Layout for the January challenge for Challenge Yourself . Last year after a difficult year in 2021 we sold our house that we had lived in since 1975 and downsized to a unit to be nearer our kids. It was a huge undertaking but so happy with our new unit and our move,
Glamour 60’s style
I decided to do a heritage page of myself back in the 1969 for doing hand written journaling on a page for November Challenge Yourself. I think it is important to journal on heritage pages especially for our children and grandchildren to see the stories…that’s if they keep our scrapbooking. My lovely Dad took these pictures.
My Cancer Journey
This is a double page for Challenge yourself August documenting tough times. I was diagnosed in Feb 2021 with Breast Cancer,I kept a photo journal rather than a written journal…these pics are just an overview of 2021. Thought I would explain using each pic Pic 1 a lovely gift from my daughter and her family. 2.Beautiful flowers from a friend in England through a scrapbooking group.3. Having Chemo 4. A day cropping after one of my chemos..One of the many wonderful nurses…the chemo I had is the most toxic and it has a nickname the Red Devil 6. The feel better look good workshop I went to..I loved this and we were gifted a heap of skin care and cosmtics. Page 2 Pic 1.Our 6 year old granddaughter said I could borrow her Elsa Wig Pic 2 mFlowers from my sisters who live in different states in Australia and because of Covid werent able to visit. Pic 3 My birthday at my sons house where I was staying as My husband had had a stroke and was at my daughters. Pic 4 At my daughters when hubby was in Hospital. Pic 5 Meeting up with family..I didnt see my husbnd for nearly 2 months because of Covid. This was about a week after my Mastec tomy. Pic 6 Last day of Chemo with my our eldest son..he was given an exemption to come in because of my situation…So all in all a very tough year.
You and Me
My layout for the February moodboard for Challenge Yourself..I have used some very old papers for this layout of myself with our daughter on her 30th Birthday
Hi..I thought I would share the last layout I have done of me on a page.This was in August this year..I was still having Chemotherapy and my hubby had a stroke. I went to stay with my Daughter and when hubby came out of hospital he went to our daughters and I went to our eldest sons. This photo is in an apartment that the govt let them stay as there were very noisy train works opposite their house.so I wanted to scrap this for their daughter..We slept together in a King size bed and in the morning we took a few photos.
This is for the May Challenge ..Put your best face forward..So I have made this layout of the lovely day we first were able to catch up with one of our families after our long lockdown in Melbourne during Covid last year..We still couldn’t go further than 25 Kms from home so we met half way in a park..it was Nov 3rd Melbourne Cup Day…I’ve included a pic of me with our granddaughter wearing masks. It was a lovely day.
I am Blessed
This is for Challenge Yourself March blog challenge…about who I am.I have scrapped these pics before for our grandchildren but wanted to do one for me and thought this challenge would be perfect. I have written I am a daughter..a wife .a mother an Auntie ..a friend..a nurse..a photographer A breast cancer survivior. and hope to be again as 19 years later I have just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer for a second time…started chemotherapy last Friday for 6 months..I am also a survivor of Sexual Abuse at the hands of a Church Minister when I was a young Mum..still working on that one..but most of all I am blessed with my beautiful family ..children and grandchildren who I love dearly and I still have my faith in God
Layout for February Challengeyourself blog with the theme of love…Hubby and I at our youngest sons wedding in 2012
My layout for Scrap the Girls December challenge
2020..Year in review
My page for Challenge Yourself for December..As the challenge was anything goes I decided to document the Covid year for me..as I have scrapped pages for our grandkids to remember 2020 I thought why not one for me..We had 2 lockdowns in Melbourne.I had a corneal transplant in April (after it was cancelled in March…I have covered that plus my walks..my hubby helping me put a colour in my hair..my long hair (for me) and when I finally got to hairdressers..my birthday cake that my hubby turned up with on his walk…photos with grandkids when we finally caught up with them..and a beach photo when we could go further than 25Kms to where our triplet grandchildren live..and who had morphed from babies to toddlers in the 4 months we didnt see them..and last but not least my scraproom where I spent most of my time in lockdown doing what I love…This page is not a work of art but a work of the heart. I must add that we had a lovely holiday in New Zealand Feb March just before the pandemic.