Sunday, September 25, 2011


I have been too unwell to do any creating so thought I would share with you 
a mini book I made a couple of years ago 
I named it 
the photos are a selection of some of my faves over the years ..

me in 2009 

I like to add a quote or two in my books

me and my soul mate and wonderful hubby Baden xox

the photo on the left is Tara when she was 5 ..
and the other photo is Dakota  age 11 and Ella when she was 5
the likeness is amazing, do you agree ???

this is the last photo I took of our precious son Mark,
1 week before he was tragically killed on his motor bike May 1999
"we love you Mark and miss you every single day xoxox"

our gorgeous daughter Tara with me and Baden 

Jair and Tara with Ella 

it has taken me a great deal of courage to post a book
with a photo of Mark in it, but I am pleased I have done it now ..
Mark is the reason I began scrapbooking,
 he was always encouraging me to do something with my artistic side ..
so here I am !!!!!!

thanks for dropping by and for all your get well wishes 
it means a lot to me 
big hugz xoxoxo


  1. Such a sweet book, nice way to collect the favourites,
    and it looks so great. :)

  2. Oh Heather this is beautiful and my heart is so sad for your loss. It must take an amazing amount of strength to pick yourself up and carry on but I am sure your son would be proud of you because your work is always beautiful and filled with so much passion. Thank you for sharing this and big hugs.

  3. WOW Heather This book is just divine!!!
    I am so so sorry to hear about you loss!!!! :(
    You are one heck of an artist and I can really see why Mark encouraged you to do something with your artistic side......
    Such a sad post for you here Heather all I can say is WELL DONE!!!
    And i hope you are feeling better soon
    Take Care

  4. Oh, by seeing the pictures of everyone, I can sure see what a beautiful family you have...And your Mark is certainly a bright star in the universe. This book is so beautiful and your art is your gift to us--a feast for the eyes and I am always so blessed to see it and enjoy it.
    Sending ((((hugs))) your way,

  5. Heather I am so sorry to hear you are still a little unwell. I do hope you feel better soon so you can get back to doing the things you love, and we get to see those amazing things.
    This book is just divine and like I mentioned once before, your work is just timeless. Scrapbooking trends come and go but you have created a piece that could have been made yesterday.
    And just to finish off, that is a gorgeous photo of Mark. I think it is a perfect photo to have to remember his fabulous smile....xxoo

  6. Sorry to hear you have been unwell, Heather. Your album is gorgeous and oh so precious.

  7. Heather, Mark gave you a wonderful gift in encouraging you to explore your creativity.
    Such a beautiful album and with all thosegorgeous family pic, oh so precious.
    Take good care of yourself and sending you positive thoughts to heal your body and soul.

  8. Oh Heather...your book is beautiful, so many gorgeous photos, and I love the quotes. I am so so sorry to hear of your loss,and I really hope you are feeling better soon:) Take Care.

    ps Thankyou so much for visiting me. You are like my idle ...I'd love to be as creative as you are one day:)

  9. Have been thinking of you & your sorry you are still not well :( This album is lovely & so precious...can't imagine your loss. I know that doing layouts of my dad are incredibly hard, but also so rewarding. Thanks for sharing & hope you are feeling better real soon...missing your gorgeous creations. Hugs

  10. I hope your feeling better soon.You made a sweet album of all your fave´s.
    have a lovely sunday byeeee,Lean

  11. Hey Heather!!
    Here's A *HUG*.....
    Hope you get better REAL SOON!!!!
    This Mini Book is Just BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY WAY......
    It's very Lovely to be able to see Mark here!! GOOD FOR YOU....
    I know that it would be HARD, But also make you feel that little tingle inside that makes it or the more reason to scrap all the GOOD THINGS IN OUR LIFES!!!!!!

  12. Heather, thank you for sharing this beautiful album with us all. I so appreciate the courage it must have taken you to show this wonderful last picture of Mark. Like Cindy said, he is a bright star in the universe and I have a feeling is continuing to inspire you to do your beautiful work.

    So sorry to hear your back is still giving you so much trouble, hopefully the warmth that Spring will bring will help you to feel better soon.

  13. Gorgeous album,wonderful pictures! Sometimes is difficult to do something what we wont to do very much :)
    Take care !!!

  14. Dearest Heather, I cried when I saw the picture of Mark!
    Baden and you are an inspiration to me, having survived such a horrible loss!
    The mini is moving and gorgeous...

