Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Priceless Memories


December has been a busy month: in between bouts of decorating and baking and making and sending out cards, I’ve created a mini album, a few layouts and a canvas featuring clay molded ornaments… With all that, I managed to find the time to squeeze in one more layout using the Tres Jolie Scrapbooking Kit.

A few years ago, I used a small print of this photo of my Aunts Jean and Dorothy taken c.1924 as part of a set of curio boxes https://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/332343/view/5912109/-1/72/0.html . This time, I colorized the image before printing it out at full size and realized that it was probably taken in the early Spring when the snow was just about gone, and the grass had started to grow. 

The papers that came in the kit are just so beautiful, with delicate floral and vine prints, but I decided to use a “B” side as my base. I selected another sheet with a pretty floral and lace print and used it along with the rest of a sheet left from my last layout to create a lot of layers and a couple of tags. I covered some of the scraps with Washi tape and cut a few strips and made one more tag. Before going further, I lightly distressed and inked all the edges.

The layout itself came together very quickly as I positioned the layers here and there, gluing them down as I went along.

I added a couple of tea-stained doilies before taping the “pile” to the page.

I used contrasting jute on the tags.


A few Graphic 45 flowers from the kit…

My title came from a pad of journaling stickers from the May 2019 Cards, Tags and More kit.

This tag contains hidden journaling, with my Aunts’ full names, the date, and the location of the photo.





***Très Jolie Kit***

Paper Heaven – Nights and Days Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet #3 #PH_NID03

Paper Heaven – Nights and Days Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet #4 #PH_NID04

Paper Heaven – Nights and Days Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet #5 #PH_NID05

Graphic 45 – Rose Bouquet Collection – Floral Embellishments – Bon Voyage and French Blue #4501788

49 and Market – Vintage Artistry Sage Collection – Washi Tape #VAC-32037



Prima – Finnabair – Art Daily Planner Collection – Sticker Pad – Sentiments #964849

Nicole’s Kitchen – Paper Doilies – 4” #BAK10402

American Crafts – Value Pack Ribbon – Jute Basics #89424



Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Faded Jeans #TDO55945

Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Peeled Paint #TDO56119



EK Success – Circle Punch – ¼”



As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.




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