Haven't really been in the mood for scrapping this past week. Have been watching the news updates on all the flooding in Queensland and trying to contact friends and family to make sure they are all OK. It's been a very traumatic time for so many people. I have been having a tidy up at home to donate gear for all the victims of the floods who have lost absolutely everything and will need to start again. Fortunately we have had some clear weather for the last few days, which means the community is able to get on with the job of cleaning up... it's so uplifting to see everyone coming together to help each other out in such a difficult time.
Thanks so very much to everyone for all your kind thoughts and messages checking up on us to see if we were OK... there are so many kind and loving people in our scrapping community... I can't tell you how touched we were.
If you would like to extend a helping hand to the people effected by the floods here in QLD, please check THIS LINK for details.
Jan Sketch Challenge - "Such a Gentleman"
Thought I would try a little scrapping last night and decided to give Anna's sketch challenge a whirl this month. This is the 1st time I have taken part in one of Anna's Craft Cupboard's challenges. I wasn't sure if I was in the mood, but once I started it was lovely to be zoning out and focusing on being creative.
Have been meaning to get around to using this pic of Luke which was taken just as he was leaving for his semi-formal last year, looking very snazzy in a bright blue suit and a top hat. Used a few different pp's from Melissa Frances, Basic Grey, LYB & Glitz Design in navy, red & white. The embellies & rubons are Basic Grey, journal spots from Cosmo Cricket & Bella and of course a MS border punch and a touch of Kaiser bling for a bit of sparkle.
I had 2 LO's accepted for publishing in Scrapbooking Memories last week... that's 7 now and it's still just as exciting as being accepted for the 1st time.
Happy 18th Birthday Courtney :)
We went to an 18th birthday party for Courtney yesterday, who is the daughter of a very close family friend. Can't believe you are all grown up. HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY Courtney :)
Here is the card I made for Courtney. Had a lot of fun making this very feminine card... suits Courtney to a tee. Came together very quickly, which was a bonus, using up little scraps I keep in a container on my craft table.
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