Sunday, April 17, 2011

Autumn, Sketchy Thursdays, and Design Dollies...

Autumn is definately here in Dunedin.  Yesterday I asked Bryce to take me on a photographic, scenic drive.  We were only 10-30 minutes from home but found some beautiful leaves.  I have always loved autumn and autumn in Apirl is no different.

I love this picture of my boys.  It will be fun to scrap too.  They are so sweet.  Yes, I did have to bribe them with lemon heads (candy from the States) but it was worth it.  :)

Design Dollies and Sketchy Thursdays...
Friday night I had several friends over for scrap night.  I was working on the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays and it just wasn't coming together.  So instead I worked on a project for my mom.  I'll post it after I've given it to her so it stays a suprise.  I finished up my layout this morning and was pretty pleased with the outcome.  It feels a lot cleaner and simplier than what I've been creating but I think this is good too.  I used to do a lot of two page layouts but have gotten away from them.  So I was happy to see this one and use my Easter pictures from last year.  Glad I got them scrapped 6 days before I take new Easter pictures!  :)

I sewed the buttons on a length of baker's twine for part of my boarder.  The challenge at Design Dollies this time around was to use buttons in an interesting way.  Well, not sure if buttons as a boarder is all that interesting but I'm going to submit it for their challenge.  The bunnies are from pages of a book that my sister-in-law sent me recently.  I had meant to take some pics of what she sent but was so excited for it to find a new home that I forgot!  So instead I'll just make something with it and show it that way.  Thanks Michelle!!!

The boys are on school holiday for two weeks.  Right now I have 5 boys 11 and under in my house.  Getting ready to take them to the indoor pools.  Its cold outside!!!  We're going to have to get creative over these next couple of weeks but it will be good for them to have a break.


  1. yay you finished it! it looks great!!!

  2. Lovely photos and a great LO. It looks like they all had fun :) Great papers, love the buttons and crochet flowers :)
    Hannah M

  3. Love the photo of the boys. Great easter Lo and the use of buttons is very cool.

  4. Cute Easter all the buttons. Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays this week!

  5. I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and that lo!! Awesome colors! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. beautiful page. i love all the little buttons you used.


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