Thursday 19 March 2009

A favourite of mine!

Over the last year, I have found that my scrapping has moved away from what I used to scrap. I was forever trying to keep up with the photos I was printing, in order to record my children's every move. Then I stopped for awhile and realised that although I was leaving my children some lovely memories of their childhood, I wasn't actually leaving them anything about me. More often than not, I do not appear in photos, as I am usually the one taking them. So I came to the decision to create an album about me, so when my grandchildren and great grandchildren come along, they will get to know who I was. I think this decision came about through the recent death of my nan, which made me realise that I don't have anything left to show the children what she was actually like, then realised I don't show the real me either.

So here is another layout to be added to the album about me - which looks at my favourite film ever! I have to say I scrap lifted the idea from Annie over at Pretty - she always has such fabulous ideas for layouts.
I have no idea who the paper is made by as it seems to have no identification on the back. The lettering used consisted of thickers, Papermania felt letters and Making Memories Velvet Alphabet letters.
I also wanted to share with you some more books I have been lent. These were lent to me by Alison, who is lucky enough in her job, to receive lots of ARCs - the ones she lent are shown below and all deal with magic and fantasy, which I do like to read. So thanks again Alison, your a star.
That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I LOVED Practical Magic - it's one of my all time favorites, too. :) I kind of want to go watch it now...

  2. Well done on the album of you. I do think that we forget about ourselves to get every little detail of our childrens lives down but in fact on most occassions we are the ones that create that bit of magic for them so we need to include what we love and so on and so forth. good luck with it. xx

  3. I think that's a great idea, to leave your girls something about you. I think growing up, it's hard to realise that your parents are people too, but once they're old enough, I'm sure they'll love it.

  4. Lovely LO! That wand is gorgeous, and goes with the swirls on that paper so well!

  5. I think that's a great idea leaving behind something for the younger generation. :)

    That's very nice of Alison to lend you all the books.

  6. I've read Practical Magic but I still haven't seen the movie. Have fun reading!

  7. Good for you for scrapping about yourself!

    And that looks like a wonderful pile of books there!

  8. I think it's a great idea to leave something like that behind for your girls. I can bet that they'll be very grateful. I've always wished that there were more pictures of my parents when they were growing up although they didn't have the money then but it sure would have made for nice memories. Like you, I don't have many pictures of my grandparents at all and I wish I did.

    Oh, I love Practical Magic as well. Another favorite with Sandra Bullock is Hope Floats. She is one of my favorite actresses.

  9. What an excellent idea! I'm sure your children (and grandchildren and great-grandchildren) will really appreciate it.

    I see The Tygrine Cat on your pile! I received that book as a gift a while ago and I'm planning to read it soon. I hope we both enjoy it!

  10. Great idea! The scrapping looks great. I love that movie too.
    I know what you mean, more often than not i'm the one taking the photos and I'm rarely in pictures.


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