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January 22, 2015

ANZAC Commemorations

 There are a whole series of emotions that you face when doing pages for a young man who was Killed in Action. These two lads were 1st cousins of my grandmother, making them my 1st cousins twice removed. I had heard of John Colin Campbell numerous times throughout my growing up years as my grandmother had a large photograph on her lounge wall and each year after attending the ANZAC Day service at the Burwood Memorial in Christchurch, New Zealand she would replace the previous years poppy or sometimes she would add the poppy leaving the previous year one still in its place. She also named one of her son’s after John Colin – Colin H….  I really must get a copy of that original photo that she had.

I heard about Alexander when I was doing Genealogy research for the Campbell family and looked up one of my extended family members. She let me take a copy of the little boy on Alexander’s page. Alexander was also my grandmother’ first cousin – nephews of my great grandmother, sons of two of her brothers.

I am always delighted to see the signature of those who I never got to meet – not sure why but it feels like you see something very personal about them. It is one of the first things I look for when looking at old Wills.

Anyway enough for now. I will add more to this page (particularly between the pictures) but just wanted to start somewhere. You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

If you are doing a ANZAC scrapbook layout or mini album, I would love to share your projects on this BLOG.

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget – John Colin Campbell

 

The Great War

The Great War

 

The Double Layout

The Double Layout

 

Alexander

Alexander

 

Family Names hidden in tag.

Family Names hidden in tag.

 

Showing his signature

Showing his signature. Records in envelope.

 

Complete story showing.

Complete story showing.

 

 

Double Layout.

Double Layout.

 

Products used:

Pavlova Papers – ANZAC series – I currently have the four papers (double sided) that I have used in these layouts in stock. The others are easily accessed if required.

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87_229_303

Spellbinders Poppy Die

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_288

Kraft Cardstock

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_194

Chocolate Cardstock – from the Mixed Brown Range

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_175

Vellum

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=65

Adhesives – Double sided Tape, Foam Squares, Glue Dots, Brush Glue

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

From Stash – Ribbon, Red cardstock (Trying to source a Poppy Red), Brown Paper Bag made into envelope

Thank you for looking. 

 

 

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