Monday, September 13, 2010


Since we put our first home up for sale in June, I have been thinking about making this page.
It worked out very nice with the Design Dollies September sketch challenge. (Thanks, girls!) I wanted a home-made feel to the page, so I added a border that looks like old fabric. I did this by snipping all around the edge, then running the paper under water and crumbling it just a bit. When it dried it had a lovely aged look and added texture to my page.

My journaling block was stamped and then raised with foam squares. "Home... This is the home Daddy came to after the war... this is where Mike took his first steps... Where Addy celebrated her first holidays..." and then at the bottom of the page I continued the journaling with... "This is the house we made into our first home" and then I wrote the address.
My favorite embellishment these days... a fabric flower with my great grandmothers old button in the middle. (sorry for the blur)

The last thing I did was make a pocket for a few photos I had of the inside of our home.

These slide behind the smaller winter picture and have a few tabs so you know they are there.

On the back of the matted photo I just put three slim pieces of foam to hold the extra photos in place.

There... a perfect fit!

Thanks for looking... hope you try something new on your next page!


Erin K said...

Awesome!!! I love the color pallette and cool tip on the border.

Allison said...

Very nice! I love the journaling too... our homes are so special to us. Your kids will be happy to have that!

Miss Em said...

What a great idea. I had not thought to scrap my house. I am definately going to do that.

Peggy said...

great job with the sketch

LaLa said...

love it-did you cry when you were working on it?

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