Monday, July 18, 2011

"Shades" of Fame and Fortune!

The newest issue of Shades of the Departed Magazine has hit the internet and You Go Genealogy Girl #2 has a couple pages of featured scrapbooking designs in the new issue. I am thrilled to have my work included by the footnoteMaven in this issue which is all about "OCCUPATIONS". Most of my scrapbook pages are three dimensional and many end up framed as wall art. They are one of the ways that I like to honor my ancestors and loved ones. fM has included one of my designs that features the Railroaders in my family and another that honors my Great Grandmother. Grandma Effie Gardner had the full time occupation of being Mom to 15 children, raising 12 to adulthood!

I am a regular reader of all of the Shades issues and anxiously await each new issue. I especially enjoyed the article on Barbers in this latest issue and the photos of firemen as I have several ancestors including my Dad who were volunteer firemen.  I love old photos, collect them  and cherish them all...even the ones  in which I will never know the people; my orphan photos! Every issue of Shades of the Departed Magazine offers great insights into the world of antique photographs. If you have not seen the magazines, you can click here and read to your hearts content. Every issue also contains great live links for additional learning and entertainment.

I offer a lecture/presentation about identifying, dating, caring for old photos and learning about vintage fashions in your own collections and the Shades magazines often offer inspiration! My lecture covers the years of 1850 through 1940 and I just gave that program at the recent Civil War Conference in Alliance, Nebraska. I will continue to add to that presentation for future use and will always suggest the Shades Magazines as very helpful for those wanting to learn more about old photos, especially in a very entertaining format.
John and Mary Copsey come to America

I have included a photo in this post of another framed page that both You Go Genealogy Girl #1 and myself worked on to celebrate the lives of our Copsey ancestors who immigrated to America in 1834. It hangs in a place of honor in her home.You can also see my two entries in the Shades of the Departed Magazine on pages 54 and 55.

Thanks again to the fM for giving me fame and fortune!

You Go Genealogy Girl #2, Cheri


  1. Congratulations! I looked briefly at the magazine yesterday and plan to read it more thoroughly this week as I am obsessed with old photos. footnoteMaven has created a wonderful magazine for all of us photo/genealogy junkies. Also, as a family genealogist and lapsed scrapbooker who hopes to get back into it to memorialize my ancestors, I love the pages you created.

    Best regards,
    Teresa Wilson Rogers

  2. Cheri, Cheri, Cheri - Thank YOU! Shades would just be blank pages without the fantastic contributions of this generous tribe of Old Photoholics.

    Your heritage scrapbook pages were mah-vel-ous! I was so honored to show the Shades world your beautiful heartfelt work. Your ancestors must be so proud.

    Now, you go girl!


  3. Mahvahlous pages at Shades, Cheri!

  4. You are so talented, Cheri. I love your work with the old family photos.
    You Go Genealogy Girl #1

  5. I really like the way that you designed your 3-D scrapbook! I am a scrapbooker as well, and was delighted when I discovered that my grandmother (b. 1897)had assembled one about the family so many years ago. I wanted to do a 3-D of her that included her famous German Christmas recipe, the rolling pin, a crochet piece, and her photo, so appreciate seeing your example.



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