Still holding hands

Still holding hands 1

This is page one of a four page traditional scrapbook-layout which I created in October 2013. I made the film-strip from pages of a ledger book with square holes, which I painted black. The 12″ x 12″ layout was taken by me with a Nikon D70 camera ©

Still holding hands 2

Page two of the layout, the photos are of my My Mother in Law and My Father in Law and was taken in the 1940’s in South Africa.

Still holding hands 3

Page three, the photos were taken on Family day, a day which was spent with some of their grandchildren and some of their great-grandchildren. There were more photos taken on the 25 Th of July 2010 at my brother in law’s house with a Olympus E-520. These are the last photos I have of them. My Mother in Law and My Father in Lawhad been happily married for over 60 years.

Still holding hands 4

Page four, the flourish tab reveals information about the photos and the Vintage Journal envelope contains more photos which were taken on Family day.

This is a close up of the flowers I made from gathered lace, I inked the edges and attached them with black brads to the layout.

Close up of heart-shaped envelope which contains information on the photos and journaling.  Template and instructions are from the book Handmade Cards: Simple Designs for Beautiful Cards [Hardcover] by Anne Akers Johnson(Author)

I added rubber-stamped flourishes to the paper. I used Inkadinkado Dinka Clings Classic Flourishes.

Some of the other supplies and tools I used were: Ledger paper, Fiskars heart shaped template, Maya Road Chipboard Scrolls, shimmer flourish chipboard by Making Memories, lace, Acrylic paint, Brads, 3 D pop dots, photo corners, ink, rhinestones (Gem Chick), Tulip® Permanent Fabric Dye, etc.

I used Tulip® Permanent Fabric Dye to color some of my lace black.

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Some of my sources are:
Free Shield Pattern from

Vintage Journal Freebie from

Tutorial: How to draw back paper edges by Gabrielle Pollacco

“Still holding hands” by Melissa Diekema, Grandfalls, M.I. from Simple Scrapbook magazine.
“Beware, the Mamarazzi” from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Spring 2011 by Brenda Cazes a.k.a Skrapaddict from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Mom-My Mother in Law
Alida Johanna Meyer (6.6.1929- 10.2010)

My Father in Law
Jacobus Johannes Brits
(20 May 1930- Sept 2012)

Faux Filmstrip Tutorial


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