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Wednesday, March 20

WOYWW 198 - Making progress s-l-o-w-l-y...


My workdesk early on Tuesday...

Finally, beginning to create pages of my parent's wedding, and hopefully saving the photos for any future generations :)

I am discovering two objects I cannot live without while I tackle this project - my trusty lil paper trimmer on the right, and this...


I struggle to cut tape, etc. one-handed, but these little beauties come ready cut and from a handy dispenser! The piece pops up, I grab it, position it on the back of the photo, there's a handy lil tab to grab off the backing strip AND you can reposition the photo if it's not quite right!! Pure genius!!

Here's page 1...


They were 16 and 14 when they first met - I'd love to know who took the cuddly picture (top centre)... at least they were chaperoned! (Well, I am the mother of a 17 year-old boy and a 15 year-old girl...)

I, then, took a break from the album and mounted and framed their large wedding photo in an A4 frame.

Returning later, I tackled another page, making more and more mess...


Here's the finished page of rather fragile local paper clippings...


I think I'm getting the hang of this scrapbooking... I'm hoping to have most of the pages done before Easter weekend, as a surprise for Dad :)

Well, that's what I've been busy doing, now I'm off to play I-spy on all the other exciting workdesks listed over on Julia's Stamping Ground...

PS Abundant apologies for hardly visiting any desks last week - between Blogger playing silly b*ggers and our lousy internet connection, every time I tried, I failed :(

PPS The eagle-eyed among you will notice I've changed the text under my beautiful header... I found this quote the other day, and it was too, too perfect :)

I'm ever-confident it won't happen again... **fingers crossed**

Til next week xxxx









30 comments:

Jill said...

As a fellow scrapbooker (!) I think your project is a great idea and I am sure your efforts will be appreciated! Happy WOW day! Jill x

Maria said...

Your parents photos are jut beautiful I really love the scraping papers you have used on your layouts....
Hope you have a great week of crafting....

Maria in Oz #9

jill said...

Great layouts of your parents wedding day. What a good idea using the news paper clippings as well on the page. Happy woyww jill #15

Tuire Flemming said...

Those paper trimmers are magical; First you think you don´t need it, and when you get one, you can´t live without it anymore... You see, I have one, too ;)
So lovely old photos. That wedding pic is awesome!
Happy Wednesday!
Tuire #14

Jackie said...

It's great your scrapbooking these memories
Well done for getting it underway and having a time scale to get done by!
Jackie 17

Redanne said...

Such a shame about your internet connection (builders cut through mine!). What lovely photos of your parents and what wonderful memories, I bet you are really pleased to have done it now. So impressed at how good the newspaper clippings look. Happy WoYwW, Anne x #34

Helen said...

Fabulous scrap pages, Claire, your Dad will love it I am sure. The tape looks very clever too! Have a lovely week. Helen, 8

Ria Gall said...

Your desk is ready for action and your pages from your parents wedding are looking lovely they will be so pleased with this you have saved this photos for your children and their children to look at.
I have never come across those photo splits I shall be looking out for those when I start my scrapbook.
Thank you for sharing those lovely pages so pretty
Wishing you a Happy WOYWW
Ria

Eliza said...

You will learn to appreciate the work you have done on the albums in years to come and yes the essentials are spot on. Although I have moved onto the tape runners now and still have heaps of boxes of the squares in stash, I must make note to self to use them up.

Love your pages

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 24

Julia Dunnit said...

Noticed the new text immediately..ah, so utterly true...
Well done n the album, it's a gift and labour of love and I bet you're enjoying telling their story too. The only problem I see is that your definition of mess is nowhere, and I mean nowhere, near mine!!

Janene McAnally said...

Yes if you have been on my blog you will know how I feel about blogger lol!! Your pages are great and what a fantastic memory book to have, a great gift from the heart. Lol I can so relate to your saying on the banner. Happy WOYWW.
Janene #39

Emily said...

What a lovely way to show off the photos... the pages look fab.

Emily #60

Amy Wright said...

What a wonderful project you have there, its looked fantastic! Can't wait to see it once it is all finished!

Happy WOYWW

Amy #97

Francesca said...

What a lovely thing to do for your parents. I did something similar for my parents 55th anniversary, they were so pleased. Great desk Francesca #107

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a "Little Treasure" this will be for your family. Lovely pages so far. You are fortunate to have the photos.
And it is a great thing you are doing. Have fun with it and enjoy the week

CraftygasheadZo said...

As a Family History addict I love to see how others use their special photos. Great work! Enjoy desk hopping. Take care Zo xx 87

Elizabeth said...

As a fellow scrapbooker, who is struggling to scrap all the family history pages before it's too late, I'm impressed at how quickly you are progressing with your album. The paper clippings page is a great idea too. Have a happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #55

Elizabeth said...

PS: I forgot to say, my wedding shoes had toes that pointed too!

butlersabroad said...

Brilliant Claire, love all the pages you've made, it's going to be a fantastic surprise for you Dad. Love the newspaper report, my god, they listed EVERYTHING!! Love the photos on the first LO, especially the rolled up trousers for paddling!!

Hugs
Brenda 112

susibee said...

Your scrapbook pages are coming along just fine and I'm sure they will be well loved by your Dad.

Happy WOYWW Susi #67

~Sue C said...

Your parents wedding photos are beautiful. Love your mom's dress! Sue #126

Victoria Selix said...

Gorgeous pages! i am our family historian, and the photos I have of my dad's younger days..they double dated. It was probably his buddy who took that photo. Sorry to burst your thoughts of a good chaperone! LOL It's sure to be the most loved scrap book!!

Heather Alger said...

Such beautiful photos to scrap, love how you are creating your pages x
Happy WOYWW and have a great week Heather#133

Ali said...

Your album pages are looking lovely and oh wow, I remember those photo splits from years and years and *years* ago when I was a kid! :)

Ali #88

Stampin Boots said...

Your parents will love this is stunning!

Love that "Once Upon A Time"!

Happy WOYWW!

StampinBoots x #144

mamapez5 said...

That's such a lovely thing to do, and one day, the next generation will rally appreciate it. I made a scrapbook for my youngest son, of his first 21 years,and included a page on his 'ancestors', and he cried when I gave it to him. he loves it so it was worth all the work, and I know yours will be too.
Have a good week. Kate x #57

lisa said...

What gorgeous photos and a lovely story too. Well done for preserving them for the future, just what scrapbooking should be all about, as well as lovely paper stash of course!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #71

Alison Scott said...

What a precious album. It looks wonderful.
That trimmer is fab isn't it. I have the same one!

Karen said...

Fabulous album ~ a great way to keep those memories x

Gibby Frogett said...

Belated WOYWW greetings... I love to do traditional scrapping as well as digi-scrapping, its very addictive and satisfying isn't it. Great desk and love your pages. Not seen those photo split things before either - thanks for showing that. Have a good weekend... Gill x #41