Sunday, July 24, 2011

A double page!

When I first started scrapping I had to do double pages.  Except for the first and the last page of an album... they obviously had to be singles lol  However, I think I finally moved on from them a little while after my first baby was born.  Maybe it was because I had less time and therefore single pages were quicker and easier.  Anyway, as time went on, the amount of double pages I completed became fewer and fewer.  Now I only very rarely complete a double page and it is usually only when I can't narrow the number of photos down (e.g. birthdays and Christmas).  Sooo here is my latest double page!

Yep, WAY too many photos to narrow down!  I don't often see layouts in magazines with this many photos and this much space taken up on the page, but hey, my scrapping isn't for everyone else it's for me!  So if I want to throw as many photos on the page as I can... I will!  I must admit it took me ages to glue this down.  I spend way too much time blog surfing and browsing magazines and I think this can sometimes cloud my perspective.  Yes pages do look nice when they're not too busy, and there's white space... but what good are they if they don't contain all the memories I'm wanting to preserve???  Sometimes I think I just need to let go of what 'looks good' and just scrap!  I'm thinking I will be completing more double pages :-)  Thanks for stopping by xoxox

Sunday, July 10, 2011

HUGE Purple Pumpkin GIVEAWAY!!

Good morning!!!  Well I've just been doing a bit of blog surfing while I have my morning cuppa and I found a giveaway that I just couldn't resist entering ;-)  Purple pumpkin is a little blog shop that sell hand made embellishments for scrapbooking.  Their buttons are absolutely gorgeous!!!  Here is how can you enter?

1. Be a follower of this blog.
2. Post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to here.
3. After you've done that, just leave a comment after this post. For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on facebook, or on any message boards, and then leave an extra comment :)

 Easy hey!  There are four vouchers up for grabs... and OMG... look at some of the pretties :-o

If you want to be in with a chance head over here!!! 
Have a great day xoxox

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Stuck?! ...July Sketch :-)

Well, I thought I would get in early and have a go at one of the challenge blogs!  I've said it before and I will say it again... LOVE sketches.  They really to help me getting my pages looking 'right'.  This sketch I thought looked like my kind of sketch (if there is such a thing lol).  So here is the sketch:

And here is my take:

I wasn't completely happy with it at first (all though I never am :-/)... but it's definitely growing on me :-)  I've used my last of this range of paper.  I'm not sure what it was called, but it's from Bo Bunny and would definitely be one of my favourite ranges I have ever used.  I don't know the name of it as I was seriously down to my last teeny, tiny scraps - see that big stripey star at the bottom.... not even a whole star ;-)  Oh, and look!  I've used some of my cool bits and pieces from A li'l somethin' (the denim bits and bobs).  Cool hey!  The photo is of my beautiful boy Evan on his first day at 3 y.o. kinder... aaarrrrrrgggghhhhh  I can't believe how fast time goes by.  I do love seeing my boys growing and developing, but, just occasionally, I wish I could keep them little for ever xoxox
Anyhow... head over to the Stuck?! blog to see the fabulous examples from the design team and other entries... although I think I may be the first :-o
Have a great day!!!