Sunday, 18 January 2009


The next post hopefully soon will be my A-Z journal

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Forty Years in the Making

At last i can show the secret project that I've been doing since the begining of December, well alright its a couple days early but I wasn't convinced blogger would let me upload this many photos at one time. I'm not linking this blog on my daily blog until the actual date which is Monday. So its my nephew's forty birthday, my goodness where has the time gone, Jill his Mum asked me to make this Scrapbook for him. I had loads of photos so really the idea was to use lots of the photos even the rubbish ones and to keep reasonable simple its for a man after all.
Papers are Scenic Route and my Cricut was a life saver for all the titles, I think I only used two alphabets Base Camp and Storybook.

My last bit of Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girls the corner swirls using the Cricut.

Patterned paper Scenic Route again the pinwheel again using the Cricut

Not sure this time of the papers could be Kaiser or Fancy Pants, used American Crafts Thickers for the title.

Papers are My Minds Eye but not sure which collection brought quite a few from MJ at Every Moment Matters because the colours were ideal for toddlers like Jake pages.

Love my threading water Fiskars punch will have to buy another soon because this one must be nearly worn out.

Simon Continued

Not sure of these papers again could be Fancy pants and the gold colour paper is a different manufacture.

Whoops another couple of sheets of paper that I'm not sure of, the bottle caps are to hide some rubbish rub ons that didn't work. No-one said I was perfect.

This is was so simple the paper is write out my WMR, I added some brads and some glossy accents to give it a bit more dimension.

Yes again I've used Scenic Route papers, lets be honest they're great for fellas.

Now I'm pretty sure these papers are again My Minds Eye.

If you been scrapbooking a while you would recognise the K & Company Daisy patterned paper which I've had so LONG but it was ideal because in Jill's bouquet are white daisies, and the daisy embellishment were made with punches.

Do you recognise the Martha Stewart doily punch another one that will be worn out soon.

I love this pic of Jill it was taken at Damien's (another nephew) Wedding, the branch embellishment is another from the Cricut using the Storybook cartridge was that a good buy or what.

Almost embarrassed to say but I've used Scenic Route papers again.

Oh and agin the border punch is an old Fiskars one that I borrowed off of Sis.

The pic with the couples are all taken at Damien's wedding and the group one was taken at Carla's Wedding.

And there's more

Sisters wouldn't fit but with a bit stylish cheating got it to fit, again no idea of the papers .
Copied the way I did the Sister's title to match the other side.

When Jill brought the photo she told me she had loads of Simon in the armchair tradional at Christmas, I made her give them too me and this double layout was born.

I didn't need to do much here the photos speak for themselves.

I used my new corner fiskars punch for this one and I struggled to get a pic of Amanda and Kevin but luckily I had one with Carla on, sorry Carla I chopped you off.

Did this cause a heated discussion Sis said Simon knew he was Uncle so why put Uncle Simon so I told her to give me another Title. Again I've used My Minds Eye which work brilliantly with rug rats.

These two pages were quite hard, how can houses be cute and the friends were a mix bag of colours.

Last one

See the same problem not enough room for the title, another trick to get it to fit. I believe its My Minds Eye again.

Underneath the pic I've printed out the details how this taxi was restored, I don't believe Simon still has this Taxi.

Did you notice the child labour and that a man is actual on his hands and knees hoovering. The papers are Basic Grey and could be Pebbles.

No idea of the papers again and once I put Birthdays on the page I couldn't see what else I could do without making it too busy. The ages were put on because Jill had put the year or how old Simon was on the back of the photo.

This photo was taken in December by Amanda and e-mailed to me so is probably the latest pic of Simon.

I still had photos left that i felt were really nice ones that didn't fit on the other layouts, I especially love my brothers sunglasses, I wonder if he's kept them they probably coming back into fashion.