Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Reasons to create

The layout I am sharing today is not one with amazing photos but I suspect it will be one that I look back on fondly in years to come. The pictures are of my daughter playing at my grandparents' home. She is lucky enough to have two living great grandparents and she loves spending time with them. The images do not show Grandad Ron and Nana but they do show their living room which tell me so much about them and their lives. 

This is another Roller Rink kit layout with a few October Afternoon and Amy Tangerine bits and pieces from my stash added in. I wasn't sure that I even liked the layout when I finished it but as it has been lying on the table for a few days waiting for me to file it into an album it has caught my eye over and over. I love the way the floral paper frame echos the wallpaper in the photos and the bright splashes of colour mimic the bright ginger jars my Nana loves.

The photos have really got me thinking about taking more place photos. Not so much places we visit but the spaces in which we spend our time. The supermarket we visit, the malls we like, the parks we play in all need to be recorded as these places are as much a part of us as the people we spend time in them with. I wish I had some photos of my late Nana's home. My grandad built it for her as a wedding present and she lived there until she died aged 94. I may have the odd shot taken in her lounge and her back step but nothing more.

Have you recorded those daily spaces in your layouts? I would love to see some examples of such layouts. I am inspired to scrap some people free layouts so we have a record of the places we inhabit right now. I love this hobby as it really encourages me to look at my life in a whole new way.

I hope all my American friends are making the most of their opportunity to vote today. Whatever the result, women fought long and hard for the right to have their voice heard and I feel very strongly that we should never take it for granted.


  1. Such a cute layout! Yes, I voted! A couple of weeks ago actually!

  2. We voted by mail already! I'd do a mini album of "places we love". In fact, I'm going to add this to my list. Thanks!

  3. I had the same idea as you awhile ago, that it is important to take photos of places because they change as much as everything else and it is fun to look back. But I haven't come so far as taking any photos of places. But I did a page about my favourite books/authors right now as that is important too.

  4. Good idea. I really need to take pictures of places--even our own house.

  5. ohhhhhhhhh i like the idea of scrapping places i have lived in!! !been so many!!!!

    love the layout too