Friday, April 27, 2018

The sound of the bag pipes

When I saw Laurel's prompt for Mindful Monday over at Seabrook Designs, I knew I had to find time to play along.
This week's prompt was: sound. Before long, I was thinking about the haunting, yet profoundly beautiful, sound of the bag pipes, and my page started to take shape. It felt great to dig through my supplies and create a page - it had been way too long! I am going to start a brand new 8.5 x 11 album for this type of scrapping!

Journalling says: The 1st time I remember hearing the bagpipes was on a family road trip to BC. We were admiring the scenery at Lake Louise when someone started to play. I was 17, and falling in love with the mountains. The sound will always remind me of travel and exploring new places.
On an (extended family) RV trip in 2011, we happened upon the Highland Games in Eldon, PEI. 

Hidden behind the family photo (apparently I had lots to write) on a tag: Cam participated in long jump and Gerry placed 2nd in the caber toss & got his photo in the local paper! There were, of course, several Pipe Bands - one is pictured here. What a wonderful welcome to PEI! That was August 6, 2011

Journalling: In Februray 2013, we headed to the Rockies because I was presenting at a conference in Banff! Skiing was the highlight! I was thrilled to return to Lake Louise & experience the views on skis! Blue/yellow dot bottom right is Cam

 The family photo was taken at Peggy's Cove later on the same RV trip to the East Coast in 2011. Oooh, they were so little! And now, almost 7 years later, both my boys are taller than me and at least as tall as their Dad!!! I feel so small these days!

 I would like to share at Mindful Monday where the prompt is: sound

And at Inspirational where the prompt is: play

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Weekend!

Shanna :)

What I used:
CTMH stamps: Photogenic, A Melody, Sweet Music
Stampin' Up - On Film Framelits Dies
Bo Bunny letter stickers
papers: Authentique, Simple Stories, My Mind's Eye (plaid)
Scrapbook and Cards Today Celebrate Canada Set
various stickers


  1. Oh, I LOVE this! I love the sound of bag pipes too! Makes me want to visit Scotland :) Thank you for sharing your story and playing along!

  2. Thank you! Scotland is right up at the top of my travel destination list! I also have some Scottish heritage. I look forward to the next prompt - looking forward to filling up my new album!

  3. Wow Shanna! Thank you for this delightful post!! I love your over the top! designs and color combo : ) but I especially love reading about your experiences!! I think you should definitely visit the Black Hills of South Dakota! heeheehee you would love it! and I would love meeting you : )

    BIG (((Hugs)))

  4. How lovely! Seems like such a fun experience and you have documented it here so wonderfully! I like how you layered the different patterns and such. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  5. What a lovely way to capture treasured memories! Your travels sound wonderful; Banff and Lake Louise are close to where I live! Beautiful spots; stunning scenery! Thank you for sharing these special times in the Inkspirational gallery!

  6. This is a brilliant layout!

    Hugz Tinz


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