Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nature's Beauty

Bill's Reddish Egret photos - Aransas Pass, TX  - April 2012 I used Erica Belton's Circle Two Layered QC, Lauren Bavin's Spring Blooms Value Collection, and Coastal Breeze, also by Lauren Bavin.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Randall Family

I was so blessed to have received this wonderful 1908 photo of my great grandparents this year, 2012.   Great Grandfather, William Sankey Randall (born May 11, 1862) married Great Grandma Eva May Crocker (born Oct.24, 1864).  They had 11 children:  George Ray, Eleanor Ellen Jane, Oliver Cromwell , Lillian Emma, Margaret Pearl ( my Grandma), Marie Mary Maude, Elizabeth Reed, John Pierce, Charles William, Dora May, and Wilma Eva.  In this photo (back row) are:  Marie, Pearl (my grandma), Charles Morrow & his wife, Eleanor Randall, and Lillian.  Second Row (seated):  Oliver, Great Grandfather William Randall holding baby Dora, Great Grandmother Eva, George, holding his daughter, Margaret, & wife Jennie.  Seated bottom row, Elizabeth (who died from pnemonia when she was 15 years old.)
     Journaling reads:  In the back row, second from the left, is my lovely grandmother, Pearl. She was 15 years old in this photo. My grandfather, Chester McCance, was once engaged to Marie, Grandma’s sister, who is standing next to Grandma. When Marie got sick with T.B., and ultimately died at 22 years old, my grandfather started dating Grandma, fell in love, and he asked for her hand in marriage.

Page kit used for this heritage page is Lauren Bavin's lovely Creme Caramel . Also used Marcee Duggar's gorgeous Vintage Collector 4 Element Set (postcard) and her incredible Heritage Charmer Deluxe Word Art 1.

Family - Cora Hazel Barbour-Oakes

This is my Grandma Oakes showing off her long hair.  This photo was taken in the early 1900's near New Castle, PA.  Robyn Gough's beautiful Cinnamon Sunday Value Collection was just perfect for this heritage page and it complimented the fabulous free spirit Grandma had.   

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Family

My Family Tree using the Genealogy Mega kit, which can be found at Digital Scrapbook Place.  I love the backgrounds and elements in this huge mega kit.  You will be using it over and over. 

Cora Hazel Barbour Oakes

This lovely lady is my grandmother; my father's mother.  Even though I always knew of her when I was growing up, I never got to meet her.  Still, I feel her in my heart.  One day, we will know each other and will spend forever together.   I used Lauren Bavin's wonderful heritage Value Collection, Stories of the Past. The scattered diamonds are from Nicole Young's Vintage Show Total Drama (recolored).  The loopy tension stitching is from Meryl Bartho's Stitched With Love - Slightly Untidy.  The little pink flowers are from Carol Ann Gary's Happiness is Contagious, which, unfortunately is no longer in the Digital Scrapbook Place Store.  

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4th

Bill and I had a wonderful time at the first July 4th celebration at the new Redfish Bay Boat House and Restaurant.  I loved the music, food, people, and the beautifully decorated and patriotic boats in Conn Brown Harbor.  Aransas Pass, TX  7/4/12  Used Teresa Loman's July Life Journal Value Collection and Lauren Bavin's Custom Fill Chipboard Alpha - Couture.