I don't usually take scrapbooking classes, I'm usually teaching them, but this Fall is different. With my new consulting business, I'm not too motivated to scrapbook much. So, I've decided to take an on-line class by Ali Edwards called Yesterday/Today over at Big Picture Scrapbooking.
Class started this week and as I wated the nearly hour long video presentation I realized the class was more of an "All About Me" scrapbooking exercise...somewhere along the line I must have read the class description and thought it was about heritage photos...any hoo I'll make it work for that very purpose. I'm interested in getting the stories told of my Grandmother and her siblings while we are blessed to have her here with us. I've mastered the scrapbooking about myself conumdrum, I have at least five annual albums about myself...one for each child.
A number of years ago, I was on a roll in telling the stories of my ancestors and here's a layout that I prepared back then...back in my Creative Memories Days. The trendier scrapbookers might not like this style, but hey...I have over 70 completed albums done in a similar fashion and the stories have been told and preserved and isn't that the bottom line?
This first layout is their marriage certificate and photos from a wedding anniversary celebration. The second layout is the story about how my ancestors of yesterday, may have just been emerging from the great depression, but their elegant style was similar to that of today's modern day Martha Stewart. So I was mixing stories about Yesterday & Today 10 years ago.
My plan for my new heritage scrapbook pages that I create during this class will be more like personality profiles and feature one enlarged 8x10 photo. Similar to these, CLICK HERE