Wednesday, 16 November 2011

WOYWW 128

It's Wednesday again and time for WOYWW 128 (well, I'm cheating really because I'm preparing this on Tuesday because I won't be able to get in my craft room again till later in the day Wednesday. The room (and our bedroom) is being decorated, so this is how my workspace looks atm:



The decorator has gone home now (Tuesday afternoon atm) so at least I can get in here on to my computer, but that's all I can do - no crafting today.

Last week for WOYWW 127 I showed the scrapbook that I'd got to make for my mum's 90th birthday, so, as I've got nothing in my workspace to show you, I would show you the finished scrapbook (well, all I've got to do is scan and print a photo for the front of the book and on mum's birthday I'll take a couple of photos to put on the back page to complete it.

On reflection, I'm not sure how wise it was to start with a semi-finished book where some of the work had already been done because the spaces that were given for photos were all for 6 x 4 and I wanted to use quite a few smaller photos, so I ended up having to create backgrounds to accommodate these. I also had lots more Anna Griffin 3D flowers to add to the pages and other bits and pieces, most of which were AG, but a few other ribbons etc.

Each double layout matches up, but right at the beginning of the book I made the mistake of getting a page out of sequence, so, unfortunately, mum and dad's courtship and wedding are shown just before the photos of mum as a baby/child and her brothers and sister when they were little. I could change the pages around, but the DLO then wouldn't match, so I think I'll leave it as it is - a pity, but I didn't realise this till I'd finished.






















I hope to be able to get round to see what everyone else is showing for WOYWW 128. I amazed myself last week and managed (I think) to get round to everyone - not sure that I've ever managed that before - I don't know what came over me! I'll have to see how I go this week.

It's now Wednesday morning at silly o'clock as we have to be up and ready for the decorator to arrive at 8, so I just popped on here to put the link for WOYWW 128 - see you there!

I'm also entering my scrapbook LOs into the following challenges:

Deep ocean 12: vintage - particularly the early pages
Art impressions 40: use 2 or more ribbons - lots of ribbons used and some LO have 2 different ones
Totally papercrafts 92: Victorian - the 'ancestry' page with my grandparents - born just before the end of Victoria's reign
Crafty ribbons 6: anything but a card
Crafty Ann 53: floral frenzy
Delicious doodles 6: remembrance - the whole album is a trip down memory lane!
Sassy Cheryl 90: stump the boss - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes - wish you were here (the holiday pages)
Freshly brewed 71: anything goes
2 sisters 65: anything goes

Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave me comments last week. I hope you've enjoyed seeing my scrapbook today. If you have time to leave me a comment I'm very grateful.

51 comments:

  1. Good luck with those decorators today. Really love your scrap book pages.
    Hugs,
    A x
    #48 [well, I was when I left Julia's....sorry for any confusion last week but some little gremlin changed my number for me after I left :-) ]

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  2. Looks like the all the decorating is just about done.
    What a beautiful scrapbook you made for you mum, she must have been over the moon with it.

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  3. Your book is beautiful Hazel. What a treasure. You are lucky to have so many 'older' photos to work with. Mum was not a hoarder like me and when dad died she threw away so much before any of us could rescue such things. I struggled to do the 'Ancestors' pages for my sons' books. Although the two I have finished so far were for lads still in their twenties, they just love their own personal book, and I know they will treasure them. I am sure you mum will love hers too. Kate x

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  4. So beautiful pages! Hmmm... my mum passed away last summer and I have all her photos here now. You gave me a good idea :)
    Have a nice week!
    Tuire #28

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  5. The book is lovely she will love it! Good idea posting your link on the comments - will try that next time I join - thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your scrapbook is looking great, and I cant wait to see your finished craft room
    Bridget #29

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  7. Lovely layouts can't wait to see the room when it's finished.

    Kay #21

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  8. Hi Hazel

    Wow .. .. what a lovely workspace.

    You are clearly up to your eyes in re-organising .. .. but I hope you have time to check my blog and see who the Handy Hippo Christmas prize winner was.

    Loving your scrapbook pages!!

    Love Jules xx

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  9. Looking fresh and new indeed. You have created a truly wonderful book and keepsake. Such lovely work, details and gorgeous images which can be treasured for a lifetime - be very proud indeed! Thanks for sharing today, Sarah at 2.

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  10. Hi Hazel, the scrapbook is lovely - the layouts are very pretty and you got round the photo size issue beautifully. I do think you are lucky to have so many old and treasured photographs - in my family they are like gold dust! Good luck with the decorating - hope you are back to normal soon because it's too sad to see your empty and clear desk and shelves. Elizabeth x #78

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  11. The book for your Mum is stunning and such a treasure. I hope she had a wonderful birthday and no doubt you made sure she did.
    Your craft space is fabulous and will be even better when finished!
    Love JoZarty xxx

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  12. Congratulations Hazel on your candy win over at jules blog.Your Album is absolutely stunning and what alovely keep sake .
    Have creative week re organizing have fun
    hugs judex6

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  13. That is a fantastic album, I'm sure it will be a keepsake and a treasure. Thanks for the peek. Sue #83

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  14. What a lovely workspace !!
    Have a happy WOYWW!
    Hugs Marleen ;-)

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  15. oho wow that scrap book is amazing! Happy WOYWW!!
    (((Lyn)) #53

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  16. Wow, mega scrapbook, how many pages are there - and all so beautiful. I did one a few years ago for my sister's golden wedding, and used some AG papers, they are so pretty.
    Ann B #39

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  17. Your scrap book for your Mum is lovely, Hazel. I am sure she will love it.
    I hope you mmanage to get put straight very soon.