  15. this album is indeed a jewel ! It means so much to you... Many hugs

  16. Such a gorgeous album Heather... filled with beautiful memories... love the photo of Mark... how very precious it must be...
    Hope that you are feeling better soon...

    take care
    Jenny xxx

  17. Heather so sorry to hear that you are not well, hope you have a speedy recovery and that you feel better really soon.
    Love your mini book, it is really nice to look back at things that you have created a few years back, something to treasure always :)

  18. Ohhhhhhhh honey....I hope you feel better soon! i loveeeeeeeeee this mini...and so happy that you shared Mark with us!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  19. Heather, the likeness of your daughter and grandaughter is amazing, the whole book is amazing...sorry to learn about your loss of your much loved son, I lost my brother when I was 15 in a tragic accident, and I know a sibling is no comparison to a loved birth child, but I watched my Mum and Dad suffer such a terrible loss....Hugs to you sweet lady Xx

  20. Thanks for sharing this! There’s so much love in it and it really touches my heart! I hope you get well soon!!!

  21. Oh Heather, you are such a loving strong soul and Mark had it all from his mother! The book is absolutely fantastic! One step at a time, courage and love to you Heather. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us, for being such a beacon of inspiration and source of beauty inside and out. Thank you also for your visits and kind sweet comment, always a treat to see your name. Mwah!

  22. Your album is gorgeous and so precious. Thank you for inspiration.

  23. Your books are always stunning Heather, so much gorgeous detail and always so beautifully finished off. Hope you are on top of things again soon and back to your chirpy self. xx

  24. Wishen you a speedy recovery my beautiful creative friend!!!! xoxo

  25. Sorry to hear you're not feeling so well. It is so brave of you to post this... thank you for sharing your heart and your art. Hugs!

  26. Wonderful work, Heather. A real treasure!

  27. ooo sending you lots of love and hoping you are feeling better soon.. and thank you for trusting us with the precious memories of your cherished son.. i cannot know how you feel, but i do hope just being here is some comfort to you as you share about someone so dear. a lovely little book that gives you back some moments of life if only in memories.. take care.. get well soon..

  28. I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well,I hope you'll get better soon

    This album is fantastic, so coordinated and love the colors!


  29. So sorry to hear your not feeling the best at the moment.. I'm sending you a big squeezy hug (oops not too squeezy, wouldn't want to make your back feel worse) and I hope you are on the mend soon!! ADORE your gorgeous album and am so glad you decided to share your precious memories with us! :)) xx

  30. Heather I hope you are feeling a little better & I certainly miss seeing all of your beautiful creations you inspire us with every month, but I do understand that when you are not well it is very hard to be creative. Your book in sooo beautiful & so timeless. I am deeply saddened by your loss & so glad that you felt you could share it with all of us, your "Blog Friends". This is so sad & as one mother to another I have to say that words cannot express how sorry I was to hear this. No one should EVER have to suffer this, the ultimate loss. I do hope you feel better soon my dear "Blog Friend". Love & Kisses Di xx

  31. hope you feel better soon, and what a lovely mini, finished beautifully and I adore the way you have presented it!

  32. What a beautiful album & precious memories to treasure them in. Thanks so much for sharing with us :)

  33. What a beautiful mini book! I hope you're feeling better soon!!!

  34. Wow this is absolutely stunning Heather!
    Beautiful work:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  35. Dearest Heather so sorry to hear your back is still bad, I know our friend back pain very well, and do hope you'll be feeling better soon. The Jewel book is beautiful and so poingnant for you. I know the pain of a mother's loss and it never dims does it? You inspire us all with your wonderful art so get well soon, until then God Bless and keep you safe. xx

  36. Just beautiful Heather and so Heartfelt...brings tears to my eyes. Sending positive vibes your way for a quick recovery my friend!

  37. Olá,vim agradecer a visita e prestigiar seu lindo trabalho.Sua família é linda e foi uma bela homenagem ao seu filho.Você também é muito bonita,já vi muitos layouts seus e sempre bonita as fotos,abraços.

  38. This is a beautiful album and a very special one too.

    I hope you are feeling better soon Heather.

  39. This is all the beautiful details and the colours. I am sorry to hear that you lost your son so tragically, and I can't imagine how difficult it must be to scrap photos of him. He was right to encourage you creatively, as you are an incredibly talented lady, and if he is looking down on you, he must be so proud of you and your beautiful work.
    Hang in there hun, hugs.

  40. Wow Heather this is a book of treasure indeed - JEWELS - how beautiful!!