Friday, 2 May 2014

Let's Get Shabby - Challenge 54

My first thought for the Let's Get Shabby challenge was that I don't like using my actual travel maps as a background to my scrap booking and I couldn't find my USA travel pics. I was flipping through my photos and paper and found these two; they were perfect for this challenge!
My youngest sister's eldest son has talked about being a pilot/astronaut for as long as I can remember; he has always shown a great interest in all things aeronautical so it was not surprising that he chose flying as a career. This photo was taken on his first 'solo with a passenger' flight as a student pilot. I thought his Mum was terribly brave but she had great confidence in his abilities and was happy to climb into the co-pilots seat. This flight was to be the first of many and he now flies very large planes for the USA Airforce and perhaps hasn't given up his dream of space flight! I often remind him of his promise to me when the family moved to the USA; 'I will come home and fly for QANTAS'. I am holding him to his promise; if he comes home his Mum and younger brother will come too. We miss them all.
Another of my 'back to basics' pages with inspiration from the amazing Heather Jacob.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.


  1. This paper was perfect for the challenge and I'm glad you found this pic. What a great memory!
    Love the little plane and the rips!

  2. You have the perfect photo and paper for the challenge and have done a fabulous job with your page. Love that little plane and your distressed edges are great. Thanks for joining in with us at Let's Get Shabby.

  3. What a wonderful layout Susan, love your use of map, fab photo too!....Thank you for playing along with us at Let's Get Shabby :)

  4. Great layout, great are these being torn:) Thanks for plaiyng with LGS.

  5. Great layout Susan. Love the distressing. Thanks for playing with us at shabby.

  6. What an amazing story to recapture! Love the masculine colours - fits very well.