Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scrapbooking Days

Mickey and I have had a couple of scrapbooking days lately - great days when we work on our creations from 9 - 9, with the radio on for background ambience and the crock pot working its magic preparing delicious dinners for us. Sometimes we take a break and go out for lunch, but mostly we just eat at home so we can keep on playing working.

Here are some of my latest efforts.

Lloyd and I had been over to Sara's house the previous night.  The kids started drawing pictures and making "Papa" take his glasses off and tell them what the pictures were about.  Now Lloyd can see pretty well up close without his glasses but he went along with the kids and made up crazy stories about the simple pictures they drew, resulting in lots of laughs.  He's always been one for making up stories for his kids and now his grandkids too.

Earlier this month an Aunt in Nova Scotia sent these pictures she found of my brother Ken, who died in 1991 at the age of 39 as a result of a mine collapse.  We had never seen these pictures of Ken, taken in the mid 1980s when he was working on the diamond drills in Cape Breton. 

I posted these individual pictures on a previous blog about our last trip to Arizona when we took Charlie and Max to a hockey game where we watched 'our' Edmonton Oilers beat the Phoenix Coyotes. 

This one features Quincey and Max enjoying the game together.

Wendy and I always enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles when we have time on our hands.  Dad used to do puzzles and Wendy and I picked up the habit from him. 

This is my favorite of the layouts I'm showing here.  The paper was perfect for the background. I also printed out pictures I took of fabric piled on the quilt shop shelves and some of the finished quilts and cut and used them as borders around the main pictures.  I highlighted Wendy's head peeking up over the shelf the roosters were standing on.  I thought that particular picture could be titled "Two roosters and an old hen", but Wendy probably would have smacked me if I did!

I just thought this was a nice picture of my big sister. It didn't need much embellishing.

Focussing on granddaughter Charlie hamming it up at Surprise Lake in January.

...while Max and I were more sedate as we sat watching the ducks.

I don't know when Mickey and I will be getting together again to spend a day scrapbooking.  In the meantime I'll have to scrounge up or take more pictures.

And that's about all I've been doing these days.

Have a nice week.


Laeli said...

Wow, those photos of your brother are a treasure. I'm so happy they were found for you.

Mickey said...

love them all especially watching them take shapes with all your love going into each!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I had promised myself to get some scrap booking done this winter, but still haven't made any progress there. Now I'm crafting for Easter and will be lucky to get that done before then. I do love your pages. It's a wonderful hobby and it's so nice you have a friend to do it with too.

Bev said...

Great pages!! Except for those Oiler ones:))) I may love Edmonton...but in my heart I am a native Calgarian...and that says it all...hahaha

thisisme said...

Gosh, you've been very busy, and they all look wonderful! You must have been delighted to receive the photos of your brother Ken, who, tragically, died so young. Hope you are well.

Wendy said...

Great pages! I especially liked the quilting one :) although the comment about the 'old hen' could have been left out.

Granny Annie said...

I am forever astounded by the art of scrap-booking and as much as I adore that gift, it is not one that will ever come to me. Not a dab of patience for such undertakings. Bravo on your accomplishments!

Delena said...

Love your pages! So colorful and put together so nicely!

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

So how many books of scrapped pages do you have by now? Does each person have their own book?
I always enjoy seeing your scrapping days productions.
Told Daryl that someday in the near future I hope to make scrapbooks for each of the kids from birth to graduation. One for them and one for me.
You have inspired me!!

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