Riding the Rails Genealogy Scrapbooking Collection

Riding the Rails Genealogy Scrapbooking Collection

The railroads criss crossing America needed workers to lay the tracks, to blast through the mountains, to weld and hammer and supervise … it was difficult and often dangerous work. Recent immigrants and their children were often the only ones who would take this work. The conditions were rough and many died helping to bring the coasts together and help move settlers and goods across this nation.

Included in the Riding the Rails Bundle by ADB Designs

  • Riding the Rails Page Kit
  • Riding the Rails Clusters
  • Riding the Rails Masks
  • Riding the Rails Page Borders
  • Riding the Rails Stackers
  • Riding the Rails Specialty Papers
  • Riding the Rails Solid Papers

 

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May, 2019 Heritage Scrappers Resources

Riding The Rails was the Heritage Scrappers Club Mega in May 2019.  Each month, club members receive a complete Mega Collection PLUS some bonus products to help you scrap your genealogy story.  I call these Heritage Resources.  The products below are not included in the Mega Collection once it goes into my stores, but they are available individually.

The July Mega is Housewife Life. Pick up a sampler and get more information on how you can save from 72% – 82% on a new Mega each month on my Facebook Page.

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Layout Inspiration Featuring Riding The Rails by ADB Designs

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Read All About A Digital Scrapbook Collection For Genealogists

Read All About A Digital Scrapbook Collection For Genealogists

Read All About It celebrates the work we do researching for our ancestors in newspaper articles, pension files, muster rolls, boxes of letters, books and countless other written sources. There are plenty of flowers and foliage, of course, but there are also lots of ephemera, journaling cards, tags, labels and some wonderful vintage furniture & household pieces for added interest.

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April, 2019 Heritage Scrappers Resources

Read All About It was the Heritage Scrappers Club Mega in April 2019.  Each month, club members receive a complete Mega Collection PLUS some bonus products to help you scrap your genealogy story.  I call these Heritage Resources.  The products below are not included in the Mega Collection once it goes into my stores, but they are available individually.

The June Mega is Fur Trade. Pick up a sampler and get more information on how you can save from 72% – 82% on a new Mega each month on my Facebook Page.

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Layout Inspiration Featuring Read All About It by ADB Designs

Read All About It Featured Layout

The Read All About It Featured Layout is The Society Pages by Maureen.  I love the featured photos and how she stitched over one of the photos.  As always, her clusters are gorgeous but I think my favorite part is the wedding announcement.   This represents the work we all put in to search out the documentation we need to scrap pages that provide accurate information for future generations. 

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Scrap Your Vintage Wedding Photos With Love’s Patina

Scrap Your Vintage Wedding Photos With Love’s Patina

June is the time for weddings.  I have 2 wedding invitations on my calendar for 2019.  Weddings are all about new beginnings, the promise of a long and happy future together, and hopefully a joyous occasion for all.  Weddings today are very different than they were when our parents and grandparents “tied the knot”.  

Weddings are one of my favorite things to scrap.  Regardless of how much planning goes in up front, there is always at least one crisis before the day is over.  One moment or perhaps one hour of heightened stress where someone thinks everything might fall apart any second and then it’s gone as quickly as it came.  

These are the best stories.  These are the stories that may not make it to the next generation if we don’t do an outstanding job of telling them now.

 

Love’s Patina was the March Heritage Scrappers Mega.  It was designed to help you scrap your genealogy wedding stories but it’s also perfect for any wedding on your calendar.  It is filled with elegant elements and soft colors which makes it perfect to scrap any formal occasion.  

If vintage makes your heart beat fast, you’re going to love Love’s Patina.

Smuggler's Notch Trail Bundle by ADB Designs

Love’s Patina was the Heritage Scrappers Club Mega in March 2019.  Each month, club members receive a complete Mega Collection PLUS some bonus products to help you scrap your genealogy story.  I call these Heritage Resources.  The products below are not included in the Mega Collection once it goes into my stores, but they are available individually.

The Complete Line of Heritage Scrappers Resources is available in these stores

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Layout Inspiration Featuring Love’s Patina by ADB Designs

Love’s Patina Inspirational Layouts

Love’s Patina Featured Layout

It is truly never easy to choose only one layout.  I love them all.  Each and every one!  I finally decided on this page by Pia.  I love lace, the touches of black, and the typewriter font she used to tell the story.  

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Love Purples?  You’ll Love The May Coordinating Collection At theStudio

Love Purples? You’ll Love The May Coordinating Collection At theStudio

Ahhhh…. Take in the aroma of spring and summer.  Beautiful shades of purples fill your senses with pleasure.  Provence Lavender was designed to inspire you to grab your camera and take in the beauty that comes after a long winter.  This gorgeous palette is filled with florals, berry branches, farmhouse shutters, a sun-dial, and plenty of bits and pieces to help you scrap your favorite photos.  

