Wednesday, 2 October 2013

S365-2 combined with CSI - Life is good

This was a combined challenge from Scrap365 (an English scrap booking magazine) and CSI.
I had a lot of fun with an older photo of our DGS.
Books are such an enjoyable part of my life and it's a joy to foster another generation of readers.

Love the little bird button from October Afternoon
 Grandson enjoys reading his special book when he comes to stay
The journalling is tucked inside
 A mixture of new Simple Stories papers and ancient heart stickers

Bird (on flair button)
Stitching (faux around the top)

Document something about books/reading
Use a book title as a jumping off point for your story
Begin with "Once upon a time"
Used inspiration words, read, together and magic

The journalling is in the little book and it reads.
Once upon a time there was a little boy who lived in a two story house not far from his Grandparents.  They were happy to come to his house one day a week to look after him while his parents went to work.  The little boy came running to the front door, with a big grin on his face, yelling “Granny and Pa are here!” The three of them had such fun, playing outside, going to the park and reading books together.  Mummy and Daddy read to him every day and he always had stories before he went to sleep at night. The little boy was interested in new words and asked many questions about the stories. He asked “What does that mean” when he heard a word he didn’t understand.  He developed a huge vocabulary and was eager to learn to read the black marks on the pages for himself.  When he went to school, he rapidly advanced through the series of readers and by the middle of the year was reading small novels.  The little boy especially loves ABC books and Dictionary type books. He knows that reading is the magic key which opens the door to infinite knowledge, information and relaxation.  Story by Granny Wallace Sept 2013  The End

Simple Stories - Summer fresh, “Bits of Summer” (background)
Kaisercraft - Bundle of Joy collection, “cradle” (spotted banner)
Kaisercraft - Old world, “Yonder” (brown)
Sei Patterned paper - Granny’s kitchen, “Paperbag daisy”
Bazzill cardstock - Yellow
Prima - Tags, “Allstar”
Prima - Sunrise sunset vintage trinkets “Epoxy sticker”
October Afternoon - Tin pins, “Sidewalks”
Little Yellow Bicycle - Baby Safari collection “Buttons stickers”
Making Memories - Shimmer black Alphas (the black hearts)
Random buttons from my Mother’s stash
DMC - embroidery thread



  1. Gorgeous layout Helen. Love how you have written your journalling like a fairytale

  2. This is just so adorable - love your style! I love the journaling!

  3. Loving the story of granddad and books, fabulous work too :)

  4. Another wonderful layout documenting the very special relationship between you and your grandies. They look so comfortable and at ease in the photo... both enjoying a special moment. I love the story and how you made that into a little book too. Such special memories...