My Heritage Series: Grandma Cook and her always fabulous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Aloha Scrappers!!

This video is up a little late today. I am finally able to upload videos on a regular basis. and boy it feels good. I hated being so far behind, or not even having anything to share with you.

My Family Heritage series, is so dear to me, because it’s all about my family. It is also part of the main reasons I scrap, to tell my family stories. I don’t think it matters if you are telling stories from current or a hundred years ago, these stories are helping to create and make your family who they are. I love seeing this journey of how we got to where we are now.

This genealogy journey is often rough, no pictures for the stories we want to tell or no stories for the old bad quality photos we do have. This is a struggle.

The layout I am sharing was a fun one to make and mostly because of the story behind it. Last summer my family had a family reunion and tons of photos were shared. When my family shared a bunch of these photos with me, they started telling me a little about some of the photos. Most photos, I didn’t get much info, except this one of Grandma Cook.



All everyone could remember about Grandma Cook was that she always had amazing Chocolate chip cookies at her house to give out to whoever was over at her house. Then they mentioned Grandma Cook wasn’t even in our family.

I wonder if that is even her real name?! This is what I love about family history, is that somewhere in our photo boxes we have photos of the people in our lives. These stories are remembered and then these people become part of our family too. Sometimes these are some of families most told stories.

These stories are hidden gems to me as a historian, even if it doesn’t really tell use much about anything. Except that this person was loved by everyone in my family. She must of had a nice and loving personality.

When I made this layout I was in the middle of my mojo funk. So I admit this is not my favorite layout in my album. I am ok with that though, because I still love the story I tell on this layout.

I started with some mixed media. I used spray on the background and used a straw the blow the ink splatters. I like how this creates an unique pattern overtime you do it. The soft pink I used helps tone down the craziness this technique can have. FullSizeRender.jpg

I also added a little copper acrylic paint as well. I used a very pretty paper from Pink Paislee  as a reverse border on my layout.

I layered some of the papers from the C’est La Vie Collection, Hello Love Collection, as well as some vellum from Webster’s Pages (that was in my stash). I was going for that country flowery feel. IMG_5183

I used tons of ephemera pieces and frames. IMG_5184

I clustered a few embellishments at the bottom of my layout, under my title.


I also liked tucking some things in my layers for interest.


For the title I mixed Thickers with embellishments with words on them along with other alphas. I really love this mish mash of different fonts and colors in the title, for a layout like this. I think it adds to the idea of collecting things.


And don’t you just love those gold glittery Thickers!! They are my Fave!!

Here is a look at my process video.


Thanks for joining me!! I hope you were inspired today. I hope you are inspired to tell a fun story for your album and your family to see throughout the years!!

Aloha, Hannah


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