I’ve started spending a bit of time documenting photos from my childhood. Is that something you’ve done? Or maybe want to start?
There are some challenges to documenting older photos. But nothing that can’t be overcome.
It’s hard to remember the when and sometimes even the where. These photos are almost 40 years old so it was a long time ago. I may not be able to remember all those little details but what I do remember is the feel and smell of my grandparents house. Or how the photos make me feel when I look at them now. When I choose the photos (which aren’t many) I try to document how I they make me feel or what I remember most about the people in the photos.
The photos aren’t the easiest to scrapbook. They are dark. The quality is low. They are odd sizes. But it’s what I have so I’m making them work. Something to consider – if the photos are very precious, you will want to make a copy of them and keep the originals in a safe place.
The photos in this layout were taken at my Grandparents home. It was my FAVOURITE place to be. I still remember so much about that house and how much I loved being there. It saddens me to drive by and see its condition now. They took such pride and care in that home. I remember telling them that when I grew up I was going to buy their house. It wasn’t because the house was spectacular, it was a regular home. It was because of the memories.
This layout uses the magnolia lane dsp and lots of other odds and ends that I pulled out for this weeks kit for my Scrap Your Stash class. Find all the details and a link to participate here – it’s not too late to join us!
I encourage you to pull out some old photos and start telling the stories from your childhood. They are just as important as those of your kids and grandkids!
Have a creative day!
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In addition to the following supplies, I used a die cutting machine; a heart shaped charm and brown alphabet stickers.