Re-United!

Thank you for visiting my Blog today, I hope you enjoy my memories as much as I have in sharing them with you.

Re-United!…the story behind my page…..

On the 5th of October my husband and I went to Leeton for my ‘Leeton High School 1979 Year 10 Reunion’. It was great seeing everyone again.

There were 2 friends I was waiting to see and one of them was Coral, my best friend since Year 6 Primary School. We had not seen each other since my parents moved away from Leeton, approx. 20 years. It took a little while as we both stood back from each other, maybe a little shy, not sure on what the other thought. But before too long we were in each others arms hugging and crying together. The long awaited moment had come. We look a bit older, she is now a grandmother and my children now all grown up. But standing in our old school yard it felt like all those years had come back and we were together again.

My husband was talking photo’s for me and he captured the moment we hugged…no words were spoken, we didn’t need to say much we were so glad to be together again.

The idea for my page came from a monthly Challenge on Scrapbooking Gobal Stampin’ Up!.

Layout Sketches, Page Maps, Page Templates…

Layout sketches are great if your not sure where to start, they give you an idea to start designing from. You can turn them around, add different elements or just copy just like they are.

To find them search any of the names above on Pinterest. HERE is a link to ones that I have saved to my Pinterest Board – Scrapbook Page Ideas

The circle images were stamped using the Swirly Frames stamps and stamped with Craft Stampin’ Pad -Whisper White. Once dry the circles were coloured using Stampin’ Up!® Watercolour Pencils.

 

Thank you for taking time to read my Blog, all the products used on my Scrapbook Page are from Stampin’ Up!® , though some have been discontinued.

All the products that are available I will link below at end of post, click on the image to be taken through to my On-Line Store.

24-Hour Stamp Sale!

 
 

23 October is the big day! For 24 HOURS ONLY, enjoy a 15% discount on select stamp sets.

Click image below to see all the stamp sets included in the 24 hr Sale

New Paper Trimmer by Stampin’ Up!

Papercrafting begins with a beautiful first cut, which means having the right tool for the job is kind of a big deal. Well, do we have the tool for you!

Release date to be announced.

To be able to order this before the release date JOIN MY TEAM – this item can be added to your Starter Kit.

 

 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

My Little Punk Rocker

 Welcome to my Blog and coming with me on another Scrapbooking adventure with Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop.

Last month was the first time that I had taken part in the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop…It was so much fun I decided to do it again.

September our Guest Designer is Sherry Roth.
She has set her theme as ‘What Little Boys Are Made Of’

My boys are all young men now, so I sifted through all my old photo’s that I haven’t scrapped and found some I really love and have been wanting to do. I think I took about 30 photo’s of my son Patrick all dressed up as a ‘Punk Rocker’ for a Joey Scout Adventure Night. He was such a character hamming it up in front of the camera and of course I have them all on ‘film’….well digital!

I wanted the page to be fun and bright. I used ‘See a Silhouette’ Designer Series Paper as my inspiration for colour. The layout idea was cased by a sketch found on Pinterest, a great resource when looking for ideas. You can then make it your own by changing direction of photos and elements. Here I changed photo size, direction and title placement.

Tips and Tricks…

My title I printed onto a piece of ‘Overhead Transparency Film’ using my computer and Ink Jet Printer. I have had this for years and I believe you can still purchase this product. One side of the sheet has a special coating which allows ink to adhere to the transparency and dries quickly.

On this page I added two rows of stitching in black thread. If you use your sewing machine for sewing fabrics as I do. Make sure you have a sewing needle for just working with paper, as the paper will dull your needle. Your needle size should be around a 60 or 70, as you want the thread to fill the hole your needle has made. Fabric will close over a little but paper once the hole is there that’s it..that’s the size you have.

 

Thank you for visiting my Blog, I hope you have enjoyed it. Next is Sara Levin’s Blog Page…have fun and enjoy….

 

 

 

 

It’s back to School

Welcome to my Blog…today I’m taking part in a Blog Hop with Scrapbooking Global. This is the first time I have hopped with them so this will be fun. The theme this month is ‘Back to School”

This theme is so appropriate right now as recently I have been contacted by my Class mates from 1979 in regards to us all getting together later this year. It’s so exciting as a lot of these people I haven’t seen in 40 years…WOW! ….. 40 years since finishing Year 10, that’s a long time. Going through old school photo’s & reliving memories I came across this photo taken the year before in 1978 at a Year 9 School Excursion to the Illawarra region. Posting this on our FB Group everyone one commented on this was one of the best times they remember from school. This photo was taken of our group…there were so many of us. There were approx 130 in our year and about 90 went on the trip.

For this layout I have kept it very simple with the photo being the ‘Hero’.

Thank you for visiting my Blog, I hope you have enjoyed it. Next is Cynthia’s Blog Page…have fun and enjoy….

 

 

Catching Up and Family Traditions

This week has been about playing catch up with my scrapbooks using retired products from Stampin’ Up!.

The pages for 2008 were finished a while back but need to go back and finish the journalling. Do you know how hard it is to remember 10 years ago to what we were doing..

It really does pay off to scrap as you go through out the year…have to remember that if I go back in time this is what I would change..

Family Traditions..

When my boys were younger every Christmas I would drag them (Yes…drag..usually complaining all the way) to the local shopping center to have the “Photo with Santa”..

This photo was taken  in 2009 and I’m not sure if there are many more after this. Out of my 4 boys only 2 would make me happy and  have this done…

 and how special are these moments.

Don’t leave your memories too long to get them into albums and jot down what its all about…Because before for you know it the years have gone and the memories start to fade.

All products used are retired from Stampin’ Up!

If you need any help in getting started I am happy to help..

#Keeponscrappin