Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sibling Affinity

Have scrapped 3 Lo's in 2 days. Simply unheard of for me but I think it may have to do with the fact that I re-ordered my space (yes, again!). I always discover new stash and old photos and the combination just gets my fingers a-twitching!

I will post a new one every day or so....cant post all 3 now cos then I dont have new material for, like a week!!! So check back again soon...

I didnt say much on this one - I think the LO speaks for itself. I dont see the need to gut myself on every page so the journalling remains sparse here....

Monday, September 15, 2008

A Fan

I am a Jamie Waters fan. I love her easy style. It seems so utterly effortless until you begin to "unpack" one of her layouts!

I especially enjoy her use of colour and word stickers. I am always nervous of using lots of patterned papers/colours as my sense is not great. I tend to use papers from the 'same range' cos my mix n match can look pretty dang awful.

Anyway - here are a few of Jamie's.

I did manage a LO yesteday (Levi's first haircut) but I dont like it.....yup, it went straight into the album....maybe I should share but right now?


Thursday, September 11, 2008

A fourth child?

I think I did this LO probably about 18mnths ago. I knew there would come a time in my life where I would begin to think about having a fourth baby.

I knew I would FORGET the ramifications and only remember the 'warm and fuzzy' moments of babies.

For this day. No more babies Mel. No more babies.

(click to enlarge and read journalling)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Featured Layout

This was my LO that I did for the DT call on Journaling Junkie.

To my mind its a bit "all over the place" but then again, so is Faith so i will try to convince you that it was planned this way....

The journalling reads:

At 4yrs old you are incredibly in touch with your feelings - and very sensitve to others' too.

We taught you very early to try and articulate your emotions in an effort to help you process the physical intensity that builds up in your little body.

Our lives have improved dramatically - as has yours - with this skill you have mastered.

You are still prone to some serious Grouch-i-ness but you remain super cute!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Thirties and Me

I scrapped people. I did it. It was a sheer act of will but I did it and stangely enjoyed the moment. I decided to just grab a few pics I already had (from my BOM) and just put together a page of me.

I decided if that US chick with 5 kids can run for VP, then I can scrap this morning INSTEAD of doing laundry. (if you have no idea what I am talking about see my other blog)

On reflection I decided to go back and look at some of my past LO's and I discovered I have done a "Me @ 3--- " since I was 32. It wasnt a calculated thing so its cool for me to see how things (me) have changed and grown.

I was particularly interested to see how each page, in its design, style and colours, seem to really reflect where I was 'in my head' at the time. I have decided to share them with you---bear in mind the one I did today is the last one; me at 35.




Journalling on above page reads as follows:


(And just a special thanks to Vicky for always leaving comments well as my other spot...means much to me.)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy Mail

Look what arrived today. Just in time to rescue me from my pity party. Am turning in early to suck up all this creativity!

Simple Scrapbooks is my all time favourite mag; my subs is my little indulgence....
Stay tuned for prolific scrapping.

Yes. Well. Maybe.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Cerebral Moment

Do you ever get those weird thoughts about your scrapping and what the heck are you doing?

I sometimes look at my albums and wonder why I am doing all this. The time, the fuss, the expense, the thought, the organising and the hobby in and of itself. I could, after all, just put pics in a photo album with journalling alongside. (i do this aswell....cant scrap everything!)

I have these moments occasionally. They do pass. I realise scrapping is a creative outlet and maybe I am just not feeling that creative lately. Life presses in and creativity is stunted. My space is not working for me and my desk in shared with DH at the moment. I have a tiny desk. All in all - not a happy picture.

I plan to scrap this week. Just something to keep it alive. I did sort all my scraps of paper last week....hoping that would light my fire. It certainly did stoke a spark or two but the wet weekend and the demands of 3 bored little kids stamped it out in a rush!!

And just so this post is not utterly meaningless.... here is a LO I did for a challenge (which I won, woo hoo) sometime back on Dragonfly Time!

Its still a firm favourite of mine. The photo is out of focus yada yada but I love it.

Looking forward to popping in on some of my local scrappy bloggers and see what you have been up to!