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Hello, I am so excited to share my love of Papercrafting with likewise people. Hope you like what you see and read. Debbiexx

Friday, 18 January 2013

Family Layout~

Hello Ladies.
A big Thank You for all the lovely comments you leave for me, I appreciate every single one.

Straight after Christmas I made the decision to start a Scrapbook about "Me"!
Eh... I was not sure I actually wanted to do this (I hate photo's of myself), but the very talented Mel Heaton made one for her Son, after hearing her story I just thought, Yes! that's what I want to do for my Children too. So a few days ago I started collecting photographs and making notes of the Journaling I wanted to put with each picture.

I am lucky that my Mum took a few photo's of me as a baby and toddler, (I was born in 1960, so don't think everyone had a camera!). Although I don't have loads of pictures, I still have several throughout my childhood. Some of the earlier photo's are Black and white (which I love).

The photo on this Layout was taken about 9-10 years ago, the location is very near where we live, we often took the Children there on a weekend to play ball and run off some energy. It also gave Chris and I a chance to have a sit and a cuddle!!

I have followed the Sketch from Creative Scrappers, It was nice to make the Bunting with this Die-Namics bunting die, I used up load of scraps of paper for this.
Unfortunately the papers I have used have the name on the reverse and I did not look at it before I stuck it down!!
The doily is a brand new die I bought Wednesday made by X Cut called "Vintage Notes Doily", this will be useful in both layouts and cards. The other embellishments are from Basic Grey's Marlane collection.
You cannot tell from picture one, but on picture two you will see I have added some hidden journaling.

The Hidden Journaling

Entering my Layout into:

Cupcake--Anything but a Card

Crafty Catz--Anything but a Card

Polka Doodles--Stitching (faux in my case)

Creative Scrappers--Sketch



Mau xx said...

Hi sweet lady, Thanks for calling by Debbie, I love the scrap page and what a lovely idea for your kids.
I have been trying to look back at your creations as I am way behind. I love the card for your daughter,its amazing where the years go isn't it. You Blink and they are all grown up. Hope she has a lovely Birthday xxx
Hugs Mau xx

Chris said...

Debbie, these layouts are so lovely! It's weeks since I've made a scrapbook page, these pages of yours make me realise what i've been missing! One day, your kids will be so pleased that you recorded these special memories!

Janette said...

Hi Debbie, What a fab idea for your family, love the layout and all your sweet embellishments, looks like you had a lovely day out, well worth remembering...
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A lovely layout Debbie - I love all the embellishments and the hidden journalling is a great idea. Well down for scrapping yourself - I don't like it either, but perhaps you will prompt me to do more.
Have a lovely weekend x

Faye said...

Debbie, I really love the projects you make. This LO is awesome. I love the little details, the row of flags, the doily. Very pretty. I can't wait to see more pages about you. Have a great weekend. X

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful layout Debbie. I love the hidden journaling. Good luck with your book, can't wait to see more pages.xx

Hope you have a great weekend, keep warm. Hugs, Gez xx

Anonymous said...

A fabulous layout, lovely details...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

xxxtglxxx said...

Stunning page Debbie! :) I have such admiration when I see layouts like this. It all just fits together beautifully! :)



Debbie said...

What a wonderful gift you are making for your family. Your layout is lovely. I love the banners across the bottom and the blue doily. Thanks for the sweet comment you left me earlier.

Doreen said...

gorgeous layout Debbie
Doreen xx

Margrethe said...

I'm so happy you've made this resolution, of sorts, as we often forget ourselves in our pages! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog during the Scrap365 blog hop. Make sure you check back in case you win the spot in the Focus-class!

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant how you have hidden the journalling behind the doily. I so want that X Cut now!! I didn't realise that Wilkinsons sold the Tester pots so thanks for the tip off. My local hardware store only has a limited range. hugs Mrs A.

Unknown said...

what a beautiful page of memories thanks for joining in with us at CRAFTY CATZ hugs sassyxxxx

Jane said...

Wow Debbie! Your layout is stunning!! I adore the little pennants at different lengths along the bottom - it is perfect!! Thank you for your lovely comments on my album - can't wait to see what you do with yours, we still talk about our trip to France too, although my little boy seems to remember al the cakes from the patisserie best lol! hugs, Jane xxx

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