Monday, January 30, 2012

A first for me.....a Scrap Page

Morning all, yes, something new from me. :-)
For a few years now Kaye has been posting a challenge sketch page up each month at Craftmad.
Each year I think I should use these to get some memorable photo moments of our life sorted.
Well, this is the year.  I have decided since our son has now finished school and that was 12 years of his life this fits neatly into the 12 sketches Kaye will share with us this year.  Check out the album for this months sketch challenges at Craftmad.

I turned the sketch sideways and the paper I have used is 'Far and Away - All Aboard'.
I then printed out this photo of our son on his first day of school which I have done each year.
Although, this year, I forgot to take my daughters first day of year 11 and I don't think she will let me forget that.  Also that fact that I didn't even think to get any lunch ready for her. She was feeling really loved. :-)
Back to the page I layered the photo up with some blue and green textured paper from a DCWV pad.  The swirly black border is Bazzill Basics - Just the Edge die cut borders form Blue Edge Crafts.  Also added some star brads to this border.  2002, is a rub on and I printed out the Grade 3 on to patterned paper and cut it out.  

I will add a little bit of info/journalling later to this page when I have had time to remember his teacher and maybe a few friends that year.

Oh and that is not his face.  I have decided to cover it due to hearing a couple friends comment that they are annoyed that their sister or Mum has posted a photo of them when they were much younger without their permission.  

Hope you all have a fun day planned.
Mine is not so exciting.....starting a bit of Spring cleaning of the house.  I just know I will be happier when it is done and the cobwebs are gone.

I would like to share this page on the Make it Monday challenge #74 - Always Anything Goes.


  1. a lovely first scrapbook page, LOL, I thought he looked a bit old!!

  2. Hi Merry, It's so lovely :) Sandra H

  3. Awesome job on your fist page. You will have all the school years done in no time now that you've started. You go girl!

  4. Hi Merry how great that this is your first scrap page and it looks great, love the colours and design and how you have imposed that image onto the body, super job.
    Lorraine x

  5. Lovely scrapbook page, lovely shade of blue you've used.

    I saw this on Make It Monday :-0


  6. How sweet of you Merry to take pics of your kids on the first day of school every year.

    And this page is so clean and uncluttered and that is what makes it special. And talking about the picture, Zeenya my older one does not feel very happy when I post her pics on my blog so I understand what you are saying...

    Have a great week ahead,

    Momica xxx

  7. Had to add that the face did make me grin... it did not seem like a little boy's face. Lol.

  8. Great job on your first scrapbook page. Good luck with the next 11.

  9. Fantastic scrapbook page Merry.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  10. This looks fab Merry, I keep meaning to catch up with the many scapbooks I have floating around, all half full...maybe it's time I did...xx

  11. I think you're a natural Merry! I understand your reluctance to show photographs of the children :) x

  12. Whoa!! Your scrapbooking now!! COOL!

    You did a good job with your first page!! Really like the star/swirly line!

  13. Fabulous scrapbook page...I have not this for so long, makes me want to start again, love the black trim, with the stars.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  14. I was wondering why you had a school pic of Tony Abbott! lol!!!

    Great page!

  15. I too have never attempted a scrapbook page even though there are a pile of photos that would be perfect. Congrats on starting. P.s love your son's head...are you anticipating him entering into politics one day??? LOL


  16. Excellent job for your first page Merry. Looking forward to the next one. Don't forget to check out this smonths sketch.

  17. I'm chuckling away here, I did do a double take when I first looked at the page! Hehehe. And I laughing too at the comment on your daughter feeling unloved.
    I'm sure we've all been guilty of that once in a while.. Being Mum to Five I know I certainly have! Lol... ;0)

    Love your scrapbook page - it's a good job for your first one hun!

    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.xx

  18. Fantastic layout Merry.. Saw this on Mim..Faye

  19. Fabulous scrap page Merry - I love the layout. Funny how I just finished my first ever scrap page this week too. Been wanting to have a go but wasn't sure what to do - and now I can't wait to do another!

    Had a good chuckle about the "face" - I thought it looked a little odd LOL!



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