Friday, July 27, 2012

Winter Blog Hop :-)

Hello!  So glad you could join me and a few other ladies for our 'winter' blog hop.  Firstly I would like to  say a BIG thank you to all these lovely ladies for letting me join in on their hop.  I must admit I'm little star struck and incredibly humbled to be included in a hop with so many talented ladies, most of whom I've admired their work for many years :-)
Ok, on with the hop!  The theme is winter and there are no rules!  SO, I'm going to share a few pics, a layout and even have a little give away to celebrate my first ever blog hop!

Here is a list of where you need to go:
Kerri  <--- You are here

Winter:  For me, it is the BEST, time of year.  Yes, I'll have a whinge about the cold occasionally, but generally I love it!  Snuggling up on the couch with a mocha and good book, movie nights with the boys, rain on the tin roof, refreshing walks in the cool air... in the middle of the day (being fair the sun is my number one enemy lol).  Football is also a winter activity for us.  My eldest does Auskick, but both of my boys enjoy getting down to the oval for a kick with Mummy and Daddy :-)  And of course getting into my scrapbooking room on a wet rainy day is also SUPER nice! 

Now for my layout... I've used a photo taken at Buckley Falls, just down the road from where we live.  This is one of our favourite walking spots.  We always have a couple of toy friends come along (who often get up to all sorts of antics lol) and sometimes Daddy, Aunty Mandy or Grandma joins us too!  This layout I've used a photo of me and the boys... I don't get many photos of the boys with me in it too.

This was really quick and simple to put together.  I've used some lovely Eco Park papers, a flower and button from A Li'l Something, and I've even gotten out the ol' embossing folders and embossed some foil :-)  There is also hidden journaling in the envelope.

Finally, here is my wintery giveaway.  

It includes some of the Echo Park papers, some cardstock and a few embellies as well.  All you have to do to be in the running is leave a comment below.  Although, I would love for you to become a follower too, as it's the first time I've ever really put my blog out there... I'm a bit of a closet blogger lol.  The random winner will be picked this time next week (10am, Friday 3rd August) and I will post the winner here shortly after.

Well that's it from me.  Thanks a bunch for stopping by!  Next you need to pop over to Karen's beautiful blog.  I hope you're having a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!  

Friday, July 20, 2012

Stuck - July 1st Sketch

Hello!  I had a play last night while the boys were sleeping and Darren was working late.  I decided to give this sketch a go:

It's the July 1st sketch form Stuck?!  LOVE this sketch!  So much fun to work with and so many fabulous interpretations of it here and here!  This is what I came up with:
A bright, happy and just a little bit messy layout... just like Royce!  Loving the turquoise, orange, yellow colour combo at the moment.  I used my new favourite Glimmer Mist (Dragonfly) for the background and to spray the Manor House flower to match.  And see the little silver tag in the corner...  It's a Rivers tag that I have just stamped on the reverse side ;-)  Well that's it from me.  I better get my butt into gear and go pick up Evan from school.  It's Royce's favourite day because we get to sing... the National Anthem at assembly lol.  Hope you're having a SUPER day and thanks for stopping by :-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Purple Pumpkin Giveaway!

Just a really quick post... Purple Pumpkin are having a sale on the 27th of July!!!  They have some gorgeous stuff... and because it's their 2nd birthday sale they have a free gift bag with every order, woohoo!  They also have their lucky dip bags... my absolute favourite item... I LOVE surprises!  And last but definitely not least... they have a giveaway!!!  SUPER easy to enter.  All the details are here.  And this is what you could win:

Awesome!!!  Hope you're having a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.  P.S.  I'm going to try to get this blogging thing happening more regularly again :-)