The latest challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous is all about the season, and using a tag and glitter. Love how Lea and Theresa challenge us to use up our stash!!! Come on over and play along with us, we always have so much fun there!!
Here is my layout for the challenge using October Afternoon Tinsel and Falling Snow papers. It features our son Chris Pennington with Pierre Bolduc as the real Santa. Pierre used to work with me, and he used to play Santa at our Squadron children’s parties. He also came to our home a couple of Christmas Eves. He always called Chris and his sister Mary by name, and they were convinced he was the real Santa.
Here is a layout of our son Chris Pennington and I in November 1995. He was two-years old and playing in the rice table at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Brighton, Ontario. What a cute little fellow he was – my pride and joy. I cherished every moment I spent with him, and still do!! I used October Afternoon Sidewalks Jump Rope for the background, and embellishments from the same line! I used the sketch this week from Sketchy Thursdays. Click here to see the sketch!! Here’s my layout:
We have another fun challenge for you over at another Freaking scrappy challenge … and that is to scrap your school days – your own school days incorporating three of: a photo of you back in the day, or a momento from those years , perhaps: a song title, lyrics or album cover from that era, your favourite school subject, or a page from one of your texts, diaries or notebooks , a scan or your yearbook – whatever is representative of your school days. Maybe you could include a memory of those days in your blog posting. Don’t let all the requirements listed intimidate you – we will accept anything along the same spirit. We encourage you to scrap about yourself, but some of our members prefer to scrap about their children.
Here is my layout using October Afternoon Report Card: Recess and a photo of my twin brother and I on a school field trip to the Royal Canadian Air Force airfield in Marville, France, where my father was posted in the 1960s. I included a memory of those days in my journalling tag, a photo of my brother and I and included artwork from that era in my embellishments. Come play along with us and preserve your memories for your children and theirs to treasure for many years!
I was inspired by the latest sketch at Sketchy Thursdays for this layout. You can see their sketch if you click on their name.
how my son Chris Pennington has grown. And I’ve discovered a blog that is new to me this past week or so called Bird is the Word. Their challenge this week is to use the word “amazing” in a layout. Well, our son went to his first prom this past week, and frankly, I found it amazing how he was transformed when he put on his grandfather’s tuxedo to wear for the event. It has been a year of changes for sure with him. Loving how he is turning out.
The sketch I used for this layout was from Sketchy Thursday’s challenge this week. I used a bit of Crate Paper Toy Box Collection Story Time paper, Basic Grey lettering, Jinni Bowlin pennant stickers Sassafrass paper and a border, and an October Afternoon Fly a Kite Wild Card.
Here is the sketch from Sketchy Thursday:
Here is my layout based on the sketch and on the challenge word from Bird is the Word:
by Anne Pennington
Anna Bowkiss at Pencillines has a few sketches this month as usual. Here is sketch 219 which was created by Anna:
Here is my interpretation of it featuring my mother Mary Allain Wride at her late 1950s, early 1960s model Singer sewing machine. Photo was likely taken at our apartment on Dufferin Street in Trenton in late 1950s, early 1960s. I used paper, embellishments and rub-ons by October Afternoon from their Thrift Shop line. Paper is Thrift Shop Last One. This paper reminds me so much of the old Simplicity patterns my Mom and I used for our sewing. I love that retro look !!!
Layout by Anne Pennington
I have recently joined the Cricut Circle – looking forward to a lot of fun meeting the challenges, sharing ideas, and just learning more about my Cricut machines, Gypsy and cartridges. This month’s challenge is for a wonderful The Original Scrapbox – how cool is that????
For this month’s challenge we were to create using the theme Celebrating Creativity, use 2 cuts with our Cricut in the layout, use the shadow feature, and embellish at least one of our cuts. We were also to use patterned paper. I used the shadow feature on my scissors (cut from the Sentimentals cartridge), and used pearl embellishments on the scissors. My title “layouts” is made using the Gypsy Font that comes exclusively with the Gypsy machine. So there’s my two cuts and embellishment of one of them. My patterned paper was from K & Company Cut and Paste, as were the embellishments. I used a second sheet of the same patterned paper from K & Company to cut out the two larger flowers and place foam squares behind them to give a 3 dimensional feel to my layout. The green gingham from October Afternoon Ice Cream is another patterned paper I used in the layout, as was the music note paper I used for the top layer of the scissors. The other embellishments are from K & Company Cut and Paste Die Cut Cardstock.
This was a fun first challenge from Cricut Circle!!! I am looking forward to more knowledge and challenges!!!
Here’s a close-up of some of the embellishments:
by Anne Pennington
Those Sketchy Thursdays girls have outdone themselves again!! Here is this week’s sketch.
Here is what I did with it. The little doll is one that I won in grade two for being the only student with perfect spelling all year. I was so very proud. Not too much is left of my childhood, and this doll is a real treasure to me. I used Fancy Pants Design paper All Fall collection and rub-ons, and a piece of October Afternoon Report Card: Science Fair on the left (Find the right word).