Monday, 3 May 2021

Scrap Pages 16, 17 & 18/2021 - International Scrapbooking Weekend

Hello Everyone,

Welcome again to my blog and thanks for dropping in.  This is not just a post celebrating International Scrapbooking Weekend - yes, 1st of May was officially International Scrapbooking Day but, of course, the fun stretched over the entire weekend - but the pages I'm sharing today are the first of those I've created with the help of Shimelle's new online class, Half and Half .

Hygge Season 2020
I can't get away from how Covid has, over the last year, quite dramatically changed our life. Normally, we would have spent much of autumn outdoors visiting our favourite places and enjoying the last of the warmer days before winter set in but not in 2020. This page is my way of recording how very different it all was. That life was all about staying in, being cosy and keeping myself busy with books and hobbies. The papers and stickers used are mainly from Photoplay's 'Heart & Home' and 'The New Normal' collections. I used American Crafts' thickers 'Grove' and 'Sorbet' for the title. 

Settling Into the New Patch
My page for Shimelle's second class feature photos taken of our late cat, Bonnie, as, when we moved into our new home, she got to know her new prowling ground. I enjoyed making this page - it brought back happy memories and I got to use some very old (2015) papers from Echo Park's 'Meow' collection as well as some from a newer collection, 'Playful Pets'. The title is made up from some very old (2012) Pebbles thickers, 'ABC', the black American Crafts' 'Sorbet' and red stickers from Echo Park's 'Meow' collection. Many of the embellishments are from the same collections but a few are from old stash.

Best Foot Forward
 
And my favourite layout from the weekend. It features photos of my gorgeous little great-grandaughter Lacie setting out on her first day at primary school. I just love everything about this page from the  beautiful striped paper - Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful 'Awesome Possum', the water colouring with Vicki Boutin powdered pigments, the stamping with  Amy Tangerine's 'Brave & Bold' stamp set, to the title made up from a combination of  Pink Fresh's 'Noteworthy' puffy stickers and American Crafts' sparkly black 'Tuxedos & Tiaras' thickers.

I do struggle to find time to scrap at the moment so I'm delighted to be keeping up, more or less, with Shimelle's class. I enjoy watching her videos and being inspired to step out of my comfort zone and do something different. Apart from anything else, it brings variety to the contents of my scrapbook albums and that is no bad thing. 

Hopefully, I'll be back again soon with a few more pages, just for the record.

In the meantime, I hope you are all well, you've had a great Bank Holiday weekend, and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Scrap Pages 13,14 & 15/2021

 Hello Everyone,

Welcome again to my blog and thanks for dropping in. I'm back with a few more of my scrap pages for the record.

Popeye Village

Family

Smile


These three pages were inspired by various Facebook challenges ... though I don't remember which ones now that weeks have passed. The photos in the first were taken many, many years ago (1986), in Malta on a visit to the set built especially for the Popeye film. We could only look at it from a distance then but I believe it's now a fun park.

The other two pages were made of photos of my daughter, both taken a long time ago when we were all a lot younger. Those two little boys in the Family page are both grown up, one married and the other engaged. How time flies. 

I'm keeping to my aim to use old stash up. All three pages were made using leftover paper scraps and ancient stash. In fact, the only new supply used, as far as I can see, is the white card stock that make up the background of the second and third pages. 

Hopefully, I'll be back again soon with a few more pages, just for the record.

In the meantime, I hope you are all well and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Scrap Pages 10,11 & 12/2021

 Hello everyone,

Welcome again to my blog and thanks for dropping in. It's another 'for the record' post, catching up with more pages that count towards my personal challenge to create 200 this year. 

You Are Amazing ...

Kitchen Update
Home Schooling
More dipping into old papers, embellishments and scraps from recent MTS kits went into the making of these pages. I'd like to say that I'm making quite a dint in the stash mountain but I'd plainly be kidding myself. It's clear I have a way to go yet. 

The photo in that first page is of my lovely mum and me after my graduation ceremony. I wasn't the first of mum's children to graduate, my youngest sister beat me to it, but mine was the first ceremony my mother attended. She was so proud and loved every moment and I was so happy for my amazing mum to be there to enjoy the experience. 

The other two pages are records of happenings from during the pandemic months. As we all know, home schooling became a necessity during the lockdowns and the EM's great-nephew and niece joined in enthusiastically. At least they did to begin with. The novelty wore off eventually and their poor mother discovered she wasn't, despite being a devoted mother, cut out for teaching. Still, they kept it up and somehow survived. The kitchen update just had to be recorded because it was planned before the pandemic hit us but couldn't be done until after the first lockdown finished and I can't begin to tell you how delighted I was with the results. 

Hopefully, I'll be back pretty soon with a few more pages, just for the record.

In the meantime, I hope you are all well and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.