28 September, 2012

4 days away

scrapping...in NSW...and the SAVVY/DELIGHTS retreat!

Had a great time...awesome retreat...and I did 15 or 16 layouts.

Sandra from Delights organised about 30 challenges to get the mojo going....and I managed 15 of them and coupled the criteria with a few challenge sites...was a bit tough at times to do two lots of criteria at once...but pretty happy with what I did. Even tried a couple of new things...like using punches and more than one piece of PP lol!!!

September 123 - man/men, GREY and metal
can you pick my METAL element? can't scrap without using them....STAPLES lol.

 Scrap the Boys - use this as a base to start from

just perfect for my style of scrapping!

 White with 1  - WHITE+ORANGE+BLACK

Love this colour combo at the moment!

Creative Scrappers sketch #225

that looks like the sketch doesn't it???!!!

I changed the big photo to a group of smaller photos of Beatrix' 2nd birthday.

I'm in love with GESSO at the moment. I used to use a lot of texture paste, but am loving gesso now...just picked up some BLACK GESSO, still have to use it but cant wait. 

Perhaps I'll get to scrap again soon...hopefully next week!

Have a great weekend!

21 September, 2012

School holidays

I do love school holidays. Luckily my kids are young and happy to potter at home, playing together inside and out. But on occasion they do need a little entertainment.

Last holidays we used the idea of making a list at the start of everything we wanted to do and used it as a checklist. It was a great idea. We kept it on the fridge and whilst we didn't get it all done it was great to have a list for the kids to look at and say "I'm going to....play Lego, do dressups, have a friend over, watch a movie, write a book, draw a picture, have a sleepover at nana's. "

These holidays we have borrowed some lists from others.

100 school holiday activity ideas

100 ideas!!! Will be doing some of these.

And this one

Isobel and I just looked at this and she was very excited with this one.

Working 2 days a week and having Isobel's birthday and party in these holidays means we don't have too many free days but hopefully the weather will be good and we can spend time together doing things we don't always have time to do.

are you looking forward to the school holidays?