Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 1 - Ancestry Digital Scrapbooking

I have 3 posts going LIVE today!  Please make sure you scroll down to see them all.

1)  Paper Playtime's Challenge (Design Team Member) #56 - HALLOWEEN projects. 

2)  The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge (Design Team Member) - Ch #1 - Halloween Digi Projects 

3) Guest Designer for The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Court feature 4 My Babies Digi Elements 



This week I am a Guest Designer for The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Court. We are featuring projects made using 4 My Babies' Digi Art elements all week long.  If you have arrived here from 
 then you are in the right place! If not, then start at the beginning by going to 

Here is the line-up of blogs hop stops for you in case you have started in the middle or get lost along the way...





Janis (YOU ARE HERE!) http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/ 








I am very interested in Genealogy.
According to dictionary.com....

ge·ne·al·o·gy

  [jee-nee-ol-uh-jee, -al-, jen-ee-]  Show IPA
noun, plural -gies.
1.
a record or account of the ancestry and descent of aperson, family, group, etc.
2.
the study of family ancestries and histories.
3.
descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage;ancestry.
4.
Biology a group of individuals or species having a commonancestry: The various species of Darwin's finches form aclosely knit genealogy.

For several years, I've been researching different avenues discovering all kinds of information about our family's ancestors. This includes uncovering amazing pictures, documents, and stories involving our ancestors. In my research, I have found over 6,700 individuals; over 2,400 marriages; 13 generations; over 1,200 surnames..... and the average lifespan for a member in our family is 61.5 years. Now consider with that how many babies and young children died during a time of medical ignorance.  

For today's project, I made a scrapbook page layout featuring one of my ancestors, JOHN MARTIN HOOK.  We are able to track John back to the ship he came to American on from Hesse, Germany. This page shows a brief summary of John and a page excerpt from the American Revolution Roll Book. John is listed here as a Sergeant.


I find this all very fascinating.  I know it's not for everyone, but I hope I've peaked your interest a little with this project.  

BLOG CANDY!
Each one of us in the Blog Hop Line-up gets to give away 1 kit of the winner's choice from any of the 4 My Babies Scraps Kits. 
Here's how to make sure you get in the drawing to win:
1) Become a FOLLOWER of my blog (if you aren't a stalker already)
2) Subscribe to http://www.just4ourbabies.com/ newsletter, look around the store and pick your favorite 4 My Babies Scraps kit, then return HERE.
3) Leave a comment with your favorite 4 My Babies Scraps Kit HERE ON THIS POST.
4) For another chance to win the BIG Bundle of your choice, you can also "LIKE" 4 My Babies Scraps on Facebook. Once you have "LIKED" them, leave a comment on the FAN page with which 4 My Babies Scraps BIG bundle you would like to win.

The Scrapbooking Queen will be giving away TWO $10 Gift Certificates for any of the 4 My Babies Scraps products - she will be picking her winner from her comments on her blog so be sure you visit all of us and comment on all our blog hop posts!

Your next stop is.... Corri http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/

Come back tomorrow for another digi project using 4 My Babies' digi elements.

Don't forget...
I have 3 posts going LIVE today!  Please make sure you scroll down to see them all.

1)  Paper Playtime's Challenge (Design Team Member) #56 - HALLOWEEN projects. 

2)  The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge (Design Team Member) - Ch #1 - Halloween Digi Projects 

3) Guest Designer for The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Court feature 4 My Babies Digi Elements 

:) Janis

2 comments:

  1. OOOh! I love the Applelicious kit. It makes me wish we had an orchard to visit just so I could take pictures!!

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  2. Great Project! also your cards are adorable! thanks for sharing them. I would love to win the bunny hop kit!

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