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Kinda Slide - Bobbie 1994This was the layout Bobbie threatened to get rid of last weekend when I brought it home from the ‘crop and shop’.  He refuses to look at his old baby photo’s – so typical for a boy his age I guess.  But he was soooo cute!

This page came together very quickly as well.  I love using buttons and such for little boy pages.   The papers and embellishments really suited the photo and colours.

Journalling reads:

Bobbie – Aged 3 – 1994 (he was actually only two)

We put you into daycare so that you and Aimee would have other kids to play with.

You stayed in daycare all the way thru to preschool, and some of the kids you went there with you still know now – almost 13 years later.

Journaling 2008

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Easter Egg Hunt - 2008This was Cailee’s first Easter Egg Hunt, and we had it at Nanny Jackson’s (my mums) because we wanted to be able to put out the egg’s without fear the dog’s would find them before Cailee. 

Melanie wandered around the garden with her, and so did Nanny, Julie and I – me with camera in hand.  Cailee loved examining the garden beds for the eggs, and the Easter Bunny was crafty he also put the eggs up in the leaves of the plants, and even on the branches of the trees.  Nanny’s vegie patch was alive with Easter Eggs of all different colours.

She ended up with quite a haul of eggs and bunnies and little chocolate chicks.  The older kids remembered egg hunts around Nan and Grandad C’s house in Echuca years ago, and also searching for eggs after the Easter Bunny visited Nanny and Dar’s farm in Dargo many years ago.  This was Cailee’s first experience and I think these photo’s show it was a brilliant success.

Pages were scrapped last weekend at Paper2.

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Bobbie - 1994Tonight I went out to scrap in the real world.  I had actually gone to organise my class for Tuesday but only had one student for the day so I cancelled the class.

I also had to enter the classes for next Term into the calendar, which I did.  I now have eleven classes next term, and because of the subject matter I should have relatively fll classes for the whole term.  Linda also asked me to add two more handbag classes to next term but on Saturdays instead as many can’t make classes during the week.  So I added two classes during August.

Because I couldn’t find my sketch pad tonight before I left I didn’t get to put together any of the samples for next terms classes, which is a pain, but I’ll have a god search for it tomorrow, it’s bound to turn up somewhere.

So instead of wasting the next hour or so that I had, I found Bobbie’s kinda album and decided to scrap another one of his photo’s from there.  This page came together very easily.  It took maybe ten minutes to find the cardstock (prisma), paper (can’t remember), ribbons (making memories) and buttons (unknown). 

I wanted to add journaling but the layout didn’t lend itself to a jounralling block, so I used Vicki’s suggestion and journaled around the edges of the photo.  Have to agree with Vicki, it really did soften the edges of the photo frame/mat.  I love the way the layout turned out, so quick and simple, but effective.

Journaling reads:

Another gorgeous photo taken at kindy.  You were such a terror but anyone looking at you wouldn’t think so because you had such an angelic face.  You haven’t changed much, have you?

 It was only when I scanned the photo I realised it really was crooked on the page, but then again as I keep having to remind my anal self, the pages don’t have to be perfect.  It’s the imperfections that make the pages unique and interesting.

I won’t be showing Bobbie this page, he didn’t like last weeks, and threatened to throw it out, so its a waste of time showing him this one – he’s a typical fifteen year old – doesn’t like to be reminded he was a little boy once.

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