The blast of colors is perfect to accent a vintage black and white or sepia-toned photo but if you’re scrapping straight from your camera, there is no rule that says you can’t add a filter to a photo you took yesterday and make it look vintage. 

Provence Lavender is part of the May Coordinating Collection at theStudio.  Each piece is only $1 for a short time or you can save some clicks and pick up the collection for $8.  

Save up to 80% on Provence Lavender by ADB Designs or Lavender Fields by Over the Fence Designs.  

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Everything You Need To Scrap Your Santa Fe Trail Family Story

Everything You Need To Scrap Your Santa Fe Trail Family Story

I was born in the small Kansas town of Council Grove. Perhaps some of my love of history comes from being surrounded by an abundance of Historical Markers (21 of them) and discussion of the past as if it were just yesterday.  

Council Grove was named for a large grove of hardwood trees that offered shelter from the Kansas heat and cold. The stand of trees next to the Neosho River was a place to gather for Native Americans and later for travelers heading west.  The town was named after an agreement between European Americans and the Osage Nation. The agreement allowed settlers’ wagon trains to pass through the area and proceed onto Santa Fe.  Council Grove was the last community on the Santa Fe trail (before Santa Fe) for many years and was the place travelers restocked their supplies and repaired their wagons. There are a total of 13 sites there listed on the National Register of Historic Places: The Last Chance Store, Hays House Restaurant, Post Office Oak,  Council Oak, Custer Elm and more.

The Santa Fe trail began primarily as a trade route. Mexico had just gained independence from Spain and the inhabitants of the southwest were anxious for trade with Americans, and vice versa. Pioneering settlers also followed the trail, adding to the populations of Texas, Colorado, future Arizona & New Mexico and California.

Here are some excellent resources to learn more about the Santa Fe Trail

National Park Service

https://www.nps.gov/safe/index.htm

Santa Fe Trail Organization:

https://www.santafetrail.org/the-trail/history/history-of-the-sft/

If you have Southwestern Native American heritage you will find these links at the Library of Congress worthy of review:

Edward S. Curtis Photograph Collection: https://www.loc.gov/collections/edward-s-curtis/

Smuggler's Notch Trail Bundle by ADB Designs

Santa Fe Trail was the Heritage Scrappers Club Mega in February 2019.  Each month, club members receive a complete Mega Collection PLUS some bonus products to help you scrap your genealogy story.  I call these Heritage Resources.  The products below are not included in the Mega Collection once it goes into my stores, but they are available individually.

The April Mega is Read All About It. Pick up a sampler and get more information on how you can save from 72% – 82% on a new Mega each month on my Facebook Page.

The Complete Line of Heritage Scrappers Resources is available in these stores

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Layout Inspiration Featuring Santa Fe Trail by ADB Designs

Santa Fe Trail Featured Layout

I choose a featured layout for each collection but it is NEVER EASY!  This week I selected the Bandelier National Monument layout by Poki.  I thought the title tabs were a very creative way to title each of the photos and the vase with flowers and greenery gave this page depth and interest.

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Somewhere – For Your Scrapbook Projects That Need Bold Colors

Somewhere – For Your Scrapbook Projects That Need Bold Colors

If you have spring or summer photos you’ve been waiting to scrap, you’re going to love the Somewhere Digital Scrapbook Collection.  I was longing for the snow to disappear as I was working on Somewhere.  I was craving color, new growth, and cheerful days with “no jacket required”.

Somewhere was the March Mixology at Go Digital Scrapbooking but now it’s available in all of my stores.

It is a beautiful collection filled with birds, flowers, greenery, with bold teals, reds, orange, and yellows.

The Somewhere Digital Scrapbook Bundle Includes

  • Somewhere Kit
  • Somewhere Masks & Blendables
  • Somewhere Page Borders
  • Somewhere Alphas
  • Somewhere Solid Papers

 

Somewhere Scrapbooking Bundle by ADB Designs
Somewhere Page Kit by ADB Designs
Somewhere Solid Scrapbook Papers

Layout Inspiration Featuring Somewhere by ADB Designs

Somewhere Featured Layout

Choosing the featured layout for Somewhere was a difficult task!  In the end, I picked The Blue Jacket by Pia.  I love the out of bounds frame and delicate clusters.  The lace border ads a touch of elegance to this page too.  Most of all though, I think this layout represents a moment.  A day in the life type of layout that represents simple moments we should all celebrate.

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