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:
At Scrapping the Music this week the challenge is to scrap the song “Stand by Me”. I’ve been meaning to scrap along with Scrapping the Music’s challenges for some time now, and finally I have. Their designers turn out some awesome layouts.
The theme “stand by me” was full of possibilities. I had a photo of 3 of my girlfriends and I at the reception after Mom’s funeral and was thinking of scrapping that photo – those old girlfriends were standing by me in my time of need. I might still scrap that photo using that type of theme …
However, I changed my mind when I saw this photo of Mom and I. I had discovered it a year or so before Mom died, and had it enlarged and put it in a Mother’s Day layout in my very early days of scrapping (ha ha, early it’s not even quite 3 years I’ve been scrapping …). Mom saw the layout, and fell in love with the photo. She had forgotten it had ever existed so the photo’s sudden appearance took her completely by surprise. For Mother’s Day that same year I had it enlarged again and put into a beautiful frame for her. Sadly, that photo and frame is now mine … we stood by each other our whole lives. I have no regrets.
The paper is from DCWV’s Vintage Collage Stack, embellishments cut from same and from K & Company’s Serafera line.
… and a little closer peek at the “definitions”:
Design by Anne Pennington
Yeah, and another sunburst paper – I freaking love them!!!!