Thursday, November 1, 2012

November already!

Can you believe it? I think our September weather here in BC was more like August weather that it's sort of crept up on us all. October just kind of flew by. I mean there we were on Thanksgiving weekend here  in Canada and we were out on our boat fishing in shorts and tank tops! Then it changed drastically to pouring with rain and wearing ski jackets - crazy weather. 

On a more serious note in regards to crazy weather my thoughts and prayers are with everyone on the east coast who is having to deal with the ravages of hurricane Sandy. I just can't even imagine what you are all having to deal with right now. I don't think there is anything more scary than Mother Nature, which you have no control over! You are all in my thoughts every day!

Back to scrapping, I've been playing with the Graphic 45's "A Ladies Diary" again. I just love this collection! I've had this photo of my Mum & Dad taken of them walking down the street in downtown Vancouver, BC in 1946. My Dad was  in the Canadian Air Force and my Mum was an English War Bride and this photo would have been taken not long after she arrived in Canada. Back then not many people could afford cameras so you use to get photographers that would be on the street taking photos of people as they were walking and then try to sell the photos to the people. I'm really happy that my Dad decided they would buy the photo and I'm able to scrap it to pass down to my kids. I'm pretty sure in this day and age if people did this sort of thing on the streets now they would probably get arrested for being stalkers or something, lol.

I distressed all of my layers on this layout with my distress tool and my inks. I did some fussy cutting of some of the flowers and one of the ladies heads from the paper and then popped them up with foam dots. I just think this paper collection was perfect for this photo and I'm pretty sure I'll be using these papers on some of my parents other old photos. To see a larger version of the layout just click on the photo and hit your browsers back button to return to this page. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great page, love this paper collection , have a great weekend :)