Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Heritage Scrapbooking

As you know, I've been doing a few heritage scrapbooking projects. (You can find details HERE and HERE and HERE). Today I wanted to share with you a two page spread I created with a wallet size photo of my great grandma. I may have gotten a little carried away with the Thickers on this layout but I think I got my point across. ;)
 Heritage Scrapbooking ideas by @jbckadams
I wanted this layout to emphasize vast amount of quilts that my great grandma made. She made hundreds of quilts for dozens of family members and friends.

 Heritage Scrapbooking ideas by @jbckadams
I added a lot of hand journaling on the right side of the two page spread as well as a few more Thickers to balance out the huge amount of Thickers that I added on the layout on the left side.
 Heritage Scrapbooking ideas by @jbckadams
I love how this layout turned out and I think that when my family looks at this layout they will remember exactly how much my great grandma quilted.

Even though this photo my not qualify as a heritage photo because it's not that old (it was taken circa 2000). I think it is relevant to heritage scrapbooking because it tells a story that dates back several years.

Have you done any heritage scrapbooking lately? Where do you find inspiration for your heritage scrapbooking?



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Monday, April 20, 2015

Free Spring Idea Book

Echo Park Paper recently released their Spring Idea Book. This book has the most adorable projects in it. Jen Gallacher has some amazing layouts and Holly from Ribbons and Glue has the most adorable baby gift idea. I have a couple of fun projects in this issue too.

This set of cards is the first project I have in the Spring Idea Book. I created these cards with my Silhouette Cameo and the Sunny Days Ahead collection.
Spring Card Idea by @jbckadams for Carta Bella Paper
One of my favorite things about the Echo Park Idea Books (other than the fact that they are FREE) is the photography. The photos are beautiful!
The second project I have in the Spring Idea book is a small paper mache box. I had so much fun decorating this box with flowers from the Spring Flower Die Set and little bit of  glossy accents. By adding glossy accents the flowers have a little bit of dimension and shine. By adding dimensional adhesive I added some dimension and texture to the gift box.  I also added some stitching with my sewing machine . I added the stitching before I attached the patterned paper pieces on the paper mache box.
Spring Gift Idea by @jbckadams

Now, hop over to see the rest of the Echo Park Idea Book. Thanks for stopping by today!




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