Our daughter Stephanie played flute for our eldest daughter Nikki’s wedding in August 2006. She did a beautiful job for a beautiful wedding for a beautiful bride. I have wanted to scrap these photos for some time, and finally got the guts to try to do them justice over the past two days.
Burgundy background Bo Bunny, pink print stripe and circle My Mind’s Eye Bohemia, paisley Basic Grey and Basic Grey rub-ons and Maya Road flowers.
I love Sketchy Thursdays! There sketches are so much fun!
Here is this week’s Sketchy Thursday sketch:
Here is my interpretation of it:
This is my son Chris at a summer camp in 2002. He and his sister Mary had a great time that week with their friends Brennan and Jaden. Paper is Best Creations Inc. California. Font is Cricut Lyrical Letters.
Thanks Sketchy Thursday ladies!!!
In August last year I went on a Thousand Islands nighttime cruise with Colleen Connors, Lee (Carol) Schertzing and Nancy Carnahan (old friends from Breadner School). The cruise was a wine and cheese with entertainers – one imitated Tina Turner, another Neil Diamond and the last Rod Stewart (boy did he make the ladies go wild).
We had a perfect sunset, and the photo for this layout shows the rays of the setting sun shining on the boat, just turning it a golden, shimmering colour.
I used card stock from this month’s Scraptivity kit – their kits are awesome! http://www.scraptivity.com/.
Wish these were my photos, but they are not. They were taken by the photographer at Jacqui and Chris’ wedding in 2006. I couldn’t resist them.
The photos were originally colour.
Was a beautiful wedding. Little Mary had a great time at it!
I did recently take a good photo at my friend Janice and her new hubbie Enrico’s wedding. Take a peek!
Janice has been my friend since grade 9. Love her to pieces. We’ve been through a bit together.
They had an awesome photographer at their wedding. Here’s his blog and some work he did for them:
One of my first layouts ever. I love those photos of Steph.
I’ll re-do them sometime, as they are 3 of my favourites, and I’d really like to do them more justice.
The PageMaps Blog (http://www.pagemaps.com/blog.php) has another fantastic contest based on one of their pagemaps. I don’t know how Becky Fleck continues to offer these awesome page sketches over and over for us avid scrapbookers to use. My interpretation of her sketch features my beautiful granddaughter Brynn. The journalling reads:
No matter where you go and what you do in your life, I will always remember this moment and the expression on your face that I captured that day with my camera. That day you were my princess.
Here is Becky’s PageMap sketch:
Here is my intepretation:
I used Basic Grey’s June Bug line, including their stickers. I picked up all the paper and stickers (including the sparkly crowns by Imaginisce) at Scrapbooks and Smiles in Trenton. Some of you keen scrapbookers may want to see the close-up on some of the details:
Well, I was tasked for meet the requirements for a challenge from Scraptivity, today is the deadline. I have sent it in. Wish me luck!
Here is their website address: http://www.scraptivity.com/ They specialize in mail order scrapbooking supplies, and offer a generous monthly kit, amongst other products.
The challenge: to provide a product that reflects myself and incorporates the use of inchies. Their description of inchies is: “Inchies are 1×1 inch squares. Inchies can sometimes be described as miniature pieces of art but they can be anywhere from plain to completely embellished”. Well, my inchies are one inch photo representations of myself at various times of the last 5 decades of my life. Well, actually, THE five decades of my life. I was 51 this past March!
Here it is:
It was both fun and nerve-wracking to produce. Nerve-wracking because I am being judged on my work. Surely they can’t be harder on me than I am on myself. But, aren’t we all like that?
That is a movie that you loved, and that is a pastime that you like to do. You do so well at it, that it is hard to believe that the only real practice you put into it is around track and field time at school.
This layout is from last year’s track and field for senior students at Murray Centennial Public School. Mary participated in the high jump and in running. I was there in time to watch the high jump and at least one race. There will be another layout soon with some photos I took of her actually in mid-jump, right at the bar. As usual, Mary is a joy for me to watch, because she is so unlike me. I was never good at sports as a young person. I know that is likely because I didn`t particularly like them.
Mary picked the background paper out herself for this layout over labour day weekend when we visited CJ’s Scrapbooking Corner in Niagara Falls New York http://cjsscrapbookcorner.blogspot.com/ . The store is owned by two sisters, we met Cheryl that day. Lovely, friendly lady. Cheryl let the whole family come in and use her bathroom. These things are important when you are on the road. Ha ha. We were on our way to Darien Lake for the weekend. But that is another story.
Becky Fleck from http://www.pagemaps.com has another fantastic page maps contest that closes September 13 at midnight MST. Here’s the link to the rules: http://www.pagemaps.com/blog.php?do=blog&id=67 .
Here is the pagemap that contestants have as guidance:
As usual, the pagemap is very inspiring. Here is my take on the map, I turned the page upside down, as the 5 x 7 that I wanted to use had a portrait versus landscape orientation.
“I love to watch you whenever I can at your track and field events. You run like the wind with great joy! I have never been able to move like you do, and it makes me happy to see how very different you are than me!”