Initially I thought I might get some old pics of the boys when they were little but as I was rifling through by zillion photos I found a series of photos from when I was very young so that is what I have gone with !! The papers are perfect for my old black and white pics!!
I started with Kraft cardstock - I always have a supply on hand as I love the stuff - you can use it for everything!!
I used the Alphabet handwriting paper and cut it to 10 inches by 10 inches.
Using Tumbled glass distress ink I inked all the edges. I am a Tim Holtz junkie and I own so many of his distress inks and Tracy has the best prices ever!!!
I then took the Tossed letters paper and cut it with a craft knife using a sweeping stroke. I then cut another piece of the same paper but used the reverse side so they can be stuck together and adhered to the top of the Alphabet handwriting paper.
I have distress inked all the edges with the Tumbled glass ink.
I have then taken some blue ricrac and adhered that following the first sweep where the papers meet. This just gives a bit more texture and interest to the background.
I have then matt my photo using the green side of Alpha cards . I have cut down my photo and cut out the TODAY banner from another of the cards and adhered it to the bottom of my green matt. I have then used foam mounting tape to raise this matt photo up off the page.
I then handcut the banner from the Alphabet banner paper and I have adhered this randomly across the lower section of the page. Again I have used foam mounting tape to raise the banner up from the page....
I have then gone to the Sticker sheet and selected a journal box which I have slipped in under my photo and adhered the title "Those were the days".
I have used one of Tracys funky green buttons and attached some twine before attaching it to the side of my journalling. I have then taken another sticker from the Alphabet junction sticker sheet and raised it on a banner at the bottom of my photo.