House Book

By Debi Devitt

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I have been wanting to make a house book for a long time as I've been getting into family history scrapbooking. I had my husband make me a house template using his AutoCad skills. This is a work in progress, so I will post photos as I work on it. My plan is to do a page or two for each house that I have lived in through my life. If I can remember the address I will include it, if not I will have at least the street name and city. I then just want to record a couple of memories from each house. My mom helped me with the earliest homes, as there was no way I could remember them all. Now one thing you must know about my growing up years is we moved a lot! In just the first 18 years of my life I lived in a total of 20 houses! So I'm going to have a lot of pages in this little book! Funny ~ now I've lived in the same house for the last 16 years and God willing I will be here a long time!

My House Book:

Here is the opening page. I got the really cool paper out of my Somerset Studio magazine. It was perfect for this book.

I have all my background pages done now and have it bound together. I will now be going back and putting in the details. I did all kinds of different things for the background pages.

This is just some scrapbook paper cut to the house shape.

The page on the left is just a brown paper bag and the one on the right is the crumpled paper bag background techniques on my scrapbooking techniques page.

This background technique is one my friend Francine taught me, using tissue paper and glitter. As soon as I find the directions I will post them.

The page on the right here is another paper bag -- easy to alter. And the page on the left is just some scrapbook paper.

The page on the left here is vintage milk paint and the page on the right is scrapbook paper.

The page on the left both incorporate the background technique found on my scrapbook techniques page, only the top part of the house I did on plain paper, not a crumpled paper bag, and the bottom piece is on the crumpled paper bag. I just cut them to fit.
The page on the right is just a collage of several different things. Sort of a serendipity thing.

The page on the left is just scrapbook paper and the page on the right is more of the same background technique. Just different colors.

Both pages here are scrapbook paper.

The page on the left is just inked with distress ink. The page on the right is more of the paper from my Somerset Studios Magazine.

The page on the left is a shopping bag from one of my favorite craft stores. The page on the right is yet another color using the crumpled paper bag background technique.

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