Thursday, 19 December 2013

graduation phot, 2 pages for Mo's album and 2 pages for Anita's album

We have finally received the official graduation photograph of us with our son Dan who graduated this June.

My twin little sisters albums which I am making for their Christmas presents are coming on well, I have til 27th December to finish them before we take them when we go and stay in a rented cottage in Pagham, Sussex. Yesterday I made 2 double layouts. Anita's favourite colours are chocolate and cream so that's the colour scheme for her album with a little blue added, her identical twin Mo loves bright pinks as well as blues and greens, so the albums have very different feels.

This is a 12" x 12" 7Gypsies double sided paper, and I cut out the journal tag and sentiment from the Recollections signature 'Memories Documented' paper pad, and finished the page with 2 Papermania Capsule Collection blooms and an adhesive pearl, the photo is of Fraser, who is 17 months older than the twins, then Anita in the middle and Mo.  I am journaling about where we lived and our relatives for not only my sisters but also for them to pass down to their children to show them our childhoods.

this page is another 12" x 12" double sided 7Gypsies paper, and I cut out and added the 'don't forget', bunting and journal tag from the same Recollections paper pad as before. From left to right its Mo, Ian, Fraser, Anita then me.

Above, how the pages are laid out in a double layout in Anita's album. I think the muted tones work well with the black and white photographs.

these are 2 of my favourite photos of Mo, the paper is 12" x 12" K & Co Addison Stitched Strips Flat Paper, I embellished the page with blue textured paper behind the photos, Papermania star brads,
Kraft card for journal tag, pink adhesive gems. Her name was made using a Brenda Pinnick 'Posies' pink adhesive letter and a pink button.

This page has 2 photos of our parents along with the details of when they renewed their wedding vows, all the more poignant as dad collapsed with a massive stroke 2 weeks later and was unable to speak until his death 7 months later, I miss his smile and humour. the page is 12" x 12" K & Co Classic K Margo Multicolored Plaid Flat Paper, I also used blue textured card, blue glitter card, hearts and swirls paper and a diecut journal tag which I was sent in a swap on docrafts forum. you can't see the acetate sentiment (bottom right) well, its adhered to the page with 2 Papermania khaki brads and reads "We were two and had but ONE heart", so true of them who were devoted to each other for over 40 years of marriage, I finished the page with cream adhesive pearls.

how they appear in the album as a double layout.

I am really enjoying going down memory lane and making these albums, thanks for any comments you may leave, fi xx


  1. Gorgeous layouts and I especially love the life is good one. Lindsay xx

  2. What very special pieces of work!

  3. Beautiful pages, love the layouts and journalling.

  4. lovely pages, such nice photos. Hopped from Docraft

  5. You have designed these pages so well. They are lovely keepsakes.
    Heike xx

  6. Beautiful pages, again, Fi - your pages recall great family memories so well, I'm sure your sisters will just live these. Your picture of your son's graduation looks great, how proud you both must be of him. TFS. Wishing you and your family a very Festive & Merry Christmas, Dips xx

  7. Beautiful graduation Photo and congratulations to Dan -love the scrapbook pages great layouts
    carol x

  8. Congratulations on your sons graduation (lovely photo). The scrap book pages look fabulous and I think the black and white photo's go perfectly with the papers you have chosen. Merry Christmas x

  9. These are so lovely Fi-its lovely of you to share them with us all :-) Thank you so much for all your support on my blog this year, it truly means a lot to me! :-) Happy leapblogging and have a wonderful Christmas! :-) Elaine-xxx-

  10. wow you have been busy ... well done ... .love all your lovely pages and what a super keepsake ... sorry have not hopped about for a while still having problems with my poor Mum ... but have actually grabbed a few seconds to catch up with my blog friends ... happy crafting and happy christmas ... love sandy xx

  11. congratulations on your sons graduation. fabulous album , you can tell its made with love too .x