Monday, 4 March 2013

Scrapping For Gifts... Part 1

After a quick trip to the "Movies For Juniors" cinema showing on Saturday morning I was just contemplating the mountain of school work I have to do when Mum came in and said...

"You don't fancy making me a couple of quick scrapbook pages do you?!"

Now anyone who knows me knows that "Quick" is not really a word I would use to describe my scrapping. I am a terrible faffer although I have improved lots in the past year or so!

Mums Auntie and Uncle are celebrating a Diamond Wedding Anniversary this coming week so as part of the gift she wanted to include a photo album but using a We R Memory Keepers album with divided page protectors. Then she happened upon some old photos and thought a couple of layouts would be a nice start to the album!

After a quick shop in the stock room I set to work. Here is the first page. featuring their wedding photo from 1957...

I have another page to finish which I will blog later.

I found an interesting challenge to scrap a photo from an event I didn't attend and from 60 years ago. It is quite simple but I hope they will like it.

I would love to hear if you have ever scrapped something as a gift and how you found it. Do you approach it as just "make something pretty" and hope they like it or do you have a better method.

I think I will die cut a co-ordinating journaling block which will fit on the right hand side of the layout which they can add journaling to if they want.