Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On a roll...so I am...;-)

After a rather dry spell of scrapbooking over the Summer holidays...I am back on the wagon and enjoying putting my layouts together...here's a few of the newer ones I made in the past week..

I took both of these photos of my girls in  a little town called Sirmione in Italy this Summer and in fact the wall they are standing against is the previous home of Maria Callas...it's actually on the market if anyone is interested! ;-)

And this is how they look side by side in my album...

The next layout is entitle 'Ipod Chicks' and it describes how my two magpies hijack my Iphone/Ipod at every opportunity. They can't wait to grow up so they can have their own!

The next one is called 'Thank Heavens for little girls' and it shows my eldest in Glendalough which is a beautiful and well known 12th Century monastic site just a few weeks ago...
Finally the last one is the same photo in the previous posting but just scrapped in a different way...I figure I have two girls who may one day want to have these albums of mine for themselves. This way they have one each!


Sunday, August 22, 2010


It never fails to amaze me how a small tub of soapy water can gives hours of entertainment to my girlies....This photo was taken on holidays in Italy this year. They must have spent an hour trying to create the perfect bubble...;-)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some new layouts from me...it's been a while ;-)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010


A few years ago my mum and dad went on one of those 'See 3 European cities in 7 days on a bus with complete strangers'. They had a ball visiting Prague, Budapest and Vienna. On this trip they met a lovely woman and her daughter. Norah is a woman in her 80's and quite a character. They have formed a close friendship even though she lives in Cork and since that trip my mum speaks to her on the phone most weeks - she's like her second mother. As it was my mum's birthday last week I was making her a birthday card when these photos of Norah fell out into my lap. I considered it a sign so I quickly made up these 2 layouts to add to her album.

The quote is lovely and so true... 'where ever you are, it is your own friends who make your world'...