Sunday, 22 July 2018

Scrappy Sunday

Hello Everyone,

I hope your weekend has been a good one so far. It's been a fun one for us - we've been celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary, my cousin Rachel got engaged and ... it rained! Oh happy days!!!

This summer I'm participating in Mind The Scrap's Facebook Group's six week challenge and this week has been the warm-up to it. Each layout had to include as many as possible of the following five points:

1. Doodling
2. At least 3 different embellishment types
3. A photograph with 3 or more people in it
4. A movie quote or a song lyric either as the title or included somewhere on the page
5. Journaling of some sort too

So far I have created four layouts in as many days - I took yesterday off. That's something of a record for me - I am probably the slowest scrapper on the planet - so I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself. Will it last ... that's to be seen!

Here, in no particular order, are the four pages:

Riding Along On A Carousel
The photo, is of my husband's great-nephew and his children on a carousel. The bright colours on the horses prompted my choice of papers and embellishments. And because the horses made me think of unicorns I had to include a couple, as well as the fabulous 'caticorns' in the pink paper - Be Meowgical from the Simple Stories Dream Big collection.

Band of Brothers
The photo on this page is of my late brother Douglas's two sons together with his 'adopted' sons taken after his funeral. It was a bittersweet occasion for them as they don't all get together too often now that Ewan lives in Australia but it was like they'd never been apart. Most of the embellishments are die-cuts made from scraps from older projects. I really enjoyed making this page - I don't make many masculine layouts.

Such A Perfect Day
I've used two photos from my graduation for this layout. They're old, 1997, but then so am I. I particularly like the one of the three of us - my husband, my late mother and me. He, on the other hand, is not keen because of the many times he has been taken to be my father in it!

Blinded by Science
And if the photos in the last page were old then these are even older - 1993. They are of a conference organised and managed by my husband for the company he worked for at the time. Q: what do you call a room full of scientists?  A: a conjecture!

As you can see all pages met the criteria but I found the doodling the most challenging. followed pretty closely by the movie quote/song lyric.

Supplies are either from Mind The Scrap kits or from stash and some of it is almost as old as the photos too.

I'm submitting the last layout entitled Band of Brothers to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #331 - because the many die-cut embellishments were made from scraps of card. 

There's no danger of me running out of photos to scrap and the challenge is ongoing so I'll be back with more pages fairly soon.

Take care and have a good week ahead.


Annie said...

I love the LOs Ellie. It’s such a lovely way of remembering details about the photos. I’ve blogged today too but only really to record the task I was given and to stop folk thinking I sit doing the same thing over and over is never boring here.
Annie x

Carole Pollard said...

Beautiful layouts such lovely memories Love and hugs Carole x

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous are your papges x

Di said...

Fabulous layouts Elizabeth! I'm still girding up my loins to have a go at scrapping, at this time later!


Di xx