Tuesday, January 23, 2024



A very quick and simple layout, created with the January Scrapbook Kit from Tres Jolie, featuring my great-grandparents, John and Jane McCormick.

John was born in Ireland in 1838 to Patrick and Margaret Hughes McCormick. The family immigrated to America in 1850, when John was 12 years old. They settled in Riga, a rural community just outside of Rochester, New York.

In 1875, he married Jane Keenan, the daughter of Edward and Catherine Hanlon Keenan. From the records that we’ve found while tracing our family, it seems that she was the first child in her family to have born here in the United States.

They had seven children; my grandmother was the sixth.

This studio photo is dated c.1878.


The January kit came with the gorgeous Bohemian Heart paper pad from Prima, along with several paper doilies and a set of Tres Jolie’s laser cut chipboard leaves.

I’ve matted the photo with a few scraps, adding chipboard between the layers and inking all of the edges before assembling. I placed one of the paper doilies on the bottom and glued it all down in a spot ready designed to display my image.

The flower clusters were all fussy cut from the element sheet on the back of the cover, inked, and placed around the photo.

I treated the chipboard leaves with several layers of Distress Ink and tucked them under the clusters to finish my layout.




Prima Marketing – Bohemian Heart Paper Pad #664121


Tres Jolie – Laser Cut Chipboard – Leaves

Tres Jolie – Paper Doily – White – 6.5”


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Ground Espresso #TDO56010

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


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


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