Just a quick post with the next 2 pages in the book. These are my mother in law's great grandparents on her paternal and maternal side. It is so awesome that she had these wonderful photos and certain members of her family have taken the time to find out about all the genealogy information.
The patterned papers are some Anna Griffin paper that I have had in my stash for eons. I bought a kit from QVC I bet it was 10 years ago! But I still love her papers...so elegant and perfect for heritage books. The flowers red flower I got at WalMart in the clearance bin, the little beige roses are from Recollections for Michael's. That beautiful stick pin on the top layout was made by a friend of mine at scrapbook.com Bonnie Pratte. The pearl spray is from the wedding supplies aisle, the little cherish sticker is from K & Co. Ancestry (?) collection. There's a little brown page hanger on the top Layout from Close to My Heart, as well as the pearls. The photo mats were cut with my cricut from I think the Storybook, Cartridge. I cut them at 7 1/2 inches. The smaller cuts with the family information on the tower page were Cut with the Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to My Heart....and that gift was a Christmas gift from my oldest son and family...Thanks guys! I also used some Antique Linen Around the distressed edges, and sewed the pages with my sewing machine.
Here is some inspiration for you. I am currently working on this sketch from Flying Unicorn. It is their current Monday Mojo Challenge Sketch.
I found this quote on a stamp from Close to My Heart...and just have to share it here:
The Family is the link to our Past
And Our Bridge to the Future