Friday, 1 November 2013

him & me


I've been seeing my boyfriend for just over nine months now, but I haven't really scrapbooked about him at all; initially I wanted to see if our first few dates would turn into a relationship.  I hoped they would but didn't want to tempt fate!  I journalled about our early dates and then put that journalling aside for later. Over the last month or two, I started to read back over that journalling and there's a lot of good scrapbooking material there!

This page documents the transition from the awkward, clumsy explanations and phrases like 'he's-this-guy-I've-been-seeing' to the much simpler 'he's-my-boyfriend'.


Most of this page is again constructed from project life cards that I ordered from Studio Calico.  They often have a good selection from a range of designers and they're all very usable.  I particularly love this set called Taylor's Card set; I think if I had my own bespoke set designed, they couldn't be any more perfect (they even have square corners!!!!)


I'm putting little pegs on everything at the moment.  I can't get enough of little pegs.  In fact, I had a pack delivered to school (saves a trip to the post office to collect packages) and then took them to my classes that day to show my students.  Who were all resoundingly unimpressed; what on earth did I want tiny pegs for?  I told them it was to peg out my tiny washing.  It seemed simpler than trying to explain scrapbooking.

I also tried a new method of incorporating the date and a short sentence of journalling into the border by writing in one continuous line, connecting the words as I went and then just continuing into the hand-drawn border.  It was fun! Note to self: do this again.

So now all I need is an endless supply of pretty cards and mini pegs and I think I could be happy for life.  Could little pegs be the new paperclips?

Kisses xxx

P.S. I knew I was onto a winner on our first date when, for reasons that are not clear to me, I was expressing my fondness for paper trimmers.  He not only agreed, but shared his appreciation of the ones that cut crinkly edges.

9 comments:

  1. A man that appreciates paper trimmers has GOT to be a keeper! Your page is so very pretty, yet spacious and elegant. I am sure I must always say that, but it's true. And I love the way you've added the date and title details into the border ...

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  2. Alexa has pretty much said exactly what I was going to say!

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  3. He is the best if he appreciates paper trimmers. Those pegs are too cute. I love the photo all together. Is that from an instant camera or have you printed it to look like that?

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  4. This is a lovely story Kirsty, and a fabulous page to go with it! Little pegs are definitely a winner for me, and the way of including the date and some journalling into the border is genius :D Your boyfriend sounds great, and I love his appreciation of paper trimmers! Brilliant! xx

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful man!

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  6. Love all these hearts around your picture! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. He can talk paper trimmers?! He's a keeper alright! :) This is a really a lovely page that gives me lots of inspiration - love the tip about the border!

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  8. A gorgeous page Miss Smith....and definitely a keeper!! x

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