At Show Us Your Stuff (http://showusyourstuff.blogspot.com.au/), the challenge for October is to create a layout using multiple pictures, arrows and as always, include handmade elements. I created the below layout of my daughter and I have to say, I am really happy with the way it turned out!
I am not sure why but I really like this colour scheme. I knew I would have a good photo as both my boys love orange and wear it often. In this photo DS1 is all dressed up in his school winter uniform and DS2 is photo bombing! I set to work to create something and this is what I came up with:
I had a lot of fun with this one as I had two fabulous photos of my second boy with his trucks that I wanted to do something bright and playful with. I got to use some of the papers and embellishments that I wanted to use for this kind of layout, that have been sitting in my stash for ages. I am very happy with how this turned out:
More pink! I don't think I have used this much pink ever in one month! And I have just looked at this layout and realised I didn't put a title on it. But I am actually quite happy with it without one. Hope you like it.
I have used texture paste with some paint thru it to make it blue. I love my little girls big blue eyes and chubby cheeks!
I really like this sketch as it has a fair bit of clean space in it which is right up my alley. I went with kraft with red, teal and yellow as the picture was fairly neutral so I could go with whatever took my fancy. I am quite happy with this one:
I used Bazill card stock, My Mind's Eye papers, Dylusions Mists, Prima and American Thickers Alphas, Charm's Creations Heavenly Heart and Fabulous Flower, Purple Pumpkin tag and flower, Fiskars border punch, A Flair for Buttons Flair Button, Flutterby Designs tab, WOW chipboard, Twine, Staples
I did struggle with the Scrap the Girls (http://scrap-the-girls.blogspot.com.au/) challenge for this month. It was to create a layout using orange, pink and green as the colour scheme! More pink! Anyway I had a go and I got to try out my new chevron mask with some texture paste too.
I have to say that pink is not my colour at all!! The clothes my daughter are wearing in this pic were all gifts because I avoid pink! But I still managed to have enough stuff in my stash to put together a layout. Its not as pink as some of the other entries, but its about as pink as I am going to get!
This month the challenge from Show Us Your Stuff (http://showusyourstuff.blogspot.com.au/) is to create a red and white layout. I have to say the examples put up by the creative team are out of this world and one day I hope to be able to create things of that calibre. In the mean time I am just enjoying joining in! Red is such a lovely colour and not one I use on a regular basis and one that is just fantastic in these monotone challenges. Here is my layout:
I hope you like it! My little man is now a big 5.5 year old - how the time flies. He is such a sweetheart and I am so proud of the little man he is turning into.....
Well I was lucky enough to have all the kids in bed relatively early last night so once again I started my month with the Scrap the Boys challenge (http://scraptheboys.blogspot.com.au/). This month's challenge is to scrap an outdoor activity. This is an old photo of my eldest son and it is a view of part of our back garden from before we had our extension.
The Kraft It Up challenge this month is to do something in your own style and include kraft of course! I found this funky patterned kraft paper and it goes really well with the colours in this picture of my middle baby. My style usually includes clean lines and colour. I also have obsessions with flair buttons and Charm's Creations!
Again I have to apologise for the bad night photo! And this little monkey is watching me - he has woken up and wants cuddles so I best go and sort him out!
I haven't done a White with One (http://whitewith1.blogspot.com.au/) challenge before - I am not sure I am completely happy how this worked out but here it is. August is white with pastels plus masking. I tried mixing some acrylic paint with the texture paste - it came out pink even though I was trying to get purple ;op. I did like how the journaling looks - that was a new technique for me too! Today is Poppy's birthday and he had an operation this afternoon so I though a picture of him with his littlest princess would be nice.
I have used a mask with texture paste (the first time I have used it!) across the top between the crochet ribbon, I have doodled around to the bottom right of the photo, the title is chipboard that I have lightly inked and there are a bunch of flowers! Hope you like it!
I have already created this layout for the August challenge even though its still the first of the month. The challenge was to do a monochromatic layout with chipboard and twine. So I picked blue and there is also black, white and kraft - so I hope that still fits within the challenge rules. Anyway I am loving this layout - hope you do too!
Wow - I can't believe it has been over a year since I last blogged. So much has happened. My last post was about hospitals and it ended after my own hospitalisation. Well I have to say that something good did come out of that - it was rather unexpected but never-the-less a fantastic thing. I was taken off all medication while I was recovering. I fell pregnant with our third baby!
We now have a beautiful baby girl who joined our family in January this year. The boys are completely smitten and smother her in kisses everyday. Even when she is sleeping. And they want another baby - so I think its safe to say that they are quite happy with the addition to the family.
DS1 started kindergarten this year and is going well. I miss him though and really enjoyed having him home over the school holidays. We didn't do anything big - just movies and bowling and cooking and going to the indoor play centre but it was lovely. He and his brother also had two sleep overs with Nanny and Poppy which gave me some one on one time with DD which was great too.
I have to say that I am loving being a mum more each day. I try to remember everyday to make the most of it as they will grow up too fast and this will all be over. I savour every cuddle. I don't mind being woken during night (mind you I am not so good when I am napping during the day). I enjoy all the smiles. I am consciously trying to be less cranky. Take my time with things whenever possible. I hope the kids grow up and remember the good fun we have. I scrap lots - to be able to show them all the fun things we have done and just how much they mean to me.
I am trying to make a better me - I am exercising most everyday and eating a lot better and hope to be around for the kids for a long long time.
I have learnt some pretty big lessons in this last year and will come back to those soon - but for now I should get some rest (I have to remind myself that sleeping is not wasting time).