July 16, 2007


I was going through some old photographs and came upon a photo of the house I grew up in, covered in snow. It brought back so many memories of playing in the snow, riding our sleds with all the neighbourhood kids in the woods and that one year everything turned into one giant skate rink. We used our skates to get to school and we could even ice skate on what we called the 'race track' (for our bikes) in the woods opposite our house.

I had looked through the photos for a challenge on Scrapgal and decided to also use this challenge for a tribute page for Rachael who served four months as a guest designer on the Design Team at Scrapgal. I tried to copy her style as I saw it: long linear lines and a one ( or highligthed) word title.

I used some of the left-overs from my Lime Tart July kit and just added some gesso to stipple the background cardstock, HS plastic letters and a swirl rub-on.

July 14, 2007

It's sharing time!

It may be school holidays but that doesn't mean I've been sitting on my hands for the past 2 weeks. Let me direct your attention to the Lime Tart gallery here.
Lucky girls Melissa Phillips and guest designer Celeste Vermeend got to play with the Amy Butler papers in the Half Tart. So pretty! Mel Nunn and I sunk our teeth into the Full Tart full of browns, greens and blues. I'm actually still going with this kit. Have an almost finished layout on my desk using more of it which I'll share in a day or two.

(grrr, blogger won't let me upload any images at the moment so no peek to share of my work with the July kit)

Memory Makers Masters deadline is getting close. I know plenty of people that have entered this year and I wish them the best of luck! Despite my best intentions I didn't pull it off this year either. Life and my poor time planning skills got in the way. I'm hopeless at planning my time. Always think I can achieve more in a day or evening than I actually do. Wish I wasn't such a hopelessly slow scrapper. I really admire those people that participate in 'layout a day' challenges and come up with something presentable in just one night. I just can't do it. I have to look at it for a length of time, shuffling things around, replacing items, going backwards and forward to the computer, get a drink, etc. Procrastinator extraordinaire! That would be me.

T's 7th birthday in 3 weeks... he wants a Harry Potter party again like last year. Couldn't come
more timely with the new movie just out and the last book due out next week. Am considering letting him take 5 or 6 friends to see the HP movie. How's that for an easy way out? I think he's getting a bit old for a party at home. Don't particularly want a troop of his friends tearing through the house. Last year after the party I was utterly exhausted! Had heaps of games but if it wasn't their turn they got bored easily and half of them rather played with the new birthday toys. I'm thinking 5 or 6 max. at home for cake and pressies. Then off to the movies and I'll take them home after that. I remember how much fun it was being driven home by the birthday girls parents after a party. We'd always argue who'd be dropped off first.

July 13, 2007

Adding years to her age

Little girls grow up... Annabel got glasses last week:

I'll have more to share in a few days hopefully.

July 02, 2007

Quickly sharing

My shoulder is shot again. Had a cortisone injection today so it should feel better very soon. Typing is painful so I'll keep it brief. Just sharing my two layouts for the July Scrapgal newsletter. "Excite" is the word for this month.

I had to cover up all the people and distractions in the background so used gesso to keep the focus on the action. Background is painted too. Here's my boy (then 5) trying out his boxing gloves on Christmas morning on "Santa".

And (another) layout about T's excitement of having a wiggly tooth last March. (it took almost 3 months for that thing to come out).