Month: March 2013

Memorabilia
Treasure Chest Thursday

Treasure Chest Thursday: US Mini-Flags

The collections people have tell a lot about who they are. One fascinating thing my husband has is a collection of mini-flags from various countries around the world. He also has several state flags. And finally, he has a series of flags that flew over the United States of America. I personally really like the […]

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Scrapbooking
Writing Family History

Blue and Green Heritage Scrapbook Color Scheme

Last week, I showed you some of the scrapbook pages for an album about my mother and her heritage. This week, I’ll share the family history layouts that are included in my father’s album. Once again, notice how a well-chosen color scheme can be applied to the entire album to unify each page into one […]

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Memorabilia
Treasure Chest Thursday

Treasure Chest Thursday: Concert Program

Okay, now most people would not think the following post is worthy of inclusion in a family history meme of Treasure Chest Thursday. However, my monthly challenge was fad items. Right? Have you participated yet? If you haven’t there is still time. And why not have a little fun with it? I’m about to have a […]

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Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking Color Schemes Basics

This website has a lot of wonderful posts about capturing and preserving your family history. Today, I’m going to share a collection of scrapbook pages that follow one color scheme to unify the visual story.  For my mother, I used a green, tan, and gold color scheme. I chose these colors because they were the […]

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Personal History
Writing Family History

Celebrating the history happening now

Here I am taking a moment to celebrate the history that is happening now Last month, I worked on my personal history in the form of the yearly scrapbooks for two of my children, the family book, and a travel album from two years ago. I also caught up on our family blog that I […]

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Memorabilia
Treasure Chest Thursday

Treasure Chest Thursday: Let the Artifacts Tell A Story

I would love to share with you more tips on being a better photographer by knowing which settings to use for which occasions. However, today, I’m taking a detour of sorts. When we have awesome treasures, we should let them tell their own story, so we don’t have to. We can do that with photography. […]

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Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking: Keep The Story Brief

I have enjoyed sharing with you various pages from the heritage albums about my mother and father. If you’ve missed any of them, be sure to check out the posts in the Heritage Scrapbooking thread. This week I wanted to focus a bit on the journaling block. When creating a family history album, you want […]

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Memorabilia
Personal History
Treasure Chest Thursday

Treasure Chest Thursday: Photographing Plaques

Reflective surfaces on your artifacts are a p-a-i-n to photograph. If you have been out photographing tombstones, you know exactly what I mean. Having yourself reflecting back out of a tombstone isn’t exactly what we’re going for. The same goes for any plaque or artifact that you have. Last year, my friend helped me photograph […]

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Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking: Using Paper Memorabilia

I’ve shared a number of different types of scrapbook pages you might want to include in your family history album. If you’ve missed any post, check out the heritage scrapbooking posts that you’ve missed by clicking here. As you might have seen in my Treasure Chest Thursday and Photo Friday posts, I have preserved a […]

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