This page is made for the new challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge. The challenge is:
"September is back to school in North America – scrap about a
teacher or someone who inspired you, believed in you, helped you in some
way. If you have a photo of them, use it. If not place a photo of
you or something else that is representative of how they inspired you."
I chose to scrap about my English teacher from way back in college. She encouraged and inspired me to (learn to) love the English language, the country, the people ... She could be so enthusiastic, especially about the English language and the English books. She brought us, her students, brand new books from her own collection and encouraged us to read them and sometimes she even gave them to us.
I clearly remember the very first "normal" English book I got from her: "The Thorn Birds" from Colleen McCullough. 14 Years old, I remember thinking that it had way too many pages and that there was no way I would be able to read that. But I was wrong. Once I started I couldn't stop and that was the beginning......
My love for English books only grew and as soon as I wasn't obliged to read Dutch books anymore I stopped reading those altogether. My bookcase is now filled with hundreds of English books and I also have a Kindle filled with English written books. There're almost no Dutch books in our house anymore ... gave those all away to a library. Hundreds of them!
It's a shame I don't have a photo of that English teacher that I can use on my page. Instead I made a few photos of my bookcase:
I used the HeyDay collection from Studio Callico for this page.
If you want to see what the other designer made hop over to the blog of AFSC! If you decide to play with us this month you can win a word album by SEI!
This is it for today! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!