Thursday, June 12, 2008

A random memory...


Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill and SEI. Patterned paper is SEI Dill Blossom. Flower is Making Memories. Scalloped ribbon is Creative Cafe by Creative Imaginations. Chipboard lettering is Heidi Swapp. Blue ink is Versacolour Blue Lagoon. Distressing ink is Palette Burnt Umber. Stamps on title lettering are Autumn Leaves. Versamark Stamp pad. Embossing Powder (Clear) is PSX.

This is a layout of me as a kid for my "Random Memories" album. Since I don't have my own scrapbook of when I was a kid, I'm using pictures to write down things I remember. I used my Scrapperie May kit - La Cage aux Folles. This is also my entry for the Guest Designer at Scrapdango where Terri invited me to hang out with the fun ladies there! Thanks for making me feel so welcome and at home ladies!

The journaling reads:
As I was gently brushing my hand across Kyle's head over and over one night at bedtime recently, I realized that mum doing this to me seems to be one of my first real memories of her. Whenever I was sick or needed comforting, I'd lie down and she'd brush her hand across my forehead again and again. She's done this for as long as I can remember and always has. It somehow always seemed to make things better...

For the chipboard title, I inked the letters in Versacolour Blue Lagoon ink first and then stamped over them with the Autumn Leaves flourish stamps in Palette Burnt Umber. Then, I put Versamark on them and embossed them. This was the first time I'd tried doing it and I love the result! Always fun to play with something new!

Well, not too much else going on right now other than I need to go get something together quick for dinner! I'll post some more pictures of day either later on or tomorrow since I'm trying to do the Twelve of Twelve thing! Better run for now...

Cheers,

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh I LOVE random old memories layouts... this motivated me to get back to doing some myself. The SEI paper is perfect.

Janet said...

Oh Colleen...what a beautiful layout for a beautiful memory...Scrapdango, I hope you do well there...just be careful.

Shannon (Swell) said...

wow, im in love with this! i love the design and im totally gonna lift it. i think older pics are some of the best ones to scrap, im a fan!

teresamatz said...

great lo, love the idea of saving those random memories

rajah1116 said...

cute layout!

ALLY said...

What a wonderful memory to have Colleen. I think my mom did the same thing when we were sick too!