Life in the Slow Lane: A BIT OF 'SUPPORT'

Saturday 28 April 2012


 It's OK people: I''m  not actually in NEED of support, I just want to share some layouts I made this week with the help of a couple of sketches over at SKETCH SUPPORT, which, incidentally I was inspired to go looking at  after checking out some of SUE'S  layouts over at LIFE & MEMORIES....I do love the inspiration as I go blog-visiting!

These are another few pages to go in my niece's album....although her Birthday isn't till mid-July, I wanted it ready by mid June, as I'm going to the  UK for a wedding then...but it now looks as though she is going  to come over here after her exams at the end of MAY...thank goodness I started early..I wouldn't want to be working on it while she's here!


I used this sketch( #21), as the inspiration for the first two LOs

I must also give credit to Jemma (aka JIMJAMS), as the filmstrip inspiration came from her LO HERE.

The fab chevron ribbon came from a package I received this week as a prize, from  THE STRINGERY (from their Bloghop a couple of months ago)

The final LO was inspired by this sketch (#17), though when I look at it, it was very much a starting point, not a final destination!

Here are the two pages separately

Just a reminder too, that if you want to be in the draw for  this book

just leave a comment at the end of THIS POST by the end of today.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend...I'm off to pick Kirsty up in an hour or so..she's decided to come down for a few days, as it's the May Day holidays at the beginning of next week, so no Uni....the downside is that she's starting to bring her 'stuff' back as she finishes at the end of June. Guess what mum will be doing next week?

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx


  1. I always smile when I see the words photo heavy, I adore seeing your layouts, and these re really lovely. She' ll be over the moon with her album

  2. Thanks so much for the mention and link back to my blog! What a wonderful surprise! Love your work, you really made excellent use of the sketches and created some lovely pages!

  3. I really like both sketches and what you did with the inspiration from them. You are so much better than me, if I was doing the album I'd be up the night before giving it to her @@ Hope springs eternal that I may someday change lol :)

  4. good to see how your were inspired Alison. Lovely layouts x

  5. Lovely must be nearing the end of the album now.

  6. I love sketches like this which have lots of photos but also an interesting arrangement.
    Thanks for sharing,
    p.s. we did use the apartment service you suggested. Thanks!

  7. Ooooh, Alison, I'm really loving all of your lovely embellishment clusters on these layouts!

  8. I'm another one who never needs a photo heavy warning :) I'm happy to browse pictures - your album is coming along so well, she's bound to love it

  9. This will be an awesome album (so glad to have added some inspiration for it). I like Sketch Support sketches too - they are easy to adapt and there's plenty of multi=photo pages to help reduce the "to-do" pile!

  10. So happy for you that Kirsty will be keeping you company for a while :) Thanks for your lovely comment on my wall -hanging piece! Can't wait to see you using the fan idea (great idea for little offcut pieces!!) WOW I love what you have done with these - the flower cluster on the first is yummy - your prize is AWESOME and I LOVE your take on the sketch for the double pager -really beautiful job!

  11. They are all so pretty! What a lucky niece you have to be getting such a wonderful gift! I especially love the last LO, there is just something so eye catching about it. Have a great Sunday!

  12. This is turning into a wonderful album! I love your prize - gorgeous chevron ribbon! Hope you have a smashing time with Kirsty :)

  13. Would that be washing,lol!!
    Enjoy your time together.

    Loving your layouts,i have never tried 2 page layouts but you are inspiring me to give it a go Alison.
    Beautiful prize,love the little spools.
    Big hugs

  14. Great layouts! I love the film strip! Enjoy the time with your daughter. :)

  15. You have been so productive with all those layouts!

    Good luck with all of the Mum stuff!

  16. Nice layouts Alison; you are making such wonderful progress on your niece's album. And aren't those Sketch Support sketches great!

  17. Your pages are gorgeous :) your niece is going to love her album!

  18. The layout is beautiful, she is going to love her album x

  19. Your layouts are great! Your niece is going to love her album. Thanks for the link to Sketch Support - its one site I wasn't familiar with.


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