Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Samuel turns 30

I really should have heaps to share since it is school holidays here ( and that means no workplace to go to each day) but I seem to have been a bit of a social butterfly visiting and lunching with friends for the past week.

The other reason I haven't made too many cards is that I have been putting together a 8" x8" scrapbook for my third son who will turn 30 later this month. When my first and second sons turned 30 I did the same for them and no. 3 challenged me then by saying..."Well, I won't get one because you always lose interest by the time you get to me!" And the really sad thing is, he tells the truth!!! Well, not entirely, because I couldn't lose interest in this sometimes charming, always funny young man who is so much a part of our lives. BUT, I did make 21st quilts for his brothers and he is still waiting for his, which is started but hasn't made any progress since I returned to the paid workforce. So of course I couldn't let him down AGAIN so I have been very industriously sorting photos, remembering anecdotes, typing, stamping, cutting and assembling until I believe I have finished. Very pleased with it, and I'm sure he will be too.

Because I'm sure Samuel doesn't know I have a blog, I can safely put some sneak peeks here for you to check out. He was about seven months old here and so cheeky!

I had a lot of fun stamping out the image from Baby Bundle and finishing off with sponged clouds using a cut out scallop circle punch and some grass from Dinoroar (gosh, I use that grass a lot!)

And near the end of the album is this page

With this page of a couple of random photos, a dress up party and last year's birthday present for Sam and his youngest brother which was a ride in an ex-army tank,  I have cut a Top Note out on my Big Shot and inked and distressed it using the splodges stamp from French Foliage and a file from the Stampin' Up distressing kit to curl the edges over. I finished off with some word stickers to write "Live Life Like a Great Adventure" which I can assure you he definitely does.

Next post, the birthday card.




  1. That looks fantastic Rachel. Love the card too - that knot adds a super finishing touch. I bet he loves his album.

  2. What a fabulous, special project for your much-loved son! Ah, the complaint of many a third child - not having as many photos, always being a bit 'left behind'. I'll bet Samuel was blown away by the beautiful album you created especially for him, Rachel. It looks like it was made with loads of love.


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