Happy 80th Birthday Mum

My lovely Mum Therese is 80 today

I’ve been busy scrapping a book for her which she’ll see late Thursday but heres a sneaky preview for you courtesy of www.animoto.com  – just don’t give the game away if you speak to her!

Happy 80th Birthday Mum

I made an album for my Dad when he was 80 and thats essentially how I got started with scrapbooking.

Sort of lost my mojo with hubby’s illness so didn’t really know where to start with Mum’s pages – all I can say is thank goodness for templates – a used many gorgeous ones from www.Scrapgirls.com  and www.HappytoCreate.com  and produced this book in less than 2 weeks

Thats the beauty of templates – you simply can’t beat them for speed.

You can have a look at some of my templates designs here at My Memories – oh, and there is currently 25% off all of my templates

Feedback on Mums album and my templates always welcome!  Oh, and don’t forget to scroll down for yesterdays freebie!

Granny’s Quilt

Now my Grandma didn’t have a creative bone in her body.  We would spend hours talking and playing cards but I don’t have a single memory of doing anything vaguely creative with her. 

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My Nana on the other hand was  a very crafty lady,  She knitted and crocheted – her hands were always busy even when they were crippled with arthritis. 

 I still treasure the blankets she made so lovingly for me.

In my minds eye Grandma did quilt though.  She stitched and sewed the pieces of her life into a real treasure stretched out before me.

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But, bless them both, I think my creative genes have come the Riley route rather than the Whitehead one.

So, my dear departed grandmothers, Grandma Ellen Whitehead and Nana Emily Riley, this ones for you
  – my Granny’s quilt series of templates which you can find over at My Memories

And the colour?  Why, Pink, to make the boys wink as Grandma always used to say!

 Thats for starters anyway, there are plenty more colourways to suit everyone coming soon to a store near you.

And the lovely lady in the picture, is not my gran but my Dad’s sister Margaret.

The Whitehead Girls

You can see Grandma Ellen here in the Whitehead Girls

left to right my Mum Therese, Auntie Joan (D), Grandma Ellen (D) & Auntie Winnie


And here’s Nana, Emily at her 90th birthday party with her children

left to right Aunty Fran, Nana (D), Auntie Margaret, Auntie Mollie, Dad Peter, Uncle Jim (D)

Seeing this picture again has put me in mind of pictures of the siblings as children in the 1930’s, but thats for another day!

Have fun whatever you are doing this weekend and don’t forget to check out yesterdays post for the My Memories scrapbooking Software givaway