Americana Themed Heritage Scrapbook

When you create a heritage scrapbook, unity and flow are greatly improved when you pick one color scheme for your albums and stick to it, especially for small projects such as the ones I suggest in my book Family History Scrapbook Simplified.

About this time last year, I shared the completed collection of scrapbook pages from my parents’ separate scrapbooks. If you missed it, you can find the posts Using Color Schemes and Color Scheme Part Two.

Over the past weeks, I have shared with you some of the pages from my Grandpa Lew’s scrapbook. Today, I want to share with you a recap of the color scheme that I used for the album. Thankfully, the color scheme was easy to use as I had a kit with plenty of options to choose from.

Americana by No Reimer Reason
Americana Kit by No Reimer Reason

The designer Amber Reimer of No Reimer Reason has some wonderful designs, one of which is called Americana. This kit was the primary kit that I used for Grandpa Lew’s album. I used a few additional embellishments from a kit called Home of the Brave by Nikki Barber. I found that kit at

Family Tree Scrapbook Layout

Family Tree Layout 

Funeral Layout with Documents

Heritage Scrapbook Layout Baby Page

Baby Page Layout with Documents


Marriage Page


Timeline Page


Military Page – Left


Military Page – Right


Home Front Page – Left


Home Front Page – Right


Story Page – Clubs


Story Page – Clubs

As you can see, I utilized some pieces of the base kit with a few supplements from a secondary kit. The bulk of the design focused on the photos, documents, and stories of my grandfather. When you make a heritage album, I hope you’ll be inspired by how simplicity really makes a wonderful tribute for your loved ones. When you have a book like this complete, you have a memorial ready to be used as a funeral book that people can view when they attend services. You can also have a great gift for the featured person while they’re living. Or, such books can be treasures for those who are missing the ones they love.

Have fun making your family history albums. Feel free to leave a link to your projects so we can all see what you’ve created.

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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