Tuesday, September 21, 2010


While I like scrapping all eras of events I do have a passion for preserving our old family photos. I loved what Michelle Grant achieved with the one I sent her so much that I have hesitated in doing another post however one day I might learn how to have a gallery within blogger for easy access to view layouts.

In my collection I have a photo of my Great Great Grandfather, taken in the early 1880's and the only one we have. It is a large photo in poor condition mounted on, no doubt, acid containing cardboard and the original scan came up like this.
I do not have Photo shop but have a programme called Ulead Photo Express and am self taught. I played around and was reasonably pleased with the outcome.

For the August Prima BAP I created this layout while at scrap camp at Raincliff a couple of weeks ago. I challenged myself to create a male page using Prima and this is what I came up with.
I am so pleased to be able to pay tribute to Albert who died at the far too young age of 25. His legacy lived on in future generations who continued to enjoy brass band music and playing brass instruments.

This week we are thinking of the people of Invercargill with all the snow and cold and losing the stadium they are so proud of. A friend had not long ago emailed that they had had a mild winter - I think they are getting the cold of winter all at once now. It certainly brings back memories of Timaru 5 years ago but we had our snow in June when it is more expected.

Thanks for visiting. Take care and keep warm.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Dusty Attic Prize

Wow! How lucky am I? Michelle Grant has finished my layout which was part of my Dusty Attic Prize for the July "Scrap Your Space" contest. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. I sent Michelle a heritage photo of my Great Grandparents and Great Auntie Maud which I had wanted scrapped for some time and she has created this awesome layout .
Michelle used The Paper Loft Papers - Grandmas house range on this layout along with Dusty Attic - Decorative Frame Set DA0437, Mini Sparrows DA0020, Wall Clock DA0263, Skeleton Clock Faces DA0430, Vintage Keys DA0392 & Decorative Trim Set DA0435.
Thanks Michelle and Dusty Attic. It is a real treasure.

Hope your week is going well. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Mixed and Shaky Week

First up our thoughts are going out to all the people in Christchurch who have been affected by Earthquake yesterday. So much devastation and upheaval to so many lives but it is amazing there has been no loss of life no doubt, and thankfully due to the timing. It certainly was an early morning wake up call with the roaring sound of the earthquake coming waking us and then the shake, the realisation of what was happening ... and then wondering where it was centred. We are 163km South of Christchurch. It must have been absolutely terrifying for people in the wider Christchurch area.

It has been a mixed week sending cards to a newly engaged couple, a new baby and sadly two bereavement cards (for people in their 50's - too young). And of course today is Father's Day.

I made the Engagement and baby card at the Embellish It Scrap Camp last weekend.
The bereavement Card is made with a Dusty Attic tree and bird bath, Martha Stewart punch and BG Periphery papers. And HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DAD.
This is a little 4 x 3" card made with Prima packaging, little mini cards (purchased at a $2 shop), 2 flowers, clock face, ribbon, Dusty Attic vines, Hambley Print rub on, pearls etc.

Thanks for visiting. Take Care