Sunday, 28 April 2013


Welcome to Pass the Page, a blog hop organised by Julie Jeavons.  Now I love a challenge so I happily agreed to take part in this celebration to mark the 2nd year of Julie's blog.  It's the first time I have taken part in a Pass the Page and for those who do not know what it is (and I didn't until recently!) it is a bit like Chinese whispers. 

Julie mustered a group of us and she designed a scrap book page which she photographed.  She emailed the photo to the next person on the list, and their task was to scrap lift from Julie's page and create their own.  'Scrap lift' means to use ideas or inspirations from the design and then make it your own.  The second person (in this case Alison) then followed the same rules: scrap lift, photograph, pass the page..... 

You get the idea. 

We were not allowed to show anyone else our page and so we will all have a big surprise when we post our page at the scheduled time. 

Now when it came to my turn there was a technical glitch.  For some reason my email was playing up and I did not receive Missus Wookies photograph.  And when we realised the problem I was under pressure to complete my page in record time as otherwise I would have held up the schedule. I  had little time to ponder so I basically lifted the layout and created a quick page using what ever I had to hand. And while I like layers and pockets, there was no time for details. It was a case of get the page done and pass on - I impressed myself how fast I can work when I need to!  

We had recently been for a walk over a country park and I had taken some photos I liked.  But my main reason for scrapbooking this page was the story behind it. You see I didn't fancy going to this park when Brian suggested it as my last visit had been a disappointment.  But I didn't want to change his idea.  I often choose where to go so I hid my lack of enthusiasm and went a long.  And I am so glad I did!  The park had been totally transformed since my last visit, and there were some wonderful sculptures, a new craft room where I chatted for ages with the artist owner, and happy memories to bring home.  It was also a lesson learnt: 

Bend when the wind blows....

To see what the next person lifted from my page, pop over to Missus Wookie

And if you started here and would like to go to the beginning, go to Julie's blog post here

I am looking forward to visiting everyone's page to see how things changed a long the way.  And if you want to do the same here is a complete list of those taking part in the Blog Hop in case you have missed any or get lost.  Have fun!! 

And Happy Blog Birthday to Julie!


Miss Smith  
Misses Wookie 
Sandie  - you are here now!


  1. I love how Julie's original page is adapting and changing throughout the hop!

  2. Still looking good even though you did it quickly. Maybe it's a lesson to us all :0)

  3. Shame you only had a short amount of time Sandie but well done on an impressive page! Great story behind it too and I am so glad you posted about it as I have not been to that park for years but will definitely make the effort to go back now xxx

  4. Hi Sandie! and so interesting to be here tracing the development of the page and working out what Mel (who comes next) took from yours! That's a great quote (and right up my mental street :)), and I really like that patterned edge running vertically down your photo. Hard to believe this was a 'quick' page! Lovely ...

  5. Love your details down the side....and the bird looks perfect in the corner.

  6. Very pretty colours. Fast, quick pages can have just as much impact as the ones you take hours over.

  7. Sometimes a bit of fast work can really concentrate the mind with excellent results! This is a lovely page.

  8. WOW, so different to Julies original page. well done on getting a lovely page done so fast.

  9. Quick certainly worked for you today ... a beautiful page with a great story to tell.

  10. I love the bird and quote embellishment you added. To me they reflect how happy you were with the outing.

  11. Sorry you ended up so rushed. It's a great page and lovely memory - love your quote. And if there are more details to add there's nothing stopping you putting a bit more to it.
    Thanks for joining in the celebration

  12. It's a lovely looking page Sandie. I love the details down the side.

  13. What a shame there was a technical glich, hate those. But I love your page. I really like the leaf like elements on the lefthand side and the simple photo layering with lots of lovely journalling,
    Jo xxx

  14. And here's the only page I'd actually already seen, other than my own of course :) I can see now how you got to this from Missus Wookie's! And you already know how much I like the LO x

  15. So different to the starting point, amazing!

  16. What a nice memory and confession to scrap - glad that you were able to get a page done and keep passing. The park sounds nice - especially the invitation to come play :)

  17. Love this! It's been fun seeing the changes :)

  18. Such a cute page! Love the little birdie.

  19. I'm really intrigued to see the final layout now...there have been lots of twists and turns! well done on creating such a fab layout under pressure!
    Alison xx

  20. Great page, love the little saying on the bird. Lovely photos x

  21. What a wonderful story, & loved that you did go & have such a great time...and your title, is so apt!
    Gorgeous page & love all your journaling.


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