Friday, March 18, 2016

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This is the layout that I won a challenge with at the Scrapbook Retreat at the weekend. The challenge was why do you scrapbook.

At the weekend I was scrapbooking the photos of my Mum and Dad renewing their vows in 2014. I realised while doing them that they both passed away within a year and all I have left of them is memories and photographs. I didn't add memories to the title because I thought it was too long and this beautiful photo of my mum.

The hearts are Simon Says Stamps Stacked Hearts there's possibly four or five on the layout and they may have had bits cut so I could place them down the side of the photo.
I cut two more using the Simple Stories Carpe Diem one in the pink dotty paper and one in the aqua green dotty paper. I didn't have to cut out any more just using a few hearts in some of the heart spaces.

The large Daisies or Asters are from Memory Box and the leaves and swirl down maybe Cheery Lynn. The butterflies an old punch I have, I punch two for each butterfly one to fully stick down on the page and one I emboss the back of, put a tiny bit of tape in the centre and cut up sticky fixers on each wing. This give the buttterfly dimension.

After adding the hearts I realised it needed something round the whole layout and paper pricked the edge.

I showed my daughter when I came home and she was annoyed with me because I made her cry.

21 comments:

  1. A beautiful layout and a wonderful photograph and sentiment too.
    Kath x

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  2. A gorgeous layout Debby.xxx

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  3. A lovely layout, luv Sam x

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  4. What a beautiful scrap page remembering your mummy Debby. That is such a lovely way to capture those memories. I really need to make an album to remember my papa. So many beautiful memories held in the heart, it's nice to see them like this, on paper, stored and recorded. Love the hearts and your pierced edge is a fab finish. Hugs, Wends x

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  6. What a lovely layout and memory.

    'When all you have left are photographs' - sometimes you don't even have those though. When my mother died a number of years ago my father destroyed all her pictures, together with those of my sister and I from the early years with her. I still try to remember these. We never did get to ask him why.

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  7. A fabulous page layout and gorgeous photo.
    Lorraine x

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  8. This is beautiful Debbie, made me want to cry then made me want to make something like this for Mum, the words are fantastic
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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  9. This is such a lovely tribute to your mother, Debby. Hang on to those precious memories!

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  10. A perfect way to commemorate your beloved Mum xx

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  11. What a wonderful memory Debbie. X

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  12. Hi Debby, this is a beautiful layout and a wonderful title! I can see why your daughter cried, your title nearly brought me to tears too! It really makes my realise why our scrapbooks are so important!
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  13. Hi Debby this is wonderful I love the picture of your mum and the words are so true. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  14. Such a heartfelt layout Debby, a beautiful photograph of your Mum.
    Pauline
    x

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  15. This is what scrapping is all about. Our treasured memories no one can take away. A beautiful layout. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  16. This is a fabulous photo of your Mum Debby and I can see why it was picked out as the challenge winner as it is really elegant and beautiful. The flowers, butterflies and a few pieced patterned hearts to match are such a great design idea and the sentiment is just perfect. x

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  17. Beautiful page Debby scrapbooking is such a lovely way to save memories

    Anne

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  18. Such a beautiful layout Debby, lovely pic of your Mum too. That sentiment is so very true x

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  19. What a wonderful layout and a really lovely photo of your Mum.

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  20. The title of this one gets me. Beautiful!

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