Challenge Candy + Album pics

Hello everyone!

Look what arrived in the mail yesterday!!! …..

WOW!!! I was quite overwhelmed at the generosity of this gift! It was the prize I won for the Swap Sisters Challenge … and because I entered just for the fun … not for the prize … I kinda feel embarrassed about how HUGE this lovely prize is!!! But … I am very touched and thankful! Thank you Sue … for your kindness! Just look at all those gorgeous embellishments and accents! Some are die cuts and … how gorgeous are the crotcheted flowers! I wonder if Sue dyed these herself … or if she found these somewhere to perfectly coordinate with the Bella Rose papers & Card that also came in the prize pack??? How did Sue know that I just love these papers and all the colours that coordinate with them? I can’t wait to get my hands on these yummy gifts and do something really special with them. Thanks again, Sue!

I thought I would share a few of the pages from the album that Christine (CAH) and I (ACL) did for our mum & dad’s 50th …  but … apologies … all these were taken after they were put in the album … so the plastic sleeve interferes with the pics a bit! I am so sorry! 🙄 Before you look … remember these were done in super quick time. I didn’t have the luxury of “a page a day” type designs!!! 😉 Don’t forget … If you would like to see these pics enlarged … just click on the pic to open the picture file. Once the picture file is open … you can also click “CTRL” & “+” together to enlarge even more! 😀

(CAH) This is where you go "AAAWWW .... soooo darn cute!!!" Weren't we just the most adorable twins you have ever seen? LOL! Can you pick which is me & which is Christine? All images gold embossed onto vanilla card.
(CAH) Yep! That's me and Gav!!! 27 years ago! Bella Bleu DSP used as theme for album.
(ACL) Louise & Scott's wedding. All images gold embossed and colour added with markers.
(ACL) My adorable babies! All images were gold embossed and colour added with markers.
(ACL) Grandkids weddings - Top: Stacey & Jono - Bottom: David & Janelle. Bride & Groom image gold embossed onto vellum. Flowers punched from gold card.
(ACL) Recent couples photos - Top - Ian & Christine, Gavin & Andrea Bottom - Scott & Louise

I realised after I put these pics up here … that I didn’t take a page of the mum & dad photos! I had about 4 pages … of them together over the years … but didn’t think to snap any of them to share with you!!! I didn’t want to bore you by showing you every page … I jusst picked a few out … but … LOL! DUH!!! I mean … it was about them after all!!! 🙄 So … next time I am at mum’s I will take a photo … and add it to this post! Oh … you can see them in My wedding & Louise’s wedding photos, though!

Have a nice day everyone! I have a whole day to catch up on all those little “odd jobs” … I hope by the end of the day I won’t feel like I do at the moment … “I’m sure that’s a tail I am chasing????” 😀 😉 Stampin’ Hugs xxx



  1. Sheri L says:

    What a yummie prize package!!! Sue does the bestest prizes!!! Enjoy your goodies Andrea, and thanks for having completed the challenge! Catcha’ on the boards.
    Andrea adds: I always have every intention of getting more Swaps Sisters Challenges done. Unfortunately, life, kids & responsibilities get in the way of stamping! But … I look forward to doing some more. (Not for the prize pack … just for the fun!) xxAxx


  2. Congratulations on your fabulous prize – looking forward to seeing you use some of these goodies!
    And they may have been “quick” pages but you’ve done a FABULOUS job – I bet your mum and dad LOVED it too!
    Andrea adds: Actually … they were thrilled! It was a nice response! And … the rest of the family loved it too! Thanks for your email … just in the middle of replying! xxAxx 😀


  3. Lynda says:

    Told u u’d smile when Sue’s bag of wonder arrives!!! Isn’t it amazing???? i have only used a small part of mine and there is still so much to go. Thanks so much for sharing a glimpse into your family. I love the pics…you are all such beautiful people. My fave page is the first with you as a bub. TOO CUTE!!! I am so glad u decided to share with us. ooxx
    Andrea adds: LOL! Yes! It was a super prize pack!!! And I’m glad you weren’t bored with the family snaps!!! I do have to agree, though … I was a VERY CUTE baby! Pity I had to grow up!!! xxAxx


  4. Wow, lucky girl!! That prize is FAB, and I’m sure you’ll put it to good use! Great pages too 🙂
    Andrea adds: Yes … I am a very lucky girl! 😀


  5. Monika/buzsy says:

    These are fabulous pages Andrea! Love the great colors… embellishments! Yummy loot you got there! :o)
    Andrea adds: It is so nice to share some special moments with my friends … and yes!!! Very yummy loot! xxAxx


  6. Sue Denning says:

    So glad you like your prize package Andrea. Never know what everyone;s favourites are but Madam Bella Rose is always a popular girl.

    Absolutely delightful layouts. I am sure that both Mum and Dad will treasure these in the year ahead, as will family members further down the line.

    Thanks for the shout out and taking the Challenge at Swap Sisters and Congratulations on such beautiful layouts!

    Andrea adds: Thanks for popping by Sue! You are a very generous Challenge hostess!!! Thanks again for the wonderful goodies! xxAxx


  7. TIffany says:

    Hello Andrea! What a wonderful prize to win. I’m jealous. You are a great scrapbooker! Those pages are amazing.

    Thank you for all your kind comments on my blog. I really appreciate them. You are a sweetie!
    Andrea adds: LOL … I actually consider myself to be a very amateur scrapbooker!!! But … thanks for the lovely compliment!!! I love visiting your blog … and have been doing so for a couple of years, now. Mainly stalking … but I know how much I appreciate it when someone takes the time to say hi! So … I am trying to do that for my favourite bloggers! Love your blog!!! 😀 xxAxx


  8. Regina says:

    Congrats, Andrea! Wonderful gifts!
    Your album for your parents is stunning!

    hugs Regina
    Andrea adds: hello Regina! So nice to see you! Thanks for the applause!!! 😉 xxAxx


  9. Sonia G says:

    Wow! If this is what you get when you are rushed, I’d love to see a page a day! These are fantastic pages. I bet your mum was pleased as punch.

    Andrea adds: LOL! Thanks for the encouragement! I’m not really much of a “scrapper” … so it doesn’t come easily. But … for the time I had … I was pretty pleased with the final result! And … you are right … mum was thrilled!!! 😀 xxAxx


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