Created for the June Blast From The Past Challenge at DSDI.
Credits: Layered template (Paper Pieces, Template 1) and Me Me Me all by Jen C Designs.
Credits: Layered template (Drifting, Template A) by Gabriella Hägglund (Ella Designs), Merry Christmas and 10×10 Scallop Page Mats by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company and Stunningly Silver Alpha by Jane Shaver (Little Red Scraps). Font is Architects Daughter by Kimberly Geswein.
Journalling reads: There are lots of things that I wish I had the chance to do over again. Some of the time it’s because I feel like I didn’t do a great job the first time around, some are because I have learnt new things since then and some are because it was something that you can’t repeat again. These photos are just some of the ones that fall into all three of those categories. They were taken at the Boxing Day Christmas party in 2006. I had been looking forward to taking you, watching you have fun and of course taking lots of photos. The only problem is that back when I took these I knew almost nothing about using my digital camera. I took the approach that the only way to capture the memory was to take lots and lots of photos. I’m sure that the rapid shot function has it’s uses, but doing a decent job of capturing the two of you, when you are racing around a hall like maniacs is not one of them. The camera didn’t have time to focus so every single photo is blurry, some of them are so bad I can’t even see you or Ella. and that’s without considering the bad lighting and awful colours. I didn’t know about white balance then either. This ended up being the last Boxing Day Christmas Party they held at the Conservative Club where Nana worked, they decided that it was just more hassle and effort than it was worth to organise and host each year. Ever since you were born it had become a bit of a family tradition for us to go to the party as a family. This was the first year Nannie Donna and Grampy Karl had decided not to go with all the kids. It was just going to be us three, Nan and Lisa, Gary, Conor and Ella. I’ll be honest with you, I don’t have great memories of any of these parties. Me and Daddy always seemed to end up arguing about something, but I tried to pretend we were having fun for you.r sake. You and Ella always really looked forward to it. You both loved the disco and the party games. You had the chance to see Santa to get a gift which was almost as much fun as you had running around in that huge hall. It kind of makes me sad that I don’t have any nice photos to help you to remember how much fun you used to have.
Credits: Layered template (Everyday Templates, Template 4) by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company), Alphaset Templates Circle by Miss Tiina and Brrr Glitters, Brrr Patterns. Brrr Craft Styles, Brrr Solids and Brrr Elements all by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Font is 101! StaR StuDDeD.
Credits: Layered template (Scrap In A Snap, Template Freebie 5) by Cindy Schneider, Green Felt Flower from Autumn Crush Mini by Cora’s Creations, Stitched Flower CU Templates by Delicious Scraps and Halloween Bling by Jaime Rhinehart (Cjoy2Day Designs). Font is Desyrel.
Journalling reads: Since I started scrapping, I have always been jealous of people who get to take lots of autumn photos. Hayrides, pumpkin patches, apple picking and Halloween photos are things that we don’t really have access to. So when we went to chessington I was thrilled to see stacks of pumpkins and hay bales. I was super excited about all the photos I would be able to take, but I never counted on the rain. Luckily for me I was able to bribe you to sit and let me take a few photos of you.