I used some photos of some beautiful girls for my layouts at Kelly Goree’s class at Crop and Create Markham (sponsored by Scrapbooks and Cards Today). You will find layouts below featuring my 3 eldest daughters Nikki, Stephanie and Jacqueline Pennington in the layouts below!! All designs by Kelly, with only minor variations by me:
Yikes – it really is cold where I live this week. We’ve been spoiled so far this winter. And – over at another Freaking scrappy challenge we have a new sketch, and we are challenging you to scrap about winter. Hop on over to see how you can play along with us!!!
Here is my layout, featuring our daughters Nikki, Stephanie and Jacqueline Pennington with their Dad, my husband, Scott Pennington. We have a small hill at the side of our house, and we have all enjoyed tobogganing over the years right at home. That is, until we put in our swimming pool which cut into the tobaggan run, lol. Here is my layout for this challenge:
Come on over to Scrapbookers Anonymous where they have their mid-month alphabet challenge on. This month is the letter “f”. I used paper from the Rouge de Garance Free Ride collection for my layout. Come on out and play with us!!!
There is a call for more design team members over at another Freaking scrappy challenge … Applicants should send me a link to their blog at firstname.lastname@example.org – put Design Team Application AFSC in the subject line of their e-mail – and let me know their previous design team experience. You don’t have to have prior design team experience – I am just nosy … Deadline to apply is January 14, 2012.
What are you waiting for??? Why don’t YOU come apply and have some fun with the rest of the design team, players and I???
Busy and happy New Year!!! It is going to be an awesome year, I am sure.
Over at Scrapbookers Anonymous they are challenging us to mask using paint, glimmer mist, or ink. It is a fun challenge and I love the results I had. You should come and play with us!!! I used my Copic markers to colour in my stamped images. The photo is of my eldest daughter, Nikki Pennington!
Meanwhile, over at another Freaking Scrappy challenge … the challenge is to scrap a Christmas memory from the past – a Christmas from your childhood – incorporate a photo, a momento or something or someone that represents that time for you, maybe use a photo of a gift you received !!!! If you do not celebrate Christmas – scrap a memory of another holiday that is special to you. Here is my layout using Basic Grey Wassail collection of papers and embellishments, and using Sketchy Thursday’s latest sketch as inspiration for my design:
The photo is one of my twin brother Gary and I with our mother on our second Christmas. He was such a great little buddy. I miss him.
… that’s how I often feel when I remember my twin brother, Gary, who died when we were only 35. He lay dying in hospital in Toronto, while I lay in my hospital bed in Belleville very sick the last month of my pregnancy with our son Chris. We lied to each other every day when we called each other to chat – oh yes, we were both doing very fine we would say. Gary died August 9th. When they brought me the news that evening (I knew inside all day that he had died and I was screaming inside that no one in my family came to tell me – don’t tell me there is no deep bond between twins) I went immediately into labour for Chris. A labour in shock and grief with a sick mother and baby is not a good thing, but that is another story.
My journalling reads: “You were my friend my whole life, always with me – you were my buddy since the womb. You had always been with me, my friend I brought with me whenever we moved with Mom and Dad. We were both in hospital miles apart that last month of your life after having had a wonderful weekend camping at Presqu’ile in early July. You were never to come out of that hospital, and I left my hospital with Christopher Gary Ronald Robert in my arms. He was named Gary for you. I didn’t think I’d ever recover that loss, but time helped strengthen me. I had another child to add to my family. I dressed them both in the sweater and hat you made for Chris and snuggled them in the blanket you made. I wish they’d have known you too! Attending our 40th high school reunion this year was so sad without you!! I’ll never forget you, my twin!!! ”
Here is my layout using the prompt word “Time” from Bird is the Word and Crate Paper School Spirit Collection Geometry paper, a Cosmo Cricket embellishment (My Best Friend scroll) and Heidi Snapp clock faces. I love to use sunburst design papers, they give so much energy to a layout. Please go to my posting here at my challenge blog another Freaking scrappy challenge … for a tutorial on how to use these papers. I meant to get this done sooner, but as you can imagine it was a hard layout to tackle, sometimes the emotions still run very deep.
design by Anne Pennington