Monday, August 3, 2009

Timeless Treasures



For my project tonight, I pull our some old photos that have desperately been in need of scrapping. The images in this set are perfect for scrapbooking old family heritage photos. I used several of the images to create a vintage panel, which I overlapped with my two photos. I'll add some journaling to the panel I created later, but I need to consult with my dad to get a few facts straight first.

The lady on the left in the bottom photo is my great-grandmother on my paternal grandmother's side. She was already very old when I was a child and I only ever saw her sitting down, with my grandmother usually standing beside her. Because of the contrast between them, one sitting and one standing, it always seemed to us as kids that my grandmother was very large and great-grandmother very small. So that is what we called them, Little Grandma and Big Grandma. Little Grandma was born in 1896 and lived for 96 years. I wish I had been old enough to understand what a wealth of history she had lived to see before we lost her.



I started with a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock and place a Tim Holtz mini mask in the corner before sponging with Creamy Caramel ink.

I removed the mask and then sponged a little more Creamy Caramel, then some Chocolate Chip ink.

I stamped some of the images from Timeless Treasures with Creamy Caramel and the sentiment with black.

I stamped the cameo twice, once with Memento black and once with Versa Mark before embossing with Ranger Superfine gold embossing powder. On the one I stamped in black, I did some subtle coloring with my Copic markers, W1, R20 and my blender pen. Then I cut out the center from that image. On the embossed image, I used Y23 to color the frame and then adhered the center. I also applied a layer of Crystal Lacquer over the surface.

I used the same process to make the pocket watch as I did for the cameo. Layers were Pure Luxury Ivory and Chocolate Kiss from Gina K. I also added some corner accents using my EK Success curved corner punch.

Have a great day!

106 comments:

"Tillymint" said...

Beautiful as always! This really is the perfect set for scrapbooking memories - Congratulations I know it's going to be very popular.

Jennie said...

Wow, what a beautiful page. Love the pictures and the design of your scrapbook page....this stamp set is so special. Thanks for the step by step directions to creating this page, I had never seen the Tim Holtz mini masks before and will be keeping an eye out for these. Love your set and thanks for the chance to win :o) Crossing finger and toes, LOL! hee~hee

JenMarie said...

Absolutely stunning Theresa!
Your work is always breathtaking!

Tina Gilliland said...

Theresa... that is a GORGEOUS page!!! I am soooo excited to get this set. GREAT job!!!!

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Shirley said...

You do such wonderful work. I love your page and I love the card you made for Thursday. A true keepsake.

Julie.G said...

Gorgeous heritage page....these stamps would be perfect for this kind of page...thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial...and for the chance to win this set...
Julie G.

Tami said...

This set is just gorgeous (along with your page!) Thanks so much!

laurlynn said...

Love the page...reminds my of my great grandma.

Anonymous said...

I especially love cameos; and pocket watches never lose their appeal. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely set. I'm Pat J at venicepat@hotmail.com in the event I'm lucky enough to win!

Giovana said...

Beautiful!! The vintage look is amazing.
God bless
Giovana

Cathryn said...

This is a beautiful scrapbook page Theresa, Love the white accents and thanks for the family story, I love to hear remembrances like that.I love your stamp elements for scrapbook pages. Great Job as always!

Janice M said...

Beautiful Scrapbook page! This is an awesome vintage set.

Stampin' Pam said...

Theresa - where does one begin - there are not enough adjectives in the dictionary OR thesaurus to begin to do justice not only to YOUR fabulous scrapbook page but also to everyone of them I saw on the hop. SO I guess I'll sum it all up by saying
smashing
stunning
exquisite
beautiful
gorgeous
fabulous
awesome
fantastic projects by all!

Ok I guess you get the idea - and boy - does talent ever run in your family! It was great to see work by your mom and sistah! Wish my creative mom were still here to stamp with me - she'd be great at this too. Rock on girl - keep bringing the stamp sets - you have certainly proved yourself as an artist extraordinaire!

Maxine said...

Hi Theresa,
I love the new set you have designed; Timeless Treasures. It brought back timeless treasured memories of my childhood. My father worked for the railroad for 40 years and like his father and many of their family they all wore pocket watches everyday. They wore them of course to keep track of the train schedules. As a chld I was always fascinated with these pocket watches. Thanks for taking me back to a good memory, for designing such a wonderful set, for all the beautiful work you do to inspire us every week and of course for the chance to win this wonderful new stamp set.
Maxine

AG said...

