At a very fun project that Laura and Krista at Sweet Sentiments are offering as a class on April 2nd.
This was just a joy to work on, but it caused a number of tears too … memories of loved ones now gone. But I felt it was an important project, I wanted to capture a memory of yesteryear for my kids. Basic Grey’s Curio line was just the perfect paper for this project …
My mini spinner album has photos of a few generations of both my Mom and Dad’s families, and some momentos of my immediate family that I grew up in as well. I shed a few tears for Mom, Dad and my twin brother Gary Wride. But there were lots of smiles too. I did a lot of distressing, used embossing powders, and made a number of flowers and embellishments for the project. I included family trees that go back a few generations. That was amazing to find the clues and registries and even my grandfather’s enlistment papers online in an archive from World War I. I especially like how the tags I created turned out. They added a nice dimension. A good therapeutic project, and I am sure my kids will treasure it for years.
Something to help me get my wind back in me and give those challenges a break.
More pictures coming. Will be great to offer it as a class and see what other spins class participants put to the spinner album … we had so much fun at Sweet Sentiments with the last class.