so pleased!
Designer Credits:
-background, large brush: Oscraps Collab Tango
-FotoTransfers No. 1 by Anna Aspnes
-transfer, heart brush: ArtPlay Palette Family by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Cardinal, Dali, Dauphin, Liberation Sans Narrow, Boopee

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wedding 1940

So many things came together for this one. Helen's new kit Nostalgic Scrapbook (Retro Designs) had me eager to create a heritage page. Another scrapper created a cute freebie template that I wanted to use with it. We recently were given a copy of a wedding photo in which one of Dick's aunts was the bride. The wedding was in 1940, a year much on our minds as we are among the many thousands of volunteers currently indexing the 1940 U.S. census. And last, I am providing some genealogical research for the people involved with a collection of wedding garments that will form a fascinating display beginning next month at the historical society..
Designer Credits:
-template: Template 120523 by Dumpty
-most papers, frame, flourish: Nostalgic Scrapbook by Retro Designs
-pale paper, word transfer: ArtPlay Palette Family by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Liberty BT, Bernhard Fashion BT

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Sandy" Revisited (from October 2008)

It was all Deb's doing, I believe. A long time ago in October 2008 we were asked to pick an object to be our prop or "avatar." Then we took photos including that object and scrapped them. I think a certain number of pages were required. Here is the intro page on mine plus two of the pages including her and one of her Oklahoma "cousin." You can click on the images to see them larger.

Laj, I believe yours was left behind on your travels though later returned. As a result you didn't get to keep up with the challenge. Helen, I don't think you had to participate. Deb can chime in any time with her memories of the event. I don't have the designer details for these alas.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Different Styles: a Make-over

Would you like to see a traditional scrapbook page done in an "artsy" style? Anna's team has challenged folks to take a previous page in a traditional style and redo it using Anna's methods. I chose a page that I really love from the ending days at D-P when we were all scrapping cows for Nelleke. I used Retro Designs, mostly the kit Scraps of Memories. It is elegant and very fitting for this heritage topic.
Still, I was sure these bovines would enjoy a romp in a different setting as well. I kept the photos about the same but went to town with the artsy goodies. I also left out the humorous comment and covered up the little images of then avatar "Sandy" (only old-timers from D-P will know what that's about). I think the result is just about as much fun and certainly a different look.
Designer Credits: all Anna Aspnes
-background, brushes: ArtPlay Palette Sophistica
-leaves: GoldLeaves No. 1
-brad, frame: ArtPlay Santa Nicholas Add-On 1
-brushes (one as photo mask): ArtPlay Palette Ablaze
-word art: WordTransfers Life No. 1
fonts: Earwig Factory, Pea Anderson, Goudy Handtooled BT