Monday, October 7, 2013

Interactive Elements with Karan!

Greetings, it's Karan here today to host the blog for you.

Some of you may know that my hubby was raised Amish and it wasn't until he started school that his parents decided to switch over to Mennonite.

Hubby was five and his only language was German when he started school He had a tough time trying to understand English and his parents felt it was difficult for him to learn.  With that being said, it was very seldom to have any pictures of ancestors. We do have this photo of hubby's Grandfather ( who is on the right in the photo) and Great Uncle's Joe and Emanuel at a family gathering. 

I really wanted to scrapbook this photo (and there are a few more I want to do as well) and I tried to keep it simple with a layered heritage look.

traditions heritage layout 007 
The bottom border is from a left over kit from Quick Quotes and I am happy with the way it turned out. 

Here are some detail shots:
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Heartfelt Crestions dies (Vintage floret and bella rose) are some of my favorites to play with on my projects.

traditions heritage layout 004

I still have a few scraps left in my 6x6 Cracklin' Rose Paper pack and it works perfectly for layering with a smaller photo(s) such as this one. 

I created an interactive element on this page, the photo and all the details are all attached to a piece of vellum (5x7) and then attached to a larger photo mat with brads, allowing the mat to be flipped up to add journaling about the photo at a later date. 

Here is a quick video on how you can do that too:

Quick Quotes Products:
Cracklin Rose Papers
Clocks-8x10 Chipboard
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Mocha Mama

Other Products:
Want2Scrap Bling-72 Count white pearl; Fancy Chipboard Word-Traditions 
Heartfelt Creations-Vintage Floret Die; Bella Rose Die 
Corrugated Cardboard

Thanks so much for stopping on over!  Happy Scrapping!
~ Karan
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Karen M. G. said...

Karan that LO is outstanding!
Thank you for sharing some of your family history.

Candy's Creations Blog said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Donna said...

Very cool Karan, you always have such great ideas!

Unknown said...

Wonderfully done! Love the colors...perfect for this photo! What a great idea with the interactive element too! TFS!

Barb Craft said...

Another beautiful layout! I love the way you left a spot to add the journaling later!

barb :)