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Monday, 20 February 2012

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Karen Walker

Whatever those challenges might be, I'm quite sure you'll do them proud. I love seeing how you adapt your sketch to each new assignment.

Amy

Oh this is a great idea for a layout! Unfortunately, I grow grow tatties under my eyes today, nevermind!

kjjc

fabulous memories. Lovely to see you on saturday.

Miriam

Catching up with you today, Thank you for the texture and the Hex's I can't wait to use them. So many of your sayings are familiar to me with the family all from Dublin. I really love the bookmark picture, is it a pocket?

Lizzie

Oh great Alexa! I remember many of these sayings from my own childhood, though I didn't know they came from Ireland... My grandparents were Scots and my mother spent some of her childhood in Scotland too, so I suppose she learned her sayings from there.
Fun page, with some nice touches - I like the vertical photo idea, I love the line of coloured brads, with the matching little dots to separate each Saying, and the stripey strips above and below your journalling panel. Very nice!

Jacky S

Love all the sayings.....some are new to me.....but some my mum used to say.....particularly the 'who's she-the cat's mother'!!

Jo

i love the subtle use of circles in ur work. mine has yet to be photographed,
jo xxx

Irene

A trip down memory lane for me today. I remember most of those sayings, particularly the barn door. I was always in trouble for not closing doors properly. Great page.

Rosie

Your digital scrapping is really REALLY beautiful, I love it.

Sian

Oh, yes! Some lovely familiar ones in there and they have made me smile on a very wet and windy day here today.

Marcie

Always intrigued and inspired by your challenging but simple compositions. Wonderful!

Honoré

Oh, this - the journaling, that is - was too funny. I'd not heard any of these expressions ( living here in the US ), so I had a hearty chuckle. That being said, really must congratulate you on the layout made the "old fashioned way." Per expectation, a 'simply Alexa' gem and it just goes to show, too, how versatile one sketch is/ can be.

Cheers~

Debs14

Oh yes, I heard a few of those when I was growing up! Lovely post and a great take on the 'circular' challenge. I've just read the latest one, a layout without a photo {gulp} That's going to be a tough one for me!

Paul

Woohoo, another beautiful layout from the sketch. Expertly made away from home. You did extremely well. I was only just saying to someone crafty today that I find it much harder to create away from my craft room. I feel I need to bring it all with me. Sorry I missed you :( Work in Manchester tied me up instead. Pxx

Louise

Some familiar saying there! and it's good to record them.

Alison

I remember quite a few of those being said to me by my Gran, as I was growing up...great page Alexa!
Alison xx

ifa

Great memories. I also have an Irish grandma and I tried to read your sayings with her accent for the full effect.

Nathalie

Oh my! How I enjoyed reading those!!! She, sorry, Grandma Mattie, must be a hoot! :) Another wonderful idea for a subject!

Diane Herman

Love the brads :)

Wanda Jorgensen

These terse little sayings are treasures for sure. The one about being born in a barn reminds me of one of my Dad's "close the door--we're not paying to heat the great outdoors." Another one..."use your head for more than to keep your ears apart!"

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