Well, guess what that is???? Lol!!
Julie at These are a Few of my Favorite Things’ challenge this time around was to scrap about your favourite pastime. Well, I didn’t have to think too long to know that I would scrap about SCRAPPIN’. Here is my layout using Sassafrass Vintage Yummy papers and embellishments. I brushed a bit of white Gesso on the background of the paper so that my photos and embellishments would pop a bit more on the page, and used oodles of bright buttons. I am loving the fun that screams from the page.
Design by Anne Pennington
Had a great dinner out tonight for my birthday. Mmmmmmm bruschetta with feta at Paulo’s. We ordered two of them so that the four of us could all have a good feast before our main course …
Sketchy Thursdays has a great sketch this week:
Here is my take on it using some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Sassafrass borders, Jenni Bowlin chipboard sun painted with Tim Holtz’s Ranger Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber in Gold. Embellishments are ones I printed from the internet. Loving that Google …
by Anne Pennington
Our son Chris Pennington asked his father to get the old turntable up and running so that he could listen to some of our old records. That kid has great taste in music, and enjoys the old classics. He had to agree, though, that the sound was a lot scratchier than what is available today.
At a very fun project that Laura and Krista at Sweet Sentiments are offering as a class on April 2nd.
This was just a joy to work on, but it caused a number of tears too … memories of loved ones now gone. But I felt it was an important project, I wanted to capture a memory of yesteryear for my kids. Basic Grey’s Curio line was just the perfect paper for this project …
My mini spinner album has photos of a few generations of both my Mom and Dad’s families, and some momentos of my immediate family that I grew up in as well. I shed a few tears for Mom, Dad and my twin brother Gary Wride. But there were lots of smiles too. I did a lot of distressing, used embossing powders, and made a number of flowers and embellishments for the project. I included family trees that go back a few generations. That was amazing to find the clues and registries and even my grandfather’s enlistment papers online in an archive from World War I. I especially like how the tags I created turned out. They added a nice dimension. A good therapeutic project, and I am sure my kids will treasure it for years.
Something to help me get my wind back in me and give those challenges a break.
More pictures coming. Will be great to offer it as a class and see what other spins class participants put to the spinner album … we had so much fun at Sweet Sentiments with the last class.
There’s another guest design team challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays, and here is my entry … again! Applicants were to use the sketch, the colours pink and green or red and tourquoise, make a list about something they love and use hearts in their layout. Always a fun challenge from these girls!!
My entry features my beloved granddaughter Brynn Zwanenburg. This photo of her is one of my favourites. I took it at a birthday party for her and her brother Kieran Zwanenburg at her other grandmother’s (Grandmaman Carole Maissoneuve) place a couple of years ago. I used bisous bzoo PDQ yum! paper for the background and some of my other scraps from my stash to complete the layout. I hope you enjoy it!
Julieann from from GingerScrapStreet contacted me wanting to use my layout Rock Star for publication in their online scrapbooking magazine.
Then I went over to Sketchy Thursday to see what was up in general and saw this post. Just affirmed that it was a real request. Would love to see Sandra and Shekky’s work!!!
Once in a while you find a creative passion that sustains you through whatever life throws your way. I am so glad that Lee and Colleen invited me to scrapbook with them 3 years ago this month. I resisted as long as I could and am so glad I caved under the enticement of wine and went to try it … also looking forward to retirement and starting to quilt once again.
My friend Terri Mand rocks, and so does Scrapfest. Check out the movie below about our amazing meeting for the first time at the exciting Scrapfest Kitchener 2010 event!
My friend Lee Schertzing was here today – tune in below to see our scrappy visit:
This video series is going to be a scream to make … tune in for more exciting scrappy adventures in beautiful downtown Wooler and beyond!
Nikki, Corey, Brynn and Kieran added another member to the family last year – a sweet little bundle of fur called Bailey. I modified a Bailey’s Irish Cream label image with Adobe Photoshop and dropped the “s” to make it Bailey’s own little titling for this layout. I also used Pencillines‘ sketch to inspire me:
I used my Score It All, some Basic Grey lettering, paw stamp, Sassafrass border, and some glimmer mist for this layout based on the sketch and featuring our daughter Nikki Pennington:
and a close up of the scoring and titling
layout by Anne Pennington
My dear niece Amber Pennington made some Bailey’s Irish Cream and gave some to our daughter Stephanie Pennington and Scott and I this Christmas. It was yummy! I have saved the empty bottle as a souvenir, it was quite lovely – like an old milk quart with the metal mechanism that snapped down the plug on the bottle …
My layout is based on this week’s Sketchy Thursday sketch:
Here is my interpretation, featuring our daughter Stephanie and using Me and my Big Ideas rub-ons and Petaloo floral embellishments “Velvet Hydrangeas” and Sassafrass papers along with some kraft paper from my stash and glimmer mist:
What you can’t see so well in the photo is that the baker’s twine I used in my layout is the same as the twine my niece used to wrap around the bottle with her Christmas tag … so glad those Sketchy girls provided this sketch that inspired me to mimic the twine around the bottle …
My daughter Stephanie and her best friend Sheranda have been known as Snuppie and Goober since high school – or for short, Snup and Goob. My aunt Cara and I met up with them last fall in Toronto and took a few pictures of them while we ate lunch. I decided to scrap the best of the photos for a challenge that is taking place at Stuck?! Sketches! and at the Jenni Bowlin Studio blog (JBS Mercantile). Stuck?! Sketches! provided a sketch for the challenge, and JBS asked that those accepting their challenge use a grid in their layout. So glad that I could combine the two challenges in this layout!!!
Here is Stuck?! Sketches! sketch:
Here is my interpretation of it using Bo Bunny Decaf Dot with a My Little Shoebox diecut paper, Jenni Bowlin Brown Label Strip Stickers for journalling, and Fancy Pants Daydreams rub-ons: