...quick little album...

I was straightening our office (which doubles as our guest room) the other day & I happened to look under the bed...um. yuck...let's just say now I know where all of the missing socks & Lego heads went. Anyway, I also found a large stack of old photographs that I had brought home from my Grandmother's house after she died last year...a stack of photos that I had completely forgotten about...

I started flipping through the old photos and found that I had quite a few of my Gran when she was a girl...

An hour later I found myself with my box (OK, more like storage unit...no, seriously) full of paper scraps & scrapbook embellishments spread out all over the family room...and this...





With just some paper, ribbon, deco tape & a few embellies...OH! and this awesome 7Gypsies book cover...I have a darling little photo album...all about my Gran...







I didn't show you the whole album...in truth, I didn't want to bore you...I just wanted to share a few of my favorite pages. I adore that last photo of my Great Gran's friends coming for tea...I swear I have photos with my friends and me posing the exact same way...sassy girls...

Simple little project...but it has made me so happy...

Here's where I'm linking up this week...



37 comments

  1. I just love how that came out!!
    It is beautiful and holds such precious memories!

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  2. I LOVE this ♥ I too have quite a few old family pictures, waht a fun idea to make a pretty album.

    Hugs...

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  3. I really like your album!! I love how old and vintage it looks :)

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  4. This is just beautiful! Instead of keeping the pics stored away what a beautiful way to display them! I LOVE old black & white photos!! What a lovely project!

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  5. What an awesome find! Seriously...the last picture is amazing!

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  6. Wow, that's fantastic! I've tried scrapbooking before and I just have no talent for it (seriously. zero.), so I'm always impressed by other people's scrapbooking work. It looks beautiful, and such a fun way to remember her :-)

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  7. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree Creations today!

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  8. That turned out so good! I love little albums! Scrapbooking is so much fun. You did an amazing job. I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I'd love to have you! Check it out under the "Stache Party" page on my blog: mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  9. Love,love, love it! And how fun to have something filled with memories like that.

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  10. Very cool! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  11. You did an AWESOME job! That is a great little album that will be cherished for generations to come!

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  12. so so beautiful! What a great way to treasure those photos! And it seems like a quick way instead of spending a year on one scrapbook this is a wonderful alternative! You rock!

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  13. That turned out amazing! You're right, that last picture is great :)

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  14. Maggie - this is so gorgeous!! Sunday is the one year anniversary of my gram passing away, and this just struck a cord - I am sitting here crying. I would love to put something together like this!

    xoxo

    Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  15. So sweet. I have a similar book of my mother-in-law. It's a family treasure. Lisa~

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  16. lovely - perfect use for the 7 gypsies stuff - what a great project!

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  17. This photo album is fantastic! The colors and textures with the embellishments look wonderful.. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Oh, my gosh! How universal is that last shot?! Generations of girls have struck the same poses. You made a real treasure there.

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  19. The book is so beautiful. I wish you had shared the rest of the pages as well. I am sure I would have enjoyed it.

    Saw your link on 'Homemaker on a Dime'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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  20. Would love to know how you did that cute little "Follow" area at the top right of your blog!!

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  21. This is so so so special! I am the collector of all the old photos on both sides of our family. They just are too special to lose and you've done a wonderful job making these even more special!

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  22. so lovely, just love the little key on the front xxxx

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  23. This is so adorable! It really turned out great. What a cute little book.
    Rachel

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  24. I just LOVE that! What a special treasure you have created. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  25. So super cute!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this!! :)

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  26. you're adorable. what a great way to honor your gparents. too cute!!
    xoxo

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  27. Oh! What a great album! Love how the album is so suitable for the photos!

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  28. Oh, I just love this album! You did such an amazing job. I'll be featuring this on my upcoming thrifty thursday link party! (Oh and I added a button finally. Yay!)

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  29. LOVE this. I have old photos of my mother-in-law from WAY back and I haven't done anything with them because I really want the project to do them justice. This is lovely!

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  30. Hey, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks so much for joining the Stache Party in August and sharing your creativity with everyone! I hope you'll come back in September!
    Stephanie
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  31. That's really lovely and cute graphics.I like to all photo album picture.

    Knit

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