Select Page
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

Digital Scrapbooking Studio  |  Gingerscraps   |  My Memories

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.  

Love’s Patina Blog Freebie

The Love’s Patina Bundle & Individual Pieces are on Sale for 30% – 55% through 5/26/19 in these stores.

Digital Scrapbooking Studio  |  GingerscrapsMy Memories

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

Digital Scrapbooking Studio  |  Gingerscraps  |  Go Digital Scrapbooking  |  My Memories

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.

Santa Fe Trail Blog Freebie

The Santa Fe Trail Bundle & Individual Pieces are on Sale for 30% – 55% through 4/28/19 in these stores.

Digital Scrapbooking Studio  |  Gingerscraps  |  Go Digital Scrapbooking  |  My Memories

Scrapbook Your Newborn Stories, Old or New, With The Bygone Baby Heritage Bundle

Scrapbook Your Newborn Stories, Old or New, With The Bygone Baby Heritage Bundle

Turn Those Baby Photos Into A Cherished Memory

Whether you are a long time genealogist or a new grandparent, most of us have a stash of baby photos just waiting to be scrapped.  Waiting for the story to be told.  Maybe waiting for the perfect kit.  Bygone Baby was designed to help you turn your family baby stories into cherished family keepsakes.

Gently aged elements make Bygone Baby a beautiful choice for scrapping photos of your grandparents or your grandchildren.  Bright pops of color work beautifully with black and white or sepia photos.

The bundle includes a fun banner alpha, clusters, journal cards, masks, two sets of papers, flourishes, and a mega pack of elements so you have everything you need for a page or an entire photo book.

Bygone Baby was the December Mega for my Heritage Scrappers Club.  Members also received some Heritage Resources to help you create unique elements for your family story.  These are also available in my stores as an add on purchase.

Pick up a FREE SAMPLER of my current Heritage Scrapper’s Club Mega on my Facebook Page and I have some bonus, coordinating gifts scattered around my social media and stores to help you start or finish your projects faster.  Download the blog freebie below.

 

Bygone Baby Heritage Resources

Shop Your Favorite Store For Heritage Resources

Go Digital Scrapbooking  |  Gingerscraps  |  Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Layout Inspiration Featuring Bygone Baby by ADB Designs

Bygone Baby Featured Layouts

I usually feature one layout by a creative team member but this week there are two.  Dana used the banner alphas to start an alphabet book.  I think it is so precious!  This would make a beautiful keepsake but imagine adding a few photos of fruit or animals and turning this into a learning book.

Bygone Baby FREEBIE

The Complete Bygone Baby Collection and the Coordinating Heritage Resource Products Are On SALE for 35% – 55% Off through 03/03/19 in these stores.

Go Digital Scrapbooking  |  My Memories

Gingerscraps  |  Digital Scrapbooking Studio

You’ll find bonus freebies in the product descriptions in some of these stores.  Just click the links to find the gifts.

I would LOVE to see your layouts made with Bygone Baby.

Tell Your Teen Stories With American Bandstand

Tell Your Teen Stories With American Bandstand

Grab those Poodle skirt or prom photos from your teen years and pick up the American Bandstand Bundle or Page Kit to help you scrap your dancing days.  If you loved the Dick Clark era, bobby socks, saddle oxfords, or even if you came along a little later and just loved “The Fonz”, American Bandstand will bring back tons of fun memories.  You won’t have any trouble connecting these bright colors and fun elements to some of your own photos or memories.

American Bandstand was the featured Mega for Heritage Scrappers Club Members in November but now it’s available in all stores.

SAVE 35% on individual packs or

55% on the bundle through 02/03/18

American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Bundle
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Kit
ADB Designs American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Kit
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Cluster Borders
ADB Designs American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Clusters
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Tabs
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Masks
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook 50s Background Papers
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Solid Papers
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Borders
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Torn Edges
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook 50s Background Papers
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Dana
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Dana
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Lana
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Lana
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Maureen
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Maureen
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Pia
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Pia
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Poki
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Poki
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Rochelle
American Bandstand Digital Scrapbook Layout by Rochelle

American Bandstand is available in all of my stores.

