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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

USA National Scrapbooking Month

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In the USA this month it's National Scrapbook Month and although I'm a tail end Charlie I have finally got around to putting a couple of pages together which is still quite a challenge for me.  I've not done a lot of scrapbooking, but following our fabulous holiday in Italy visiting Rome, Florence and Pisa I couldn't let some of our fab photos go unnoticed. 
Top above is I think one of my favourite shots of Olivia.  Like most girls she's happy to pose and this shot was taken in The Forum under the beautiful wisteria.  I've used some retired dsp and buttons along with basic black stripe grosgrain ribbon and my trusty Spot On stampin' around wheel.  The whole page has so much of life wrapped up in it.  To start with there's this wonderful picture of my darling (well most of the time she is....)  daughter, memories of a wonderful well spent family holiday and my Stampin' Up journey as this wheel was in my starter kit!  It also shows that we can blend our old stash with new and bring it all to life. 
The bottom two pictures are of my page featuring Cheeky Charlie!  We were on a train journey at the end of a long sightseeing day trip to Pisa.  Charlie had finished his lolli from the pound shop (dollar store) and made us all laugh as he pretended to smoke the stick.  Of course as a mother it then brings home the realisation of how much others and the world around us influences our children and at that moment I prayed he'd never take up smoking for real! 
This page includes celebrations quick accents and designer series paper along with varsity alphabet stamp set and journalling by my own fair hand in pacific point marker.

The next set of photographs are my next scrap page/s challenge with the following titles.

 Hand of young girl!

Not quite feet of small boy!

Finger of God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ???

I have to say that the visit to Pisa was a fun day.  Martin, faced his fear of heights as he shimmied around the top of the tower.  The children enjoyed posing for the right shot and the rest of the visitors to Pisa took part in the weirdest tai chi class you have ever seen!  I let you work that bit out but just think about lots of people standing around with their arms in the air!

On that note I'll leave you and go to sign up to Shelli's Creative Challenge.
Happy crafting.
Hugs Zx


  1. Fabulous pages Zoe - look forward to seeing what you do with the photos from Pisa

  2. Fab pictures, I'm very struck by the fact that in the top one of Olivia, I think she looks like a mini Martin!


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