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Aunt Ella (1855-1936)

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Notes I used for journaling were on the back of the frame and in my mother's hand writing:


This is Aunt Ella Kesler.


Ella Lively Kesler


Grandma Kesler's (Jennie) sister

Married to Henry Kesler (Grpa Bun's brother)


Mother of Bertie Higginbotham, Annie Farrell, Nellie Bryant, Mary Booton, Frank Kesler.



The photo was scanned with my Flip Pal portable scanner. I was unable to remove the photo from the frame, so I scanned (overlapping per directions) ten separate sections and used the Stich feature to join it all into one image. I was afraid I would get glare from ambient lighting, so I lay the photo/frame on the dining table and turned off the lights while I scanned. The original frame is 8 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches.


I had to edit the color in PSE 9, it came out way too pink. All it involved was moving the slider a bit away from the red end of the spectrum.









STI_StoryTelling_Paper_Cream_Floral (at 74% opacity),

Font: Galeforce BTN,


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Looks like it scanned very nicely. That was a great idea to copy what was written on the back of the frame. I've gotten to where I scan the backs of old photos now, too. So clever the way you tucked the glasses into the pocket!

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OK, so when I just commented on your fishing LO I remembered I'd seen this one on my iPod where it's so hard to type, but I wanted to be sure to comment, so I came looking for it now!

Wonderful! I read the other day how you'd scanned the photo in the frame and in so many pieces.. WOWEE -- could never tell - it came out great! I've only tried the stitching once with my flip-pal and the painting was on the wall so it was hard to hold my arm steady. But, yours -- it's stupendous and what justice it did to a very special pic. Your editing is super and I really like how you framed the photo. I also really love where you placed your journaling. I've been paying attention - read when you said you weren't sure what to do with it, but gee - it's perfect on the fancy card, in pretty script and tucked behind the frame. And, I really like the spectacles tucked into the dainty pocket- what a perfect touch...

I just love everything about this page - it's really stunning......

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Wow - this turned out great! Thanks for letting us know how you did it. I love the layout and think it's a wonderful idea to include the information on the back of the picture. Sweet embellishments and pretty background, too.

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Wow, you did a stunning job. I really love all the little touches that you added to your layout. I really is lovely. Well done on the scanning.

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This is a beautiful layout. The photo is wonderful and I love how you added the eyeglasses and the scrap of paper you used for the eyeglass holder. Beautiful! The background paper is gorgeous with the lacy ribbon across the bottom. I love heritage layouts, and this one is incredible. Fabulous work with the stitching of the photo. When I get my income tax refund, the FlipPal is the first thing I plan on buying.

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