Friday, August 27, 2010

TGIF Friday

Me on Easter in the mid-70's. Maybe about 6?

I stayed up way to late last night trying to finish up slicing and re-touching the scans of my childhood and heritage photos. I had somewhere around 160+ scans that averaged 4-5 pictures per scan.  It has been a huge project, but as I saw that number dwindling down to 15 scans last night I had to crank it out.

My next task will be to try to approximate dates and tag people in the photos. I also need to look into a noise reduction plug-in for PSE. There are some photo's that need some more cleaning up beyond what I am comfortable doing manually.

I still have a lot a work ahead of me, but I have several stories I want to tell.  I it has been so rewarding to see pictures of my brother and me growing up, some I remembered, some I had never seen.  And to find so many hidden treasures of my parents and grandparents in all those photos was incredible.

Of course to be punished for staying up late, Nicholas woke up in the middle of the night, and ended up in our bed again. At least it is Friday.

On the list for this weekend....

  • Order Studio Calico goodies for September (woohoo!)
  • Finish fall arrangements to get them off the dining room table
  • Go to the mall to get the boys some fall/winter clothes before my coupon's expire
  • Lunch out with the family
  • Scrap, scrap and more scrap (I hope this one isn't wishful thinking)
And here are a couple of layouts to share.  I am finished up through June my Month in Review (Project 12) layouts.

May 2010

May Side 1

May Side 2

June 2010

June 2010 Side 1

June 2010 Side 2

June 2010 Close Up (I love this fun Cosmo Cricket Chipboard)

I love my punches and Studio Calico month stamps for this project.  The photos and journaling are taking up so much of the layout space, just a few paper strips and accents are all I am doing on these pages to keep them similar throughout the year. Now to work on gathering July pictures.


papirdiva said...

That photo is sooo cute!

And I love your double pages. Never made one myself, so I am definitely in awe! Love how you manage to use so many photos without it looking cluttered!

Thank you for commenting in my journal :)

Gloria said...

Ohh gosh that photo of you on easter is very cute! I can imagine how time consuming scanning all those photos might be, but Im sure that you will be soo happy you did it...

I should start scanning pictures of my childhood, a lot of good memories to preserve! You did a great job on your two page layouts,they look great!

Rebecca said...

How awesome to have digital images of all your old photos--and that one of you is just precious! Love your monthly layouts and how many fun photos you fit and love how you used the CC.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is amazing, you are putting a lot of work into this album, so happy for you.....great pages you have here on your blog...have a sweet day!

enjoy *~*