Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WOYWW | 191

This is my first "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday", a meme started by Julia over at Stamping Ground. I've always been interested in seeing what others are working on so I thought I would give it a go.

I have a few layouts I'm making from a kit I received from Nadine at Treasured Memories. Hope to have them completed on the weekend!

Take care friends!

If you would like to see what others have on their work desk then have peak here

Monday, January 21, 2013

On Reading...

Reading books, whether fiction or non, has always played a role in my day to day life. However, when I started scrapbooking the act of reading started to dwindle until last year when I made a concerted effort to make some changes and so far it's working.

I find it hard though to remember the books I've read in the past so I took inspiration from Nathalie's layout and documented my reads. I did this in my Project Life, but I wanted to make one final layout with some thoughts and comparisons on my year of reads.

I had fun making this layout and will do it again after I finish my books from this year. For those of you, like my friend Lisa , (who read something like 70 books last year!), rather than making a layout, you might like to make a mini album.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Storytelling Sunday Three | Remember When...

Here we are, starting a third year of Storytelling Sunday where Sian over at From High in the Sky has many of us sharing stories of all kinds on the first Sunday of the month. She has switched it up a bit and you can see the details here on her blog.

My story is short and I happen to have a layout that goes with it. 

I had these photos from a recent dinner at the "King and I" and as I was looking at them several random memories came to mind, all of which were of different occasions. I captured a few of them on this layout.

The journaling reads something like this:

First photo - Remember when... they were located on the other side of Calgary Trail, a much smaller location, more of a mom & pop style of decor. After the fire back in 1997 they moved to 107 Street where now they are a much larger restaurant.

Second photo - The first time I ate at the King & I, was with Carmen and Brian - I loved it! Needless to say it soon became a family favourite! I can remember taking Curtis once and he enjoyed it too!

Third photo - Marvin surprised me by taking me here for a birthday dinner. I had turned 26 and it was our third date - he knew I loved it! I even remember what I wore, black strappy heels, black linen shorts and a white linen top. We walked to the Fringe after dinner and watched a few outdoor plays.

I do have one other memory - rather it is the one Marvin recollects most and I would rather forget! There was another time we were leaving the restaurant and I was carrying the "doggie bag" with my other arm wrapped around his. We were walking on the sidewalk towards our vehicle and again... I was wearing high strappy heels... you know where this is going right?  Well, I tripped on a crack and as Marvin describes it... "you did a pirouette and managed to not fall or drop the food!"

That my friends is my contribution to Storytelling Sunday this month! Thank you for stopping by and having a read.

Please have a gander at more of the stories for this month over at From High in the Sky!