Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Blog Hop!!!

Good morning!!!  Welcome to hour final hop for the year... YIKES!!!  As you can see it's just a small one as it's rather a busy time for everyone.  But I do hope you enjoy our little hop :-)

Here is a list, just in case you get lost:


Kerri  <--that em="em" me="me" s="s">

I just can't believe Christmas is just around the corner.  We will be putting our tree up on Saturday.  Yay!!!
Here was last years decorating experience...

  My boys are SO totally excited about Christmas this year.  We have already been to get our Santa photo... and for the first year EVER Royce was happy (even excited) to sit on Santa's knee :-)
                                                                                         See... last year Santa had to hide!

They've both been busy crafting too.  Evan has made a beautiful picture for Santa and wrapped it all up to hang on the tree as a present for Santa... I would love to show you the amazing picture inside... but it's all wrapped for Santa lol  Royce had made him a bauble which he also wrapped up with a little help from me.  They have also both coloured in and pinned together a couple of Santa decorations.  How awesome do they look!!!  I didn't help either of them with these.  Evan helped Royce with the split pins.  These boys never cease to amaze me!!!  I'm so thankful everyday and think I may just be one of the luckiest people in the World to be Mum to these two beautiful boys <3 p="p">

I have been crafting too!  

I whipped up these super quick cards this morning using a Kaisercraft mini-stamp that I coloured using my Copics... boy it's been a while since I've had them out!  For some reason they look really flat... but is is a real bow underneath and the stamp is mounted on foam tape.  I also used the paper that came free with the latest issue of Scrapbooking Memories.  You can get the digital version of this here.  Oh, and if you have a copy of Scrapbooking Memories, check out page 86!!!  Two rather cute little boys can be seen... having a little disagreement lol... yep it's not always sunshine and smiles with these two (just most of the time).

Ok, well I think I've rattle on enough.  Head over to Sonia's beautiful blog to see what she has come up with.  And I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends, and a happy and safe New Year!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kraft It Up: November Challenge

Good afternoon!  There are a million and one things I could be doing right now.  With renovations in full swing here my house is in all sorts of disarray.  My vegetable garden has no edible plants in it at all and my native garden has more weeds than natives... but I woke up this morning and thought PFFT!!!  Bugger everything I should be doing... I'm tired, have a head ache and have to work tonight.  Today I am going to do something for me :-)  I had a browse through my reading list and found the November Challenge for Kraft It Up!  Yep, I've spent the morning scrapping.  I chose a random (and rather cute photo) and VOILA!!!

This came together super fast for me :-D  All finished and stuck down before lunch :-O  A photo of my dear little boy fast asleep!  The challenge was 'mimimalist'.  Love this style... although I struggle a bit.  There's a good deal of 'white space' in this layout... I think.  Although, I did manage to squeeze a fair bit of stuff on too. I've used a kraft bag and badge from The Greatest View, a cute little button and some twine from Purple Pumpkin (I thought the little teddy in the plane matched the photo and the 'soar' badge so well) and some gorgeous pins from A Li'l Something.  The chipboard stars are from Stuff 2 Scrap and the chipboard title is from Scrap Fx.  I covered the chipboard stars and title in Smooch Spritz... I'm telling you this because it has the most amazing shimmer and sparkle, but it doesn't show up very well in the photo.  Below is my little  bit of journalling that is inside the bag if you're interested :-)  Head over to Kraft It Up to see the DT;s beautiful example and the other entries.  Oh, and Kraft It Up is having a DT call too!!!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a SUPER day!

I love watching you sleep Royce.  You sleep so soundly, so peacefully, so innocently.  You go to bed so happily every night.  You snuggle down next to Charlie Bear, Woody, Jessie, Scooby Doo, SpottyWot or another one of your favourite toys... Actually, It's almost always more than one and often I have to pull them out from under you after you have fallen asleep!  Every night I give you a kiss and you give me one back.  Every night I tell you "I love you" and your tell me "I love you too Mummy".  Every night as I walk out of the room you will say "see you in the morning" or "sweet dreams" or something along those lines.  And every night I walk out of your room wondering how on Earth was I lucky enough to have such a beautiful little boy.  I love you so much xoxox

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Feeling Sketchy: Week 31 - Scrapbook sketch

Good afternoon!  This will be a super quick post before I head off to take Evan to his swimming lesson.  Over at Feeling Sketchy this week they have a scrapbook sketch:

F-Sketchy 31 Scrapbook
I like this and might even keep it handy for one of my scrapbook layouts.  However, you are allowed to make a card if you wish.  I chose this option simply because I really wanted to make a couple of nice cards for Evan's teacher and integration aid as they have both done an outstanding job!  I really couldn't have asked any more from them and am just so grateful that he has had them there for him in his first year of school :-)

So below you can see my take on the sketch.  They're both fairly similar, just a few adjustments here and there.  I'm kind of umming and ahhing as to whether I should have made them completely different.  I figure I've got a little time to decide... and I can always give one of these to Royce's kinder teacher ;-)

Sorry, the photos aren't that great :-/

So that's pretty much it from me.  Head over to the Week 31 post for details and to have a squiz at all the DT's lovely work.  Thanks for dropping by and I hope you're having a SUPER day!