Saturday, September 20, 2008

Scrapbooking

Looking at our Wedding Photo album on our anniversary, I discovered the pictures were starting to warp and yellow. The book was falling apart, and I knew I needed to do something with it. Since I do some Scrapbooking, I took the photos out of the old album, trimmed them, and put them in an archival safe album.
So - this photo became...... this! All our photos were black and white - so used color to make it more interesting.
This photo in the old book ........
became this - with some embellishments to add interest.
And this photo of the wedding party .......
became this. I think it looks a little more interesting - and it will certainly preserve the photos better.
My next project is to get other photos that are in old non-safe books into better albums that are acid free, lignon free, and archival safe. (This will preserve the photos and keep them from yellowing).

12 comments:

SweetAnnee said...

Happy Anniversary Ruthie dear..your scrapbook looks so
wonderful!!!

love to you, Deena

BP said...

You did a fabulous job! That is such a good idea to preserve these pictures.

Sweetie said...

I love your pictures. Please stop by for a visit and pick up your award.
Sweetie

Monday through Sunday said...

Absolutely beautiful! You did a GREAT job!

Susie said...

You did a beautiful job with your wedding photos Ruthie! I enjoyed seeing a few more from your special day. I have one of Mom adjusting my veil on my wedding day. We're looking into the mirror just like you and your Mom. (needless so say I treasure it beyond words..)
Hope your anniversary celebration was wonderful!
((hugs))

Jan Parrish said...

What a great album. Such an improvement on the other one. I'll bet you can get someone to add color to one of the photo's. Let's look into that.

Even my album is falling apart and it's *only* been 25 years. LOL.

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful job of scrap booking. It is such a shame that they didn't know about acid free paper years ago. I have so many books that have just fallen apart. Thankfully our wedding pictures were in a looseleaf type book in clear plastic holders so they held up fine. Your pictures look so much like my wedding pictures.

nanatrish said...

Your scrapbooking looks great! It really dresses the pictures up. I need to do my pictures. I'm going to ask for a new camera for Christmas so hopefully I can do more and better pics for my blog. Don't they have so many cute scrapbooking supplies. later

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Happy Anniversary, Ruthie. Your wedding pictures remind me so much of my mom & dads. I have never seen wedding pictures so similar. My parents were married in 1955. You did a great job on the scrapbook.
Hugs, Terrie

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Beautiful pictures! The old ones are hard to preserve, now they will be better kept. You did an amazing job, wonderful heirloom.

bj said...

How beautiful you were as a brand new bride, Ruthie. And your honey, so handsome. Ahhh, don't you love to dream back to those wonderous days? I do !
I have never tried scrapbooking but I sure would like to...is it hard? I don't really know just what it is, actually.

Robin said...

You did an incredible job!!!