Monday 23 December 2013

Telling the story of telling the story ...

Occasionally I do the diary kind of scrapbooking in pocket-y pages. Not so often that I become one of those "Oh no, I got behind with documenting my boring life" kind of scrapbookers, obviously. You can take a peek at my Easy Pocket Scrapbooking website if you want to know what I mean. And yes, this is something else we'll be teaching on the cruise ships too!

Anyhoo ... here's a page showing a big box of old family photos Maureen (John's Mum for those who don't know her) has kept over the years. Her Dad was a keen photographer so we have lots of photos of her as a child and if you scroll down this blog you'll see some of the repair work I've done on them.

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Many of you have seen what can be done with the old photos and can - surely - imagine how frustrating it is to be promised photos and then get nothing. I have lovely photos from Julie and Judith on the Hills side, lots on John's side and the "Second Family" Horswills (those descended from my Great Great Grandfather Roger Horswill's second marriage) have done a lot on the online family tree which anyone in the family can join. It's the immediate Horswill family who don't deliver! I'm hoping to change this in 2014 before photos are thrown away and a big chunk of our heritage is lost forever.

Design credits: Page was made with Becky Higgins' Project Life Heritage  digital kit

Thursday 3 January 2013

We have a new website!

I moved our Horswill Family website to Weebly. It's a great system and you can have free accounts on it forever but I upgraded for a few more features. Note the cool slideshow on the home page. The other pages have a different header and it all coordinates with this blog. Oh, yes, we also have a new blog design!

If you think you might want a website any time in the future you'd better take a look now as the price of the Pro upgrade goes up a lot in a few days. CLICK HERE for details.

I changed the name of the site to The Horswill Family to make our various sites/domains/urls more consistent. It still includes ALL our various connected families! The following domains now go to the site (if they don't, try again in a day or two. I only just changed the forwarding and sometimes it takes a while to propagate):

Please pass the word along about the new website!

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Wednesday 2 January 2013

Maureen at The Beach

We have a LOT of photos of mother-in-law Maureen at the beach! Fortunately her Dad, Fred Tidder, was a keen photographer. Some photos in Maureen's big box were very battered, including this one where a big chunk it was missing. Since I knew what her swimsuit looked liked from other photos I was able to repair it in PSP. Please NEVER assume a damaged photo is not worth sending to me! It's ALWAYS worth trying to fix it. Here's the result:

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I couldn't decide whether to use a black and white or sepia version for the scrapbook page so used both:

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Both pages were made with Raspberry Road's Seashells by The Seahore kit.