Wednesday, 23 February 2011

A loved up layout!

My kids were really into Valentine's Day this year. I don't know why because we don't really celebrate it in our house. This year was a little different (who says advertising doesn't work!). The children were very excited and had made cards and bought small gifts for us. I wanted to record all this on a layout and this is the result. I used Bazzill cardstock and Scenic Route paper. I made a pocket on the bottom of the layout to slip in the little love notes they had sent and other bits and bobs like a label and the back of a chocolate wrapper which had lovely hearts on. I added a few sparkly hearts by Making Memories and called it done. Let me know what you think.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Exercise Boy!

This is just a quick layout I put together featuring my son. I found him in his swimming cap and peddling on the exercise bike, I just had to grab my camera to record it.

I used a sheet of white bazzill as the base and added on some Scenic Route Kraft cardstock, which has the circles on it. I then added in some Basicgrey Obscure paper and a Maya Road cog calender. I journalled down the middle and finished off with a black hand drawn frame.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Ok, ok - I know that I haven't posted for at least a month and I'm now ready to get back into the swing of things with my scrapping and blog - or at least I think I am!

Since the New Year I have been getting myself into a routine of getting the kids up early, dropping them off at Breakfast Club at school, getting myself to my school, doing a days work and getting back home to collect the kids. Then it has been the usual after school routine of swimming, dancing and a whole host of other things to organise before I eventually sit down at around 9pm. By then I'm really not in the mood to scrap.

I have now finished my December Daily album and am really pleased with the way it has turned out. It was quite a challenge scrapping for a 6 x 6 album, and I'm not sure that I'd do it again, but it really made me think about what I wanted to record and what exactly to put in the journalling.

So here are the rest of the photos of my album.

Day 22

The wreath for the front door. Every year I raid the garden for greenery and hand make the wreath. It has become a tradition now and I love it!

How it looks in the album. I've added in the receipt for the main Christmas shop as well.

Day 23

This year I dotted little piles of presents around the house. This pile was in our bedroom.

How it looks in the album.

Day 24

Christmas Eve and three very excited children. I added in the tickets at the bottom as digital elements before printing.

Lots of journalling today with paper by Basicgrey and a sticker by Scenic Route.

How it looks in the album. The transparency is one I made myself and it is of 'T'was the night before Christmas'.

Day 25

The first picture is of some very excited kids on Christmas morning. I love the movement in this photo and the soft light as well as the tree lights and their pj's.

The journalling is on the opposite page and I've added a Santa hat, sticker and some ribbon.

How it looks in the album.

We had such a fun day on Boxing Day I've added in a page for that as well.

Day 26

This is of my mum and my daughter on the beach. You can just make out the sea in the distance but the whole of the beach was covered in snow and it looked amazing.

The compilation page included a photo I took with the camera held at arms length, and more of the beach.

How it looks in the album.
I hope you liked following the progress of my album I really enjoyed making it.