Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday Dear Bloggy, Happy Birthday to me! I feel like that should be followed by the sound of a party popper and streamers flying all over the page, but alas, my computing skills are far from that level of sophistication!
Yes my blog is 2 years old today and to celebrate I would like to invite you to join me and a group of my crafty, bloggy friends in a scrapbooking extravaganza. OK, a blog hop with a page each, but with a cunning twist. Each page is a scraplift of the preceding page. Now you may think that this would result in a succession of very similar pages (a bit like the display in the school classroom when the class is given a famous painting to copy). But it doesn’t. Because you don’t all get the same page to copy – you get an interpretation of the page before, without having a direct reference to go back to. In short, each page is unique and it can go in all sorts of directions.
Back at the beginning of March I created this page to pass to Alison:
I have various old photos in boxes and every so often I come across a box, have a sort through and think ‘I should scrap that’ and promptly do nothing about it. This photo has been floating around in that category with that title for so long. It’s one of my cute little baby sayings that The Grandma reminds me of occasionally – the sort of thing that we scrap about our kids and less about ourselves. The photo is a bit of social history – look how offices have changed – piles of paper, no computers and a girly calendar!!!
I went for a bit of a stationery theme with paper, embellishment, border punch and stamp. They had embraced new technology The Grandad’s place however, with a dictaphone, but that was only because The Grandad’s handwriting was so bad the typists couldn’t read it. I must get a sample of his writing on this page.
There’s another story behind this page. When I told my parents about it, the first thing The Grandma said was ‘I hope it is the photo of your Dad. There’s one of someone he worked with who looked just like him.’ That got me worried. But luckily my eyesight has not deteriorated to the point where I can’t recognise an old photo of my own father!
The papers are mainly from a 6X6 pad of Fancy Pants’ Back to School. The whole thing was looking a bit brown – perfect for the 70s era but it needed a bit of a lift so I picked bright cardstock alphas for the title and created circle embellishments from the aqua paper in the pack.
Before I pass you to Alison so that you can see how she interpreted my page, I have a prize to show you.
If you would like to win this Studio Calico library style stamp and a pack of embellishments all you have to do is comment on every post in the hop and then leave me a comment here, letting me know what you might be scraplifting from any of the pages and which colour of American Crafts ribbon you would like me to include if you win (not forgetting to put your e-mail address in the sign in box of course!). I’ll give you a week to leave me that final comment, so the deadline is midnight (BST) on 4 May and I’ll announce the winner on National Scrapbooking Day.
So with no more of a to do, here is a list of the lovely ladies who have been kind enough to help me with this little celebration:
If you get lost along the way, come back here and pick up the trail – it’s well worth it to see all their beautiful work. And don’t forget to leave everyone a comment and let me know which colour ribbon you would like if you win!