Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Scrap the Boys - September

Hello there.
Welcome to the start of another month over at Scrap the Boys. This month, we have a sketch challenge for you.
This is the sketch:
And here is my take on the challenge:


You have until the end of the month to link your take on the sketch to the STB blog.
Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxo

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Stuck?! Sketches August Challenges

Today I am sharing the layouts that I have created for this month's challenges over at Stuck?! Sketches. Here is a look at the first sketch:
And this is my take on it. The weather here has been very overcast so getting clear pictures has been very challenging.



This is the second sketch for the month:


And here is my take on it - rotated 90 degrees: 
  



I have a few other layouts to share so will be back when I have a few spare moments.
S xoxo

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Home

Last year, talented photographer and scrapper Leanne Jago paid a visit to the farm to take some photos of the boys.  She also snapped a few random pictures of the crops. I have used one of my favourite photos from the day on this layout:

A super simple layout but I love it.
Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxo

Friday, August 14, 2015

Meeting Taylor

Back in March we travelled to Toowoomba for the district's annual swimming presentation dinner. Lachlan won an award for the junior distance champion at the regional titles. The guest speaker was Taylor McKeown, a gold medalist from the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
She was so awesome to listen to and had lots of great advice for everyone. The boys were so excited to meet her and it blew their mind to watch her on TV a few weeks later at the National Titles as she competed for a spot in the Australian Team for the World Championships. I love girl-ifying' this layout ;)


A few weeks later, we headed off on holidays to Caloundra were we spent one of our days at Aussie World. This layout is all about the boys going on the Redback - watching them was a total crack-up.

Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxo

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Let's Celebrate

Our youngest son turned 10 a few months ago. I am sure all of the parents out there can relate to me when I question where those years have gone.  Lachie had a quiet birthday at home with the family. His favourite part about his birthday? The cake ... always the cake.  This year was the year of many cakes - cake for his classmates at school, cake with his squad mates at swimming training, cake at home the night of his birthday with his brother and I, and finally, cake the following night because Dad was home to celebrate with him.

A few weeks later he was awarded 'Student of the Week'. He was pretty chuffed with this as his teacher was married the previous weekend so he was the first person to be given the award by Mrs O - apparently there is a big difference between getting an award from Ms H and Mrs O ... even if they are the same person. This layout was based on a sketch from October Afternoon's blog.
Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxo

Monday, August 10, 2015

2015 - The Year that Kicked my Butt

I always knew that 2015 was going to be a monster year work-wise. I thought I was prepared. I thought I had the year all mapped out. I thought I was on top of things. How wrong I was.
The upside of all this is that I am fortunate enough to have a job I love and to live in a country where I get to enjoy so many freedoms that a lot of women can never image. OK, enough philosophising and on with the scrapbook shares.
Layout One: Scrap the Boys June
This was a sketch challenge. I used photos from Lachlan's first competitive swim at the State Relay Titles at the end of last year.


Layout Two: Scrap the Boys July
This layout was a mood board challenge. I love this photo of my littlest man.


Layout Three: Scrap the Boys August
This is my take on the current challenge.

Well, that's me all caught up with my shares for Scrap the Boys. Stay tuned over the coming days for more layout shares.
S xoxo

Friday, May 15, 2015

Swimming Shares

I am back again today with two more swimming-related layouts.
Layout One doesn't have a title as such but I think the Heidi Swapp 'Adore' Project Life card is an adequate substitute. I used one of my favourite go-to designs here with one-third patterned paper and two-thirds cardstock. What I love most about this design is that you can get four different looks just by rotating the paper 90 degrees - the perfect way to create layouts quick without having your albums all look the same.
Layout Two - Happy Day. While I love the simplicity of this layout, I am not 100% happy with it. As much as I tried, I just couldn't get all of the emotions from that day transferred to the layout. Yes Lachlan has won lots of medals and trophies for his swimming but this was the first year he was eligible to participate in representative swimming at a school level and I just don't know how to get all of that emotion onto the layout. Maybe it is one of those things that can't be put onto paper - perhaps being there in the moment was enough. I know I will never forget that day and I hope Lachie doesn't either. 
So here is my question - what do YOU do to transfer the emotions from real-life onto the page. Ideas greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
S xoxoxox