Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Proud to be an American

Since it is National Scrapbook Month, I figured I might as well do a scrapbook page, lol! I really miss all the scrapbooking that I used to do. That's how I first got started was scrapbooking! And I am slowly getting scrapbooks done for all of my children, slowly! I really need to spend more time getting caught up. But it seems so overwhelming at first. I find that if I take a little time to organize my photos first it helps so much. I sort out my photos into photo boxes for each child, and then one for myself, so that I know which photos are going into each child's book.
I am also working on a hertiage type book, so I am collecting info and photos from my parents and grandparents and also on my husband's side of the family, so that I can make a heritage scrapbook to pass along to my children about their grandparents, greatgrandparents, and then a couple pages about us. My hope is that they will continue the tradition and add their own pages to pass along to their children.
Anyways, onto my page for today. I made this yesterday really quick, and I didn't use my Stampin' Up! paper, I know, shock! I really have been trying to use up all of this paper that I have in my craft room, which I have so much more of since my mil gave me even more, lol! This designer paper was from PaperCrate. I love the distressed look that it has. I only sponged some brown around the edges of the little blue stripe. The photo itself and the two little journaling strips are popped up on dimensionals. The little Proud to be an American tag was stamped and punched out with SU's scallop square punch, and then also sponged with brown ink. It also is up on dimensionals. The twill ribbon makes the perfect accent I think.
The photo is back from 1975, taken even before I was born. This is my Uncle Rod. He was one of my favorite uncle's growing up. He was so much fun! He even took my to get my ears pierced for my 12th birthday! He now lives over in Germany and I don't get to talk to him. He reminds me of my little brother Robbie. He looks like him and even acts like him, lol, always into trouble!
I am going to hang this page up in a black frame that I bought yesterday and put it up in the living room for a while before I put it into the scrapbook I think! I really like this one!
Happy Scrappin!


Emily said...

This looks great Jen! I love the papers you used! I love how your tied the ribbon with the tag around the photo! The layout looks great too! I'm trying to scrapbook more too, but it's just so much harder than making a card! That huge piece of paper that I have to fill seems to overwhelm me, lol.

Kathy W said...

wonderful project and idea to make a hertiage album

Jana Emmert said...

I love the horizontal stripes on the side!