Friday, October 21, 2016

Family History Blog HOp

Welcome to the Exploring Family History blog hop. We are creating crafts related to our family history. Most of us would agree when began paper crafting to create a historical record of our and for our families. Of course, we love to get inky and sticky while doing it so let's dig into our crafty family history projects.

But first, we would like to say a HUGE THANKS to our sponsor today. Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner AND take 10% off any order placed through her (not available on website) by October 31th. Email her at scrapsbygracie AT with your order.
All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs. That's it! It really is easy. Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs). Now on with the hop!

I used a picture of my sister and I having Afternoon Tea on our recent long, long trip to Michigan to visit family. I have more pictures to add in the future, I think that I am still recovering from that long, long trip. For the page opposite the picture of us, I printed out the lyrics to the song, "Sisters" from, "White Christmas".
For the cover I used watercolor paper, I used watercolor paint to color the background then I used a background stamp on top of the paint, added some washi tape, title and a couple of stick pins.
After I cut all of my pages I used my Cinch to punch the holes and bind them all together, added some jewels and ribbons.
Here is the lineup for the rest of the hop: 
Alicia -
Up Next is Holli
 Lisa -
Theresa -


  1. what a wonderful mini! great job and thanks for joining the hop!


  2. Great layouts. It is beautiful in the upper part of Michigan. Next time you should go on up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, it is very relaxing up there.

  3. What a great idea! I love the lighthouse pictures and the cover! I love purple and lighthouses! :)

  4. Beautiful book! Love the embellies on each page...great photos!

  5. Love all the little touches. Great family album. Thanks for hopping.

  6. Great album thank you so much! I love all your details!

  7. What a treasure! Your album is lovely!


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