This isn’t an quick and easy series and so we salute even more enthusiastically those readers who were moved to create and share their pages tackling the first theme in our generation gap challenge – leisure and playtime.
Thanks to the following talented scrappers (whose style we’re able to see in this series!) for the first pages in what could be amazing albums.. We’ve loved what you’ve written and how you’ve shared your journalling as well so we have shared that here too.
Agnus Kasprzak wrote: I've done my layout about a much loved Fisher Price ''Happy Apple' which has been in my hubby's family since he was a child and then passed down to all 3 of our boys over the past 14 years.
Anthea shares her journalling: I don't know if you can read the journaling but I spoke about how in my day we would roam the streets in the neighbourhood, ride on our bikes all day long and not have to come home till dinner time, even a ball and a park was enough for us, but now technology is so far advanced that they have developed things we could only ever imagine back then and our kids want it all. This photo is of my youngest playing Angry Birds on my Ipod, case in point LOL
Thankyou for the inspiration!!
Christine Rumley wrote: I absolutely love the concept behind this challenge, these layouts have been on my list of pages to do for ages. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Heid Barclay writes: Here is my take on the first week of the new READERS CHALLENGE, I just love that I will be able to give my daughters an album about ME as a child.
Rebecca Young: I really enjoyed making this layout as I've always wanted to do some pages that compare my generation to my daughters.
It reads: "At five years old you are a very imaginative little girl. Since you were three and you won Noodle in a lucky dip you have both been inseparable. You cuddle him in bed every night and he's always packed in your bags when we go on holidays. This year we bought you a friend for Noodle called Tahlia. Both Noodle and Tahlia love your cuddles and the way you include them in your little made up games or on the slippery slide in the backyard. I had a Cabbage Patch kid called Julia when I was little. She was my favourite toy and I used to like playing Mums with her. She had a lot of clothes so I could dress her up. Although you have a lot of toys, you prefer to play your own games where you use your imagination. You are forever having picnics or playing cafes with your toys and teddies. It's interesting to watch you play teachers with your teddies and dolls because that's what I used to do too! I would sit them on the floor and pretend they were the students and I would be the teacher. I would write reports for them as is they were real! Apart from imaginary games you also like to play the Wii, perform puppet shows and concerts, blow bubbles, create cakes in the sandpit and play with your little sister. I wonder what job you will have when you become a grown up? Maybe a teacher like Mummy?"
Thanks for the challenge.