Friday, 1 August 2014

Imagine - DT for Scrap365/7

My favourite colours of blues and greens this week,
for the combined Scrap365/7 and CSI challenge.
So easy to play with when there are little boys in my life.
 I was inspired by the hot air balloons on the case file photo.
If you'd like to take part you have about 10 days to get your entry in.
To see what the team and guest designers have created.
I really hope you will feel inspired and play along.
The background is by My Mind's Eye - Fiddlesticks, "Love"
The patterned paper is a scrap left from another project, ?Bella.
Studio Calico made the little wooden birds
The chipboard hot air balloon is from Scrapmatts.
I love the touch of whimsy it adds to the page.
The little pocket is by Simple Stories,
just perfect for holding the journalling.
The wooden scallops are from Prima 
The Camera is fussy cut from Kaisercraft, Happy Snaps collection "Say cheese"
The mask is by Prima, Elemental - Half tone
This frame and the one at the top are by Crate Paper, "Pier collection"

Hot air balloon
String - on the envelope

I chose to write about things that make me happy about the photo, but couldn’t contain it to just three things.   The journalling is in the envelope.

When you rush to your front door, with a beaming smile and outstretched arms, squealing, “Granny and Pa are here”,  I feel happy enough to burst with joy.   

When you dash in the door at our home, searching for familiar things to play with, or ask to go to the library; I feel blessed that another generation of the family will be nourished and inspired by books.  

It warms my heart to see you reach for the “Spot” books in our bookcase, knowing that Pa will happily read them, until the cows come home.   You love to lift each flap and “read” what’s underneath.  You know the stories by heart, as you’ve heard them a hundred times before, yet are still thrilled to find that the story is the same as last week. 

I’m so happy you have a chance to be nurtured by your Grandfather, who, like your Daddy, is a gentle, kind and patient man.  19 November 2013  Love Granny 



  1. Your page is beautiful Helen...and your journaling always touches my heart. Your love for your grandies shines through.

  2. Such a wonderful layout Helen! Love the precious photo of your boys! Love the stenciled detail!

  3. It's such a gorgeous photo Helen. What is it about grandads that is so touching. Great LO. I love it.

  4. Such a special photo and a wonderful memory for your treasured little Grandies.....The little Spot books were a favourite in our home too. The title is just perfect Helen as are all the little elements... the envelope containing your joyous journaling,. the balloon, birds, clouds, camera and I love the little frame and buttons in the bottom corner. You have solved this case brilliantly....I love it! xx

  5. Ooooh you have been a busy bee lately! Love this one too & your little box of brads - lovely embellie!!

  6. I so love candid shots of everyday moments and this one is such a wonderful memory captured. As usual your journalling is beautiful. I love the background paper, it is so perfect for a masculine page and the balloon is to die for :) love it all.

  7. Yep! My fave colour combo too:):) I have that wooden scallop edge...never been able to use it!!! You've worked it in beautifully:):) Loving your touches of whimsy:):)

  8. Such a sweet page and such a sweet photo! Love the balloon and clouds and the little envelope....Gorgeous!

  9. Ah Helen this is a lovely layout and your journalling brought tears to my eyes and I am not sure why. Maybe because it reminded me of my grandmother or maybe because this is the reaction I would like from Paigie and Spence or just because of the very tender way you wrote about the special people in your life... The photo is so heartwarming and it is good to know that there are still people instilling a love of books into their children and grandchildren. I love the wood grain background it is so homely and I love the little touch of gesso. Another case beautifully cracked.