I come from a family of hoarders -- bad for my storage space, but fabulous for family memories!!! For instance, I have every single one of the letters my father wrote my grandparents from Korea -- and he wrote everyday!!!! I also have a background as a historian, so perhaps that is why I feel so strongly about incorporating memorabilia into my scrap pages, whether heritage or current.
|This is a layout I did of the recent paint job on my house --|
I scanned the estimate and used it and
the paint chips of the colors used.
|This heritage layout includes a copy of a letter from my great grandfather|
to my father planning this fishing trip. The letter tells my father to make sure he
has some boots for the adventure, so I cropped a picture of his boots to use in the layout.
Everyday presents us with memorabilia that can be used in layouts -- from concert tickets to small shells from a beach trip. If you have vintage/heritage photos to scrap and don't think you have memorabilia to use -- think again. It is relatively easy to find things like census records online these days and the census record of one of your ancestors makes a fabulous addition to a heritage page!!! Try incorporating memorabilia into your pages -- I think you'll love it!