My Memories  |  Go Digital ScrapbookingDigital Scrapbooking Studio  |  Gingerscraps

The Three Rs – With 3 Tips To Scrap Your Family Story If You Don’t Have Photos

The Three Rs – With 3 Tips To Scrap Your Family Story If You Don’t Have Photos

The school lines are long again.  Jim & I do all we can to plan our day around school zone times but occasionally it simply can’t be avoided so we wait on children to cross or a bus to creep to a stop.

My newsfeed has been filled with “first day of school” photos from Pre-K all the way up to high school seniors.  The expressions on the faces of the subjects are very different.  Moms will be moms.

Personally, I don’t recall first day of school photos.  Of course, getting the camera out was more of an event back then.  Today, even some of the elementary students are snapping photos from their smartphones.

It’s clear that this generation will have more photos but it’s the stories of the photos I’m concerned with.

The August Heritage Scrappers Club Mega was The Three Rs.  Like all HSC Releases, it was designed with your own life and your ancestors’ life in mind.  It is filled with elements from a different time period.  A time when students had to share a book and some did their lessons on lap chalkboards instead of laptops.

This is also a time when photos were rare or perhaps they simply didn’t get passed down to the person who wants to tell the story.  I had more than one conversation about scrapping school days without photos.  As a society, we’re more attached to photos than we’ve ever been but stories can and should be told, with or without the photo to back it up.

Here are a few tips to get your family school days story told if you don’t have photos.

Use another form of documentation
If you don’t have school photos you can substitute your photo area with school certificates, report cards, letters written by the subject (they learned to write in school).

Use a family photo
A family photo with parents and children can work as a stand-in for almost any story.  We love having people on our layouts but you might also use a photo of the family homestead.

Substitute a stock photo
I know.  I know.  Your family heritage albums are supposed to include your family photos but if you know the story and don’t have the photos, it would be a shame for your children and grandchildren to miss out on the story.  Go ahead and sub in a vintage photo of any school and get the story told.  Your family will be glad you improvised and you will too.

If you’re ready to get started, The Three Rs is available and on sale in all of my stores now.  I hope it helps you tell your family school days stories.  I would love to see your pages in the group too.  You never know when your page or story will be the one that inspires another member “get creative” and cross another project off their list.

SAVE 30% on individual packs or
Pick up the Bundle for just $15.99

ADB-Designs  |  My Memories  |  Go Digital Scrapbooking  |  Digital Scrapbooking Studio

The Heritage Scrappers Facebook Group is FREE to join.  We’re a group of digital scrapbookers who are focused on telling our family story.  Whether you’re just getting started or have earned your genealogy wings from years of research, there is a place for you.

The Heritage Scrappers CLUB is a membership club where you receive a new Genealogy Themed Mega PLUS 2 Bonuses each month at a huge discount.  Monthly Memberships are $14.95 (join within 72 hours and you’ll only pay $12.95 per month or SAVE a whopping 82% with the annual membership.  Pay just $119.40 for an entire year of Gorgeous Genealogy Digital Scrapbooking Supplies.  For less than the cost of the complete collection, you can get the entire CLUB release each month.  Visit my Facebook Page to pick up this month’s sampler (Patriots & Loyalists) and get all the scoop.

Gold Fever – Scrap Your Gold Rush Family Story

Gold Fever – Scrap Your Gold Rush Family Story

Tell your family Gold Rush story with the Heritage Scrappers July 2018 Bundle by ADB Designs. This digital scrapbooking bundle was created to help you scrap any of your antique photos, but it is filled with elements related to the California Gold Rush in the mid to late 1800’s. No Gold Rush story? The page kit is features florals, frames, vintage lace, and tattered bits of nostalgia in rich, warm browns, golds, and blues. Gold Fever is perfect for any genealogy life book.

SAVE 30% on individual packs or 50% on the bundle for a limited time.

Here is some beautiful inspiration by my Creative Team

Gold Fever is available in these fine stores

ADB Designs  |  My Memories  |  Go Digital Scrapbooking  |  theStudio