Scrapbooking in 2020 #9

I completed a double page spread for The Boy Child’s album. This will sit in his album behind the homeschooling spread. The design inspiration came from one seen on page 70 of the current edition (Summer 2020) of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine:

I’ve also begun to scrap some of my old photos from when I lived and worked on Ascension Island for six months. The plan is to collate as many pages as possible to allow me to tell a condensed version of that time – a mix of traditional 12 x 12 and divided pocket pages. A fuller version of my six months on Ascension is recorded in this year’s 100 Day Project. 🙂

This finished spread will sit behind the title page and is self-explanatory:

Never thought I’d find a home for a petrol pump embellishment …

Back then, in August 1994, I took part in the RAF’s first all-female honour guard. It was quite the story and a piece about us ran in the RAF News. I have just two photos from that day (and the negatives appear to be missing from my collection) and a copy of the article that appeared in print. I made an interactive flap so that I could attach the article to the layout, but have it be protected:

What have you been creating?

7 thoughts on “Scrapbooking in 2020 #9

    1. I think those 6 months on Ascension were definitely some of the best months of my working life. 🙂 Hard to believe it was half a lifetime ago …


  1. I did chuckle at those POL embellishments; & people wonder why scrapbookers save things. I cannot find you in the on parade photo but I am assuming the word bubble is for you. What an honour to be part of history making event. Have you ever considered giving a talk to young girls about your adventures in the RAF as a way to encourage them to join?

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    1. Yes, that me with the speech bubble. 🙂
      I’ve never considered talking to young girls about a career with the RAF, but maybe I should.
      Here’s a random fact … when I was at school and had the required careers interview, the interviewer told me that I was odd for wanting to join the RAF … I remember being annoyed at that!


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