Today sees the sketch #117 go live on the blog. The Team B Mavens have done an awesome job with this sketch. If you haven't been over to Sketches in Thyme click on this link to head on over and see the awesome work the girls have done.
For my layout, I have again focussed on a photo to add to Brayden's baby album (remember I am running very behind with his baby album).
Have you ever scrapped photos that are not sensational? That the quality is pixelated or a little out of focus??
Well, I have tackled that challenge with this sketch.
8 1/2 years ago we didn't own a good DSLR. We actually used my hubby's camera from work which took 3 1/2 inch floppy disks. Obviously the quality of the photos were not great!
However, these are the photos we have to remember all of the special occasions, meetings and times during Brayden's first few years...so they must be scrapped.
This photo was taken when my Nan, aunty and uncle arrived at the hospital, unannounced after driving all the way from Sydney...a 7 hour trip to meet our new baby boy!
The four generations of the family...Nan, my Mum, myself and Brayden.
Here is the sketch from Sketches in Thyme...
Here is my layout...
I have used the Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection together with the newsprint from Stampin' Up.
I have used Thickers for my title and have used some Kaisercraft Pearls.
Here is a close up...
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Whilst you are at Scrapbookit...why not pop on over to the blog (scrapbookitblog.blogspot.com) to check out my new post and what the other Design Team girls have been up to.
There is a new challenge as well as a kids challenge.
Here is a sneak peek of my layout over at Scrapbookit...
I have been flat out with so many exciting things and a lot of work!!
My last post was posted the day I headed to the Scrapbookit Retreat. Wow! What an awesome weekend! We all headed to Bright for the weekend. There was plenty of food, scrapping, inspiration, great conversation and friendships, fun and heaps of laughter!
I was lucky enough to have my Mum and Sisters Jenn and Shell there too! What a great girls weekend away!
We had a dress up night on the Saturday night......lots of fun.
Here is one photo...
Can you guess who we are????
Such an awesome weekend!
The next weekend we had the school fundraising dinner.
Then the 'road trip' of the century....
Five of us in a car - Jason, Brayden, Coll, Jess and I all the way to Sydney, 4 Swans supporters and 1 Essendon supporter. Yes we went to see the Sydney v Essendon game at the SCG. Besides the awesome result and the fun we had singing the Swans song to Jess ALL the way home the weekend was just a whole heap of fun.
Some fun fun times.....
Scrapbooking.....well there hasn't been a large amount of that as it is that dreaded time of the year.......the writing of school reports. It has consumed my every moment.
I did try to get organised at the retreat.
Anyway, for Sketches in Thyme my latest project has been.....Sketch #112.
I have done some work over at Scrapbookit - but I would love you to go over to the Scrapbookit blog to check it out! Click here
The latest post that has gone live today over at Sketches in Thyme is Sketch #114.
Check out the sketch...
And here is my take on the sketch....
Such special memories!
Now tomorrow I have a new post going live over at Scrapbookit! Make sure you head on over to scrapbookitblog.blogspot.com to check out my new post, to see what Brenda and Ruby have been up to and to check out the Monthly Challenge!
Welcome to Friday! It is so nice to know that the working week is almost over and that a weekend of creativity is close by!
It has been a little crazy around here....this appears to be "normal" ~ it would be nice for things to slow down just a little!
I am here to share with you a little project that I created for friends of ours that have just had a beautiful new baby boy. A little gift to celebrate the occasion...
I also made a little card to welcome Xavier into the world.
Congratulations Ash and Bid....what a beautiful little boy!
I have used the Kaisercraft 'Party Animals' collection. It is such a cute collection and even though it is party based it is so versatile that you can use it for so many different kid related projects.
I am really loving being part of the SiT Team and being a Design Maven. I am using this position as an opportunity to do a bit of catch up on my son's baby album. The years are flying by and I am still plugging away at it! I am loving the memories though that are re-lived as I complete each sketch.
This month we are up to Sketch #108.....here it is....
I am not normally very good using small photos and as I am trying to use up the baby photos that have been printed for 8 years I had to use a little bit of my own artistic licence!
Another thing that is a little hard for me is the quality of the photos. 8 years ago we were using a camera that my hubby had from work...we were not really in a position to have anything better. So a lot of the photos are very pixelated. I am not going to leave them from being scrapped because of their quality.....they are far too important!
Here is my interpretation of this sketch...
This was my son's very first afternoon at home. Look at how tiny he is in that big bassinet!
I have used the gorgeous 'Party Animals' Collection by Kaisercraft. It is such a great range for baby photos no matter whether you have a girl or a boy!
My embellishments are also from this collection.
I have used gorgeous white glitter foam Thickers for my title.