Clap Along

Do you have that 'Can't think of a title problem' when you do scrapbook pages?
I normally do a layout and then sit there for ages trying to think of something original.
On rare occasions I'm very focused and have a title and everything else in my head -probably because I have one particular photo that I want to use and love that pic so much that I have title planned etc..
Anyway, I was doing my layouts for A Trip Down Memory Lane's gallery and was using Kaisercraft.
I had this photo of himself and me on hols in July. We asked a lady if she would mind taking our photo. She was such an eccentric old girl- she had us giggling away ( well,I was).. This is the layout I did - and it really brought back that moment when we were 'happy' all relaxed and loving the moment ... And guess what? It made me think of that song . So it had to have those words from the song in it somewhere too ! 


It was COLD

Well it is for a good cause...


A Quilt of Friendship - Number One

I was really happy when the lovely Fiona contacted me and asked if I would like to step in and join the friendship quilt....

But then I realised that I've only really ever made a couple of squares and am not really known my erm sewing skills. BUT It's a friendship quilt right- we are all friends and It will have lots of 'me' in it! 

So,I've printed off the list of people,their colour choices - I've got the addresses.
I've consulted the encyclopaedia of quilting squares (my friend Deb) and I've raided my fabrics ...no stopping me now. 

I feel quite excited now I've actually made a start and come up with something for the first one. Eeeeeek


Simple Stories Legacy

I recently bought some of the new Simple Stories Legacy papers and bits and bobs from
here There really is a great selection of papers,sayings,and  some great packs of little and larger squares.
I've bought myself a new 12 x 12 album and am going to use a mixture of Project Life and Simple Stories to put the album together. I'm inspired because I love the papers and have some very special photos I want to scrap.I used some of the smaller elements in this layout and used distress inks through a stencil on the background.
My love of dogs echoes that of my mum and I grew up with a house never without a dog in it.
I used some Prima flowers on this layout and also some Prima Color Bloom spray  to add a bit of interest.
This is a photo of my mum with our first son on holiday in Devon in 1985 - great memories