Monday, September 19, 2011


Though still taking baby steps, I want to continue my path toward learning the art of vintage scrapping! This layout was inspired by a group within the Bella Creations website. It's called Souvenirs du Passe (Memories of the Past), and is hosted by DT member Maggie. I am also submitting this layout to The Paper Trail Makers, a challenge blog. This challenge is to incorporate a bit of vintage into the layout--right up my new alley!

The obvious "bit of vintage" is my photograph, c. 1949. It is a family photo of siblings (in case you missed the resemblance!). With the predominant photo color being yellow, it is from that which I chose my color palette. The background paper is from the Brilliance Collection by Authentique. I used only about 2/3 of my scalloped paper (guessing this is from Basic Gray), so was able to use a piece of what remained for the upper right-hand corner. To accent that same corner, I used a vintage time piece (with accompanying bling) from The Girls Paperie (Vintage Whimsy Glitter Charms).

One of the few purchases I have made of late is a set of stamps from Unity Stamp Company called Ticket to Life. Tickets are a very trendy embellishment these days, but lend themselves particularly well to vintage layouts. I chose to use this particular stamp because it reminded me of the cost of a movie theater ticket (15 cents) and box of candy from the concession stand (10 cents) in the old days! I stamped on a piece of canvas for a more aged appearance. The butterfly is the top two layers of a three-layer sticker from Basic Gray (Pops), with the top layer inked with a bit of yellow. (I am a great fan of "adjusting" purchased embellishments to fit the layout!)

The flowers are by Prima, and they, too, have been "adjusted" by removing a bulky button and replacing it with a gem. My reason for doing this was to created a lower profile so that the layout would scan more easily (I need to work on my layout photography skills!). Lastly, I added that cute vintage die cut of a little girl collecting flowers in her dress. I believe she is from Vintage Attic Treasures by Melissa Frances, but not sure. The names and birth years of the siblings are computer generated and, for now, are serving as both the title and journaling. If I one day come across just the right font, I just might add SIBLINGS as my title.

For now, please enjoy this as it is. I had so much fun creating this one because I am that little girl in the middle!

Thanks again for dropping by to check out my blog. I would be pleased to know that you were here, so leave a comment!!


  1. Kay - this layout is beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at Trailmakers and our vintage challenge.

  2. Oh, you look so cute in the photo! Great lo and love all your embellishments.