Julie Tucker-Wolek had been running a wonderful scrapbooking challenge blog for the last two years called These are a Few of my Favorite Things. She has done a wonderful job of it all, and frankly, her prompts have been inspirational for me. Julie has moved on to many other scrapbook industry pursuits and challenges, and has realized that she doesn’t have the time she would like to devote to her blog. She will, however, keep her blog open for reference and inspiration for followers.
Her last challenge is to scrap your fave collection. Mine has to be my dolls. My father was a Canadian Air Force military member. He was transferred to Marville, France when I was a girl in first grade. I had a beautiful group of dolls, who were my babies. I had named each one, and they were special to me. Because of our transfer overseas, I had to give them all away. We could take very little with us on the plane. It broke my heart. Before we left, my mother let me choose a doll to take with me on the plane at a store we visited. I chose a stuffed Topo Gigio toy. Soon after we were overseas, there was a group who knocked at our door wanting donations for the poor. I gave them my toy. We tend to compensate ourselves and our children for what we think we missed in our childhoods, and well, I can buy a doll that appeals to me now, and I have when it has reminded me of something or someone. Fortunately I have not gone overboard, and have not bought a doll in years, but I would say they were my favourite collection.
The paper I used was from the Webster’s Pages Ladies and Gents collection, Framed Beauty and Groomed Traveller. I chose it because of the colour. I had been inspired from Tanya Tahir and Nikki Antonello’s challenge at Get Picky – the blues and tans of this paper were much like the hues in the poster they posted for inspiration for their latest challenge. I hope you enjoy this layout!
Please mark your calendars for the launch of my new challenge blog another freaking scrappy challenge … on the 30th of July. We are looking for guest designers for the launch challenge, and will be making a call for a design team after the launch. Please join us for fun and sharing!!