So today was the day I did my first blogpost for Websters Pages blogsite! I was asked to create a page using the new All About Me collection and to consider the theme 'Legacies'. Well, I totally LOVE this paper collection, I've actually made up 2 other layouts with this collection already but both of these are for magazine articals coming up in the new few months (and into the new year). So this is my first layout that I've posted for this collection. One of the things I love about Websters Pages is that it's not just about beautiful pages but about meaningful pages too. The word 'Legacies' brought to mind something that occurred to me a few days ago.
I had picked up one of Chloe's new books and started reading the first book in the series. (She is presently reading 'The Hunger Games' trilogy by Suzanne Collins) From the first few words I found myself unable to put down the book! Chloe is now on book 2 of this collection. Well, Chloe comes home from school (without one of her friends for a change :) and see's that I'm reading her book. She immediately runs to her backpack to get her own book and her warm Sherpa wool blanket and snuggles up beside me to read. We sit in companionable silence just reading and once in a while commenting to each other on what is happening in the books. I strikes me that I am so pleased that I have passed down this legacy to my girls....the love of reading.
I created the above layout as a keepsake about how my girls enjoy reading as much as I do (I can devour books like candy) I thought I'd do a little interview with each of them on the subject of reading. I gave them 3 questions and asked if they would give me their answers. Chloe (she's 13 years old), of course neatly writes her answers out on paper for me.....but Meagan? (she's 10 years old) Now she's whole other ballgame....this is how I got her answers (pencil and paper won't do for her **roll eyes**)....
1. What are your 3 favourite books at the moment (and their authors)?
Chloe's Answer: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Parvanna's Journey by Deborah Ellis and A Dogs Life: An Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin.
Meagan's Answer: Narnia:Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis, Jack Russell Mysteries: The Lying Postman by Darrell & Sally Odgers and Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal by Barbara Parks.
2. What are your favourite subjects/genres to read?
Chloe's Answer: I love mysteries and books about survival skills.
Meagan's Answer: I love books about pets and animals, I like funny books too.
3. When do you like to read? (time of day)?
Chloe's Answer: ALL the time! Well, mostly before I go sleep and especially on weekends. Sometimes when I have a reading break at school.
Meagan's Answer: When I go to sleep and when Mommy makes me! (you can see what I'm dealing with in my youngest! Lol!)
I put the little pocket on the back of my layout so I could add the questions and answers for my interview with the girls into it....they always love pulling out these little gems years later. Here is a picture of the back of the layout with the pocket.
'All About Me' for this page, I thought the collection was just perfect for this type of theme. Just a NOTE: I created the postage stamp edge on the regular 12x12 All About Me paper by using the die cut paper from the WP Western Romance collection as a template. I just slightly shifted the first few sections from each corner when tracing the design (making them slightly smaller) so that I could then cut out the edge design and lay it on a 12x12 piece of cardstock to create a mat for the patterned paper. Also, I gave myself some extra blue forget-me-not blooms to cut out as embellishments by printing off one of the designs from the Digi Motifs from the All About Me collection on some plain white glossy cardstock paper. You can find them HERE. Here are a few close-ups of the page...
Patterned Paper; All about Me (Looking Ahead..I used the Western Romance Die cut paper as a template to give the AAB paper the postage stamp edge), AAB Love the Journey
Petite Paper Pad; All About Me (behind photos, & pocket behind layout)
Dazzle Me Gems; All About Me collection pack.
Journaling Cards; All About Me
Alpha Stickers; All About Me
Cut blooms: printed from WP All About Me Digi Elements, then cut out
Butterflies; Botanical Christmas
Bloomers; Bloomers Deluxe Card (blue)
Lace Trim: Winter Fairy Tales Trim Card #13f
WP Cameo Push Pins
If you have a moment come check out the Websters Pages blog for today, I'd love to hear what you thought of it! xx WEBSTERS PAGES BLOG ....Thanks for stopping by!