Saturday, 21 February 2015

The nature of the blog

I was trying desperately to finish off a memory album for my sisters two girls in time for Easter. It is to compliment the family album I did for my Dad, which will eventually come to them. I needed to add in some reference to their paternal side, their granda and grandma Smithson. It's quite hard when you are scrapping a photo of someone you did not know well, so I decided to give my brother in law some blank journaling cards and asked him to tell his gils about his Dad, Harry.
This is the layout.
I used red, white and blue and military looking buttons to represent his army career, and vintage Heidi Swapp folder to hold what I hope will be emotional and thoughtful journaling. I chose a quotation from Henry V (took me back to my A level days) cry, God for Harry, England and St George as it represented his commitment to his country
It's strange the way your thought processes work though. I have always been passionate about literature and the written word in General, which is possibly why I combined creative writing with card making, into my scrapbooking. It just met all my creative needs. I really feel that's why blogs are good too.
For me, in this community, they fall into three categories.
The showcase blog, where crafters show their creations.
The my family and other animals blog,where crafters share a little bit of their personal life
The thoughts and musings blog, where there is a desire to add in creative thought, ideas and opinions, wider than just crafting.
That is why, when I view your blogs, I hope to do you the courtesy of making my comments appropriate to your blog type. If you want to show a creation, I will comment on it, but if your blog has more to say I will hopefully acknowledge the time you have taken to share.
Flip... This is a bit heavy. Time for milkshake and some Create and Craft.
Catcha later.


  1. Fabulous LO I adore the details. I completely understand what you mean about blogging. I hope you enjoyed create and craft x

  2. Hi Kathryn this is amazing layout. I enjoyed reading your blog. I hope you had fun watching C & C. Hugs Jackie just hopping by

  3. Such a lovely page and a great idea to get your BIL to do some of the journalling for you .I keep two blogs- one for family news and sometimes musings or a rant and another for cards/scrapbook pages etc.
    Enjoy the last day of half term x

  4. Really great page, do like how you've done the bunting

  5. What a fabulous family history page. Just hopping by.

  6. Not a heavy post at all, I love reading the idea's and makings of pieces and so much thought has gone into this scrapbook page. Its beautiful x

  7. Super scrap page. I think craft is wonderfully versatile and can incorporate many different skills and talents, just as you've found too.

  8. I think my blog is a mixture of all 3 :P

    Love your scrapbook page - made especially special by asking for your BIL to do some journalling!