Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Scrapbooking Journey

So my journey into scrapbook started in 1994, the year I got married.  I wanted to do something different with my wedding album so I signed up for a class through community education.  The instructor was part of Creative Memories and that is how I started out.  Yes, I even had a crop at my apartment for friends and family, managing to get a few of them hooked as well!

The next four years went by with me doing a few albums for those years and actually finishing the wedding album.  Then I had kid number one.  And that was okay.  Still managed to work on my albums and start another one for him.  Then bam - kid number two comes along 18 months later and everything falls apart, at least in terms of scrapbooking!  I did manage to work on some of it but over all was so busy that I fell behind.

In 2003 I decided it was time to really work at the albums. I spent time cropping outside the house with my mom and sister.  But what I decided to do at that point was to start fresh from that year and keep up from there.  So I dropped the missed years and just worked on current stuff since it was better to be doing some rather then none.  I actually did really well through most of 2007.  But 2008 is the start of all digital pictures and also when I decided it was time to go back and take care of those old pictures before I started printing the digital prints.  They were printed already and just sitting in a box gathering dust.  This is also about the time that the scrapbook store we cropped at decided to scale back and moved to a smaller space.

A couple years ago, the company I used for my albums and page protecters decided to redo their business and everything was being discontinued.  I had to figure out, as best I could, what I needed to finish the albums I already had.  The albums start before 1998 and I was missing large sections of a few years!  So I guesstimated and bought supplies and hoped for the best.  I'm still waiting to see how that all turned out.

So now it is finally 2014.  My space is more organized and I have put a lot of time & effort into finishing the incomplete years between 2000 - 2003.  I also had to start at the beginning of each kids albums and finish some of the pages I just didn't get around to completing.  And progress was made, finally!

I have finished all my KIDS albums from 1998-2007.  They have page protectors and finished pages!  They are done!  Now I need to go through my own albums for those years to finish the pages I skipped, for what ever reason.  I also have the added pressure that my son is a junior (where did the time go!) and I should have something to show for his high school years, which I don't!

Progress and Pressure :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Great-Grandparents #8

Charles and Sarah (Case) Burnett were married Sept. 5, 1860.  They had two children together.  Charles Burnett was born in 1837 in Canada and died May 1, 1876 in Victor, New York at the age of 39.

Sarah Jane Case was born April 28, 1840 in New York.  After the death of Charles, she married Truman Case in November 10, 1880 in Petoskey, Michigan.  After Truman died in 1908, she married Charles Ramsey July 5, 1909 in Charlevoix, Michigan.  Sarah died June 8, 1915 in Bay Shore, Michigan.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Great-Grandparents #7

Oscar and Ardennes (Geer) Tillotson were married February 10, 1869.  They had 6 children together.  Oscan Tillotson was born June 7, 1844 in Prairieville, Michigan and died Sept. 2, 1933 in Hayes Township, Michigan.  Ardennes Geer was born July 22, 1849 in Granby, Canada and died Dec. 17, 1921 in Hayes Township, Michigan.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Great-Grandparents #6

Frank and Abbie (Nuite) Stinchfield were married in September 1869 and had four children together.  Abbie Nuite was born August 25, 1850 in Sangerville, Maine.  She died April 15, 1899 in Benton Township, Michigan at the age of 48.

Frank Henry Stinchfield was born about 1847 in Dover, Maine.  He lied about this age and joined the northern side of the Civil War as a Bugler.  After the death of his first wife, he married Ada May Sherman May 29, 1901 in Cheboygan, Michigan.  They had three more children together.  Frank died July 28, 1933 in Burton Township, Michigan.  (Thanks to Find-a-Grave for the picture.)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Great-Grandparents #5

Elisha and Jemima (Howell) Vorce were married June 9, 1857.  They had 10 kids together.  Elisha Alden Vorce was born November 14, 1832 in New York and died Oct 1913 in Michigan.  Jemima Howell was born June 2, 1839 in Pennsylvania and died May 27, 1889 in Michigan.  Both are buried in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Great-Grandparents #4

William and Jane (Helbert) Cook also need additional research.  The child I have information on was born in 1884 in Hastings, Michigan.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Great-Grandparents #3

Hugh and Margaret (Cameron) Livingston are the Scottish portion of the family and need more research.  They were married December 14, 1855 in Glasgow, Scotland.  They had at least one son, Duncan born in 1856.