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I have been having so much fun making cards that it seems like ages since I have done any scrapbooking.  Today I got out my Simply Scrappin' Kit (Secret Garden) and started the little 'Family Ancestors' album I've been meaning to do.  I want to include some of my favourite photos of relatives from long ago from my side of the family and from John's.   I am a keen photographer and some of the photos really appeal to me.  The stern faces and formal clothes, and sometimes just a twinkle in the eye or a hint of a smile. 




These pages haven't scanned too clearly.  If I get a chance I'll take photos and replace the scanned ones here. 

I put the collage of photos together (just in a word document) then printed it off onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  It looked lovely and soft - I was glad I didn't use glossy photo paper for this opening page.  I am still finishing off the front cover page so will post that another time.   Another hint - I found a page a lovely person in the States has put together with RGB values for all of the Stampin' Up! Colours so I could type the values in on the custom colours selector and print my journalling out in Always Artichoke (or very close to it anyway.)   Just type SU colours RGB values into Google and you will find a few different sites that list these.   

I love the colours in this kit - Always Artichoke, Old Olive, River Rock and Groovy Guava.   The border pieces and flourishes will be handy for this album too.  And one of the patterned papers has lines so I am going to cut one page up and use small pieces of it for journalling my little collected snippets of information about each photo.

The album I am making is a 6 x 6 inch size so the papers in the kit go a long way.  Each of the border strips from the self adhesive die cuts is 12 inches so I get 2 from each strip for my little album. 

Here is another double page spread.  (As you can see I have yet to gather any snippets about this stern looking lady! Mum and dad are holidaying so that will have to await their return!)


(By the way - that page is a little straighter than that in real life - looks a bit wonky on the scan!)

Also got the camera out today for some candid portraits of the kids.  (Well - had to settle for shots of Hannah mainly, getting Jack to stay still for photos is quite an art in itself!)   LOVE this one I got of Hannah.


And thought I'd pop out from behind the lens for a while - John took this one of me and my snuggly two.


My lads!


And that's it for today.  Happy Scrapping!   Cheers, Sue



Sue your family ancestors album is just beautiful!! I am hoping to have time one day to scrap a selection of my ancestor's photos one of these days, and I can assure you I will be using your pics for inspiration.

Lovely pics of you & your kids too. :)


Lovely family shots.

That "stern looking woman" is your maternal great-great grandmother Ellen (Thurgood) Cross and she had a difficult life as her husband Louis was killed in a mine accident leaving her with a young family to raise. Her daughter Alice Maude (your Great Grandma Holloway) was only four years old at the time. That is Alice Maude with her in the lower photo on the collage page. I have the original photo and it has an inscription on the back written by Ellen to Alice Maude on her birthday.


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