{Home SWEET Home Altered Book} as seen in Somerset Memories

I was thrilled to receive this copy of Somerset Memories in the mail on Saturday. In the April-May 2009 Issue there is an article (pages 82-83)I wrote about my Grandparents coming to the United States from Scotland…


They would have two more children in Terre Haute – Uncle Jack and my Dad, Stewart.In 1928 they moved to Detroit, Michigan where they would live the rest of their lives. Grandpa was able to get a job on the assembly line (Ford Motor Company) and Grandma worked at Ferry-Morse seed company.

They originally lived in the “Corktown” area of Detroit (old Tiger stadium for those that know Michigan) and would end up on the northwest side. Grandpa died in 1968, a week after we celebrated our birthdays (I was born on his 70th birthday) and Grandma continued to live there until 1984 when she could not care for herself or the house by herself.

I used a chipboard house book from Maya Road that I covered in various K & Company papers. Sepia paint was added to the edges of the book. Various embellishments (Karen Foster and EK Success), chipboard letters (that spell out Maxwell),mini safety pins and brads, stamps (Sugar Lump Studios and Paper Bag Studios), bubble wrap stamping, K & Company stickers (monogram), ribbons and tags complete the book. Journaling was done on the computer and cut into strips.

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