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So Very Happy

Hi everyone!

I thought my scrapbook mojo had left me for a while, but a great challenge, a great sketch, a great kit and a great day spent with scrappy friends definitely helped bring it all back!  And the result….a DOUBLE PAGE LAYOUT! Whoop whoop!  I’ve even managed to do some more layouts at home, which is quite the achievement for me with a very active 15 month old who really likes to pick everything up and eat it………….literally eat it.  So here is my entry for the Challenge YOURself challenge (the men in my life):

So Very Happy

Like 2 Peas

Here are some close ups of the first page:

So Very Happy - Close Up 2

So Very Happy - Close Up 1

It just involved some fussy cutting and some sequins (of course) and I found this cute little wooden owl in one of my local shops and just had to buy a pack!

The second layout is based on a sketch from Scrap 365.  Here are some close ups –

Like 2 Peas - Close Up 2

Like 2 Peas - Close Up 1

I really like this sketch, it really suited my style of scrapping.  It also allowed me to pull out one of my favourite dies from Tim Holtz which I haven’t used for a while.  I also used a film strip stencil and doodled around it rather than misting.  And of course some texture paste!

So there you have it…a double page layout about me and the men in my life!  Thanks for stopping by and here’s to scrappy mojo!

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2013’s Best Gift

Hi everyone!  I hope January hasn’t gone as quickly for you as it has for me?  There’s been a few changes that has happened in January, but my main one is that my time as a full time mum finally came to an end!  I can honestly say that these have been the best and most rewarding months of my life, but on the flip side, going back to work has been kind of refreshing, especially when I know my little boy is having a fab time at his childcare!

And so that brings me nicely to the Merly Impressions January challenge – My favourite moment or memory for 2013.  The only ‘rule’ for the challenge is that 2013 had to be in the title.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy! (I hope it’s not cheating when you had your first baby born in 2013?)  I also decided to combine this with the Scrap 365 February challenge as I really loved the sketch!  First of all, I must apologise for the poor quality of the photo’s, unfortunately there is not much sunlight coming through the windows this time of the year in England and doesn’t help my photo taking skills!

You Are 2013’s Best Gift

2013's Best Gift

And here is the sketch:

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The title to my layout is inspired by one of my favourite songs called ‘You Are’ by the Daylights.  I also wrote some of the lyrics from the song as a border around the layout.  The chorus goes:

You are my first hello and my last goodbye, Your give my favourite looks from my favourite eyes, You are the lights in the constellations hiding, You’re the heavens falling from the earth tonight

You make my heart feel this and my head feel that, and I don’t mean to be sentimental but you’re the only thing that means anything, You Are, You Are, You Are…You Are.

And in the pocket I wrote a little mother to son poem for him to read one day!  I loved these papers from My Mind’s Eye, they are really colourful and eye-catching!

2013's Best Gift - Close Up 1

2013's Best Gift - Close Up 2

2013's Best Gift - Close Up 3

Thanks for looking and here’s to an exciting February!

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