Absolutely beautiful page! You are so talented and such an inspiration!
~Angie

Kathy H said...

Awesome as always! :)

JessicaK said...

Theresa, this is such a gorgeous set! And it fits so well with scrapbooking too. I'd love to be the proud owner of this set. I'm off to the rest of the hop - I can't wait to see what everyone has done.

Barbara Taylor said...

Love the page, I have some pictures of two of my Grandmothers with me as a child (68 years ago) that would look great with these stamps.

Janice RR said...

This page is gorgeous, Theresa! I have two full "heritage scrapbooks" that need to be made (for me and my brother) . . . this makes me want to haul out all the stuff and get started! Thanks for sharing your beautiful inspiration!
Janice Rosenthal Rock

Allison Cope said...

Stunning Theresa! I always love your colouring and attention to detail on all your projects! Love this stamp set too!

Linda said...

What a beautiful page. I have a lot of old pictures and never thought this set would do much for them!!! Boy was I wrong. I would love to win this set as I already spent my weekly "scrap allowance" after the party the other night!!!

Linda

ny2tx_patti said...

I loved reading the story about your great grandmother and seeing how you used this new set! What a surprise it would be to win this wonderful blog candy!

Marsha said...

What a beautiful set, Theresa. You have more talent in your baby finger than I have in my whole body. So glad there are artists like you for people like me.

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, how beautiful! Thank you for showing us your process!

redwasher1 said...

Theresa this is beautiful! The only person in the picture I recognize is little grandma.Love it!

Davi said...

Theresa. The vintage look of this page is so beautiful. YOur talent is quite evident. The stamp set is also quite wonderful. Davi

Lynn Stevens said...

I just came from Cathy's blog and you sure picked a winner with her as your guest artist. Your new images are beautiful,I love vintage too. Would Love to be entered in your drawing. now off to the hop!
Lynn Stevens
minpinsloveme@msn.com

Linda Cichowski said...

Theresa, the Timeless Treasures stamp set is so timeless. The cards and scrapbooking pages were absolutely beautiful.My dh has pocket watches that were his fathers from when he worked on the railroad. I would so love to win this blog candy.
Thank you,
Linda

Du Gurit said...

What a beautiful page!
Thanks for sharing the little tutorial, It's so cool!
And thank you on a chance to win the stamp set!!

waltermouse said...

This is a gorgeous project, and I love this new set. It's just on my wishlist till payday, though. :)

Orli said...

wow!!
stunning page i love the way you work and learn alot from you'r blog
thank you
Orli from Israel

scrappintlc said...

Beatifully elegant. This will be a set I definitely buy next time I put in an order to Gina unless I win one *chuckle*. I love everything victorian and vintage. You do such beautiful work Teresa and please don't ever stop showing us how you color everything, helps a lot.

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Very lovely vintage page. I love vintage with scrolls and lace and time pieces.. I think I've "saved" every single stamp I've had that had anything to do with a watch face or time piece..Love the new scroll stamp.

Ashley said...

What a beautiful set and project!

Chrissie said...

WHAT A FANTASTIC SET FOR ALL MY OLD PHOTOS THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN .I ALSO LOVED THE CAMEO CARD YOU MADE

lisa808 said...

Theresa, your scrapbook page is beautiful. What a treasure and heirloom. You are such a talented artist and crafter. Thanks for the chance to win such a special set.

Juls said...

I have just looked through quite a few of your posts, all your work is just stunning! I love your your work it is so stlyish, love the beautiful vintage feel you have created, and also how you have made embelishments out of the stamps! Gorgeous!

ANAT S said...

beautiful heritage page and the set is just heritage page

Littlebear said...

This is a beautiful page. The stamps are just perfect for older photographs. I would love to scrap my grandfathers photographs so that my family don't forget who everyone is.
Clare x

JazzyH said...

Beautiful layout!

kathypa said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous work. I love what you did with the cameo and pocket watch. It's very clever and beautiful. Your work is wonderful and provides a lot of inspiration. Thanks for sharing your work.

Sue D said...

This is a great set for all our heritage photos. I love how you did the cameo and watch on this page.

Beth S said...

Hi Theresa. Absolutely love this L.O. Great tutorial. Thanks for showing me how to use this set in my scrapbooking.

Karen Knegten said...

Theresa- I checked all the Blog hop cards and they are all so beautiful. Another gorgeous set you designed this time-- and it resonates with everyone.

