Monday, March 31, 2014

Re-Scraping My Dad's Photo Ablum

My Dad made three or four photo albums of our family.  Think about that it was my Dad who made them not my Mom.  I have two of the albums.  I am not sure what happened to the others.  My brother who lived with my Dad until his death and lived in his home until the house sold did not have the albums when
I visited him in 2009. 
A few years back I had taken some of the pictures out of the book and placed them on black pages and wrote what my dad had written for each page.  I wanted my albums to all be 8.5 x 11.  I didn't feel good about this so I did not proceed with the project.  
Saturday morning while preparing to go scrapbooking with some friends, I hit upon a wonderful idea.  Why not cut the pages out of the books, leaving his pages intact and add them to my paper to fit my books.  I asked my fellow scrapers and they agreed. 
I am posting just some of the pages here.  Now that the pages are scanned I can also send copies to my brothers.
I didn't make the pages fancy, just a few embellishments, I wanted the main focus to be my Dad's pages.  These pictures are from their Honeymoon at Niagara Falls, they went to both the NY and Canadian sides and swam in the Great Lakes.
It was hard deciding what paper to use.  I would think oh trees in the background may be a green or a stone bridge brown. Sometimes it was I just like this paper so I went with it.
I did nine pages but I won't bore you with all of them.  I am happy with the results.  I may add some journaling notes and copy what my Dad wrote as his white ink is very faded on the black paper.  I even tried my white ink pen on the old porous paper and it soaks in and is very faded.  I want to save the information.  
I did post some of the other pages here.
Here are the two album I have.

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