Wednesday, March 21, 2012

100 Years of Us

It's time for a look back at Gingersnap Creations, and for
this challenge, it's a peek into the last century. As some
of you already know, I have lots of family photos and
information, so for this round, you probably aren't surprised
to find I've taken a look back at:


100 Years of Us.

I didn't go all the way back to 1900, but am starting
at 1908, when my Grandma Matdeline was born.



Each twinchie book represents a decade, and is made of
book pages, black cardstock cover, hymnal page spine,
and embellished with one of the tiny squares from Retro
Cafe Art's Assorted Collage Squares page.



All of these books fit into a canning jar that had
been my Grandma's. Not even close to being finished with
the "guts" of the books, but am looking forward to filling
them with memories.

One randomly drawn winner from this challenge (no, not me,
I can't play) will receive a lovely package from Retro Cafe
Arts, who is generously sponsoring this month at Gingersnap
Creations. AND for this last month of challenges, YOU pick
the Ginger Gems, so even if you've never had the chance to
join in, now is the time!

And have you tried Word Art Wednesday? How about What's On
Your Workdesk Wednesday? One post down, keep scrolling . . .
if you dare, it's pretty scary in there!

:)

32 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow this is beautiful.
Gorgeous design. I love it. xoxo

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Very creative idea. Thank you for sharing.

Netty said...

Terrific idea and very lovingly completed, x

Marlena M. said...

This makes me want to cry! What a great idea Trisha. Beautiful lil' books!

Gio said...

Such a gorgeous idea! It's a treasure what you have from your family, and now has the right place.

Jingle said...

Beautiful project!

Happy Days said...

Such beautiful and inspiring project. Thanks for stopping by blog.

Claire xxx

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is amazing! What a gorgeous treasure for your loved ones ... I love this!

Joanna said...

This is so lovely, Trisha. I love the little twinchie books.

x

Dragon said...

What a gorgeous idea... and fancy being able to go back all that way... Thanks for your visit to my blog and for making me a Ginger Gem. I am really honoured. Hope it was not just a flash in the pan!!!
Frankie
xx

trisha too said...

Oh Frankie, I have nothing to do with the choosing of the Gems, but congratulations again to you!!

:)

Ann said...

such a wonderful idea!!
these are beautiful!!!

whyte said...

What a great idea and how precious the books are. I think it is so special, too, that they fit into your Grandmas jar!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is amazing! What a neat project you can now pass on in the family!

Michele said...

oh beautiful! inspired! i love it. xo

Ali Manning said...

Wow - this project totally blows me away - the simply adore the little books and putting them in a canning jar is the best idea ever!!!

Izzwizz said...

I love your tag, really beautisul, and the twinchies books are fantastic. It's gonna be a labour of love finishing those, but well worth the effort. A fabulous idea to fill the jar with the decade books, wonderful project. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm really chuffed to be a ginger gem :-) Love and best wishes, Maddy x

2amscrapper said...

beautiful album and fantastic idea to use the canning jar

cathy said...

These little books are adorable. What an interesting idea.

Karen McAlpine said...

This is a great idea. My Mom has been going through all the family photos my Grandparents left. This would be a great way to honor their memory. Thanks for this great idea!!!

Alexa said...

Love this Trisha - such a cool idea and beautifully made. x

Mynnette said...

Um, this is an absolutely GENIUS idea!!! TOTALLY pinning it!!! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my work space makeover! ;) It was long, it was sweaty, it was WORTH IT!!! And it'll last for a few days, lol...

Sharon said...

Great tag & your twinchie books are so cute!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Trisha,
Lovely post, it will be amazing when done, and I love that your are fitting it into your Grandmother's jar!

btw,
You won my "Mon Amie" giveaway,
please send me your address,
congrats!

enJOY a lovely weekend,
Kimberly

trisha too said...

No way! Thank you, Kimberly, very fine news indeed!

:)

Cameron said...

Your intricate mind just keeps on spilling out all kinds of neat ideas!! This is an amazing project, Trish!

Lori said...

So fun! I love all of your ideas. Thanks for visiting my post this week on WOYWW. Lori #115

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous project! Love the idea, especially the old fashioned canning jar as holder.

Aimeslee said...

Love this, Trisha...love the genealogical part too! xoxo

Cathy L. Calamas said...

What a great idea!! Will make a great family heirloom. Beautiful little books

Shar said...

Amazing idea and gorgeous execution! Too cool!

1CardCreator said...

So clever to house it in the canning jar!