Saturday, October 20, 2012

Family tree

A few years ago my family went to Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. It was a park with a long family tradition; many years ago, a couple years after I was born, the family gathered for a family photo:

The email invitation for the party included this photo on it, and at the new reunion, we recreated the photo. (Just in case you're wondering, my mother is in the middle row on the left, and I am the one on her lap.)

Since then, I've wanted to make a page with both photos side by side. Recently, I was able to scan the original, so I printed it and put it together with the more recent photo. Here's the page:

I used Studio Calico's September kit with it. I'm nearing the end of the kit, so I didn't have many embellishments; however, one of the kits I got came with a leaf stamp. I thought it could double as a tree, so I stamped the green part for the leaves, then the veins in dark brown as a trunk, then used a Zig embossing Pen on the edges, scattered some Zing embossing powder in Leaf, then embossed. Here's how it looks:

I don't do many family tree layouts, but this one, I wrote about the family history in Minnehaha Park and how almost forty years later the family tree has grown, which you can clearly see in the same place in the park. Amazing.


Briana said...

This is such an amazing story! So awesome that you were able to recreate that with your family. (And we love visiting Minnehaha Falls!)

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

I just adore this Jennifer, it warms my heart.

Diana Waite said...

what a NEAT layout--I LOVE it!

Keshet said...

what a fabulous story jenny!