Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Another resolution!!

I had promised my daughter last year that I would do her an album of her University experiences, well the ones we can talk about lol. But unfortunately I never got started so here I am today. Be gentle, this is the first page I have done in ages and am a bit out of kilter. I used the lovely scrapmap from Creative Craft World as my incentive. The photo is of Searlait on the day she was leaving home. The back kitchen was stuff to the gills with all the stuff she wanted to bring including lot of food to keep her going till she got her bearings. It was such a sad day and her little face (which was trying to be brave) says it all:(
Papers are from Laura Ashley, (sorry I went with the grey now) red paper from my stash, the sticky ribbons I have had for over a year or more. The lovely loopy flower is from Laurie:) matched perfectly. I punched some leaves out of newsprint and made some heart diecuts. Hopefully this is the first of many.
Also entering this into
Simon Says Stamp and show - anything but a card

25 comments:

Nicole said...

Good job on yer first fabulous LO since years. My sympathy is with your daughter. She ís now having a great time on the U? Love Nicole

Lisa Jane said...

oh its wonderful Pinky.... gosh she will look back at that first page with fond memories... i bet she is loving it now lol..
The memory book will be fantastic when finished . I am going to try and do one for Beth to take with her in Sept
Lisa x

Anne said...

What a lovely way to store memories. I've never done a scrapbook page ... maybe one day! Hugs x

Lou said...

What a lovely LO and so nice to look back on times like this, you'll get there with finishing it all :) thank you for joining us at CCW

Lou x

Carol said...

It's a lovely LO Pinky - seems like we've got the same resolutions this year, we'll have to compare notes come December lol Carol x

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Pinky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mini said...

A super page - I love what you have done with my sketch. Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Crasft World.
Sue x

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful and brilliant to look back on when she is finished.
Chris x

Sandra said...

Hi Pinky, This is brilliant:) Sandra H

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow how super ... well done happy crafting and love sandy xx

Karin said...

I think it's wonderful and I love that loopy little flower embellishment...I remember sobbing when my youngest niece moved out to go this past September. Time moves far too quickly! I'm so behind on my own photos, and it is one of my new years resolutions this year. My fingers are crossed I can follow through :)

DesignerDiva said...

Pinky don't be sorry you used the grey its just perfect. I remember the day mine went off - it didn't get easier each time more like harder!
Love your layout and what a fab memento
Hugs Laurie xx

Inger said...

What a wonderful LO Pinky!!
How nice to do her an album, I'm sure she'll love it!
Have a lovely week.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Catherine said...

Lovely layout, what a fab photo for memories as well...

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Had to hop over to see this after your comment. I hope to see many more pages. Lovely lo and those leaves punched from newspaper work so well. Love the nearts too and great memory pic.

mckinkle said...

Hello Pinky,

You know I reckon the grey bp is reflective of the mood - subconsciously even so maybe its a good one to keep as then you will see the colours change as her uni life continues?!

Seeing boxes of food, packed and ready to go, brings back so very many happy memories of the times ive done this too! That and shoes for DD1!

I have to giggle at your comment about sharing what you can talk about as it is such a worry for us Mums when theyre out of sight! Meanwhile, of course, they are having the times of their lives!!

Look forward to seeing the next instalment!

Keryn x

Chrissy said...

Awww...Pinky,her face does tell it all in that photo..great way to keep all the memories together..love the greys and really love the newsprint details...

Luv CHRISSYxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

great start, I love scapbooks and have made abot 5 ,one is just everyone as babies and toodlers,memories are precious and shouldn't be kept in a pc that can break,as I know all to well.
Keep with it and you and your daughter will have something special to look back on.janex

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, I love this creation so gorgeous hugs pops x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely first page, love the hearts and the flower, lovely touches. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

susibee said...

I love the story behind this - I remember when my two went off to Uni. It was such a sad but happy time.

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

Trish said...

Aw, what a great memory to scrapbook! I love the photo, I'm sure she will look back on it fondly in years to come!
Thanks for joining in with the Scrap Map challenge at CCW.
Trish x

Sarah said...

Love this page - thank you so much for joining in over at CCW *hugs* Sarah x x

Linda Elbourne said...

A lovely page ... Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... we hope to see you again soon.

Scattychick said...

What a lovely page I think the colours suit the picture and the story perfectly. Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Craft World x