We have another fun challenge for you over at another Freaking scrappy challenge … and that is to scrap your school days – your own school days incorporating three of: a photo of you back in the day, or a momento from those years , perhaps: a song title, lyrics or album cover from that era, your favourite school subject, or a page from one of your texts, diaries or notebooks , a scan or your yearbook – whatever is representative of your school days. Maybe you could include a memory of those days in your blog posting. Don’t let all the requirements listed intimidate you – we will accept anything along the same spirit. We encourage you to scrap about yourself, but some of our members prefer to scrap about their children.
Here is my layout using October Afternoon Report Card: Recess and a photo of my twin brother and I on a school field trip to the Royal Canadian Air Force airfield in Marville, France, where my father was posted in the 1960s. I included a memory of those days in my journalling tag, a photo of my brother and I and included artwork from that era in my embellishments. Come play along with us and preserve your memories for your children and theirs to treasure for many years!
I was inspired by the latest sketch at Sketchy Thursdays for this layout. You can see their sketch if you click on their name.
Over at Scrapbookers Anonymous they’ve been celebrating their 1st birthday – I wish them many more because i love them and they challenge me to use up the stash I have hoarded – but mostly I wish them many more because I love them.
Some of us on the design team agreed to host a mini-challenge through the month of September to help Lea and Theresa (blog owners) celebrate the blog’s birthday. I decided to host a challenge to use a neglected scrapbooking tool. My neglected scrapbooking tool is the Fastenator by EK Sucess.
I bought it on clearance (along with some pretty staples for it) a couple of years and have only used it a couple of times. Hardly enough to justify the price I paid for it, even though it was a hefty discount. Well, unfortunately for me, I re-discovered why I don’t use it much – it is hard to position it appropriately when using it to fasten ribbon – as it is best to centre it to give the technique the best look on the layout. It really is a clumpy tool to use – I guess that is one of the reasons why the fad for the tool wore out. All in all – I do intend to use it a few times more – if only to assuage the guilt feelings for spending money on something and just letting it waste … here is the layout I made with using Luxe Classic Black Grande Latte paper, featuring our daughter Nikki Pennington and my husband Scott Pennington:
design by Anne Pennington
I am a big fan of giraffes – live giraffes, giraffe stuffties, carved giraffes, giraffe patterned clothing, bags and more. Our challenge at another Freaking scrappy challenge … is to use our sketch and to scrap something exotic – a photo from a trip, a food item, a zoo animal, exotic you … etc. I used our sketch to scrap some giraffe photos I took at the Metro Toronto Zoo in August 2o1o. Come play along with us for the challenge!!!
Here is the sketch I made for the challenge:
Here is the layout I made from the sketch with some freaking awesome paper I bought designed by Carol Wilson Fine Arts Inc.:
design by Anne Pennington
Scrapbookers Anonymous is continuing with their Alphabet Challenge on the 15th of every month – September 15th is the second in the series and we are using the letter “B”. This month I did not use a manufacturer that begins with the letter “b”, but I used a paper line that does!! The paper is My Mind’s Eye Breaking Free Adventure Series Lighten-up Baby “Best Buds”. The layout features our daughter Jacqueline Pennington. Embellishments are K & Company Sera Fera and Websters Pages Sparklers. Here is my layout:
design by Anne Pennington
Please come on out to the blog and play with us!!!
I think the photo in my layout was taken in the summer of 1967 – we’d just come back from a posting in Marville, France and were visiting my Dad’s sister Jean, her husband Don and my cousin Frank in Amherstburg, Ontario. This must be Sunday morning on our way to church – mom has white gloves on, and my sister Dale is tangled up in her purse, I have my kerchief on, wow – Gary (my twin) and Wayne even have ties on …
My layout is based on this week’s Sketchy Thursday sketch:
And here is my layout using paper from a DCWV Mod Retro Stack and paper from Creative Imaginations designed by Helen Dardik:
That’s what my girls Stephanie and Mary are – they are down the road from our house with Stephanie’s partner Josh after a family visit to our village’s old coffee shop and making the most of the day together. I used My Mind’s Eye Penny Lane Maggie May “Lola Jane” and some K & Company Butterflies adhesive chipboard embellishments for this layout based on Sketch #93 at Little Shop of Sketches. Sketch was drawn by Lindsey Krauss. Come along to their blog and play along with us!!!
… do the math … 1958 is the title of my layout. My birth year …
Our latest challenge at another Freaking scrappy challenge … is to “scrap our place and year of birth incorporating at least two things that were popular in culture that year as an embellishment (song title, historical event, movie, hero or heroine) – you can include baby photos instead of photos of your birthplace if you wish. Please include a link to another scrapbooking challenge website in your blog posting for this. If you are shy to scrap your year of birth, then why not try some hidden journalling????”
Where did the years go??? I asked my mother the year I turned 50 how it felt to have a 50 year old child. She responded: “Wierd”. I don’t feel 53 today. I don’t look like my grandmother did at 53. How the heck can I be 53?????
Here is the layout I made for the challenge using American Crafts paper, some Prima flowers and embellishments that I printed from the internet:
Design by Anne Pennington
Mom and Dad were in the Royal Canadian Air Force and stationed at Cold Lake Alberta when they met and married. My twin brother and I soon ended our mother’s military career, as women had to leave the military when they were expecting. We were the first twins born at the station in Cold Lake, and our family photo was taken and placed in the base newspaper to commemorate the event.
The challenge was fun to play. Why don’t you come over to the blog and play along with us????