This is a photo of my grandmother's cousin "Coatsie" and her 'man'. The photo was taken in the early 1930's. I love the glamour of that era. Coatsie is sister to Minnie, who I scrapped recently. Sadly, because my great grandparents both passed away when my grandmother was still a young child, we don't really know a lot about my Dad's side of the family. After their parents had passed, my grandmother and her two brothers were separated and sent to live with different relatives. My grandmother lived with Coatsie and Minnie, but we did not know about all these photos until after my grandmother had passed, so we do not have a lot of information. My Dad is working on solving this great family conundrum, hopefully one day he will unlock the door and this side of our family history can be learned. Until then, I will enjoy preserving these photographic treasures as best I can.
This lo is mostly a "stash buster" - using some very old Kaisercraft Papers "Jades Garden" which I have had in my stash for a few years now, the die-cuts, wooden flourishes and resin flowers (a gift from the ever thoughtful Chez) are also Kaisercraft.
I did some fussy cutting, painted the wooden sign with distress paint and colored the crystal flourishes with permanent marker as the clear crystal was just too shiny for this page. I really enjoyed putting this together; after some creative inconsistency brought on by 'life stuff', I feel like I am finally getting my scrapping groove back and boy it feels good.
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