Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Hello, everyone! It’s me again – Amber! Aren’t you excited?! LOL! I know I am! :0) I’ve got PAGES of inspiration for you today! When I was a kid, I remember looking through old family albums, or boxes full of pictures of my ancestors. My mom and sister are a Genealogists, and they’ve been able to find some pretty neat stories about our family, too. I love those stories just as much as I love those pictures! Then, when I got married, that opened several new lines of pictures and stories! So, I thought that my last post here on the Shabby Shoppe Blog would be PERFECT to share some of my most precious heritage photos with you! And, I got the team to play along with me! :0)
This is my Grandma when she was about 17 years old. She was the Drum Major for her high school marching band! She was my inspiration! Because of her example, and this super cute picture, I learned how to play the clarinet and joined my high school marching band! I have always loved this picture! :0)
I remember this picture hanging up on Grandma’s wall. I LOVED to go there to see the pictures of my Mom as a little girl, and as she grew! What a blessing it is to me to have these pictures! This one is one of my favorites! Sitting next to her, on the left, is my aunt- her older sister. Aren’t they both SO cute?!
This one is pretty special to me, too. This is my Dad when he was about 2 years old. :0) I LOVE this picture! Another one of my favorites! He says he doesn’t remember anything about this picture. He was told that a man just came around his neighborhood one day with this horse and some props and took pictures! (That would be SO much fun! I can think of a couple of girls at my house who would LOVE to have an opportunity like that!)
Next up is inspiration from the team! I’m SO happy they were willing to help me with this post! I love their layouts! Prepare to be AMAZED!
WOW! Huh?! Lindsay’s page is SO elegant, perfect for that photo! The picture is of her Grandma and Grandpa at their wedding in 1954. And, look at the clusters! Just BEAUTIFUL! Aubrey said she didn’t have access to her family photos at the time, so she asked her neighbor for some of theirs – what a wonderful idea! Love the page she made with them, too! The stitching reminds me of a baseball diamond! Clever! Her choice of papers and colors – oh, and that banner – they’re PERFECT for baseball photos! Baseball was such a major event at that time, and I love to see pictures of it! :0)
Here’s more eye candy for ya, huh?! Kylie really outdid herself here! LOVE. THESE. PAGES! What can you say about Kylie’s AMAZING clustering? I always go back to her pages for inspiration – and she NEVER disappoints! These are layouts of her mum. In the first one, her mum is with her brother. They look SO cute together! (This picture reminds me of the one of my mom and aunt.) In the second one, her mum is grown, and just beautiful!
And, last, but certainly not least, Kylie’s Great Grandmother! Just GORGEOUS! That picture is just enough to melt ya, isn’t it? Love the layering, love the colors! Thank you so much, ladies! :0)
To see these super cute layouts in more detail, go to the Gallery! The girls will be uploading within the next day or two!
Do you have any pictures of your ancestors that have been passed down to you? Do you have old family stories to write up? I would LOVE to see how you’ve scrapped them! Please upload to the Gallery for all of us to see! :0)
Okay, this is where I sign off… It has been so incredibly wonderful to be a part of this team. I have so enjoyed sharing bits of my life and knowledge with you! While it is a bit sad for me to be signing off for the last time, I am quite proud of SP for making a decision that will be better for her and her family – family is everything! SP is an incredibly talented and amazing woman – as you all know! :0) I am very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this team – and I will be sticking around the gallery. I wouldn’t dream of leaving that! Hope to see you all there, too! Bye! :0)