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Right side__My Dad has always shared stories about his childhood. As he gets older, he seems to enjoy reminiscing even more. Even though Iíve heard the stories dozens of times before, they are beginning to take on much more importance. There are still many things that I donít know. I have so many questions that only he can answer. So, on a beautiful, sunny day we set out on a road trip to visit the neighborhoods of his youth.

As we drove by each of the many homes he lived in during his childhood, he eagerly shared cherished memories of his early years. I was amazed by how many tiny details he remembered from so long ago. It was clear that Dad left a piece of his heart in each of these family homes. I took pictures of the houses that day and wanted to use them in my layouts. In New Orleans, many of the street signs are made of wonderful old tiles set in the concrete sidewalk and I was able to show them in one of the layouts. I couldnít get the effect I wanted with paper scrapping, so this is where my interest in digital scrapping first began. It seems fitting that these should be my first layouts posted.
Credits for Scrap Girls products used are listed with the double layout. TFL!

I scraplifted the ribbon-through-key embellishment treatment from Joyce Schardtís layout, http://scrapgirls.ne...thousand-words/ Thanks Joyce.

    Kathy, this is just perfect and beautifully executed. I love your take on the background photos. It adds more interest by giving the collage of house photos a slight slant. The names added to the street corner are just too clever. The ribbon and the key bring the eye straight to the journaling card which balances nicely with the photo in the opposite corner. I hope this is just the beginning and that we will see more of your heritage pages in the gallery. You are so fortunate that your Dad remembers the past so vividly. Very well done and I was glad to be able to help, if only a little bit.
    These two pages are a treat for the eye. I really enjoyed reading your story. You have a wonderful, artistic sense of balance and texture. Very well done.
    Thanks for your wonderful comments.
    What an amazing photo! Your layout compliments it so well. :)

    What neat vintage photos and your layout colors are perfect. I've never seen the street names in the sidewalk - how interesting

    Gorgeous set of pages!  I like the vintage photos of the two along with the homes blended into the background. How interesting that the street names are set into the sidewalk itself!  The key threaded onto the ribbon is a cool effect, too.