"You'll never guess what I've just found", she said via text. Only that elusive first letter from Maggie to Kay.
I read a great post on Cup of Jo recently all about childhood memories - the comments were the very best part of the post. And that got me thinking, what were mine, my core childhood memories? Collating and reading the Maggie and Kay letters has meant I've been thinking about my childhood a lot … Continue reading What Are Your Core Childhood Memories?
I've felt a nudge of late to do something with Mum and Kay's letters. The thought of all that transcription, hours and hours of it, is daunting, to say the least. But every good idea needs to begin with a single step. Inspired by Flea Market Love Letters, I've opened an Instagram account - @maggieandkaypenpals … Continue reading The Original Happy Mail and Where Next
I was introduced to scrapbooking by a friend during our stay in Australia in late 2005. Once back in London in early 2006, I was eager to embrace my new discovery. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I really wasn't very good back then. I didn't know there was an online scrapbooking … Continue reading How I Told The Story | Then and Now
The redone Honeymoon album is all but complete. 🙂 As I'd already made a 12x12 page for our stay in the Cook Islands (truly, heaven on earth), I used pocket pages for the remaining photos and journaling. (I was also mindful that the album was looking pretty full.) Our short stay in Los Angeles was … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021| The Honeymoon Album Wrapped Up
I have three more traditional 12x12 pages finishing up the New Zealand leg of our honeymoon album. All three designs have been used earlier in the album - I like how using the same few designs gives an album a sense of cohesion. Between her coming to the UK for our wedding and us arriving … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | Honeymoon Album | Final New Zealand Pages
Three more 12x12 pages - these are from the New Zealand leg: Friends took us on an overnight road trip to Rotorua and en route we stopped at a small place called Waitomo. It appears to be famous for two things - its glow worms and Rottweiler Angora Giant Rabbits ... 🙂 Did you notice … Continue reading Scrapbooking 2021 | Honeymoon Album – New Zealand
In the honeymoon album, I'm just about done with Australia and ready to move on New Zealand and out across the Pacific Ocean. 🙂 This spreads sits next to a pocket page all about Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum in Warrnambool, Victoria. If you're ever in that part of Australia, I recommend highly spending a day … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | More Pages From The Honeymoon Album
Having shown you traditional 12x12 pages featuring Singapore and Australia in our revamped honeymoon album, here's a quick look at some of the Project Life-style divided pocket pages. All journaling and filler cards are from In a Creative Bubble and a few embellishments still need to be added here and there. I stuck the beermat … Continue reading Honeymoon Album | Project Life
In late 2005, The Brainy One and I left London for a 6-weeks-long round-the world delayed honeymoon. It was on this trip that I was introduced to scrapbooking (by K in Australia) and our subsequent scrapbook was my very first attempt at pairing photos with paper and journaling. Thank you, Creative Memories. Looking back sixteen years later … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | Australia