Sunday, 8 March 2015


I had a box of photos which I had sorted out as possibles for scrapbook layouts and the other night I got out my scrapbooks and photos to sort them out. I decided which to use and placed them in sleeves in the various scrapbooks. I used to feel rather overwhelmed by the amount of layouts to do and where to start so I now feel very organised. It means I can choose a page to do without wasting time sorting through pictures. There are more I want to print from the laptop but that's a job for another time,

So onto my layout which ha more photos than I would normally use on a page but I didn't want a double layout and I did want to use them all. They record the day I left Connexions which is the organisation which took over from the Careers Service. I had worked for those organisations for 22 years and was lucky enough to have my request for voluntary redundancy and early retirement granted. It meant going to work in HR at County Hall which is the head office of the County Council for 7 months. I hated it there but it was worth it in the end.

The photo of me with the flowers was taken in our conservatory. I had some lovely cards, a cake and presents including £75 to spend on craft supplies.

Bizzy Becs anything goes 
Country View anything goes 
Not just cards anything goes 
Papertake anything goes 
Crafting by Designs anything goes

Today is hubby's Birthday and we are going out for lunch with friends. They are then coming back to ours as they want to see our holiday photos and video.


Jackie said...

Wonderful page Marianne, and lovely photographs.

Sandra H said...

Marianne this is amazing what you have put together xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely layout to cherish those memories, much better than a normal photo album.
Enjoy your day and hope Graham has a wonderful birthday too.

Sarah said...

A lovely page Marianne. Happy Birthday to Hubby too, enjoy your meal xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely layout Marianne, just beautiful pics to keep as a great memory on a beautiful page.xx
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cotnob said...

A fabulous layout Marianne, lovely photographs.
Wishing Graham a Happy Birthday - I hope he has a wonderful day.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful page and layout!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous layout Marianne, love the gorgeous flowers and the cake looks fabulous.
Linda xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely layout with lovely photos to cherish the menmories of many years.
Hope Graham has had a super birthday, hugs Kate x

thecraftycavalier said...

Fab scrapbook page Marianne. I'm having a go at scrapbooking so all inspiration is very much appreciated! Love the colours and bunting. Hugs, Jayne x

Lynsey said...

Have you really been left 5 years Marianne! Where has the time gone. So glad we got to know each other at Connexions :) I love this layout, such great pics and lovely bright colours!
Hugs Lynsey x

Juls said...

Beautiful layout!! Xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Marianne,
What a great scrapbook page. It's so important to get the memories down for future generations. There are photo's from my mam and dad's taken in the 1800's and early 1900's and I have no idea who they are, and never thought to ask whilst they were alive.
I hope you had a lovely day out today. We took my brother and his wife out yesterday for their 50th Anniversary (which was last October) but this was the first they could manage to go out with us due to family commitments).

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous !

Pollard Carole said...

What a lovely layout and such a treasure to look back upon. Hope you have a lovely birthday lunch enjoy love and hugs Carole

Sue said...

What a fabulous page Marianne, I'm always in awe of scrapbookers, I wouldn't know where to start. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Gosh I wish I could get that organised. Great page and brilliant photos. I was made redundant 7 times in 5 years! No photos of any! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous page Marianne! A great layout and lovely photos
Mandy xx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous layout Marianne how lovely to look back on the memories.
Hugs Julie xxx

Kat W said...

I would love to do some scrapbooking but I just don't have time and I think I am a wee bit young to retire just yet!
Organising all your photos sounds like a great idea and I always enjoy seeing your scrapbook pages - partly because they are so lovely and creative but partly because I often learn something about you :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Michelle Lee said...

OH Scrapbooking how I miss you. A gorgeous layout! Thanks for entering Bizzy Becs Challenge! Good luck!