22 September 2010

Free Family Tree Digi-Papers

     Thanks to @Lineagekeeper for the tweet on some free digi-papers for genealogy scrapbooks.  These are five amazingly cute, free! family tree charts available from ObituariesHelp.org. (Although they are not large enough for a 12x12 page)

     While you're there, check out the rest of the website. There are a number of ideas and resources for scrapbookers and genealogy researchers.  While viewing the scrapbook pages, utilize the pulldown menu to see a large number of family tree charts. Bookmark this!

12 September 2010

Featured Page - 400 Whitehall

     My maternal Granfather's mom and step-father owned and operated The Frederick Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1940s and 1950s. I heard family stories about the hotel, which many family members stayed in at one time or another. Unfortunately, the location where the hotel once stood is now a park-and-ride for MARTA customers. I was very disappointed to discover this, as I wanted to see what the hotel looked like.  Recently, my mom and I visited my Great-Aunt Ree, who gave me a number of old photos. Included in those photos were three of the hotel.  I've put them into the layout below. I did a lot of heat embossing in this layout. Both the '400' and the keys were given their gold color using heat embossing.

400 Whitehall

  • Paper
    • 7 gypsies: For Autumn Leaves #1958 
  • Stamp:
    • Hero Arts: Antique Keys CG178
  • Embellishments
    • 7 gypsises: Antique Keys
    • Tim Holtz: Grungeboard - Digits & Punctuation: Swirl
    • Ranger: Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gold
    • VeraMark: Watermark Stamp Pad

05 September 2010

Featured Page - Ola

This heritage layout spotlights a photo of my Great-Great Grandmother, Frances Iola "Ola" Witt Quattlebaum.
In this scrapbook page, I made liberal use of Tim Holtz distress ink and Hero Arts Stamps. I crated the branch pattern on the paper using a stamp which I also used to create the paper directly under the photo. The brown pattern was created with TH Distress Ink and the white pattern was created with embossing powder. The full supply list is below the image.


  • Paper
    • 7 Gypsies: avignon
  • Ink
    • Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
  • Stamps
    • Hero Arts: Scroll Tree F4927
    • Hero Arts: Manuscript Background H2141
    • Hero Arts: Birds And Branches AR173
  • Embelishments
    • Tim Holtz: Grungeboard - Mixed Minis Plain