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!

5 comments:

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

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  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!!!

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  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!

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

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