Monday, March 21, 2011

Mumma's Boy

This is the last of the layouts, that I did late the other night - I gave up in my quest to find the perfect coloured alphas, and just inked some white ones. Even though it's not the exact same blue as in the papers, I think it works.

I really, really wanted to do a layout using this photo (it's one from a photo shoot we had when Benji was about 2 weeks old)- but since I only just started getting back into scrapping again, I dont have many boyish papers or embellishments. But then I remembered that I bought a cute little 6x6 pad of papers from Big W - so I figured I would just use them...Why not, scrapping isn't just about using the latest and greatest products, it's about the memories.

Mumma's Boy:



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lily's Birthday, and Late Night Scrapping

It's a very special day in our household today....Lily turned the big FOUR!!
I can't believe my baby girl is 4, it honestly still feels like yesterday that I was meeting her for the first time.

The Birthday Girl:

And her presents patiently waiting to be unwrapped this morning:

Last night, I had the the Genius idea to start scrapping at 8:30pm, and kept going until 11:30pm - not so clever when you have a small baby in the house!! Im feeling it today!!
I managed to get 3 layouts done, but one I have yet to finish as I cant find the right alphas for the title.

The Roach's
Based on an older sketch from Design Dollies (well not that old, it was the February sketch).
It's a collage I made from some of my favourite photos from our recent family photoshoot, I used a 5x7 photo so that none of the little images came up so small that you couldn't tell what they are actually of. I actually really like scrapping in this size - for someone who doesnt like/do journalling it fills the page up that little bit more.

I had to go hunting for that Lil' Red Rocket button, as a certain little blonde girl had stolen it and claimed it as her own, but Im glad that I found it. I think it suits the layout perfectly!

Layout is based on sketch #91 from Creative Scrappers.
I heard that particular saying (which I used as the title), and it kinda just stuck - and then I remembered that Lily took a selfie with a pair of (clean) knickers on her a layout was born!


I also did a layout the other night, which I haven't shared yet.

She's a Kindy Kid
Because Lily turns 4 this year, and was born in the first half of the year, she was able to start Kindy. She does a 5 day fortnight, which is split 3/2 (there's over 100 kindy kids at Lily's school so the school had to split them up and half of them do 3 days on the even weeks, and 2 days on the odd weeks, and vise versa).
The photo was taken on Lily's first day (it was actual my photo for the day, for 365 project), as we were getting ready to ride/walk to school.


I'm off to relax - one (big) baby in bed, and only the little one to go!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Stuck?! March 15 Sketch

I always look forward to the new Stuck?! sketch coming out - I find that for a minimalist scrapper like myself they are always do-able and not too much (if that makes any sense?)

The newest one was no exception, as soon as I saw it I knew which photo I would use - one of Lily from the family photos we had taken at the beginning of the month.

LOVE this girl:



Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Project 365 Layouts

It's been too long since I last updated my blog, and scrapped for that matter!
On the weekend, I managed to break that drought and completed 2 layouts - both for my project 365 album.

Every month at the end of the month, I make a collage with all the photos I have taken during the month, and I usually put my favourite one as the main, larger photo on the middle.

January (based on the January 2011 Anna's Craft Cupboard Sketch):


Back (I have a calendar in the family room, and since the whole idea of the project is to document a year in our lives, I figured I may as well keep the pages as I rip them off and stick them on the backs of the layouts):

February (based on an older sketch [June 2010] from Anna's Craft Cupboard):


Back (sorry for the bad photo - I couldnt get the lighting right):