Hello there again & welcome :)
Today I have another layout to share for All About Scrapbooks,
Again using the gorgeous Thoughts Keeper collection from 7 Dots Studio, which seems to have practically sold out!....I can understand why!!!
The colours & subtle patterns in this collection are just DIVINE....and they
are such a joy to work with <3
As always....all the details on products, techniques etc, are already over on the AAS blog, so please pop over there if you are interested in those things :)
This is another family photo that I've recently been given....the same Great Aunt & Uncle who were the first in the family to come to Australia. This is a photo on their wedding day in 1929....I will be adding LOTS of journaling on the back of this one. Their story is beautiful & amazing & HAS to be told. I am extremely grateful to my Dad & Aunt's who have passed their story on to me...along with a whole heap of other family stories as well.
This is the basics of what my journaling will include....
Uncle Jack was the first to come to Australia in 1924 when he was just 20 years old. My first thought is to think of his mother & how she felt about that! I know I would struggle to cope if my son went off to the other side of the world at any age, let alone at just 20! He was already courting my Aunt Martha at the time, and she had wanted to come with him, but her parents (my Great Grandparents) would not let her come....which I don't blame them! She was only 19 at the time. I'm sure she must have been heartbroken, and Uncle Jack too. Aunt Martha let her parents know that as soon as she was 21, she was going anyway....which I'm sure they must have struggled with and dreaded the idea. However, a year or so later, they finally relented & signed the papers to allow her to come...it was probably close to another year after them signing the papers that she was finally leaving....a week short of her 21st birthday in January 1926. She traveled all the way here on her own. I really can't imagine what her last days back home in Ireland would have been like...knowing that she may never see her parents & siblings again? Yet she would have been excited to finally be reunited with her love, Uncle Jack. They both lived here for the rest of their lives, only making one trip (that I know of) back to Ireland in 1956....and sadly, they never did get to see their parents again, as their trip back was well after both their parents had died quite a few years earlier :((( the thought of that makes me so sad....
So on that note....here's a few close ups
Some gorgeous Petaloo & Green Tara blooms <3
Lots of 2Crafty chipboard on this page!!
And some more....there simply is no better chipboard in my eyes!! :)
The heart frame is 2Crafty as well :)))
Thank you so much for dropping by today, and once again my apologies for not getting around to your own blogs to repay the love - I simply feel awful about this....but I am struggling to keep up with my commitments, so I just don't have the time at the moment, but once my commitments are up, I plan to get right back into visiting everyone's blogs! :)
All the details on products and techniques used can be seen over on the AAS blog HERE
Enjoy your weekend everyone! xx