Yesterday was my day for "Designer Spotlight" on the Fancy Pants blog. I made this little mini album using all Fancy Pants Products. ( except the vintage bingo cards)
When we do our projects for the designer spotlight, we can use any FP products we want... no specific line, whatever stikes us. yay! That really makes it fun!
I have been designing for Fancy Pants since before they had a Design Team. lol That's quite awhile. Jared and Jodi are fantastic people with the most darling kiddo's you could images. (you can see them in photo on layouts Jodi has created the the website) here.
It's been amazing to watch this company grow over the past years!
I did this little album with a combination of FP chipboard pieces and notebook Journal pages, a long with vintage bingo cards and tags.
I TREASURE the old photos I do have ..but wish I had many more!
( That's my grandma, great grandma, and me on my moms lap)
my sisters, Donna and Sharon , with my brother Gary.
My momma (second in from the right)
(photo below)- My dad on the far right and my Great Grandpa far left.
Doing a little mini album like this is so fun, because you can just add whatever you want. Each page is like it's own mini page.. that is finished quick. (instant gratification.. that what I'm talking about) lol
You can do as many pages as you need. ( or add more to it later). Use up little bits and pieces of papers, chipboard and ribbons that aren't big enough for a larger project or layout.. but are still beautiful none the less.
If you want a complete supply list with photos you can get that on the fancy Pants Blog .
I love photos!
Old or new..but there is something so interesting about looking at photos from many years ago. If it's something you have memories of, of course you get that comfy nostalgic feeling. It just helps take you back to that moment in time. If it's from a time before you.. don't you just love to look at the photos and wonder what a day in the life of that person(s) might of been? Baking everything from scratch, no microwave, or dishwasher? eek No air conditioning, washing machines or dryers. I think about my grandparents and great grandparents, as farmers, getting up early, working the fields, taking care of the farm animals.... (and usually lots more kids to take care of and feed than most of us have now).
Every photo.. really does capture moments of time.. and tells a story. Oh.. if only they could talk. I Often think.. I wish there was a detailed description on the back of each photo, because it seems so sad that often, as the years go by and memories fade... the people and places are forgotten. The old photos are shuffled around in a box or .. even worse..at an estate sale .. each one, with a story that no one knows. Sad. When I see this .. I think to myself.. I need to start writing on my photos.. so that doest happen. But I have to be truthful.. I still haven't. Life gets busy... other things come first. ( and a million other excuses) I am glad I do scrapbook to document things..but I have SO many photos, and most of them have no writing on the backs. Time to change that! New promise to myself the the coming year!
Because photos are so important to me .. I guess I always hoped they would be to my boys also. Here's hoping..... maybe??
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things , long after you have forgotten everything." Aaron Siskind