Yesterday I had fresh vacuum lines on the carpet, 3 loads of laundry hung, boys off to school, kitchen cleaned up, and it was time for me to get reacquainted with my paper and glue. Every once in awhile a girl just needs a day to herself, a day to enjoy my creative side. I had a lovely day just scrapping away, along with the occasional break to bring laundry in and fold it. (and I did get that all done before the rain started again!!!)
DesignDollies. The challenge was to use purple, ivory, and green. I thought "oh my....for my boy pages??" I was so suprised when this page came together in less than 10 minutes!! Talk about happy that my scrapping mojo was in full swing. I have held onto this Cosmo Cricket line "Snorkel" for a long time and it was perfect. The boys love this park in Timaru on our way to or from Christchurch. This big hampster wheel is one of their favorites. Needless to say, I was very happy with this good start.
These next layouts are for the weekly challenge over at SketchyThursdays. I made the second one first and liked it but couldn't decide if I wanted to submit it or not. So I made the top one with the same sketch but flipped the sides. They are both unique in their own way and I ended up liking them both. We had a favorite wooded park in Christchurch that we would visit often. I always try to get some pictures of me and the boys every once in awhile. Since I'm behind the camera most of the time, I feel its important to hand it off and get in the shot too. In the top pictures I was really after a nice smiles, staying still, all posed shot but instead got the mix that you see. But I realized that those photos were actually a perfect reflection of the boys. They are busy, goofy, and yet I love them dearly. Such perfect photos. I also like to get pictures of just me and each boy. This is Ian, my middle, sweet, tender hearted boy. I love these pictures of us being goofy. Even though my hair is in this yucky growing out stage and boy...that angle doesn't compliment my chin well, does it? :) But I love the emotions that are shown in these pictures. Ian, I love you!! :) So, Sketchy Thursdays Girls....I'm submitting both for this week. Crossing my fingers that one is YOUR favorite! :) Still working on the finishing touches for the Guest Designer spot. Loving that challenge and my layout too!
TheColorRoom. The theme this week was "whitewashed" using all the same color pallet and white. Green....oh how I love green! I was really happy with the way this layout turned out. These pictures were taken at the same park as the above pictures. The boys were walking the rails that ran around the park. Boy, they have great balance!!
The Gals over at Scrapbookers-Anonymous had quite the challenge this month. Since they are all about using up your stash, it was about using up your "x" letters. Well, lucky for me with Aron, Ian, and Aden...I don't use those x's much!! I had an idea in my head for this challenge and it didn't translate very well onto paper but by the time I had all those x's in place it was a little late to change it. So, this is my X layout. I do have to say that it helped me get rid of many of the x's in my stash! Yay!! Thanks Ladies!!
Well, that's my scrappy post for today! One more later in the day when I get my other layout finished. I better sign off as the washing machine is singing my song. :)