Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Lakehouse in 1920

It seems like I will never be done with this house. I do have to say though the house is looking better every day. The back part of the house, the bedrooms and bathrooms have been scoured from top to bottom. Walls were washed, carpeting shampooed, furniture oiled, windows washed, curtains cleaned. Its a great feeling to have this portion of the house completed. There is one remaining wall in the living room that has not been completed. Its the wall where the wall unit sits. Its big and bulky, and very heavy to move. I need to remove everything off of it to be able to move it. But to do that I need to clear some room on the tables that is holding other miscellaneous items that need to be put in their proper place or packed up and put in storage.

Meanwhile, while I am existing in this vast wasteland I call home; I still have to prepare for my workshop coming up this next Tuesday. I am featuring Close To My Heart's "Sweet Home Workshop on the Go" scrapbook kit. I basically liked the layout, but I found I needed to make some changes. I call that the "Leanne's Touch."

I used the Sweet Home Scrapbooking Kit, along with CTMH's Baroque Alphabet stamp set. I used Garnet ink along with Heavenly Blue and Blush markers on the title. I also used Garnet ink for the flourishes on each page. The stamp scallop edge was stamped in Cocoa and blue dew drops in the center of each stamped image came from my good friend, Jennifer.

The journaling is hidden behind the large picture on the right side. It says: "Paw Paw Lake
My grandmother’s parents owned a summer cottage up on Paw Paw Lake, Michigan. Every summer, they would go to the lake for the summer. The tradition continued after my grandparents got married. It was a family time. Not only my grandparents and great grandparents, but my grandmother’s brother, Roy and his wife Lillian would join in the family time.
Pictured in the photos:
On the left side layout is two photos. The first photo is of E.Bradford Mosher holding onto Bradford and Donald (my father)Archer. The photo was taken in 1920. The next photo is of Roy Mosher and Lillian Jennings. Don’t you just love the swimming costumes?
On the right side layout is another two photos. The top photo is the summer cottage. From the looks of it, quite a few people could stay there comfortably. The largest photo of all is of my grandparents, Wilken and Leona Archer. The photo was taken about 1920. "
I am really itchin' to get back into my rubber room and start doing more layouts. So, not more with this "Susy Homemaker" garbage. As Douglas MacArthur said, "I shall return!" I too will return with more layouts and more cards and anything else that will get the creative juices flowing.
So, until next time.
Happy Scrapping everyone!!
Inky Hugs,

1 comment:

Haley D. said...

I love "Leanne's Touch!"