Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Days

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What am I so happy about?  Glad you asked . . . it's back to school week!  Rob went back to work on Tuesday, the primary schoolers went back yesterday and the High Schooler today!  It's not that I don't love my family, and I certainly think they all deserved a holiday, but I love my routine as well and can't wait to get back into it.

For the next couple of weeks, I have three very simple goals:  exercise (primarily for my back) catch up on the housework, and spend some time in the craft room!  I should be able to manage that!

Here's a page I made using my January Counterfeit Kit, about Maddy's birthday party last year:

What you can't see very clearly in the photo is some stamping I did in a darker shade of pink.  It reads "Happy birthday Maddy" above the banner, and "sleepover" curved below the 9.

I ended up journalling on another scrap of one of the pinks I used on the background, then adding a similar-toned ribbon as a pull tab and more stitching.

This next page isn't from the kit, but is one I started just before the dreaded creative block hit at the end of last year.  Rohan's friend took a series of photos and then edited them into this one, fun, photo.  I wanted to keep the page pretty basic so as not to detract from the photography.

Thanks for stopping to take a look, until next time, take care!


  1. Love the banner on the first layout and the photo editing on the second layout is fabulous!!!

  2. Such great layouts! I love how pretty the first one is and I adore the photo in the second one! Looooove the paper you used for the skateboarding photo!!!

  3. They're both great pages. I bet the kids are happy with them. I wish I could motivate myself to get some more scrapping done. I seem to be spending too much time working on blog posts, and not enough time actually DOING any sewing or crafting!

  4. LOVE how you edited the photo in that last layout! Both layouts are perfect!