Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Scrap retreat!

I had the most relaxing weekend (although came home rather tired as my sleeping bag didn't keep me warm enough in minus 3 degree weather overnight!!), and while I missed my boys I scrapped away and got 20 pages done. I almost finished Austy's first year album, and began work on the wedding album that has been waiting in the wings a while. Be warned, my scrapping is flat as I don't like bumps denting my photoys, so they aren't the fanciest of pages, but the idea is to get the photos down and tell the story. Hmmm... I still have some journalling to do as I didn't have the pens until now, and prefer to do my journalling at home where it's quiet and I can think. Most of Austy's journalling is on the computer so I won't forget what he was doing at each stage, I just have to look at his blog or look at the notes I made at the time I took his monthly photo shoot to jog my memory. The wedding album, on tghe otherhand, might be difficult! Might have to browse the old wedding forum archives for stuff to write in there. We were married in 2004.
Here is the title page for the wedding album, and a photo of my ring cushion that took me some hours to make and embroider, with metallic thread for our names and wedding date and with tiny little beads for the hearts (Kylie might recognise the lavender beads as I bought a few packs too many for the wedding stuff and had a full packet left over to send her in our first EB knitterholics swap).




And a double page spread ...





And some of Austy's album - 6 months & 10 months








There, I did it.... was a bit scary as it's not the full on artsy ones you normally see but quick and easy "creative memories" albums (my own layouts though).

Now I'm off to do the trim on Austy's uggies and throw them in the machine to felt. Wish me luck! First time felting - EVER!!!!



Oh my! I almost forgot... How beautiful is our furry visitor? Lulu is staying with us for a few months. She's very cuddly and loves Austy to bits, but is in a bit of trouble as she dug up DH's nicely manicured lawn out the back. This pic was taken BEFORE the guilty dirt streaks appeared all over her face. I think she might be having a bath on the weekend! Can't help but to keep cuddling her though. She misses her boys (Jackson, Sam and Harry) who normally play with her lots more than we manage to, but I'm sure the time will fly and they will have a new house soon so she can move in with them where she belongs. In the meantime, I get to cuddle!


8 comments:

Natalie said...

I think your scrapping looks fantastic Joy! although the big embellished ones look great too, the simple way is perfect for letting the photos speak for themselves, and the ones you showed us were all beautiful. Glad you weren't too shy :)

Kylie said...

Oh Joy - they look great!

Good luck with the felting! Have fun! Dont forget to take a before and after shot!

Cass said...

Joy I love your scrapping. I like the "simple" look too. I love your wedding pages.

Heki said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! Hope the boys had a good one too! The pages look great, I'm with you simple is good...
Can't wait to see the uggies!

novy said...

I think it looks fantastic. I am glad you showed us. I think simple is nice :)

Peta said...

I love your scrapping too Joy. I'm not usually a fan of it but I think your pages look great and think your "simple" style is really effective for showing your lovely photos.

Andrea said...

That is my style of scrapping Joy! It looks great and sounds like you had a lovely weekend away.
I love the look of your little visitor, but not the digging - my DH would have a fit too if a dog dug up his precious grass or garden!

Helen said...

Joy, your LO's are lovely, very stricking! I'll have to post my ones now!