Thursday, 4 April 2013
Time To Remember
My memory was once a thing of wonder for all the right reasons, but sadly advancing age, reducing brain cells and increased stress have started to give my memory a completely different reputation! By taking the time with a scrapbook page I get to relive happy escapades and preserve special memories for my and my children's futures.
In fact last year I made a scrapbook page about ten of the reasons why I ♥ 2 scrapbook!
Today's page, for the photo inspiration challenge at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, is a prime example of a holiday snap with an important family story behind it. My children will recall that we had a brilliant day swimming with dolphins, feeding tropical birds and snorkelling over reefs packed with fish. What they may have forgotten is that the day at Discovery Cove was paid for with a legacy from their grandfather who had died the year before. The last couple of years of his life were tainted by very ill health and he wasn't able to play with them as much as we'd have liked, but at least this way he was remembered for all the best reasons.
My April Counterfeit Kit had plenty of bright blue & green with splashes of yellow, just like the CKCB's inspiration photo and I've based the design on a (flipped) Pagemaps sketch as part of the Weekly Challenge at UKScrappers. If you fancy having a go at the CKCB April Challenge 1 you can share the results on a blog hop later in the month - check out the details & deadlines here.