Sunday, November 7, 2010

Family - It's A Beautiful Life

I was looking through some more old pictures that my mom had given me and came across some of my grandparent's families. I so enjoy working with old pictures as I am fascinated by their simplicity, but at the same time the statement they make.   Both of my grandparents came over from England and settled in Canada.   My grandfather's cousin was the famous English actor Basil Rathbone.    I had purchased My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Collection and thought it was perfect to showcase these wonderful pictures. I loved working with the paper and have tried my best to brush away any excess glitter!

I added some beautiful roses and mulberry leaves from Prima,  some Jenni Bowlin butterflies and some nostalgic die cuts from K and Company.

My grandmother's maiden name was Gordon and here is a picture of her with her parents and her sister Helen.  My grandmother is on the far right.

Here is a picture of my grandfather's dad and his two sisters.  Since my grandfather is not in any of these pictures I assuming he was the one taking them.

This last picture is my grandmother's parents holding my uncle Bruce.

Don't forget, its one year anniversary for my blog this month, and I'm giving away this:
If you haven't already, go here and become a follower and leave me a comment.  On November 23rd I will draw a winner!
Don't forget there are some great challenges going on right now:
 Frosted Designs Show Me Sunday Tutorial  where Libeeti will show you how to make dryer sheet flowers
and
Each of these blogs have great prizes and we'd love to have you join in on the fun!
As always I want to thank you for stopping by!
. . . Debbie



21 comments:

Dawn said...

Debbie this is just beautiful!
Love the details and those pictures are so special. Love all the inspiration I get from your projects. Makes me want to be better at scrapbooking.
Are you resting?

Lea said...

Beautiful layout!!! Love those red flowers. You're right, that MME paper is perfect for vintage photos.

Kim said...

Debbie, you are so lucky to have all these old photos. YOu really couldn't have found better papers and embellies to work with for this one! I love you roses, the metal embellies, and the antuque feel to the page! Just stunning!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Pat said...

Debbie gorgeous! Love your photo too!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Really beautiful LO Debbie!!! Love the colors and all the embellishments.

aussiescrapper said...

Deb, wow, wow, wow, this is truly amazing my friend, you have produced a stunning layout here, I love those papers and they are just perfect for your older photos, which I have to add is amazing that you have them. I don't have any older photos. Just gorgeous.Melxx

Julia said...

Debbie how wonderful to have those photos and to be related to the great Basil Rathbone. Those papers are just perfect and you have made a most beautiful layout with them.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

that is a beautiful layout. love the papers with the red accents.

Maria Elena said...

Great Job! Love those flowers and pictures too!

Have a great Sunday ;-)
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Tammy said...

What a great way to put together memories of your family. I love the vintage papers with that touch of red. Beautiful.

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful LO! That is really awesome you have old pictures of family. I only have one and it's of my grandma. I am tryng to find just the right paper and sketch to scrap a page with it. Great job Debbie. :-)

Audrey Frelx said...

Debbie, your family layout came out just beautiful!!! I think the red makes it stand out too!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Hi, Debbie! What a great Debbie page! Lots of detail to keep the eye moving without detracting from the photos. Perfect choice of papers for these precious photos.

CraftyGirl said...

Debbie... I am speechless right now!! I'm not sure if it is the amazing photos or your ability to find, use and create the perfect embellishments for the story you are telling!! This is spectacular!!
Barb :)

Lesley from WI said...

This is beautiful. I love all the details! Beautiful photos

Fern said...

Gorgeous layout, Debbie!! You're so lucky to have such precious family photos and your papers are perfect!!! I hear you about the glitter, but, it's so beautiful!!! I love how you added a touch of black!! Gorgeous!! Hugs!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What great family history. Love the photos and the beautiful papers that you used. :)

Nanne said...

"Where does she get all these wonderful toys?"..LOL I love your taste for embellishments, this is just another fantastic layout Deb.. Wow!!! I so wanna go embellishment shopping with you one day :O)
Hugs
Nanné

BabyBokChoy said...

What an amazing vintage page, wow wow wow!! and WHAT family history to perserve!!!!! wonderful job, seriously!!!

li-bee-ti said...

Breathtaking! What a vintage layout, with such special photos. I love every detail about it.

ScrappyMama said...

You do such amazing work...I love your style & think that you really do your photos justice! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!!