Thursday, October 29, 2009

Something old, something new

I have a few older photos from my Mom's cedar chest. They are such treasures even though there weren't a whole lot from my parents past and my childhood. It is so much fun to use them on layouts. Most of the photos were very small and so I have also had fun making copies of them, doing a little editing to repair defects and then printing them out a bit larger. There is something to the character of them in the black and white finish.
Many of the tiny photos that my Mom had were printed with a deckle edge so even as I have copied them and printed them a little bit larger, I have still, many times, cut the edges with deckle scissors to keep with the look from that time.
There were only a couple of photos from my parents wedding day but at least there were those for us to see. I tend to not use the actual photos from this time. I like to make copies and use them on my pages. That way I can cut them and not feel like I am going to ruin them plus I can often do a small amount of editing that makes them even better then they were.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

8 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Linda.. what beautiful layouts...

Cheryl Nelson said...

What treasures these photos are. I'm the same way in using copies instead of the originals! Beautiful work in preserving these memories!

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are just beautiful Linda! Your LOs capture the spirit of the photos perfectly!

(-: Heidi

Lydia said...

Great heritage pages, they are really well done, I have such a hard time with these!

Debbie said...

Beautiful layouts, with focus on the photos and journaling. I like the deckle edge look of older photos and what a great idea to reproduce it on reprints!

Andrea Amu said...

I never tire of looking at vintage an dheritage photos and layouts! Gorgeous work with these!

Anabelle said...

These are just wonderful. Love the deckled look, too!

dstandard said...

Came to check out what you were up to - fabulous pages - love love love that vintage look!