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Friday, 16 November 2012

Memories of Dad

Hi Everyone!
I wanted to share with you today a little personal project of mine.
My father-in-law passed away this spring and so as part of his memorial I went about gathering photo's from everyone that I could and going through all our old photographs to pull together a slide show so that the family could look back on Dad's life and remember the man that he was all the wonderful times we had together with him.  After the memorial I was able to gather a few more photographs to complete "his life in pictures" in order to print a hardcover album for us to enjoy for many years to come.  This was true therapy for me as I was putting together the slide show for the memorial and now afterwards it brings me such joy to be able to look back on all these little moments that I and my family had with my father-in-law.  Just one more reminder as to how important it is to keep bringing out that camera every chance you get, but more importantly get those photo's organised and scrapbooked.  You just never know what turns life will take and how much you will appreciate looking back on those fond memories.  Life is short, scrap it!

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(Materials used in creating my photobook are from Vicki Stegall design, CatDesignz, and my own creations Scrapbooking With Ann)
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
Happy Scrappin!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Betty White Memories and Friday Freebie!

Happy Friday Everyone!
I know I have been away for awhile, I am sorry I have left you all hanging!
We just got back from a trip to California so things were a bit crazy before we left and it has taken me a bit to get caught up now that I am home :)
I hope the past few weeks have been good to you and that you are ready to "scrap" with me again!
Another gorgeous little kit has been released again from CatDesignz. This kit is just full of beautiful florals, swirls, and frames.  The colors are some of my favorites!  Rich corals, vibrant greens, pretty peach and of course we can't forget orange!  This fabulous little kit is called "Keep Calm & Be Thankful".  I have a couple of layouts I have done with it, these ones are among my favorite pages now (and as you know, I have done A LOT of pages!)

These 2 pages feature some photos that we just took when we spent a bit of time visiting Madame Toussaud's Wax Museum in Hollywood, California.  Betty White has me re-living fond childhood memories!

Don't forget to check out some of the other Keep Calm related products that Catherine has created.  She even has a bundle offer available for you if you just can't decide!

Now for your Friday Freebie!  In keeping with our Keep Calm & Be Thankful theme, Catherine has very kindly offered up her Thankful Calm Stacked Papers.  These are only FREE until Monday, so grab them while you can!

I would like to leave you with one last thing.  About a month or so ago, I told you about the launch of my BRAND NEW BLOG, Memories In Minutes!  I would really love your help!  As I am sure you know, I am very passionate about scrapbooking as I am sure you are.  I really want to share it with the world and get those people who are afraid to try it on board and show them just how easy it is to preserve their memories for future generations.  Please help me in spreading the word and check out my new blog.  It's quick and easy and a great way to get started down memory preservation lane! It's a free program and even a free quickpage to try it out.  Go to to take a peek!  I would love to know what you think of my new blog, so please stop on by and drop me a comment and don't forget to TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Have a fantastic weekend, and Happy Scrappin!