October 2, 2018 at 7:58 pm #21654
In October, it is time to talk about our house or any house that has meaning to us, past or present. Will you show us what your house looks like? What it looked like before renovation? What your first house was? Or what about your dream house?
Tell us your “house story”.October 9, 2018 at 7:28 pm #21789
Earlier this year my dear friend Carl, a professional miniaturist, gave me a 1:12 scale dollhouse, one of two replicas he made of London’s famous Market Cross House. In gratitude I created a scrapbook about the Market Cross House (later known as the Crooked House of Windsor) and his dollhouse as a gift for him, and also as a new project to teach myself how to scrapbook as I am a newbie. I used papers and elements from Pixelscrapper’s “Our House” bundle. Here are some of the pages.October 9, 2018 at 7:33 pm #21794October 9, 2018 at 7:39 pm #21799October 9, 2018 at 7:45 pm #21803
Dear Rae, you have done beautiful work my friend. I enjoyed viewing them all … well done! <3October 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm #21807
Thank you so much for your kind words, Annie!
There were two versions of this dollhouse made, and since I had photos of both I included the two variants in the scrapbook project.
Here I used Cass’s Screwheads and Wooden Alphabet (which was perfect for this project), and also her Cluster Maker, Strip Cluster Maker, and Photo Masks Scripts.October 9, 2018 at 8:05 pm #21810October 9, 2018 at 8:15 pm #21813October 10, 2018 at 2:51 am #21814
Wow Rae, beautiful work on all your projects my friend. The are a pure delight to view, thank you. <3October 10, 2018 at 4:17 am #21815
Really wonderful pages, Rae.
~ MicheleOctober 10, 2018 at 7:40 pm #21819
Rae you have created a beautiful project !
DawnOctober 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm #21820
Thank you so much for your friendly encouragement, Annie, Michele and Dawn! I really appreciate it.October 10, 2018 at 8:23 pm #21821
Rae, your pages are beautiful and interesting! I love the King’s Mistress in the keyhole too!
DeLorisOctober 10, 2018 at 8:49 pm #21823
This is my maternal grandparents house that was in Auxier, Ky. My father would take us there every summer (we lived in Norfolk, Va). My grandfather built that house before I was born. It had 2 bedrooms and rare for the time and area and indoor bathroom. He built my grandmother a pond in front of the house under the kitchen window. We would watch the fish while we ate meals and enjoyed feeding them every day. Actually, it was only about 3 ft deep, but as kids we thought it went to China! In the picture to the left is their smokehouse and under that was a root cellar. Behind the house and down the hill was a barn. A chicken coop was next to the barn. As kids, we would help my grandmother churn butter, make homemade soap and break beans. We loved going to the garden and cut vegetables or berries for meal/deserts. We helped our grandfather hoe corn and thought it was fun! You can see a wooden swing frame at the base of the tree to the right. There are soooo many precious memories associated with that house. Kids today miss out from knowing the wonderment of the “old ways”.October 11, 2018 at 8:42 am #21828
Rae, your layouts are very nice and have so many different techniques… well done.
Hi DeLoris, you have some nice memory of your grandparents and the time you were with them.October 14, 2018 at 12:22 am #21851
Hi everyone, I have finally returned from my very enjoyable 14 week trip to Queensland, although it was an eye-opener travelling through western NSW and Queensland where the drought is extremely bad. We had weeks of cloudless blue skies, brilliant sunshine and warm weather, not too hot, however we kept an eye on the weather at home which was very wet and windy. As you can see on my page we didn’t escape unscathed.
Rae your pages are beautiful, the doll’s houses are lovely and the pages complement them very well.
DeLoris I thoroughly agree that the kid’s of today don’t know what they are missing. I have fond memories of staying with my grandmother, she only lived 5 minutes away but I pretended it was miles away and refused to “call in at home” when we were out.October 14, 2018 at 2:00 am #21852
Wow, Marlene, you guys really lucked out. Will you be planting more lavender bushes? LOL. Great page.
~ MicheleOctober 14, 2018 at 6:10 pm #21894
What great layouts! Some real talent here!
These layouts are from 2011, using My Memories software. I can see so many things I’d change now. Most of the work was done using a designer pack that I won all Southwestern!! Fabulous gift!!
The images are from the Cleaveland Homestead, my hubby’s grandparents and the 6 children they had living at the time. Winters were spent in Moab so the kids could go to school. They traveled from Collbran, Colorado to the Fisher Valley, Utah by horse and wagon. Their house burned down in Collbran killling two of their girls.October 14, 2018 at 6:51 pm #21914
Wow! Great inspiration.
My husband, journeyman carpenter, built our home in 1983-84. I wanted a “U” shaped house so that there could be a deck in the center. He designed it and we have raised our children here and are now retired and still enjoying it. I used cass date stamp2 and added a “grunge effect” as described in one of Cassel’s sessions.October 14, 2018 at 6:56 pm #21916
What a beautiful home, Royanne! Even more beautiful that your husband built it. How wonderful!October 14, 2018 at 7:53 pm #21917
Very pretty Rae! I love the U shape!
DeLorisOctober 14, 2018 at 7:57 pm #21918
Teri I love your layouts! Such a sad story about the children dying in the fire. They had a rough life for sure.
DeLorisOctober 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm #22035
Our daughter moved into her home in 2011, I had not scrap booked this as I was unsure how to do it and the pictures are very low quality. I used house template that Cassel gave us and the pictures worked well in the template. I used Cass Clip To It to clip the pictures to the shapes in the house. This script puts the picture and shape into a merged layer. Once I am happy with the merged layers I then use Cass Merge Group Rename so I only end up with one layer. Once I decided which scrap kit I was going to use I used Cass Open as A Layer, free script, this script brings in the elements/papers with the same name as in the scrap kit. This way I always have the name of the file of each element/paper. I used Cass Edge Magic script to darken the edge around the paper and the 2 tags at the top. I used Cass emboss tape script, with free special elite font, for the dyno tape. I applied drop shadows per Cassel’s guidelines. However, I had a lot of elements so I used Cass Shadow Placer. Cassel thanks for sharing the house template with usOctober 20, 2018 at 8:55 pm #22037
Royanne, what a lovely layout! You did a fantastic job!
DeLorisOctober 20, 2018 at 9:22 pm #22039
Thanks for the kind words DeLoris, hope you are feeling better.October 20, 2018 at 9:51 pm #22044
Hello DeLoris, Marlene, Teri and Royanne…. you have all created wonderful pages.
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