Thursday, April 17, 2014

This Boy ...

... is funny. This boy talks non-stop. This boy is full of questions. This boy comes out with the funniest sayings which leave us bewildered as to where he gets them from. I am sure this boy has been here before - he really is an old head on young shoulders. Here is a glimpse of our life with this boy:
Layout One: Just a little Crazy Sometimes
 Layout Two: Dirty Much? 
 Lots of layers:
 Layout Three: Record Breaker - documenting the first swimming record that Lachie has broken. 
Stay tuned for my next post as I thought I had better make sure I have a post dedicated to layouts about Mitch to keep the peace.
S xoxo

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scrap the Boys - April

This month over at Scrap the Boys, the challenge is to use flowers on a boy layout. I couldn't go past a photo of Mitchell holding my sister's bouquet last year:
And some close-ups. I think I may have overdosed on Dear Lizzy and My Mind's Eye floral papers lol 
Don't forget to link your challenges using the linky tool on the Scrap the Boys website by April 30 to be in the running for some great prizes. Remember, you can only enter layouts created solely for this challenge site.
Look forward to see what you come up with.
S xoxoxo

Special Memories

I am slowly making my way through the pile of photos from my sister and brother-in-law's wedding last year and have almost filled an album. The ironic thing about this is that I have barely scrapped my own wedding. Here are some more layouts using photos from the big day:
Layout One: Reading Carrie's Poem (Our eldest niece read 'Carrie's Poem' - from my all-time favourite TV show 'Sex and the City'.)
And some close-ups: 
Layout Two: Thankful (inspired by a quote I saw on Facebook - My life isn't perfect but I am thankful for everything I have. I couldn't go past using a family photo)
And more close-ups: 
Layout Three: 14 and Counting - self-explanatory really
More close-ups: 
I have quite a few layouts still to share to please stop by again soon.
S xoxo

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project Life with a Difference

Last month, the team at Scrapbooking from Scratch set the challenge of altering a 'traditional' Project Lie card. The requirements were to use 1 6x4" PL Card, 1 3x4" PL Card, Inks/Mists
Multiple photos, 1 Wood Veneer.
This is what I came up with: 
The photos are from the regional swimming carnival in March. The carnival runs over two days and both boys made it to the combine 8-12 year old 50m Freestyle Final - an amazing accomplishment for them both.
I just realised that I forgot all about the wood veneer - whoops!
S xoxo

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's the Simple Things

Don't you love it when it doesn't take a lot to put a big smile on someone's face. For my boys, it quite often revolves around spending one-on-one time with me. These days that time doesn't come by easily as they are both involved in either swimming or tennis every afternoon after school. Recently though, swimming training was called off so while Mitchell was at tennis, I took Lachie out for afternoon tea. His choice was sushi and I couldn't resist snapping a picture of him with my phone.

Love creating memories like these.
S xoxo

Monday, March 17, 2014

Scrap the Boys - March

This month's challenge is a colour challenge requiring you to create a layout using the following colours: GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW. Don't forget to check out the blog to see what the other talented design team members have created as well as the awesome prizes up for grabs. Don't forget to that entries need to be in by midnight March 31 and need to be created for this challenge only.
Here is my take on the challenge:

I look forward to seeing your creations for this month's challenge.
Thanks for playing along,
S xoxoxox

Sunday, March 16, 2014

More Wedding Shares

The only paper gracing my desk over the last few weeks has been either exams or assignments. Most nights have been filled with marking and weekends have been spent watching the boys at various swimming carnivals. Needless to say, scrapping as has blogging even though there were layouts to share. I am using today as an attempt to get 'caught up' on sharing, starting with more layouts from my sister's wedding last year.
Layout One: The Happiest Walk of Her Life
This layout is based on one of my favourite layouts of all time which was itself, a layout lifted by my favourite youtube scrapper, Mercy Tiara. As with most of the wedding layouts, I have made sure to use lots of blue, my sister's favourite colour.
And some close-ups:
I was naughty and added in splashes of pink with misting, inking wood veneers, stitching, flair, punches, stickers and enamel dots. I am sure she won't mind ... too much ;)

Layout Two: Life is Better with You
I completed this layout when scrapping with Donna recently. She challenged me to create a layout using project life cards instead of patterned papers. Lucky for me, the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party PL mini kit features lots of blue. I have scrapped this photo before but I love it. I count myself very lucky to have my older sister in my life.
And some close-ups. I backed all of the PL cards onto vellum. I really liked the idea of using the PL cards and I might even have to try it again soon.
That's it for now.
Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxo