We were invited to a resort/hotel in Collingwood for a free weekend – well, free for those who would listen to their time share sales pitch. On our way home I insisted we drive over to Wasaga Beach to see what it was all about. I had heard of it for years. Well, it was miles and miles and miles of … beach … endless beach. Ok, so now I’ve seen Wasaga Beach. Lol!
Anyway, over at Once Upon a … Sketch, Nadia Cannizzo’s latest challenge is to scrap about a holiday using her latest sketch. I used Bo Bunny Sun Kissed Heat Wave Die Cut for this layout and I’m loving the bright colours!!
In July 2008 Via Rail offered free travel for veterans and those who were working for the Department of National Defence. Since we both qualified, Mom and I decided to travel together to visit her family in New Brunswick. What a time we had – visiting the property where the old homestead stood, her grandparents’ home, cousins, my aunt and uncles, and where we used to live. Just a wonderful time was had by us both! I found a piece in the rubble of the old homestead of the side of the house, and put it in the scrapbook I made her of our trip. A month and a half after our return, she bit by bit had some setbacks in her health, and finally on the 3rd of December of that year had a devastating stroke that destroyed her ability to communicate or receive communication. March 8 of the following year she died, having never left hospital. I thought it appropriate that she died on International Women’s Day, as she had always been a unique woman!!
Here is my layout which I made for the challenge at Bird is the Word – their challenge word was JOURNEY. I used Making Memories Passport Ledger Teal as the background for this layout, a tag and a dinner reservation ticket from our train trip.
Over at another Freaking scrappy challenge … we have posted our 15th of the month sketch challenge. Using the sketch posted on the blog, the challenge is:
February 22nd is Baden Powell Day – Baden Powell was the founder of Boy Scouts, and his sister Agnes was the founder of Girl Guides. Scrap a memory of you in Scouting or Girl Guides (brownies, Sparks, Guides, etc.) or a memory of a group you belonged to when you were a child or teen. You may include a momento or journal a memory of what belonging meant to you.
Here is my layout for the challenge:
The children are my twin brother Gary and myself. We were very proud to be in Scouting and Guiding. I treasure the photos of he and I wherever I find them.
We are also hosting a blog hop over at another Freaking scrappy challenge … with an awesome prize at the end. You get another chance at the prize by playing this sketch challenge and the 1st of February challenge as well. Come play with us – you will love the design team and the challenges!!
Meanwhile – over at Scrapbookers Anonymous (that other AWESOME challenge blog with the lovely Lea and Theresa, they are continuing their mid-month alphabet challenge. This time I used Fancy Pants Designs Graph Star paper for the challenge and feature my son Chris. Come on over and play, the owners and design team are lovely encouraging people who will inspire you!!
Well – here you are at your last stop on our Valentine’s blog hop at another Freaking scrappy challenge … You can have a chance to win this fabulous prize!!!!
Your word clue is:
Please place all 10 words that you have collected on the hop into the body of an e-mail, and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win our fabulous Valentine’s prize pack. For two more chances to win, please visit another Freaking scrappy challenge to play along with our 1 February and 15 February challenges before the end of the month!!
Well – I don’t know what you are waiting for – you should be popping over to Scrapbookers Anonymous and another Freaking scrappy challenge … to play their challenges for the beginning of February.
At Scrapbookers Anonymous the challenge is to use 3 hearts in your layout and stitch something in the layout!
At another Freaking scrappy challenge … the challenge is:
Just in time for Valentine’s Day next month – your first love – a real boy or girl, try to include a momento from that time with them, or download an image or something from that era from the internet if you wish. A pop or movie star crush can be substituted for a real live crush if you are too shy to tell us how it really was!!!
I combined the two challenges for my layout.
My first boyfriend and the boy I had a crush on in early school years are on my Facebook, and online – so I didn’t want to scrap about them, lol – although I am sure they don’t lurk on scrapbooking websites. Anyway, I was more comfortable scrapping my first pop star crush – Bobby Sherman. He was soooo cute, sang so well, loved him in a TV show he starred in and had such a gosh darn nice guy image. Here’s my layout using Little Yellow Bicycle Decorative Edge Ledger:
This posting is late – I’ve had problems on this computer, and cannot access my files from my husband’s computer. I am busy backing up files like crazy, because I think this computer is going to crash!!!