Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Meet the new man in my life :)

No... Dave hasn't been replaced LOL This is ANOTHER man :) My gorgeous wee nephew! I've been trying to find the 'perfect' paper to do an introduction layout and I finally found it!!! I also saw a fantastic sketch on the Prima blog that was absolutely perfect for what I wanted. Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout of Mr 'R':I used some gorgeous papers from the My Minds Eye - Wild Aparagus line... a MME quote tag, MME pocket and journaling card, wooden flourishes, gorgeous flowers, a few stitches and pearls and a couple of buttons. The layout is now hanging up in my craft room and I absolutely love it... soft, yet still masculine!

I managed to get another layout done last night as well... this one is doing double duty... No 8 wired - NZ Dares latest challenge is to use 'numbers' - It's all about numbers! They are everywhere, we learn about them from a young age, some of us are loving the number we are + some not! Some people work with numbers + some numbers have special meanings to us. And the April challenge from SBO is to use photos that are older the 20 years!... This one just sneaks in there... Stop laughing Mum!!!

This is my first page of done for my 'Book of Me'. I've finally made the decision to go with A4 size for my BOM and I quite enjoyed working with the size. I've also decided to do the girls 'This is your life' albums that size as well... the idea being that it will be a story book of this lives and given to them when they turn 21. I actually started Krystal's book a couple of years ago in 12 x 12 format but after doing 6 pages decided it wasn't really what I wanted so now I can go back and change them to suit the new size.

On a final note... Krystal and I sent photos of my layout (about Krystal) and her canvases to the girls at Scrap the Teenz and they put our work on the blog! Krystal was so excited about it!!! Thanks Ann :)

Right... I'm off to work on a very special project :) Take care xx


  1. well done on getting ya first page done for your bom thats awesome. Like you said it does double duty. Whoo hoo on Krystals page and her canvases on "Scrap the teenz". Love that layout of Mr R. Beautiful.

  2. He is so cute - and I love your BOM page. Great stuff :)

  3. Love your sketch layout ... awesome, absolutely awesome.

    Yep, another good on ya ... now that you have your first BOM page underway, you will whip them up in no time.

    What's this special project ... come on reveal all!

  4. great sketch and great take on it - both have been popped into my 'lift' folder lol!
    Im behind in my BOM again this month grrrrr - but I have started my NZ Dares so thats something isnt it? ;O)

  5. Wow you're brimming with creativity at the moment, gorgeous stuff you're doing and also love Krystals canvases!
    mmmm what;'s that special project.... not that I am nosey;p

  6. Awww he is gorgious and can't wait to see more layouts of the handsome boy and more of your great BOM layouts!

  7. Hi Shell, you made a beautiful job of the sketch you found!! I came over to see you Dare layout...soooo cute!! I like the year used as your numbers.

  8. Oh so cute! perfect papers and sketch for it too :)

    Go for it with the BOM.

  9. WTG you on BOM. It feels hard to do stuff about yourself, but I think really important for the future. Hey, great LO's!

  10. love your take on the prima sketch.

  11. Hi there i just seen your blog and I was wondering where you got the pockets for your ATC's??


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