Long before Facebook, my dad and his siblings sent their mother pictures, writing the description of their adventures on the back of the photograph. I discovered boxes and albums of these pictures after my grandmother's death last year. They're beautiful. It's a treasure to scroll through them all and read about the places and events that shaped my family's early years.
On hard days, when life has knocked me down, I can't help but pull out these photos and scrap them. There's something special about all that history that creates clarity and overwhelms me with love and peace.
This particular photo is of my aunt Sally and my cousin Heidi. I enlarged the photo to a 5x7 and layered it onto a few patterned papers from Bo Bunny's The Avenues collection. I cut along the pattern of the 12x12 paper to create the border along the left hand side. The title was cut with the Silhouette Cameo, and I left lots of room below it to write a photo description.
All of the chipboard embellishments are from the same Bo Bunny collection and make it easy to beautify a layout. I added a few flowers to coordinate with all of the green, cream, and gold in the photo. No need to apply a retro filter with rounded corners to this photo... It was already there!
Thanks for joining me for this moment of nostalgia. Have you created any family tree or in memory albums?