A Trip Down Memory Lane

Just a quick little toot, I was very kindly asked by Mel and Jill to be one of two guest designers this month. I received a lovely kit of Crate Papers Zoom range to work with.

I had a slight problem in that my little boy photos are around 10 years old and not idyllic photos for showcasing, but I had to work with what I had and it was lovely to reminisce over those little boy days again.

The gallery for July can be seen on the ATDML website

With all the bad weather I have been really struggling with getting decent photos of projects too which is a bit of a pain.

Oh and it's the Design Collective mailing again tomorrow. I have a class in this one. Again I worked with some less than perfect photos, nor could I remember where or when the photos were taken, so coming up with a title/journaling slant took a lot of figuring. I got there in the end and I really like what I did. I forgot to take a sneak peek shot before but it uses some lovely subtle We R Memory Keepers papers (from the Restoration range) and *gasp* even some flowers on a boy page :D

The weather has been dry today, I hope it stays like that tonight and tomorrow. Josh has gone camping from school as part of the Enrichment Week (when I was there it was just called Projects Week). Monday was The Black Country Museum (which he thought was fab!) today and tomorrow are camping, Thursday is Doncaster Dome (swimming and ice skating) and Friday is a pootling about day with his tutor at school.

It brings back memories for me (though somehow I can only remember three of the four years worth of Projects Weeks, no matter how much I try I cannot figure what I did for the missing year!) I definitely spent a week one year doing Pottery (I think that was my first year) my third year was a week spent in Skegness helping out with mentally handicapped adults (oh my the stories I have from what happened on evenings off!) and the fourth year (lower sixth) was a week spent on a canal boat. This is the most memorable as it resulted in a youthful romance with a boy I had been ogling at for many months!

So as you can see, this week has been 'a trip down memory lane' in more ways than one!


Rhomany said...

Hi Suzanne, good to hear from you again. Glad to hear you escaped the flooding where you are. Can't believe how bad it's been 'just up the road'. We've had nothing here.

Roz Roz said...

OMG, those layouts you did for ATDML are stunning.