Miesdf said...

Beautiful! I think I am going to have to be brave and try that. I love that set and it is on my wish list.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very nice, Theresa! Thanks for detailed step by step information. Thanks for your encouraging comments on my cards, too. You are great!
Seongsook

Michelle H. said...

Wow! This is so beautiful. I love these kinds of layouts and images! This set is one of my favorite and is at the top of my wish list. You are truly talented!

Peggy said...

This is a great set and l love the great ideas especially the cameo with the clear coating over it. Good job! God bless.

Pat said...

I love time pieces and your set is beautiful I would really like to win it

jonim52 said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to try this set. Your work is absolutely gorgeous!.

MindyYoung said...

Awesome scrapbook page! Thanks for the chance to win the set!

Terri E. said...

These images really bring a since of a time long past. Such a neat concept.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

lindal said...

This is gorgeous! I love the pictures too. I have some pictures like this that I was to scrapbook. Now I have an idea of what to do. Thanks Theresa!

Donna said...

What a wonderful scrapbook page and what a wonderful stamp set. I just love that vintage look. Pick me! Money is tight this month because we have to pay two college kids tuitions. But if I don;t win this one will definitely be on my list when money frees up. Love to blog hop. Thanks!

Carrie said...

This is such a gorgeous set! Thank you for the chance to win!

Laurie in MN said...

I have boxes of old b&w photos that are different sizes. After seeing your beautiful page, I may start scrapping.

j. wilson said...

Teresa thank you for your new designs and i hope to win your new set. Also for the step by step instructions...they are most helpful.

Lois said...

Beautiful page of memories. I need to dig out my vintage photos and work on a scrapbook. This stamp set would be a wonderful addition!

Dawn Frost said...

I love your new set and the cards you've created with it! I too have a ton of older photos I have to scrapbook and this set is a must have.

Corrine Ann said...

Your vintage scrapbook page is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration I needed to do something like this with old pictures from parents. Your new stamp set us perfect for this and also makes wonderful cards. Good luck with it.

Denimo said...

Hi Theresa! What wonderful work... as usual. I come to visit your blog almost daily. I love all the cards you make, but there's an extra umph to these timeless treasures ones. Makes me want to own alllll these sets! Thanks for the chance to win a great new set!! Denise

Gidget-Trish said...

Wow! Gorgeous page. Checking out your blog is one of my favourite parts of my day.
Trish

Melodye Cunningham said...

The Timeless Treasures Set is truly "timeless". Your cameo is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am loving this stamp set. Your page is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.

StampinDi said...

Theresa-your scrapbook page is amazing along with all your other work. You are such a talented artist! It must run in the family your mom and sister are quite talented too. Your latest stamp set is exquisite. It is perferct for scrapbooking and card making vintage style. My parents are both getting up there in age so I'm trying to get as much family history from them now. We have been going through old photos together getting them organized. I would love to have this set to use for scrapbooking these photos.

Anonymous said...

Researching and preserving my family history is what got me into stamping. I'm always drawn to stamps that have that vintage feel.
Love your page! Love your stamp set!
T. Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

cathy said...

Great heritage page and lovely stamp set. clpeper@charter.net

Jenoulla said...

Theresa, love this truly timeless set. It sure would be wonderful to own it. I really like the card that you made with the set.
June

Shannon said...

Your page is just stunning!!! I love how you made the panel and the cameo.

catdidit said...

What an awesome page Theresa! I just love every element of it!

Tracey said...

Your page is simply gorgeous Theresa!! What a fabulous set!! xx

Jennie said...

Theresa...I won a set from one of the GKD challenges on SCS this morning (and chose yours) so if I am chosen at random pick someone else :o) Thanks for being so giving, this set is amazing!

jaymack said...

This is a perfect set for vintage photos. I love the old pictures, everybody looks so mean or bored because it took so long to take the picture.

Sharri C said...

Theresa,
I love how you made the page look aged. The set is very versatile. Thanks for the great inspiration. SharriC

Deanna said...

Your artwork is so awesome! I just love it all and this set is at the top of my wish list! I hope I win!!! :) I love all the inspiration from the blog hop. Looking forward to many more awesome sets from you too!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful set and the layout with the cameo is super cool.
Nan

Pattyb said...

Gorgeous set to do family heirloom pages or cards. I love the cameo especially, and can't wait to try to make one for a card. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration with us!

Blessings
Pat

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! Love the heirloom look to them!

