Monday, 29 April 2013

The best laid plans..


Things aren't going to plan.  I thought it time to show you a couple of achievements from the last Crop.  Neither have any journaling on them and I'm actually thinking that they don't need it..pretty self explanatory really, huh.



The plan was that I'd rear this child to an age such as this, of innocence and sweetness and then she'd stop growing and be my forever companion.  Walking, talking and gorgeous...but not with any greater need than loving parents and some diverting friends.  But she grew up.  And unlike most plans that don't work out..I'm OK with this.  I like her even more as a young adult, if that's possible.  What I don't like is the huge number of photos I've got of her as a child that remain to be saved into some fabulous scrapbook LO. I'm thinking that Plan B may have to be - scrap faster.  She is trained to take photos and save the junk that I use on pages, so the back-log is becoming appalling.  Even her memory will be frayed by the time I get to recording some of the high points of her teens! 
So, with the next Crop on Saturday...ah well, you know.  I'll TRY.  But it would be rude not to chat too.  And certainly rude not to help out in the kitchen and make a cuppa now and then.  You get it.  Plan B needs a Plan C that allows for maximum excuses!




















23 comments:

Judy McCarthy said...

Your daughter looks gorgeous.Oh well..maybe just put the pics on a disc with a recording of your voice.Have you seen those gadgets you can add to scrapbooks?I think a recording of your thoughts about your daughter would be a priceless treasure to her, and any grandkids.An idea?
Judy

Helen said...

I don't envy you years of photos to scrap - the memories, yes, but not the endless scrapping, lol!! Not that the results aren't fabulous, cos they are... Hope Plan B works, and failing that, that Plan C is a good one!!!

mamapez5 said...

Sort the photos first so you have one box/digi-folder of the ones you might use to scrap with. Set a deadline. I planned to 'scrap' the first 21 years of my youngest sons life, for his 21st birthday. Retirement, three months travelling, and then emigration set me back and he got it for his 23rd. (He still sheds a tear when he looks through it!) The next son was twenty five when I started his, and due to his constant queries (nagging!), he got it a year later. I haven't even started the other three, but I hope you get yours done. They are priceless gifts that will be treasured by generations to come! Happy scrapping! Kate x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely! I adore the bunting on the second one and your daughter looks like she was a really happy little girl! They're joyous!

Redanne said...

Hi Julia, your daughter is so gorgeous and I think you are right, no journalling is required there. I think Judy's idea (above) is a great one. Sizzix keep putting little recording discs in their items, which record up to one minute of audio and you can attach them to your piece. As I don't have thingy where I can use an app I will post one of these off to you to try out. Hugs, Anne x

JoZart said...

You could always coin a new phrase... that they grow up quicker then you can journal the pics!!!
Jo x

Glenda Brooks said...

I gave up scrapbooking a couple of years ago. It was just too involved for me. Now I do cards and find they are just smaller versions of the art. I love that you have the patience for this! Your layout is wonderful!

Ohhh Snap said...

Great pages! I can relate to the backlog. I have DECADES of layouts to do. I've also found I'm one of those "don't even think of rushing it" scrappers. When I try, well, I usually spent 4 times longer correcting the things I didn't like lol.

KatzElbows said...

Gorgeous pages, although with such sweet photos I guess it's easy! Maybe you could do some photo montage pages to speed things up a bit. Or not, as the case may be!

Cheers, Rachel.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Julia
just too cute for words, so lovely
Ria

Krisha said...

Great LOs Julia, and thanks for making me feel a little more normal, I am sooo far behind in scrapping I don't feel so left out now.....LOL

Alison Scott said...

Great layouts she was a cutie, no wonder you didn't want her to grow up.
I need to get back to scrapping, I've still got boxes of photos to be done.

Kezzy said...

Ahhhhh such cute layouts, I know what you mean, mine are now 14 and 16 I have photos upon photos. Hugs :-) Kezzy zzz

Di said...

Fabulous Julia - and I can vouch for her being a lovely young woman.

Sorry I missed this on Monday - I was out having fun :)

Hugs, and thanks again for a lovely day!

Di
xx

Patsy Paterno said...

I like Plan C!!!! patsy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I agree these pages don't need anything more. In fact, sometimes less is definitely more. But I assure you, your scrapbook pages are never ever LESS!!

Lisa-Jane said...

Trying again...

Oh my word I can really see you in your daughter!! Such fun pics. Have you tried using the divided page protectors? They are great for mass scrapping.

CoventryAnn said...

Fabulous pages, love the colour choices, and the photos are so cute!

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