Monday, March 21, 2011

Field Trip and some scrapping thrown in...

Ironically enough, I could have named this post "rainy day" as well.  We've had rain for the past two days. Makes for slow drying of my laundry as its hanging in the lounge!  Anyway, today I went with Aron on a field trip.  It was to the Settler's Museum and very different than I expected.  The museum is undergoing some major renovations so there really isn't much to see.  We were in a classroom most of the day with a lady teaching us about early settlers of Dunedin.  It was SO interesting!  Not being from New Zealand, I really don't know a lot about the early days of this country.  I learned so much today!  The kids would listen to her and then break out in groups for an activity of one sort or another.  We ended the day with learning about the Chinese history of Dunedin and visiting the Chinese Gardens.  It was lovely.  Just too bad it was wet and cold!

I love this photo of all these boy's school socks.  They were not posing but lined up to head back into the classroom.  Aron is the 3rd legs from the left (behind the middle set of scrunched down socks)

Last weekend I finished up this layout for the Friday challenge at Frosted Designs.  The challenge was banners.  Banners seem to be popping up all over the place!  I thought I'd take a little different twist on my banner and make it out of leaves from the Little Yellow Bicycle Twig line.  I just love this line!  The blues, browns, and greens are my colors.  I've used almost all of the little bit of it I had.  The gals over at Frosted Designs have some great challenges.  Check out their blog for more info and to join the fun!

I hadn't really planned on placing my journling block where I did but I had a little 7 year old help with my "coloring" of this page.  Well.....I've had a little talk with my artist and he has agreed to work on his own paper and not my layouts!  :)

I'll be back soon with another post as I'm working on a layout as we speak.  Loving the way this one is coming together!  :)  See you soon!


  1. Beautiful and unique, I love it.


  2. Hi there! Your page is simply adorable. I love everything about it - colour scheme, photos, buttons! And what a smart idea with your banner. It is so different. Well done! And many thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!

  3. Lydia... this is fabulous! I love the socks photo! Too funny! And I can totally relate to having a helper in the craft room! My 8 yo daughter has strong opinions on how I should place things on my LOs and when I don't listen to her she gets really mad! I think that is why I do most of my scrapbooking when she is at school or in bed!! LOL!! Great LO!
    barb :)

  4. Lydia, your banner is so unique, beautiful, and creative. Absolutely luva it!!



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