Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Scrapbooking Tuesday.....T stands for Friends

Hello there!  

Yep!  It is still Tuesday so I can still (just) get in on the Tea on Tuesday malarky with my mate Elizabeth and Bleubeard!   I was going to post this at lunchtime but the sun was shining so brightly outside my office  window I just had to go an enjoy some and get some vitamin D.  Never mind I am here now.  

Today I am sharing another layout, and the last of my Wedding Album (though I may sneak some more pages in later as I have so many left!).........

Yep - four mates from school.  Helen (in the mustard dress) on the left, I first met when we went to Fairwater Comprehensive (High School), Sarah, next, is my longest friend.  We met when her family moved into the row above our house when we were just three.  Helen on my left and I met when she moved from North Wales to her cousin's house near to mine, and her cousin asked me if I would look after her.  I still correspond with Helen (mustard dress) as she lives in Yorkshire, and Sarah and I saw each other only last Sunday, but unfortunately the other Helen I have not seen for some time.

And here is my mug.  I do like Eeyore - we have the same view of life in some respects.  I am drinking my large coffee having just returned from work!

I used some more papers from the wedding album kit along with some Snippets, McCall punch, Sizzix dies, Cricut, glossy accents, Hampton Art glitter, pearls, TH stamp, Memento ink, Tonic die, vellum and button.

Can you see the vellum peeking from the top of the photo using my new (shhhh!) NBUS Tonic die.  I just love this one (Regal Circle Doily).  I can see a LOT of uses for this one!

I do like this flourish die from Sizzix - I use it so much.  A good die is worth it's weight in gold don't you think?  The layered flower is not used quite so much, yet I don't know why as it is lovely.  

Thanks for calling by and letting me waffle again!  I do hope you have found some inspiration from my post and wafflings.  Feel free to join us over at Elizabeth's for a cuppa and natter.  Also, to the Snippets Playground for a play on the virtual rides.  You may even get to feed Puggles - our new Platypus who seems to want constant feeding!  If I can get him to stay still I will try and get a photo of him to share!



lisa said...

Another lovely LO, Sam. It's great to still be in touch with friends isn't it. I still see my Best Friend who I've know since Primary school often, even though she now lives in Cumbria. E-mail is a great thing too!!
Glad you managed to enjoy some of the sunshine today.
Hugs Lisax

Denise Price said...

Great page! I have a friend that I've also known since age 3, so I can relate.

Enjoy your coffee. Happy T Day!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

It's so nice to have such long standing friends--lovely photo and beautiful layout! Happy T Day!

Divers and Sundry said...

i love eeyore, too. :) it's nice to have friends you've kept up with through the years, isn't it.

Shana M said...

Great page!
(Did you email the non-mustard dress Helen!!???)

Linda said...

beautiful page! I too have been blessed with friends since grade school-over 40 yrs now. Waffle on Hettie-happy T day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have a couple of friends who sort of drift in and out of my life. It seems no matter how long between visits, catching up takes no time at all, and it's as if time just doesn't seem to matter.

I agree that the doily die will be more useful than most. I can see you using it a LOT, especially when it comes to layering. I love it.

Thanks for sharing (and waffling) this T Tuesday.

BTW, are you going to the WOYWW May crop?

scrappymo! said...

It has been so fun watching you contract this wedding album. Fun to meet you as a wee slip of a girl and compare you to the Sam we now know and love too!

Wonderful layout, Sam!
Your dies look fabulous and I agree, a good die is worth it's weight in gold!

SARN said...

Fantastic layout Sam. xxx

Just 4 Challenges said...

Beautiful layout Hettie-love your mix of patterns-ahh,the Platypus,i've heard about him!
Hugs,Nessa xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oo-er very nice Hettie do like the colours and yesss love Eyeore's mug too ... very luffly!
God's blessing on you and those you love this Eastertime, Shaz in Oz.x

Di said...

Gorgeous layout Sam! And I did NOT jump onto Simon's chest :)


Di xx

Sue said...

It's so nice to keep in touch with old friends..I'm still in touch with my chief bridesmaid and friend throughout school:) this is fab Sam really pretty. Have a great Easter huggles Sue xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What gorgeous colors and patterns in your layout. I'll bet you had fun making this page and the memories it brought back. So nice!

Belinda Basson said...

I came looking for the Friday funny and then realized it was still Thursday...just because tomorrow is a holiday...it feels like Friday though I am just in from my Thursday evening class...go figure...brain dead!

Karen Petitt said...

These pages are gorgeous! I love the flourish - really pretty, am not surprised you use it often.
I go through phases with my dies, especially my flower dies - if I use them a lot I go off them but every so often I will grab them and start playing with them again!
Have a lovely and Happy Easter Karen x

Kate said...

I love the flowered background against the pink. So pretty!

Rita said...

Oh, sorry! I double checked and I missed your post. Pretty layout...and cup. ;) Happy very late T-Day! :)

butterfly said...

How lovely to have all those friends with you on the day... and that you're still in touch now with most of them. Time to track down Helen II perhaps, and show her this lovely page, commemorating the friendship as well as the occasion.
Alison xx