I haven’t been posting any of my class or kit layouts lately, but some of them are just too pretty not to share. Here are a couple of double page layouts designed by Vicki Boutin featuring my daughter Jacqueline Pennington and her fiance Greg Campbell:
Here’s a sweet layout designed by Kelly Goree, and featuring my daughters Mary, Jacqueline and Stephanie Pennington:
The 1 March 2014 prompt challenge is up at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge. Come play along with all the lovely scrappers!!! You have until the end of March to play. The challenge is to:
Scrap or art journal about a favourite song in from your teens. You can scrap some of the lyrics, or the title, or a photo of the band …
Here’s my take on our challenge using Basic Grey Bow Ties Tether Ball paper:
Excited to have the new challenge up at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge – it’s a sketch this time around. Come on out and play along with us!!!!
Because I was looking for some more fun after playing along with AFSC’s sketch challenge, I decided to play the challenges at Scrap Around the World and Once Upon a Sketch this time around. I was inspired by the luscious colours of the mood board at Scrap Around the World , and especially by the chevrons!!! Those chevron colours just SPOKE to me!!
Here is the sketch at Once Upon a Sketch – and a lovely one (as always) it is:
The journalling for the OUAS challenge was to be around the theme of “totally addicted to” – my journalling reads:
You two are totally addicted to having fun together. I am totally addicted to the two of you.
The layout features my daughters Stephanie Pennington Clifton and Mary Pennington doing what they do together. I used Crate Paper The Pier Sunscreen for the background, Doodlebug Design Inc. Take Note, and Basic Grey True Love Giddy for the borders under the photo.
Stuck Sketches has two sketches each month to play along with. I used the sketch from the 1st of December to make my layout below of my daughter Mary Pennington. Both she and her brother Chris Pennington do not think they are courageous people, but they are every time they stick up for the underdog – which is every time they perceive an underdog. I admire that trait in them, and I’d like to think they learned it from me.
Here is my layout based on their sketch using Basic Grey Oh Baby Girl and some scraps. I used a piece of Graphic 45’s Wizard of Oz line as well as some Washi tape for this layout.
I managed a few two-page layouts over my holidays. Felt good, haven`t had much time to scrap lately. These were Basic Grey monthly layout kits, which I love to save up and use when I am travelling or at crops. Makes it so much easier to pack up and take just what you need when you are away from your own crop space where all your papers and tools are.
This first layout features our daughter Nikki and her partner Corey at NIkki`s cousin Ambers wedding last Labour Day weekend:
The second layout features our daughter Stephanie as bridesmaid at her friend Sheranda`s wedding. Such a beautiful bridesmaid, and will soon be a beautiful bride:
The third layout features our daughter Jacqueline having a weekend get-together with her friend and with her sister Stephanie and her buddy Lindsay.
Come on over to Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge … for the 1st of July challenge.
The challenge for the first of July is to scrap about YOUR COUNTRY or ethnic group – what it means to you, you dressed in traditional garments, you celebrating the national day for your country, or something else along these lines. The inspiration for this is that on July 1st we celebrate Canada Day here!
We used to dress our two youngest children as Evangéline and Gabriel and decorate their wagon with Acadian and Canadian flags to march in the Brighton, Ontario Canada Day Parade for years. (For my non-Canadian friends, Canada Day is the day we celebrate our country – July 1st). Dressing the kids as the story and flying the Acadian flags was a way to honour my Acadian roots, and Chris and Mary were adorable and proud in the costumes.
For those who do not know, Acadian people in Canada mainly live on the east coast, are of French origin, and are ancestors of those who were expelled from Canada by the British down into the United States back in the 18th century. Evangeline and Gabriel were the subject of a poem by Longfellow. Google their story – it is lovely. Anyway, if you dig a little further you will find that American Cajuns are Acadians who stayed in the States after Acadians began their long trek back into Canada years later. Their dialect is derived from French.
Chris and Mary always looked so cute in costume, and as they got older, they got involved in the wagon or bicycle decorating themselves. They often won first prize for their participation, and have the trophies to help them remember the days!!
I used Basic Grey June Bug Vintage Plaid paper for my background, some leftover Sassafrass (LOVE THAT SCRAPBOOKING LINE, so sad they no longer manufacture scrapbook paper and embellies) scraps, along with Basic Grey June Bug designer chipboard pieces. I added the white to the background and the clouds using white gesso, and had a blast making the banner. Gold trim was added to many of the pieces using some gold coloured Smooch. Love that stuff!!! Ribbons from my stash.
We are getting some wonderful layouts submitted for our 1st and 15th of May challenges over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge … If you have not submitted yours, please hop over here and play along with us. Our scrapbook challenge website is a lot of fun, encourages you to scrap memories of your own past and present, and has a lot of wonderful designers to inspire and encourage!!
My wonderful father-in-law Ron Pennington fills stockings for each of us at Christmas. We look forward to Christmas mornings at his house where we open them and the rest of our gifts to each other. He gathers eclectic stuff year-round for his stockings, and we never know what we will pull out of them!!! One thing is for certain, they make us smile. One Christmas he was uncertain which of our daughters would show up with dates, and he wanted to be prepared. We all laughed when we read the names on a couple of the stockings – Boyfriend 1, Boyfriend 2, Boyfriend 3 – Ron never wants anyone to be left out or feel unwelcome! Here is a layout of our son Chris grinning at the small bottle of Scope mouthwash that he pulled out of his stocking Christmas 2010. I used one of Shimelle’s Scrapbook Starting Points for this layout, and used Bird is the Word’s prompt SMILE. Paper used is Basic Grey Nordic Holiday line.