Since last fall, I’ve been on a mission to shape up our “family archives” (another topic for several more blog posts) I’ve been scanning and digitizing, and also doing a little scrapbooking along the way. The interesting things about using vintage photos from the archives is, I don’t really know the story behind the photos, so it makes story telling challenging. Or maybe we just let the photos tell the story.
Kit for both layouts: “Stories of Dad ” from Little Feet Digital Designs. Janet excels in creating beautiful vintage kits!
This layout is destined to be the cover page for albums that my sister and I made up from photo albums of my dad as a little boy. I don’t usually work in 8.5×11 format so it was fun to change it up a little. No journaling, just the facts about the photos in the book.
Perusing my digi-stash of photos I found this one of my Grandpa, Dad and Uncle. This was taken before I was born so obviously I can’t write a contemporary account, so I really wrote about my impressions seeing the photo and the memories of each individual that it triggered.
The journaling reads: “1961- Clover Hills Drive, Rochester NY Grandpa Triggs, Dad and Uncle Jimmy hamming it up for the camera. I have not really come across a photo of all three Triggs men together. Lord knows, there are enough photos floating around to pick from. I love this photo as everyone is smiling, and it typifies how I remember everyone. Grandpa in his dress shirt and slacks (I never saw him wear anything else, except maybe a short sleeve dress shirt if it got really hot, and always a solid color). Dad in a plaid shirt, and khaki pants (his uniform of choice today, except *gasp* now there just might be a pair of “dungarees” in the mix) no doubt making some pithy comment about the entire situation that has cracked the other two up (still does that to this day). Uncle Jimmy in his flight jacket, which always fascinated me (of course he flew little planes so he needed that warm jacket), I asked him once how I could get one just like it and he said he could get me one just like his, but it might have a little blood on it (typical Uncle Jimmy). Yes, Grandpa and his boys, in the driveway on a crisp autumn day”
I love this layout, I’m super happy with the way it came out.
Template: One Little Bird Designs: Flight Plan No 16
Thanks for stopping by… More goodies in the works, what projects are you working on?