Wednesday, 27 May 2009

My Mum and Dad

Yesterday I put the scrap pages that I had made about my Dad on here, today I am adding some that I have made about my Mum and my Dad as well as a couple about her on her own, I can't claim the design or layout of these pages as they were started at classes run by a really Talented Scrapper called Tracey Jackson ( who owns our local craft shop also called Running With Scissors. I have tweaked each of the pages a little but basically they are as she taught them, they just fitted with the photos so well.

This photo was taken not long after Mum and Dad first met, he was in the RAF Air Sea Rescue Service stationed at Invergordon and she was in the Land Army , based in Alness. Mum was about 19 when this photo was taken, I have used one of the circular elements here for my journaling. Journaling is really important to me, it helps the page tell the story behind the pictures, and makes a Scrapbook more than a deliciously decorated photo album.

"Just Married"

The papers and lace used on this layout work perfectly with this black and white photo, Mum and Dad look so happy. The journaling around the photo was my own tweak on Tracey's layout, and I didn't bother with a big title as I felt the picture said it all, In the pocket behind the photo is a copy of Mum and Dad's Marriage Certificate.

"The Wedding Party"

This page shows the whole Wedding Party, on Tracey's original the large tag on the right was stuck in place on 3d foam pads, I have left it to dangle and used the back as a space to record the names and relationships of the people in the photo to one another. This photo is quite special to me as my Great Grandmother and all four of my Grandparents are in the photo, one Grandfather died before I was born and my Great Grandmother and other Grandfather died when I was 4 years old.

"Love You ......Miss You"

This page was so simple to do, but so effective, I love the ribbons laced through eyelets, it helps to make it a softer more feminine page. The colours worked for me too, as when this photo was taken, before I was born, Mum worked for Marks & Spencers and their bags, logo etc were bright green on white at that time. In my Album this page faces the one of my Dad in the RAF as he was away at sea for most of the first 4 years of their marriage. The title of Mum's page says it for both of them.

And finally for now..... A double page spread of my mother with me and my younger brother.

"Hugs With Mother"

This layout was designed by Tracey but I have changed the papers and added the large flower embellishment, I have also made the "Mother" title strip into a flap, and my journaling is inside.


  1. Hey, now you've started you won't be able to stop, both scrapping and blogging. More great pages and lovely photos xxx

  2. Fab pages Barbara will add you to my blog list so ican pop in regularly :0) cant wait till July I need the rest!

  3. hiya
    love the hugs with mother pages so delicate and warming, the others are lovely as well
    kate xx