The Tim Holtz tag for August is up and running; a cool, vintage vibe this month. The gent on my ATC is my great-grandfather. That is his mail wagon and horse, Lydia, at the top. The inchie this month needs a little explanation... continue reading...
Since Tim's tag has a "journey" theme, I first thought of the photo below of another of my great-grandfathers. Not that he did much journeying that I know of, but this photo looks sort of "vacation-y, traveling-ish" to me. I started this ATC and cut out the above air mail insignia (from an actual envelope) since the Tim tag has a postal reference. As I was placing it, I thought, "You know, your other great-grandfather was a mailman. That makes more sense. Oh, who knows that? I do!" I just didn't feel right about it so I switched gears and made the above card. Then I finished this one. I added the stars because this chap was a police officer.
Then the that little voice said, "You could make two more ATCs with your two other great-grandfathers since you know their occupations and have photos of them too. Oh, shut up, I just finished; I don't want to make any more. Yes, but wouldn't it be sort of neat to have a 'set' so to speak. Yeah, I guess..." So the little voice won out and I made two more. Can you guess this grandpa's job? Yep, a farmer.
This is an older picture of this great-grandfather who was retired by then, but he was a blacksmith in Kansas for quite awhile.
So the inchie is referencing the fact that I couldn't decide on which picture to use and if I should make two more cards. I think I made the right decisions after all.
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