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Username Post: Old pic of house: COMPLETED!!!        (Topic#1566613)
pugs223
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Hello all,

Thanks for stopping in to check out this post.

This is a pic of my house from 100 years ago - the lady in the pic is my great grandmother holding my great aunt.

My house - 100 years ago By Pugs223


And here is the final project.....

1911 House pic LO By Pugs223


Edited by pugs223 on 12-12-11 07:26 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
blondey040300
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Great pic! I love the new Pink Paislee mistable shadowbox frames...They are awesome! They have kind of a flourished edge that really adds to the frame. You can mist it up with some vintagy colors and add different flowers or trinkets to add to the vintage style. Good luck!


 
dwelch
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How wonderful to be living in a home that's been in the family for so long. If those walls could talk... I think doing a 12x12 layout and framing it in a scrapbook page frame would be a great idea. Do you have a copy of a mortgage page from way back then that you could copy off for your background?


 
lifethroughalens
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Good idea! And/Or add a copy of the deed. You could get that at the courthouse for cheap (a couple of dollars) What about taking a picture of your house now from the same angle and include it too. Let us see what you come up with.


 
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I found this one, it'd look great in a showdowbox frame. http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 3266299.h...

The deed idea is wonderful!

Here is one that I like:
This Old House By Annscraps


Edited by rockmom on 11-09-11 10:27 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
PokeyMom
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I saw a layout I loved about a house picture in Simple Scrapbooks March/April 2007 page 60. It was done by Stacy Julian.

I will describe it, very simple.
White or cream 12 x 12.
Page is framed with thin ribbon.
House is centered in the middle with a doodled straight line frame. In the upper left corner of the frame is a little simple doodled house.
Above the frame line, the address.
Across the bottom of the picture is a strip of ribbon with a bow on the left and a brad on the right.

Blocks of writing are on the page haphazardly surrounding the house (horizontal or vertical writing). Each thought begins with "Here is where . . ." You could put if someone got married there, born there, dates of who lived there, etc, any event worth mentioning.
Some words were highlighted in chalk.

HTH



 
ColbyCheeseCat
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This is a really old LO, but it has a similar idea It is in a shadowbox as well. I'm probably going to redo it at some point to have more of the house in frame though...

(Not looking for comments) Just wanted to share to give you some ideas. I don't do vintage much either

My Grandfather (Mother's Day gift) By ColbyCheeseCat


 
PaulaB102
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DO make sure to update this thread as you get it put together... I really want to see the result.


 
twosmilestoday
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I LOVE rockmom's example!!!

That is amazing.

It is the story that will captive the audience for years to come. Make the picture and story center stage in a beautiful shadow box. That would be so classy and timeless.


 
pugs223
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  • blondey040300 Said:
Great pic! I love the new Pink Paislee mistable shadowbox frames...They are awesome! They have kind of a flourished edge that really adds to the frame. You can mist it up with some vintagy colors and add different flowers or trinkets to add to the vintage style. Good luck!



I had never heard of these, very cool.


 
pugs223
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Thank you all for your suggestions. I am going to see what I can dig up on house deed info on my next day off.

I will definitely post the final product.

I am thinking about going with the Bo Bunny Timepiece paper unless I find something else that is appealing.

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Vallee
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Oooo...I love this idea!!! I just got the idea to make a mini album of my hometown. The house I grew up in, my HS and MS, my elementary school and all the places I used to hang out. I can't wait to see what you create!! I love the idea of a house that has been in the family for so long. You just don't see that very often anymore!


 
pugs223
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Ok bought the bo bunny timepiece pack, some doily ribbon stuff, flowers, and theres some tim holtz stuff I'm thinking about but will wait until it's on sale or use the 40% off coupon and make a couple of trips.

HL didn't have the weathered frame I want in 12x12 so will have to look around or go with the black one....not sure


 
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  • pugs223 Said:
Ok bought the bo bunny timepiece pack, some doily ribbon stuff, flowers, and theres some tim holtz stuff I'm thinking about but will wait until it's on sale or use the 40% off coupon and make a couple of trips.

HL didn't have the weathered frame I want in 12x12 so will have to look around or go with the black one....not sure






Is it black wood or metal? If wood and you want it 'weathered'..weather it yourself...sand it down in spots, hit it with a belt buckle or similiar, rough it up......


 
pugs223
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Teresa - hl did have a weathered frame, just sold out of 12x12. No metal that I saw. I do like your idea of beating up the frame myself

I finally opened my bo bunny pack and got excited about a cardstock punch out that said "generation to generation" perfect.

Looked at all of the pp in the pack, great line for this project. Then I found a piece of patterned cardstock with blocks of phrases on it and one of the blocks said...

"for generations to come" even more PERFECT!


 
pugs223
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Thought I would share a better pic of the house - my cousin emailed me the scanned version instead of my pic of a pic. Going to start working on it this weekend (I hope)

Better pic of house 1911 By Pugs223

Oh and I found out the guy between the horses is my great-grandfather and the girl in the buggy is another great aunt.


Edited by pugs223 on 11-18-11 07:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Msceejay2000
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Sounds neat. Love the deed idea, heck it might make an interesting page for my newer home too. I love the idea of recording that sort of thing. In 50 years they probably won't believe how cheap my house was. LOL


 
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I have a layout in my favs that someone used printed out the census page that of that address. You can get them on the library genealogy section on line. You can print them on your printer. They look exactly like the original because they are the originals. I will link that page here.
Give me a moment.


 
anda11
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Here is the link to the layout using a real copy of the census

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=gallerie...


 
pugs223
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Linda, that is a fabulous idea with the census. Great LO.
ok, must go to library and possibly courthouse soon


 
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