Sunday, February 16, 2014

Getting through a day you've just got to have.

 When my kids are looking ahead to a particular event with dread - an exam for example, or the first day of school, I say to them, "some days are a day you've just got to have".  No amount of sugar-coating will necessarily make them enjoyable - you've just got to get through them.

With our auction looming, that was certainly how I was feeling last week.  By Friday, the nerves had gotten the better of me. I ignored all my housework and retreated into the craft room.

It's Sunday afternoon as I write this, and I've got two pieces of news to share with you: our house sold at auction for a great price, and I've finished a few pages to share with you!

These pages are a mix of my most recent Counterfeit Kit, "Love in a Box" and the one I put together before the move, "Moving Boxes" . . .

I decided to not spend too much time worrying whether wood veneer birds were too "girly" for this page for Angus's album about a camping holiday to Swansea . . .  

 This page is for Rohan's album, about how he "helped" his aunty with her painting. (She gave it to us once it was finished and has pride of place above my desk as I type)

Maddy technically didn't need another page showcasing her with Hamish as a puppy  . . . but this photo is so cute I did it anyway! Maybe it will end up in the family album?

And finally, a page for a challenge!  Here's the yummy inspiration from Scrapbook Boutique:

and my interpretation:

I adore these photos of Maddy, taken while camping when she was about 18 months old. She had woken up all hot and sticky from a nap and I couldn't resist taking a bunch of photos.

Whew! Now that the house is sold, I'm looking forward to life settling back to normal . . . or to the new normal, what ever that may be.  I'm hoping that will include a regular dose of creative time, and I hope your schedule allows you some, too!


  1. Love this layout. Cute doily clusters and the sweet and natural photo you have scrapped.x

  2. This is a beautiful layout.
    Thanks for joining us at scrapbook boutique.

  3. So happy for you that the house sold at a good price - yay!! I love all these pages, but the girly me loves the last one especially.

  4. Swansea! I love the sunset photo!!

  5. Congrats on your house sale, it's always such a stressful time. Glad to see that you've had some time to create, your layouts are amazing as always. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

  6. Congrats on a successful auction ... I've been on the other side once and was a total wreck by the end of it! What a great set of pages - you've really made good use of your kit. My fave is the Sleepy Head layout - the perfect title, sweet photos and a lovely page design with super embellishment clusters, but it was hard to choose because they are all inspiring.

  7. Congrats on the sale of your house Julie. What a relief for you. Love this sweet LO for SB. Cute pics of little Maddy and love the doily/flower clusters around your page.

  8. Glad your house sold! Lovely layouts!!

  9. Beautiful, soft and so pretty! Looks like you'll be busy packing up ready for a many new picture taking opportunities coming up I'd say!!!! :)
    Thanks for playing along with SBB