Saturday, 14 May 2011

Come fly with me

Hi Folks,

Well another bright and sunny day here. Kelsey has finally moved into her new flat and started her new job.  Fingers crossed that she enjoys both.

I've been busy making another LO for her 21st Album. 

In her last year at school she had the opportunity to go on  a backpacking expedition to Brazil with her school and World Challenge.  She had to raise £3000 to cover flights, travel, insurance, food, accomodation, equipment, etc.,

Her fund raising included, Quiz Nights, an Indulgence Evening, Boot Fairs, Odd Jobs etc.,  Her main fundraiser was a sponsored Wing Walk !!  It took a lot of organising but she did it in the end.  The club that helped her was the 'Tiger Club', their logo is a flying tiger.  So we got an orange boiler suit, made stripes with masking tape and spray painted black stripes.  It looked pretty good.

There were so many photos taken that day, it was hard to choose which ones to include on the LO.  In the end I made a double LO with tons of photos.

I chose a selection of photos that detailed what happened before during and after the flight.  I then made a little flip up album to attached to the LO.

Materials used on first page
All the papers used were from On a Whimsey from Fancy Pants Designs
Backing Paper - Rainbow
Spotty Paper - Happy
Stripey Paper - Twirl
White velum used for Banner and mounted on Foam Squares to make it float.
Letters - Die cut with Sissex Ida Lous Flower Pot

The photos are held down with a cord wrapped round a button at the top and the bottom of the flip up album.

Each of the flip pages will poke through a slit in the page protector to let them be flipped through, along with the bottom button.

On the reverse of each photo page I added some journalling about the day.

And a little bit of journalling on the photos.

Quote Tag, Butterfly wings, Crown and Flower Journalling spot all by Fancy Pants Designs.

I couldn't decide which photos to use so I let Picassa do it for me, and created this collage.  A great way to add many photos to a LO.

Materials used on second page.
All the papers used were from On a Whimsey from Fancy Pants Designs
Backing Paper - Catch a Wave
Spotty Paper as first page
Stripey Paper as first page
All the Journalling spots, quote tags, Butterfly Wings, Crown and Printed Lettering are from Fancy Pants.

I highlighted a couple of the photos on the collage with a frame.

This small photo on the second page of the LO has lines that lead to the banner on the first page.  So it looks like the plane is trailing the banner behind it in the sky.

All the papers have been in my stash for over a year, waiting for the right photos.

Thanks for looking

Take care all



  1. Lesley, how brave Kelsey is and what an incredibly talented mum she has, these layouts are superb, what a keepsake to pass down any possible generations! love the picassa collage and the mini flip album, you are so creative, hugs, Fi x

  2. Love it, your flip album is amazing!

  3. Love that little added flip album - it looks great on your amazing layout. As for "The astounding Kelsey"... she's incredible too! I could never do that - and I'm darn sure if I ever did, EVERYONE would hear me screaming *lol*

  4. Oh I love everything about this layout. Genius! And what a fabulous achievement for Kelsey - very inspiring!