Strength and Hope

I’ve just realised how long it’s been since I posted on my little blog – I’m afraid school, shopping and snotty noses have got in the way of being crafty over the last week or two, but hopefully now I’m back on track.

This time I’m showing a recent scrapbooking page (yes, I do scrapbook, but not as often as I should!). The colours I’ve chosen are from the Elite Challenges blog, where the lovely Carol Dunstan sets three monthly challenges for those of us on the Elite Team.

  • Stamp Set: Strength & Hope (available until 31st July in the current Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue)
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
  • DSP: Woodland Walk
  • Big Shot: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Top Note Die
  • Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Punch, Old Olive 3.2mm Taffetta Ribbon, Distressing Essentials Kit, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Basic Pearls

The challenge colours were actually Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip, but I didn’t have quite enough Chocolate Chip cardstock so I fudged it a little and used Early Espresso. I think it still looks lovely.

This scrapbooking page is part of my ongoing project to create two ‘family tree’ albums for my girls. The photo is of my husbands grandmother – doesn’t she look gorgeous glammed up in her Sunday best? We lost her to breast cancer about a year after I met her – she was a very strong, corageous and caring woman, who loved all sorts of creative pursuits, and who always put her family first. I was very proud to be able to name our first daughter after her. One of the last things she ever said to me was to make sure I kept being creative, and in being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I hope I am living up to her expectations.

On the matching side to this page, I’ll have some smaller photos, along with some of her life story, and where she fits in the family tree.

Thanks for taking a peek today.



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