Our son Chris Pennington was an Ontario Parks Ranger in the summer of 2010. An experience he will never forgot. They transported the boys when they needed vehicles with trucks, where they passed the time of day on the way to leisure or work time that they could not access via canoe. Here is a photo of Chris and his friend Jordan that I found hilarious, and decided to have a bit of fun scrapping. I used SandyLion rouge de garance Truckin’ Along paper for this layout. I also used the sketch this week from Sketchy Thursdays as my inspiration!!
Scrapbookers Anonymous is doing their mid-month alphabet challenge. This month the featured letter is “D”. Participants are to use products or themes that begin with the letter D – I used die-cut paper for my submission this month. The layout features my daughter Mary Pennington and Making Memories Spellbound line of paper. She dressed as a zombie on Hallowe’en as part of a class participation challenge by her art teacher. Apparently not so many accepted the challenge, but, well, Mary always does … I used the sketch this month at PageMaps as my inspiration. I just love Becky Fleck’s sketches!!
The challenge over at Get Picky was to use their photograph for inspiration (I was inspired by the colours), make a multi-photo layout and to use fabric in the layout. My green flower is made of fabric. I combined this challenge with the one over at Stuck Sketches where I used their sketch posted 5 November 2011. I used My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary Little Miss Muffet “Hello Beautiful” Little Flowers” paper as well as Sweet Little One. Here is my layout, featuring my daughter Mary Pennington and her Teddy along with her doll Rachel:
Here are some awesome layouts I made in Becky Fleck’s class at Lisa Furtney’s Scrapfest in Oshawa last month. I have four awesome daughters and one awesome son that I love to scrapbook stories of!! These three layouts feature my three eldest daughters.
The first one features my daughter Stephanie Pennington:
The second one features my daughter Jacqueline Pennington-Juranics:
The third one features my daughter Nikki Pennington:
Wish I’d coined the phrase “one river, many wells”, but I learned it from Matthew Fox’s book by the same name – meaning more or less – that there many varieties of spiritual nourishment but one source to draw it from. I study religion at Queen’s University and have found many similarities in beliefs and rituals between religions who consider themselves unique. Religion is certainly a subject that is passionate to many.
Anyway, our challenge this week at another Freaking scrappy challenge … is to scrap about our beliefs or philosophies – whether we scrap about a deep thought or something frivolous such as how you can put two socks into the laundry and only ever receive one back. Come on out to play to express your core beliefs or play along and have some light-hearted fun!! Here is my layout:
I used Fancy Pants Designs Expression About a Boy and religious symbols from many faith traditions. I also doodled gold swirls in between the streams of symbols to represent philosophies flowing from them all. (Unfortunately you cannot see the gold on the left side of the layout because of the lighting.)
Over at Scrapbookers Anonymous the girls have posted their new challenge to use 7 different ribbons in a layout. Lea and Theresa are all about using up our scrapbooking stash, and they sure do inspire me. My philosophy has become to buy less and use up more of my hoarded scrapbooking stash since I began playing along with their blog, and I sure do appreciate that they encourage that. Here is my layout for their latest challenge, which I am also using to play along with Bird is the Word’s “together” challenge:
For this layout I used Basic Grey Hello Lucious Simply Grand, Lemon Zest, Tartlett papers and embellishments from their Hello Lucious line!! I also used ribbon in a way that was inspired by Yvonne Yam on her blog! Thanks for the inspiration Yvonne!!!