Template: Nettio Designs – Paper-lovin vol 1 (The Digi Files 43, July 2012; Elements and papers: from Little Butterfly Wings – Geek like me (TDF 43) and eNKay Designs – Comic (TDF 43); Alpha: eNKay Designs – Comic.
We went to the Bay of Fires for a long weekend break in June. The weather wasn’t great but we had a lovely campsite and managed a couple of campfires and lots of relaxing.
I was inspired by the shapes and textures to do lots of drawing.
Some time ago Mum gave me a DVD by Jane Monk on Zentangle and quilting. When I finally got around to watching it in April I was instantly hooked and many waking hours since have been spent drawing tangles. It is sooo much fun and really relaxing. I am truly obsessed - my scrapbooking is suffering. Here are a few of my efforts so far.
Template: Fiddle-dee-dee Designs – Fuss Free Daily Goodness (The Digi Files 36); Green Paper (Fern) and daisies: Lauren Reid – Call Me (TDF 36).
Finn was chosen to do three readings during the blessing of the new buildings at Huntingfield Campus. I joined the throng of VIPs and invited guests to listen to him. It was a long and involved ceremony and when it came time for him to go to the podium to speak he did so clearly, purposefully and beautifully. I was one very proud Mum.
QR code on layout links to audio recorded on the day (or will do at good resolution :-) ). Also available by clicking here or below is the QR code again: (see: http://zxing.appspot.com/generator to make your own)
Background, heart and hangers: Scrapbook Graphics Studio Girls, Heart First (The Digi Files 39); Title: SMG Halloween Alpha (recoloured); Font: Segoe Script.
I couldn't bring myself to get rid of some of my/our favourite t-shirts and when I did a sort through to make room for some new arrivals after Christmas I suddenly found I had 28 to work with. I ironed on lightweight interfacing and cut out 30cm squares, pieced them together and sewed them onto an old doona cover. Yes, it's technically a quilt cover, rather than a quilt - that was more within my skillset and probably more practical for frequent washing for my boy. I am really, really pleased with how it turned out.
Last month I happened upon this blog - about a family that has had so much to bear - and saw this beautiful quilt made with love (and t-shirts) for them. I hope it brings them comfort for many years to come.
Template: One Little Bird, Flight Plan 13; (most) Papers and Elements: Girl Boheme Studios (Amie Harrison), The Orient freebie kit; Brad and one paper: Anna Aspnes, Art Play Palette Ablaze (The Digi Files 35); Title font: CK Ali's Writing; Sun Tsu: Digiscrap.ch, Alpha Red; Journaling font: Ebrima; Photo Mask: Suddenly Artistic Designs, Grungy Masks - Vol 1.
Credits: Template: Sabrina's Creations - Love Is (The Digi Files 38), Title: Paula Kesselring - Speech (TDF 37), Pool: Lorie Davison - Don't Eat Worms World Preview Freebie, Heart and Flair (used as brad): The Hidden Heart - So Cool (TDF 38).
This is the story of boy who could, but didn't think he could, but did.
Template: Roadside Designs, The Digi Files January 2012; Snowman: Dawn Inskip - White Xmas, The Digi Files December 2011; Snowflake Flairs: Lliella Designs, Whimsical Wonderland - recoloured; Snowflakes: Gina Cabrera, Digital Design Essentials Restoration, The Digi Files January 2012.
Template: Roadside Designs, The Digi Files January 2012; Title Alpha: Goldfish Alpha, Gunhild Storeide
After a week at Mt Macedon studying exercise management back in 2006 (the longest I've ever been away from Finn) I came back to a small domestic drama. My head was still in the exercise management space and I sat down and wrote the story up as an after action review. When I found the AAR recently I knew it was time to put the story into a layout.