Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Place Called Home

I think everyone knows by now that I have a fondness for vintage layouts and heritage photos.  Lately, I've found myself gravitating towards my mother's scrapbooks, enjoying the beautiful black and white photos, trying to imagine her life "back in the day."

The Kaisercraft "75 Cents" collection seemed perfect for this layout...
This is the family my mom rented a room from when she was working as a single woman in a small country town.

For the design, I used this wonderful sketch from Sketchbook 365...
Some close-ups...
I layered some stickers, created the fence from strips of paper, and the key is K&Co.

These adorable little clips are Stampin' Up!

I used two alphabet stamp sets: the smaller one is Hero Arts and the other is Graphic 45

Here is a closer look at the roof...
I was inspired by my friend Michelle's birdhouse she recently designed.  Click HERE to visit her blog and see her amazing birdhouses.

Here is a simple tutorial  on how I made my roof:
Cut a triangle roof out of scrap card stock

Cover it with adhesive

Punch scallop edges on strips of paper

Stack up an arrangement of your strips so they will fit on your roof 

Layer the strips starting at the roof's bottom edge

Flip over roof and trim strips off along side edges

Gently curl up scallop edges for dimension
It's easy, isn't it?  Now you can tell your family and friends that you shingled a roof today!

Who said scrapbooking isn't labour intensive?


  1. Gorgeous layout and I love that roof!

  2. Your LO is simply amazing! I love the colours and embellishments you used. I know now how I want to do some pics of our old homestead. Great tutorial and hints.
    Thank you so much for sharing! :)

  3. Love this! Might have to scrap lift!

  4. Kelly I love the house! Very creative!

  5. I love what you did with this sketch! I looked at it and didn't have a clue.. you saw a house. I love your design, so creative!!!

  6. The roof is fantastic! I'm delighted that you linked us up at 365 so that I had the chance to come over here and admire your beautiful layout. There are so many lovely details to enjoy!

  7. You've not only built a great roof...but a fabulous way to save memories. Is that little baby in daddy's arms...YOu?

  8. its brilliant! I loved michelles roof too...my favorite part of the bird house!

  9. Kelly, you have so cleverly used these patterned papers in a way that looks harmonious, but not busy? The photos are just perfect for this sketch and that roof is the "crowning" glory.

  10. Love this vintage Lo Kelly [ and thanks for the shout out xo] . I've said it before and I'll say it again...so jealous of all these lovely vintage photos you have! This is an awesome take on the sketch! very creative! and I loooove that adorable little picket fence!

  11. PS really like the new background to your blog too!

  12. LOL @ shingling a roof!!!!!!! Great job on this Kelly, the scallops are so beautiful!!! I just went and saw the amazing tea box Michelle made for you - what a piece of art that is :)