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Friday, February 1, 2013

FWF & an update

Another week has flown by. I'm still working on organizing all my photos. I found more portraits for the family book and more old photos. I also found a comment on a message board that led me to start a free family tree on Ancestry.com. I can really get lost hours on that site. Being on the ancestry site made me think about all the old photos that I have and what I should do with them. I think I found a solution. :) I have an old photo album that I gave my mom years ago. It holds 200 4x6 photos. Since the old photos are not 4x6 I decided to do this: 
I used the keys from the 'We Treasure You' kit and the Ferris wheel from the Aug. 2011 kotm. I can fill in some of the openings with a bit of family history. I think this will be a fun project!
 
UPDATE: Last week I did the coloring book for my great niece. She really liked painting the images with watercolor paints and pencils.

 I had cut a bunch of scraps into squares and rectangles and she used them to decorate the covers for her book.

Have a great week!


25 comments:

  1. Love the heritage pages. Your niece is a great little artist. I am sure she had lots of fun.

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  2. Great idea to fill your family pages with some stamping. I'm so glad you showed us your nieces artwork. Closure to lasdt week's story. Love it!

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  3. What a great idea to use stamps with your heritage photos! Your niece is quite the little artist! TFS!

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  4. Love your photo ideas. They look wonderful!! Your niece did some lovely colouring ;)

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  5. Great idea for the heritage photos! You still can get your fingers inky!

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  6. Great idea for old photos that you want to cherish.

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  7. Great accents for the older photos. It's nice that you're preserving a piece of the past.

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  8. What a great idea for your older photos! I'm so glad your niece had fun. :) What a good time togetherE!

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  9. Fabulous! Love the LO and your niece's coloring too!

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  10. What an awesome idea! TFS.. Love the coloring too! :)

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  11. Great heritage book! The coloring pages are sweet. I'm sure your niece had fun.

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  12. What a great artist she will turn out to be...just like her great Aunt.

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  13. Wonderful heritage pages, great use of Unity stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. The heritage pages look wonderful!

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  15. Great idea for the photo album and cute coloring book.

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  16. After seeing your post I'm going to get busy on making a few coloring books for visiting family members! Your use of the stamps on your family album is great too. They go along perfectly with your photos. ;-)

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  17. Love your idea for the 4 x 6 ancestor project you are doing! And thanks for sharing your great niece's adventures with her coloring book...so fun to see it in action, yes?

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  18. Glad your coloring pages were a hit! The heritage album is just wonderful!

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  19. What a fun Aunt you are....I can see she had a ball...and a great idea for the old photos!!

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  20. Cute idea for a quick scrapbook!

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  21. I love your idea for the old photos!!! That is going to be one fabulous album when you complete it. Truly a treasure!!!

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  22. what a great idea for old photo's, that is going to be wonderful when you are done

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  23. Great job with the old pics. What a treasure! I am still planning to make our grands some coloring books like this!

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  24. What a fabulous idea for those off-size pictures! Too clever. And I love the colouring book :)

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