Friday 7 September 2018

Generations of Love Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by our family tree and our Grandparents in honor of National Grandparents Day.
National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9th.
This is a weekend hop, but you have until Monday at midnight to finish hopping.
Lorby's World is the blog to start at and she is offering a special prize to one lucky person. All you have to do is hop through all the participants in the blog hop and leave a comment on each of the their blogs. Lorby's World will pick a winner to be announced on Wednesday, September 12th.
Welcome! You should have come from Amanda Rhodes from My Thoughts & Scraps
Here is my project:

When I saw the theme of the blog hop, I knew which picture I needed to showcase. Only problem, I didn't have a copy of the photo. I knew my mom's cousin had a copy and asked him to email a digital copy to me.

This is a photo of four generations. My mom was raised by her grandmother, in Japan during WW II. My mom was 4 years old when they went to Japan and returned at age 14. My mom and her mom had to get reacquainted and my mom had to re-learn English.

The little edge of blue you see around the 12x12 page, is my self-healing mat. I didn't want to put my scrapbook page on the cement outside. I made some lanterns by stamping one of the larger circles from Stampin' Up's Circle Circus stamp set onto white cardstock. I punched the circles out using a 1.5" circle punch. I then ran the circles through my Fiskar's crimper for some dimension and to mimic lanterns. I traced the edge of a dinner plate for the string from which I hung the lanterns. I matted the photo with a light teal because it was the color of the dress I was wearing. Unfortunately, in those days, pictures were black and white!

Thank you for joining us today and please continue on to Miranda Enclade from Crafting with Miranda.



  1. This is stunning! I love the photo and the little bit of history! So wonderful!

  2. I love the lanterns! I will have to look for that stamp. I think it's ironic that we both chose a 4 generation's pic!

  3. great photo and layout! love the banner you created.


  4. What a wonderful story to go with your wonderful layout. What an amazing picture of ladies in your family.

  5. What an awesome picture! Love your layout!

  6. What a special photo and the lanterns are perfect.

  7. What a special picture. Love the little lanterns also. TFS


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