One of the new sites is Challenge Me Happy. Its a brand new site that will hold two challenges each month. I'm really excited to play along with them! Come on over and check them out. They also have a facebook fan page.
This layout I made for the challenge over at These are a Few of My Favorite Things. This time around it was favourite toy. I used these pictures of Aden and his favourite animals. Well, his favourites that day! He has so many that he loves. He had asked me to take some pictures of these animals because they all had the same fur and felt the same. I had Aden do a wee bit of journaling for me on this page. :) (the background of this one is really brown....not purplish like it looks)
I also got a layout done for Kraft it Up's monthly challenge. I really enjoy this site and its always a long month waiting for the next challenge. This month will be no exception. :) This time around the challenge was to use at least 3 photos as a timeline and journaling. I love these pictures of Aron jumping the skateboard. He wasn't sure he could do it. We had him jump beside it (instead of over it) and then I showed him on the camera that he could clearly do it, he was hooked! Jump after jump after jump. I love his face on the left end photo. That says it all. :)
Up next is a layout for Scrap the Boys. Not a new site but a new one for me that I'll play along with. Would you believe that I used to scrapbook and never play along with challenges or use sketches???? Probably not seeing how this post is all about that but there was a time that I did just that. At this point in time, I figure a layout done is a layout done. And if I can win a prize along the way, well....I'll take that too. :)
Anyway........this challenge was a colour one. Red, aqua, yellow, and white. Sounds easy enough right?? I was really happy to have this paper set that I won from Scrapbookers Anonymous and it was just perfect for this challenge.
One day the boys and I were walking home from school and we were noticing our shadows. If they took just a few steps ahead of me, their shadows were as tall as mine. I know that before too long, that is how it will be without them having to step forward. They are growing up so big, so fast but I guess that is what they are suppose to do.
My last layout is for Stuff 2 Scrap. This is a new online challenge that I will enjoy playing along with. This time around the colours are lime green, turquois, and ballet blue. Well, I'm not sure what ballet blue is but I think I have it close enough. The challenge also included 5 buttons and chipboard. Check, check, and check! My chipboard is the surfboards I glittered in the required colours. I'll be back to this site again. The colours are much brighter in real life than they show in this picture.
Its been a good and fun long weekend. We just got back from an amazing hike. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place.
This is Sandfly bay. Boy does the sand ever fly here!!! We watched this big sea lion come up out of the water and this mum with its pup was a real treat. We saw a total of 10 sea lions on this beach. We drove about 15 minutes to get here and then walked/ran down a HUGE sandhill to the beach. It was stunning.....and windy!!! Such a cool thing to be so close to home. *happy sigh....* Its been a great weekend. Hope yours has been just as great. :)