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  18. WOW Hazel! That scrapbook is beautiful - what a lucky mum you have! So much work in there! xx

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  19. Hope we see the finished room - I love looking at newly decorated rooms but I hate to think of moving my stuff to have mine done.
    Lovely album you have created and the placement of the photos is fab.
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #9

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  20. What a lovely scrapbook, am sure your Mum will love it.

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  21. Your mum is going to be thrilled with the book Hazel, you've put so much effort into it xx

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  22. Great craft room! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a great WOYWW,
    xoxo Marjo #109

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  23. Your space looks amazing... potentially... it'll look even better crammed with stash!
    Chrissie

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  24. Hazel, your scrapbook is just beautiful, and your soon to be occupied craft space is just crying out for those shelves to be piled high with crafty goodies!

    Thanks for sharing

    Debs #102

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  25. I think you get the award for the tidiest desk this week!!
    Hope you soon get your desk inkey and messy very soon - but using a craft mat obviously as you don't want to ink up that desk!!
    Thanks for your visit!

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  26. Stunning pages Hazel...what wonderful memories your Mum will have with these...bought a lump to my throat...gorgeous work.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  27. Such a lovely idea. Saw it on MIM and thought I would pop over
    Maria #107

    http://designsbymkm.blogspot.com

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  28. This is so special Hazel, your Mum will be bowled over by it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  30. I really like the way the album came up, I love the way you have put the smaller photos in the larger slots, it makes for a more interesting look. Having all 6 x 8's would of been a bit boring. I hope you get to reclaim your craft space soon. Happy WOYWW.

    *thanks for the blog visit, and your wonderful comment*

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  31. Love the album, your mum will love it too. I will send you over some hot weather.

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  32. Oh Hazel....I'm full of goosebumps! What a beautiful treasure you've created for your Mom! She's going to love it!!! Your scrapbooking pages are simply stunning! I have started a craft night here on Thursdays and I just may show some of the girls your pages! You've truly created a gem! Thanks you so much for sharing this with everyone you can see the love in each and every page!

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  33. WOW! Amazing, every page! this is an wonderful gift!
    Thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!
    Judy

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  34. Oh WOW !!! this is amazing Hazel !! Totally gorgeous creation !! WOW !!!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  35. Your mum's scrapbook looks fab Hazel - lots of work and it's turned out beautifully!

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  36. Gorgeous pages Hazel beautiful keepsake. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Anything but a card challenge. luv gina xx

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  37. So glad that you were able to at least get to your computer. That's a plus! Your space is going to be amazing when it's completed. Love your scrap pages.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week.

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  38. your new space looks amazing! what a fabulous keepsake too!!!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

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  39. Wow Hazel, this is a masterpiece, truly stunning, what a lovely way to remember all those special times.
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx
    Saw this on MIM xx

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  40. Oh Hazel, this is fantastic!
    Such wonderful memories for your mum.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    x

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  41. Your finished album is stunning Hazel and I bet your mum is going to cry when you give it to her, I know I would if someone gave me something as meaningful as that.

    Looking forward to seeing your spruced up craft room……I really must do something with mine…….one of these days!

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue (#65)
    x

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  42. wow this is STUNNING thanks for joining us at TIOT this week...hugs Nikki xx

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  43. Beautiful album Hazel, bet your Mum will love it. Is that you I spot as a toddler?? Very nice to see the bones or your craft space, hope the decorators don't make too much mess.

    Hugs
    Brenda 86

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  44. Oh Hazel, your mum is going to be so pleased with this. So many memories, I'm sure she will not be bothered about the way the pages run, it's a beautiful gesture and so much work. Well done!

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  45. Your new "crafty space" is going to be fabulous!!! Your scrapbook pages are gorgeous. What a special gift. Thanks so much for sharing your memories with us at Sassy Cheryl's. ~jeni :)

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  46. Hazel, your scrapbook is a work of beauty and love and will be cherished for years to come. Hope the craft room is coming along. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

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  47. Your scrapbook pages are awesome, everhyone a treasure. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge

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  48. What a gorgeous peek into your life Hazel. Absolutely breath taking pages filled with incredible memories. Thank you for sharing this and also your workspace. I'm a wee bit jealous! :D

    Have a wonderful weekend and Thank you for joining us at Make It Monday!
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  49. Oooh can't wait to see how the room turns out when it's finished. Great scrapbooking too :O) Viv xx

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  50. what beautiful pages, fabulous work...bet you are missing your craft room, will be worth it when finished.
    thanks for playing along with CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

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  51. hullo Hazel, ah your room is rather bare indeed but well see changes next week and how I love mumma's album the cover is ever so lovely a great job indeed (in spite of the minor error in page order) thanks so much for popping over for a peek and chat happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x

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