North to Alaska
scrapping your genealogical documents
It’s December and we close this year’s series of Scrapbook Inspiration Boards that have taken us around the world with great travel destinations like Hawaii, Tokyo, London, Paris, Colonial America, and the African Safari to name a few with our final destination being Alaska and the Yukon. Whether you have traveled to these spots and were looking for ideas to include in your layouts or just a way to create a style or feel to your page that might carry that theme as you scrapped, we hope it sparked your own imagination and got you working on your own creations!
This time our trip to Alaska and the Yukon was a real challenge for me. I began with a Pinterest search and loved the many beautiful scenes, the wildlife and rustic living. Those ideas are found below in our samples. Before I could come to formulate my plan for this page I had been doing a little research into my son-in-law’s family tree for him and came across a very interesting find. A man by the same name and country of origin of his 2nd Great-grandfather turned up in an Alaskan Census of 1900. Many of the facts correlate but I have yet to be satisfied that this is his 2nd great-grandfather, I’ll need a little more time and digging, but I thought it might be a good example of an idea for adding to your genealogy scrapbooks with documents and information.
• Looking at many B&W photos of the Treadwell Mine gave me the idea to go with more subdued colors. The Plaid paper is from the current collection by Photoplay Paper Company Mad4Plaid Tailored: Forbes it is a double sided paper so it offered two choices. I chose the side with a rusty-red/gray pattern.
• Another paper I am using is a Cloud9Design ‘The Wood Stone Collection’, Weathered Wood Paper.
• Cardstock is Core’dinations Scarlet.
• I’ve used our Mosaic Moments Pewter Grid Paper to build this page upon.
• Parchment paper is used for the journaling spots.
• Washer Words: Journey from Making Memories along with wire and pewter mini brads are my embellishments.
• The title “Alaska” is created with “Varsity” font, no fill color and reversed so that it will be easy to print to the backside of the paper and cut the letters to read correctly on the page.by printing the word out on three separate papers (4×6 format) and trimming to the lines you get a nicely layered letter.
This time I chose pattern #207 a row pattern because it would accommodate the long strip of the census and give me nice spot for the title. In the 1”x11.175” section I enlarged the portion of the census with Joseph Cross’s details.
I made one slight adjustment to the pattern so it would accommodate the census header section and be centered on the page.
The top section of strips may look like I’ve cut them in a mosaic pattern, but that’s only a trick of the eye as the wood pattern has a crevice that runs almost along the 1” mark. If I had realized before I cut or even applying I might have selected another section of the paper.
In the journaling sections I wanted my plaid paper to show boldly so I used a small font and small paper to write about the search and the discovery.
This is a simple page, not a lot of extras. If my research turns up more definite info in the coming days I’ll add a second page with more details and maybe more info about Treadwell Gold Mine.
These are the pictures I’ve chosen for Inspiration boards this time, maybe your winter pages may take on this look! Check out the Pinterest board for more ideas.
Thanks so much for joining us on this journey around the world this year. Be sure to stop in in the New Year and see all Tami has in store for exciting and inspiring ideas to fill your Mosaic Moments scrapbook grids!
Wishing you many blessing to you and your families at this joyous season of celebration!