Thursday, July 19, 2012

5000 Miles and Old Pictures

I've clocked over 5000 miles of travel in a little over a month, with three separate trips.  Frankly, I'm exhausted.  I got home from California and I just crashed.  Of course, the nature of the trip itself (funeral, plus family stuff) takes a lot out of a person too.  I haven't really done much of anything since I got back...just catching up on rest and cleaning.  Oh and bought a new vehicle (well new to me).  That was nice.

But I do have some work to share with you.

While I was in California, our family was given a bunch of pictures.  Many of them were old photos of my dad as a kid, and even some older ones.  But there was also a pile of pictures they took when we were kids.  I saw several pics of me and my brother, and I really liked these photos and was inspired to use them pretty much right away.  :)

I pulled out an older collection from The ScrapCake for this layout, the collection is called Summer At The Seaside.  I used a bunch of my scraps too...love it when I can do that.


The photos were scanned and printed...I'm going to give the pile of original photos back to my dad.  I did do a little editing, but I'm not really terrific at that.

I loved the fun touch the umbrella tops turned flower-like embellishments added to the page.

Here are some close up's of my layout:


I'm really looking forward to digging more into all the photos we received.  But another thing I hope to remember are all the fun stories I heard...about my dad...about my grandmother....you know, the good stuff.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping in today!!!
Have a wonderful day!!


21 comments:

Michelle McClure said...

What a great way to scrap old photos! I never know what to do when I find a pile of random old photos. Love how you incorporated those umbrellas!

Julia said...

Super cute layout using those vintage photos! I love the umbrellas!!!

Elisa K said...

I love this... I love the stitching and all the layering.. thanks for sharing.

Fawn said...

So very sweet! Photos like these are so precious and your layout is a perfect fit.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

super cute

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Finding old photos is such a treasure and such a trip down memory lane. I love your title and gorgeous page. The umbrella flowers are so striking and fun!

soapHOUSEmama said...

such fabulousness!!! Love that title and the design!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this!!! LOVING the photos, the colors, the umbrellas ... and soooooooo love that title!!! Cute!!!

Lisa Echerd said...

Glad you are home safe. You deserve a long rest after all that travel. Love those umbrella tops. So cute!

Heidi said...

I love the title!! How fun to go back and scrap old photos. Fun layout!

Connie Mercer said...

great work~loving the title. made me smaile!! Glad your back~

Lynn Murphy said...

beautiful fun page. I love scrapping old photos. And the memories are to be treasured.

Beth Hallgren said...

Sorry you had to go to a funeral but it's nice you came home with great photos :)

Steffanie said...

Very cute! Love the umbrella tops!

Christina said...

Love this-those umbrella tops are adorable and I adore the title.

Jingle said...

Absolutely fabulous layout!

ellen s. said...

That title is too fun! love it!

Moongirl said...

I love the flowers! First thing to great my eye.

Willow and Wattle said...

Love your layout! I hear you with the traveling, we've done pretty much the same in the last couple of weeks. It certainly does take it out of you.

Sarah Webb said...

Great layers!

Lisa Dorsey said...

WOW that is ALOT of traveling, no wonder you are tired! LOVE that layout and the title makes me laugh! Had that kind of relationship with my brother too. Looking forward to seeing him at the end of the month though, it has been 3 years (too long!) Such an adorable, whimsical layout! Love it!