Friday, 23 October 2009

This is the Fall of your Life

Today was delightful. All the kids finished early because it was the Matric's last day of school & the new line-up for next year was announced, Head Girl/Boy, etc. Before collecting them I met with a friend for coffee & grocery shopping at Gateway, where I needed to exchange some shoes dh had bought in two different sizes {I mean, who does that???!!!} ;-D Finally we had some groceries in the house {I have been too busy scrapping to think of much else LOL!} so we all enjoyed a delicious lunch & now my teens are out & about gallivanting & my two littlies are enjoying their downtime. Life is good...

Here is a layout I completed yesterday. Recently my mojo has returned & I feel inspired to create!

Here is a close-up of my journaling but I have typed it out below as it's photographed rather tiny here.

"In the SPRING of your life you were just a little girl in awe of all around you & hung on my every word

In the SUMMER of your life you were a child enchanted by your life but still very much a mummy's girl

In the FALL of your life you are a teenager, delighting in the camaraderie of your peers & convinced you know best

In the WINTER of your life you will be an adult, making your own decisions & then realising that I only ever wanted the best for you"

Yeah that's machine stitching!

I love the Sassafrass letter stickers I used here (the big white ones with the dark red outline).

The flowers are pretty good Prima look-alikes I think...

Bazzill cardstock - brown
Metallic cardstock - copper
Craft board
K & Co. Wild Saffron Decor Stripe
Basic Grey Doilie (inked with Versa Color metallic pigment inks in "93 Copper" & "94 Bronze" & Gold
Photos edited & printed using Picasa Collages
Font - Lucida Calligraphy
Transparency (used to print journaling on)
Thread (Burgundy) used for machine stitching
DCWV Glittered Chipboard flower & butterflies (recoloured using Versa Color metallic pigment inks "93 Copper" & "94 Bronze"
Flowers & metal leaves purchased at local craft store
Prima "Love" pebble
Sasafrass Lass "Item #21105 Robotics" cardstock alpha stickers
Scenic Route Chestnut Bristol alpha stickers
Making Memories Glitter alpha stickers
Dodz adhesive dots
Tombo Mono Multi Liquid glue
Double-sided tape

I have been eyeing out so many scrumptious Fall Layouts on the Internet recently that I really wanted to create my first one EVER {as we don't have a defined Fall/Autumn where I live as there is not a vast contrast between the seasons} & had these photos of Chelsea, taken recently in Botswana, which looked "Fallish" {is that a word???!!!}. I didn't know how I was going to make it actually pass as a "Fall" layout though, then inspiration hit me & I came up with the journaling! So there you have it...

End of year madness reigns my side as & I have a full agenda of functions to attend next week & the kids need my help with various projects, etc so my presence here may be rather scarce but I will try to keep popping in with a post here & there if possible!


topkatnz said...

Absolutely lovely LO Helen - I too love the colours and richness of thos Autumn LOs you see around, but we don't really seem to have a defined season either - certainly not the celebrations like America - and have only ever done one in my life also. Liking the journalling. Well done.

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

What a pretty page. I love the layers. And such a lovely photo of your daughter. We don't have fall either. We have hot and less hot. LOL

Vicki said...

Sure is a lovely page Helen and I see you did cut up the BG Doily! LOL. I'm starting to get a list of functions etc to go to as well before my 2 finish school.

tania said...

Stunning layout helen, hey, it has happened to me before!! the shoes, in 2 different sizes, a 4 and a 6!! still have them, for i bought them out of town at a "none chainstore"! LOL!!

Lynette said...

Love says"Fall" to me:)

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks friends! I actually forgot to type the journaling separately into my post so have gone back & done that now. Seems like none of us have an Autumn...ours is also hot & slightly less hot LS - and I thought you would like the LO 'cos it "fills the page". Yes Vicki I'm chopping up the doilies now 'cos they cost such a lot! Am really in the mood to scrap just as the end of year madness is upon us & my time is so limited, oh dear...

Michelle Ramsay said...

Lovely layout Helen and the journalling is very special.

Shayne said...

Very pretty LO Helen. She is gorgeous (your daughter).

And yes, it does look 'fallish' to me!

Love your use of the prima pebble

bee said...

I love this LO Helen it is truly stunning.

Colours are so rich and yummy.

and the pictures are so lovely.

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous layout Helen. If you ever need a great backdrop for autumn photos, there is a a beautiful spot just down Springdale Road in Kloof. Its a little park with the most beautiful acorn trees (I think), which turns a beautiful rusty hue in winter and the ground underneath is all covered with a carpet of those beautiful brown/orange shaded leaves. So perhaps you can do your family photo shoot for 2010 there.

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words & thank you so much for that address Desire - I can't wait to go & check it out! Had such a good weekend this weekend & didn't even THINK about scrapping so nothing new to share today - oh dear! Will have to find something...

Andrea said...

STUNNING colours in that layout....I ADORE orange but it isn't easy to scrap with and in my opinion you have created a masterpiece.
Well done!

Pearl said...

Beautiful fall page indeed , Helen ! good to hear your mojo's back! ├žos mine has taken a holiday forawhile too ! lol I do hope you give the Oct The Scrappiest sketches a whirl - you neverknow that you might win ! ;)