File that…

     Posted by Norine on June 5, 2016

I wonder if you remember this post from way back in 2013….?  A Shannon file clip board of my dad with ephemera that either belonged to him, or reminds me of him.

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I’ve had it on my to-do list ever since then to finish up some other Shannon file boards, with a few more of my ancestors and let me tell you, 2.5 years is WAY too long to have anything on a to-do list.  So I’m happy to say, these are finished and ready to hang!  And how timely too?  With the house freshly painted, the walls are just begging for some new nail holes!!

I created/altered 6 boards, so I’m going to break this post up and show you some of them today, with the rest to follow.  This first board  showcases my paternal grandparents.  They were Saskatchewan farmers; hard working, sturdy folk.  My grandma sewed her own dresses (as did many women of that era) and always had a hankie tucked into her sleeve or her dress.  And I remember well, my Grandpa’s big hands, holding his Bible, and his glasses.  And Watkins.  They had a Watkins remedy for any ailment you could think of, so of course, in the background, there is a page from a vintage Watkins catalogue!

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Besides some found ephemera, I used some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chitchat and Petite Diction word stickers and some Robin’s Nest Dew Drops.

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This next one is of my mom.

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It includes some documentation from her immigration to Canada from Europe, and her boat passage tag, as well as a metal paperclip commemorating the City Hospital where she got her nurses training and worked.  Scissors and clocks were an important part of that life, so are included, as well as a Canadian postage stamp to denote her love for her adopted country.  As well, I included some Kaisercraft die cuts and old Autumn Leaves stitched flourishes from my stash.shannonmom2

The last one I have to show you today is a bit “out there”, I will admit!  I saw something similar in a scrapbook store in Edmonton years ago and when they wouldn’t sell it to me, I had to make my own.  It will go to the cottage and doesn’t commemorate any relatives, living or dead!  I ordered the bug off the Interwebs and had to open and mount it myself!!  Gggnngghh!  I the layered layered the file board with a piece of paper from an accounting notebook, a vintage fishing fly on it’s store card, and a page from a fish card collectors booklet (also vintage) as well as a Canadian postage stamp.  The overall botanical effect will fit in perfectly at the cottage at the lake!
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Scrapbook supplies that made it onto this board, are some of these Petite Diction word and phrase stickers.  And the root is a plant I bought, fully assured of it’s dying like my plants do, except that this one would not die and now I am a plant murderer!!  It about killed me to do it, but the ends justify the yada yada yada.

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Thanks for stopping by today to see what’s new!

2 Comments so far

  1. Kim June 5, 2016 7:24 am

    Norine, those are so cool !!  I love them and they story that each one tells !!!

  2. Lori A. June 6, 2016 11:10 am

    These are so awesome Norine! Such talent!!

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