Sunday, August 30, 2015

CRAFTY Genealogists

DearMYRTLE started a new Facebook group this week called CRAFTY Genealogists. It was created to share craft ideas for the upcoming holiday. I've so far limited my sharing to projects that were or could be used with genealogy/ancestry in mind, so I thought I would share them here as well.

Although I haven't made a new card in years, my free time was spent making cards and other paper crafts before I got hooked on genealogy.

I made these cards about five years ago with images from my maternal grandfather's albums which are right around 100 years old now.

The image is of my great-grandfather, George Robert Smith and my grandfather's siblings on Christmas Day. I sent this to some of the descendants of the Great Aunts and Uncles in the photo.

The little boy in this photo is my grandfather's youngest brother, William John White "Pin" Smith. I sent this card to two of his children that Christmas.

A few years before I made these cards I made some quick Christmas ornaments for people at the office. They weren't relatives, obviously, so I used some vintage clip art for my images and layered them with vintage wallpaper and sheet music and embellished them with ribbon and paint and glass glitter. The bases are those thin discs that you can find at the chain craft stores.

If I share anymore of my vintage projects with the group, I'll be sure to post them here, too.  In the meantime, I received my maternal grandfather's WWII military file from Library and Archives Canada last week. As soon as I have time to get his medals and photograph them, I will have a post for Military Monday.