June
mbarger3@yahoo.com

Mary said...

Your page is beautiful Theresa! Your grandmother would be very proud and moved by your talent and the love that went into it.
Thank you for sharing the technique you used on the cameo and the watch! What a difference it makes.

A beautiful stamp set!
Thanks you for giving us something else wonderful to work with.
Have a great week,
Mary Friederichsen

Dee in Oklahoma said...

This is such a gorgeous stamp set..yes, perfect for all the vintage photo's...I have many that I need to get done. Thank you so much for showing the tutorial. This is pure inspiration.
Blessings, Dee

Martha said...

such a beautiful set and amazing layout!
love the pictures and the colors.

Carole Miller said...

I love the stamp set and it would be a great one to own. I especially love Cameo's and can see so much potential with that stamp set.
Carole

Tiya-B said...

thanks for the chance at this great stamp set! it would be great fo4r cards and many memories.
love your family descriptions and love you cards, examples and howto's.
thanks

Beth B said...

This is one set I would love to win!! What wonderful scrap book pages you can make with this set. Loved the blog hop and all the beautiful samples. Thanks for your wonderful designs!

Elena said...

Wow! This page is so beautiful! I love the stamped background paper! Love all of the details of this layout!

Elaine M said...

What a perfect set for heritage pictures! Your scrapbook page was wonderful. Thx for the opportunity to win a set
Elaine Moore - mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Debbie Z said...

I would love to win this set of stamps. OH they are sooooo BEAUTIFUL! I recently received hundreds of family photos from my great aunt. They date back over 100 years. Your set of stamps would be the ultimate final and perfect touch for the album I'm making. We are really talking old, old photos of when towns were being started and farms and things!

Dawn W said...

Great set for the family scrapbook!
Love it!

Anonymous said...

Love this! I am not a scrapper but have some old family photos that would well with this idea. Thanks so much for sharing it step by step!

Chris R. from Iowa

Stacey said...

Thanks for the inspirations and the great giveaway! I can't wait to see who gets to win it!

Mary said...

Your scrap page is absolutely beautiful. I love that your new set is so versatile for making vintage projects. Congratulations on making yet another beuatiful stamp set.I will say that the Timeless Treasures is my favorite set hands down.

Mary

Jessica said...

Theresa, I love your scrapbook page and your elements!! Your stamp set is one of my all time favorite GinaK stamps... way to go! I can't wait to see everyone's projects with it when they start adding their cards/projects to STV!

Nana in Texas said...

Your page is beautiful. I would love to have the new Timeless Treasure stamp set. Thanks for the chance. Thanks, Becky

skyviewstamper said...

Another great set!!! I loved the Western one and this one is perfect too!! I would love to win this set!! Thanks for letting us out here in blogland have a chance for this set!!!

thestampinglady said...

What an awesome project! Thanks for sharing your family and the story for the photo page. Great use of your stamp set.

Carole RB said...

Hi Theresa
You page is so beautiful. Thanks for giving us a chance to win this great stamps set!

vdutchr said...

This set is so awesome! I just love the page layout you did!

Anonymous said...

I have never scrapbooked but seriously want to give it a try. I have some wonderful pictures of a grandfather who died when I was 6, so I never really knew him well. My mother made copies of pictures of him in various stages of his life and gave them to me....I cried! Now I see this set and it so makes me want to scrapbook those wonderful vintage pictures and use this set. Thanks for the blog hop, now I'm off to check them all out. I LOVE your page and this set! Kheila

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh Theresa, I always love your artwork! This page is beautiful, what a wonderful tribute to family!

Patti J. said...

Wow, I'll swallow the huge lump in my throat now, and just say, well done Theresa. Your set is so beautiful, your story is so sweet, and how nice to have both your dear sis and mom involved in the same craft. I miss my mother so much these days - she would have loved this papercrafting, and been by my side every step of the way! Blessings and hugs to you and your family!

Jan Castle said...

Soooooooooooo antique!!!! Wonderful!

Sue Van said...

This is such a wonderful set, so versatile. Your scrapbook page is gorgeous, love the collage. I would love to win this.

Sharon said...

Oh how I would love to win this set, it's beautiful and thanks for the chance to win this beauty.

Debbie H. said...

What an absolutely gorgeous page!! This is a must have set. What fun creations I could make using this set and some old family photos!! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win this awesome set!!! I love your page!

Primitive Seasons said...

This is a new stamp company for me and the stamps sure look enticing. Would love to win.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com