Tuesday 17 January 2012

Hold On Tight

Well I hope everyone enjoyed the SC Blog Hop - there were certainly a lot of you hopping around and leaving comments! More Scrapbook Challenges today - I have sketch #278 to share with you.

Participating in the weekly sketch challenges can earn you the title of Pick of the Week or even win you a prize. Most importantly, the sketch itself and the layouts made by the DT can go a long way to nudging you out of a creative rut or giving you the confidence to try something new.

If you've been hanging around here for a while, you'll remember my horror story about my wedding hair. I won't go over that again (if only to avoid the pain of recounting it) - at least not entirely. But now I've made a layout about it, it's kind of hard not to retell this aspect of the wedding day.

I think my hair and make-up girl fainted when she heard the driver of the caddy say 'since we're running late, we'll have to take the big roads' - big roads being the inner city ring, which dips up and down and in and out of tunnels, and is two, three and sometimes four lanes wide. She assured me the style would hold (what else could she say?) but I think it was the major disruption to traffic flow caused by the beer festival that saved my curls: after we got off the ring, every road we turned down was blocked, leading us onto progressively smaller and slower roads. Going slower meant less wind, and less wind meant precious moments more of preserving my carefully curled wedding hair.

The photographers followed behind us in the car and sneaked this shot of me and my mum holding on for dear life:

Scrapbook Challenges sketch #278

I used Echo Park's Happy Days collection primarily for this layout, but you'll find some Crate (Restoration), Lily Bee (This & That), Melody Ross and American Crafts in there as well.

love that AC ribbon

This is the sketch - create to your heart's content and upload to the SC gallery - but always remember to hold on to your hair!


  1. It's a great story! The one thing I can remember is feeling cocooned inside our wedding car and I could see people outside pointing and forming the words "Ooh, a bride!" but I couldn't hear them. A funny sensation.

  2. Cheryl, this is so much fun! I love all of the elements you used. LOL about holding on for dear life! I know with me, if I have to get dressed up for some fancy shin-dig, there's always SOMETHING. It'll rain. It'll be windy. I'll have to walk through moist grass in 3.5" heels. ;)

  3. I love this layout! I can still feel the wind in my hair! How exciting it was, but I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at the time. Now, though I just feel all the excitement of that day when I see a photo like that. Great stuff.

  4. But it all turned out right in the end AND you have something to draw on for inspiration. Loving the gingham paper