Month: October 2012

Scrapbooking

Color Palette Resources for Heritage Scrapbooking

One of the hardest parts about creating a digital scrapbook is choosing the right color combinations. I’m not a graphic artist per se, so I love when I can find resources to help me identify which colors come together nicely. I have found a website that I LOVE. The Color Combinations website is primarily used […]

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Memorabilia
Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Lucky Photo Shoot

When I was visiting my Aunt in Ohio, she let me see a number of wonderful treasures that belonged to my grandmother. My grandmother passed away in January, and I knew it was a difficult process for my aunt. Thankfully, I was blessed to have one afternoon where all the elements of a great photo […]

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Scrapbooking

Finding Inspiration Including Memorabilia in Scrapbooks

I have been taking a lot of photos of the memorabilia of my grandparents, parents, and self. What in the world will I do with it all? In some cases, I’ll insert these photos into a written book that details the lives of my ancestors. But that is down the road. Instead, I’m on the […]

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Genealogy 201
Preserving

How to Get Access to People’s Stuff

For Christmas last year, I created a digital scrapbook for my mother about her and her heritage. The book was 20 pages long. Just long enough to provide an overview of her life and heritage and still get it complete. When she opened the present, early because she was excited to see what I created, […]

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Memorabilia
Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Throwing Out the Rules?

I’m still quite a novice photographer, but I enjoy learning as I go. Today, I just wanted to take a photo of some more memorabilia and decrease the clutter in my home. In my younger life, I competed in pageants and had to wear special shoes for the evening gown competition. I also had special […]

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Scrapbooking

My favorite products for Digital Scrapbooking

Many websites share their favorite finds and I’ll be no different. Here are some of my favorite digital scrapbook items. I love this collection for military or American themed albums. Soft Vintage Scrapbook Kits I LOVE Coreen Silke’s work. In instead of posting all of her wonderful albums kits, I’ll share three. A wonderful romantic […]

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Gravestone photos

Tombstone Tuesday: Some Cool Things I Noticed While at the Cemetery

If you haven’t noticed, I like to use Tombstone Tuesdays more than a ‘throw away’ post. Sometimes I just post a photo and move on. Other times I like to share what I’ve learned and what I’ve found interesting. Today I wanted to share three gravestones that I found interesting for various reasons. See if […]

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Software

Ugh… I wish RootsMagic could Sync with Ancestry.com

I admit that I love RootsMagic because it Sync’s nicely with new.familysearch.org. But I REALLY wish it would sync with Ancestry.com. Is that too much to ask? A program that did both? Okay, so I’m not a tech guru, but here’s the deal. I have used Ancestry.com for over a year now. I don’t feel that I […]

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Memorabilia
Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Turn Them Over

If you’re a genealogist and work with old photographs, you know the critical rule of turning the photograph over to see what is on the back. When you’re photographing memorabilia, the same rule holds true. Turn them over. When reopening a box of memorabilia stored in my own treasure box, I found this medal. To […]

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Scrapbooking

9 Tips to Making a Heritage Album Someone Actually Wants to Read

Seeing my children opening a scrapbook about their ancestors is a true blessing. As I grew up, my ancestors were people in fading black and white photos on the main wall of our home. Their facts were on pedigree charts or family trees. They were about as real to me as Calvin Coolidge. They were important to […]

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