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Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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This blog is just that, my little place on the web.You will find my daily (or not so daily, hehe)life, my love for my new vegetable garden, baking, photography and my scrapbooking!

My Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

Timing is everything!

blogged by me domestic goddess On 9/08/2007 09:45:00 PM
I don't think I have ever purchased Simple Scrapbooks magazine, just been lucky to have been passed a copy on from a friend before. When placing an order for some stash this week, i bought a copy and sat down the other day to flick through and i came across an article which was just perfect for me, at this time!

"Coping with Loss" by Angie Lucas (pg117)The article followed 4 woman who had lossed someone and how they had found solace in scrapbooking, and helped with the healing process, from loosing a parent to a loved one. After reading this article, i headed to my scrap room and pulled out the only photo i posses of dad and I as a child, and I scrapped!!! And it felt good. It's funny as I did this after dad passed away, and haven't since, this article just gave me the push i needed at this time.

I was also inspired by a beautiful layout i had seen of Lucy's that she had done of her father as a baby, that i took inspiration from her layout and used her "frame idea".

This is such a brilliant idea. These gorgeous papers come from Creative imaginations. I used my craft knife to cut out the middle of the paper and used it as a "frame" on my layout, I love it!!i also stamped a border down one side using Technique Tuesday stamps and added lots of paper flowers as well as this leather flower that i found in a box of odds and ends!

Tonight is Pencil Lines new sketch upload. We were very lucky and were sponsored this week by a very "hip and funky" kit company, you do not want to miss this weeks! Here are a few sneaks to keep you guessing!!

I am off to spend the afternoon scrapping, baking and lolling around with Peter and the girls, have a lovely Sunday afternoon
Anna x

19 Response to 'Timing is everything!'

  1. Dawn Said,'> 2:07 PM

    What a great LO of your Dad! It is amazing how much this hobby has to offer. That was a great article in Simple Scrapbooks. Can't wait to see the new sketch. I love the Pencil Lines site! Have a great week! :-)


  2. Sandie Said,'> 2:51 PM

    Thats a stunning layout of you with your Dad. I have that magazine and actually thought of you when I read that article.

    The sneak peek of this weeks pencil lines is a real tease, it looks fab xx


  3.'> 3:33 PM

    This layout is so amazing!!! Love the sneak too - can't wait to see who and what it is ;-)


  4. suebaru Said,'> 3:42 PM

    Beautiful layout hun xx


  5.'> 3:46 PM

    Love that dad lo it is gorgeous. Love to see the whole thing of the other lo. :)
    have a great sunday
    nicole hinrichs


  6. anita Said,'> 3:51 PM

    wonderful layout of you and your dad! i know people found it strange that i felt like scrapping photos of my sister straight like you it just felt right.



  7. Debbie Said,'> 9:47 PM

    what a gorgeous layout of your dad and i love the colours in the sneak peek of the other!


  8. Ania Said,'> 11:22 PM

    It's gorgeous..*hugs* scrapbooking is wonderful as theraphy & fun & leisure & so much more..:)


  9. Unknown Said,'> 12:39 AM

    Happy that you could scrap such a 'valuable' photo and feel really great about it. It's a gorgeous lo, chicky!

    Donna xx


  10. Anam_Kihaku Said,'> 2:50 AM

    **hugs** i totally agree with the scrapbooking as theraphy deal :)


  11. Rachael Said,'> 3:03 AM

    What a beautiful layout!! Scrapping is always such great therapy!!


  12. Ryzmomplus2 Said,'> 4:09 AM

    What a beautiful layout! I'll have to check out that article.


  13. Unknown Said,'> 8:16 AM

    great lo of your dad, thats so great that the article inspired you. I lost my dad last year, and I'm so not ready to scrap him yet. Maybe someday... lol. maybe i should read that article, it might help me! :)
    hope you had a great weekend!


  14. Tracie H Said,'> 7:00 PM

    Hugs Anna....the LO is a very touching tribute to your Dad....I must track down a copy of the article for myself and maybe, just maybe one day I'll find the strength to scrap my Dad too.
    Loved your PL LO this week....its fab.


  15.'> 9:07 PM

    wow what a stunning LO, so much detail!



  16. Polly Said,'> 2:38 PM

    A beautiful LO which, i'm sure is a fitting piece of wonderful art to remember your father.
    I lost my mum 5 years ago and have only now felt able to scraph er pictures. It makes me cry but they are tears not only of loss but of joy that I had such a wonderful woman as my mother.
    Scrapping really is a type of therapy!
    Love and hugs,


  17. Anonymous Said,'> 10:24 PM

    Your layouts are so beautiful. I love all your layering! And the way you make your flowers - lovely!
    Elizabeth R.


  18. Marina Said,'> 10:45 PM

    Hi i just wanted to say what a lovely layout i lost my dad (age 60) 2 years ago and still find it hard to scrapbook pics of him but do because he was such a wonderful man i want people who look at my albums to see photos of him and mum (she is still with us) take care :~) xx


  19. Mel Said,'> 10:06 AM

    What a gorgeous layout of you and your dad. Glad it is helping. Thinking of you. Mel x