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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
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!
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!
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:
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
Sketchy Thursdays is having a Guest Design Team challenge again at their site. I’ve thrown my hat in the ring a few times, so why not again? Their sketches are inspirational, as are their awesome design team members!!
Here is their sketch:
Here is my interpretation using Sassafrass papers and featuring my son Chris Pennington:
Layout by Anne Pennington
Chris had gone to Ranger camp at Kiosk in Algonquin Park to work for the summer. It became so hot that when they went to town on the weekend Chris had his hair cut shorter than he has since he was a little kid. His Frodo-like hair had been almost his signature for years. When I went to pick him up at the end of the summer term, I walked right past him. His own mother didn’t recognize him …