...and the color blue

Sunday, January 5, 2014

We've got the January Blues at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.  No, we're not feeling blue. We're celebrating it! And we have some blue projects to inspire you as well.
When I think of blue, I think of my Mother.  Blue is her favorite color!  I chose blue to create a scrapbook page for my heritage album.  My heritage album is different than most.  Years ago, I spent many years doing genealogy research with noted genealogists, and have amassed an impressive collection of names and dates.  But that's not what I wanted to focus on here.  Census reports and death certificates provide valuable information, but they don't reveal much about the actual person, so in my album, names and dates have been replaced with bits of personal information.  It's also only 8x8 in size, which is perfect for those small vintage photos.
Are you feeling blue?  Celebrate the color and show us your January Blues at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and you could be the winner of our weekly $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!
 
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24 comments:

  1. Beautiful page and photo Michelle!! Great background and the gold numbers are perfect. The embossed frame and the buttons are very pretty too.

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  2. What a wonderful way to capture your heritage! I loveeeeee your page! LOVING the colors and love love love love the starburst bits behind her photo!!!!

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  3. What a gorgeous layout...awesome pic of your mom!

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  4. I admire your layout and think the sentiment about what Sally loves is so much fun. It reminds me of a high school yearbook and what friends might might write in one.

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  5. This is such an adorable page, Michelle and what a fun tribute to your mother. Love the quilt feeling you've given this page with that very cool starburst feeling behind her picture. Love how you layered that and the colors work so well with the blue! <3 Candy

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  6. gorgeous page and the color blue looks good on her:):) Beautiful picture!

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  7. Wow - what a fabulous idea to keep a vintage scrapbook and give meaning to the photos and information - and what a breathtaking page you have created!

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  8. What a great layout - love the gold and blue, and a great idea to use the smaller page size for those older photos.
    Alison x

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  9. Gorgeous tribute to your mother , love the gold and blues, they work so well in your design. Wonderful way to keep those memories alive , lovely. Tracy x

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  10. What a beautiful layout! Love the picture of your mother. The frame and the paperclip give it such a great touch! Hugs, Sandra

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  11. You make me wish I scrapbooked, Michelle! My gosh, this design really rocks it!! And the little personal note instead of a cold name and date, genius!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. What a lovely tribute to your Mom! A gorgeous photo too!! :)


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  13. Love this gorgeous page! Happy New Year!

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  14. Such a precious layout, Michelle. I love the beautiful layering and the gorgeous photo. Great design! :)

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  15. Your background is stunning and your picture is so sweet! Amazing work! BArbarayaya

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  16. Beautiful layout! A great tribute to your mom! Love how you used those pennant pieces to create kind of a starburst!

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  17. What a pretty scrapbook page Michelle! I love the way you are just adding little bits of personal information. Wonderful idea! Fabulous use of the different papers!

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  18. I seriously just got up and raided my kid's bag of snowman and Christmas tree peeps. Couldn't get them out of my head after reading your journalling : ) Wonderful page on your Mom!

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  19. Fabulous layout Michelle! Love your mix of patterned papers and the textured frame! What a wonderful tribute to your Mom!

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  20. Love this Michelle. I too have over 3000 names and endless facts and figures from family history research and have finally started to take your approach to telling the stories in scrap form to pass on to future generations. Keep up this great work. Jenny x

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  21. This is such a fabulous tribute to your mom! You always bring people to life through your art and I love your philosophies of keeping heritage alive beyond just the names and dates. The patchwork look you created reminded me of my own mom as well and that made it evoke emotion in me, too. That's what real art does, in my opinion: makes us feel. You always do that and that's why I love your projects so much! And on a totally unrelated side note, you are doubly-cool for recognizing my 'Burbs reference! ;)

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  22. I add my wow to the others - the mix of colors and patterns is amazing.

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