Sunday, June 5, 2011

Long weekend=scrapping time for me...

Queen's birthday weekend means a long weekend for all of us.  The boys have had friends over to play, sleepovers, and just an extra day off of school to take it easy.  That means some extra scrap time for me.  :)  I've been checking up on my challenge blogs and even found a few new ones to play along with.

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.  :)


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwww! These are all GORGEOUS!! You have been busy!! I loveeeeeeee all the designs and love love love those beach photos!!! Thanks soooooo much for playing along with FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Wow, you have been busy. Lovely photos and gorgeous LOs.

  3. fantastic and i love the glitter surf boards... awesome thanks for playing and good luck.

  4. Wow that is a lot of LO's all at once....busy busy indeed. Loving the pictures from your walk. I so need to appreciate whats on my back door more often.

  5. Wow what a fantastic work! I love beach layouts and your layout for Stuff 2 Scrap's challenge is stunning! I love it - those colours are perfect for the pics and how cool are those surfboards!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month!!! Good luck! :D

  6. Wow, these are awesome! Such cool pictures, especially the shadow and the skateboard jumping ones!!!

  7. Thanks for playing along with us at Stuff 2 Scrap - love your LO and the colours are perfect - well done with the challenge!

  8. Wow - you have been busy!!! Loving those photos of your son and his stuffties - real cutie - great work!! Thanks for playing along with Fave Things!!!

    Anne Pennington

  9. Wow, those layouts are GORGEOUS!! You have been sooo creative!

    THanks so much for playing along with us at Fave Things! LOVE your page, cute photo's!


  10. All such gorgeous LO's!! Love your KIU LO, your action shots are fantastic!! Thanks for playing along :))

  11. Hi Lydia!! love your blog and your creations anNNnnNd your photos!
    thanks for playing along at Stuff 2 scrap. x


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