Have been very busy over the Easter break catching up with family, so I haven had a lot of time for scrapping and blogging, but I have the Bird is the Word Challenge for you to look at. The word for this fortnight is Begin/Beginning and there is also a fantastic sketch by the lovely Nadia to inspire you if you choose to use it. Check out this link here to see all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team for some inspiration.
I decided to create a LO with a pic of me.. not one of my fav things to do as it's always difficult to journal about yourself, but I thought the kids would want at least a few of me in their albums. I found a quote that I loved from Oscar Wilde which reads: " To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance" and added a bit of journaling which reads "At 45 I am finally starting to feel comfortable in my own skin and am learning to love who I am, wrinkles, flabby bits and all". I don't normally like to pose for photos, so I quite like this shot my DS just snapped when I was unaware he still had the camera.
I loosely interpreted Nadia's sketch and used some of my fav range of papers from Echo Park "For the Record" & Crate Paper "Portrait". Misted the background with a Crafter's Workshop butterfly stencil and keeping in line with the butterflies had to use some of my MS butterfly punches.
Scrap The Boys
So Happy Together
I have had this LO sitting on my desk waiting for my next post. Mangaged to squeeze it in amongst my CT work. This is one of my fav pics of Luke and DH from quite a few years back whilst on holiday and of course I was inspired by their clothing which was the criteria for this month's challenge at Scrap The Boys. Used some Bo Bunny, MME and 7 Gypsies pp's, some Kaiser balloon embellies and stamped some borders with a gorgeous new stamp set from Pink Paislee. Couldn't go past adding some ink splatters.
A Sneaky Peak
Here is a sneak peak for some DT work for an upcoming new Challenge Site... will be able to share the exciting news within the next week!!
A Little Toot
Was very excited to learn my card for Let's Get Shabby received an Honourable Mention as there were so many gorgeous entries for this Beatrix Potter inspired challenge... Thanks so much girls!! :)
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