Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The journalling is inside the vellum pocket & can be read at full size.
28 July 2007.
The Christchurch Arts Festival is underway. Part of it is a display in Cathedral Square. The big poppy like flower is actually an inflatable peice of art.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
We were going to go in to town & watch the Buskers today but I am not sure how up to it his eye will be. I imagine his one good eye might get rather tired, so I think we will have to play that one by ear.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Wednesday 13 December 2006
It was the first day of the school holidays & you were pleased just to be at home on a Wednesday. You went out into the garden & decided to pick a rose. You brought it in to me but the stem was too short so I couldn’t put it in a vase. You picked another rose but its petals had fallen off by the time it came inside. You then picked another rose & asked “will this one do mum?”
Yes that one will do. A beautiful yellow rose on a nice long stem.
The inside of that heart shaped journalling box had what I think is a stylised angel in it. As soon as I saw that & the musical notes I knew which event I wanted to scrap.
Monday, January 21, 2008
The journalling reads:
Here I am at 9 weeks old in a family christening gown.
I was christianed & baptised KATRINA JANE FRANCIS
My mother wanted to call me Kirsten, but my father said that Kirsten's have blonde hair & there was no way I was going to have blonde hair, so there was no way i was going to be called Kirsten.
I never really liked my name. I was the only person in any of my schools with the name & really I am not a person who likes to stand out from the crowd. I didn't like the way my name sounded either, with the very hard kuh sound. i was always asked how to spell my name, is it with a K or a C & even then people got it wrong putting an O or an E into it.
It wasn't until I went to Russia that I ended up liking my name. Katherine the Great was a huge influence there & the Katherine isn't spelt the same way as we spell it. It was spelt more like my name & the people said my name so nicely. Then I worked with a woman who was Maori & she told me my name is a Maori name & she pronounced it & it sounded beautiful. So over time I have come to love the fact that my name is a multi cultural name.
Isuppose the funniest thing is that now I have a surname that is harder to spell & it starts with a kri sound.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
It was to use a blue & orange colour scheme, old stickers (older than one year old) & use the title Summer Days.
This is what I created using the latest kit from them as well as the very first stickers I ever bought (the blue lettering ones).
The journalling reads:
5 February 2007
We drove into Lake Taylor really hoping to get into Loch Katrin to pick up a geocache first to find. It was very hot by the time we got to Lake Taylor so we stopped & had lunch by the lake. Luckily the boys had brought their togs & we were able to let them play in the lake before & after lunch.
What better way to spend a Summer Day than in the water!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The photo was taken by Brent. Well done Brent that's a fantastic photo you took.
He's bored, in goes that thumb.
He's tired, in goes that thumb.
He's grumpy, first the pout, then in goes that thumb.
He's sad, first the cry, then in goes that thumb.
That thumb is always the same one, the one on his right hand.
That thumb is a source of comfort.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
This is James way back in 2003 eating his favourite car snack, a "pink biscuit".
Every night we used to pick dad up from work. To keep you happy while we did the car trip I would give you a pink biscuit. If I forgot to give you one when we set off, you would quickly remind me to get out the "pink biscuit".
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
- the cute things that my son says
- a hot cup of coffee & silence in the house (Tinks beat me to it)
- the first daffodil blooming in spring
- the smell of freesias (Glynis beat me to it.)
- seeing monarch caterpillars on the boy's swan plants
- butterflies flocking to my buddleia tree
Monday, January 14, 2008
The word art is by Tina Chambers http://store.digitalscrapbookplace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1939
The snowflake is a freebie from Flerg.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
All elements are from Linda Rechtin's Crazy for You kit here
First off there's this one of Brent. Why do I love it? Brent seems to love being the centre of attention & if there is a camera trained on him he puts on a show & hams it up. I love that he likes to do that but I also like to get non "look at me" type photos of him. This was taken from quite a distance using my zoom lens & I love how I got a photo of him just being natural. There were very few of these type that got taken last year & it seems to be even less now as he is really turning into one of those smart alecked, "look at me" kind of boys.James. How could I not love this photo. I actually took it for a photography class that I took with Vicky Gibson http://www.thesneakypirate.blogspot.com The point of the exercise was to get in close & so I did. James was swinging on the swing & I was standing right in front of him so he was swinging towards me absolutely loving the fact that he could very well hit me. This photo seems to show James as my personality plus child.
I always find it difficult to get a non posed photo of both my in laws & my mother. They always seem to want to be posed or at least know that they are having their photo taken. I really like this photo of my FIL & I am really pleased we have a photo of him in his police jacket since he's coming up to retirement this year.
Weird photo to have as a favourite of Scott. There are photos of him, usually he is in photos with the boys, & there is the odd individual one but this strange one is the one I love. Why? Because when he was younger, before kids, he had this goofy side that I loved. That side seems to have been covered up in responsibilities, life, work. It's a side that rarely comes out to play anymore & I miss it. This day we went to the mountains to play in the snow. He was showing me "running man" on ice.
This one is my all time favourite. It was my birthday & we were on a sunset cruise at Raitea'a. I love how we look so happy together. Of course this photo has already been part of one layout but it is going to appear in many more.
Monday, January 07, 2008
I think I am pretty adventurous when it comes to food. There is not a lot I won't try at least once. That is how I was brought up & I still seem to follow that pattern now. I think it has stood me in good stead & so I am now bringing up the boys the same way. They have to at least try the new food & if they don't like it that's fine they don't have to have it.
What I might baulk at would be eating those outragoeus things that they eat on programs like Survivor. I would have to be pretty hungry I would imagine to be able to stomach things like balut http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut That just looks icky, but then mind over matter or hunger might win out.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
This digital layout is created using all paper from Club Scrap Digital's Surfs Up kit & a template from www.jacdigital.com
This was my birthday last year.
Friday, January 04, 2008
Most of the elements are from Lauren Bavin's Mulled Memories kit
I love swimming so I just can't wait to get back into that again. At the moment it is all on hold until the boys go back to school. It will be nice when the boys are older & I can leave them at the pool by themselves. Actually come to think of it, I probably won't do that because I would be still worried about them. They both do swimming lessons & even if Brent & James were in swim squad I don't think I could totally leave them unwatched.
I used to do cross stitch & sometimes I seriously wonder about taking it up again. I have several unfinished peices sitting around that should be finished off. Maybe I could take that up again when I am sitting in front of TV rather than just blobbing.
This is a layout using club scrap paper from the Chapter One kit that shows James interacting & copying Brent from a very young age.
Another Club scrap layout using the autumn splendour kit.
The last layout is also on club scrap paper, from the Refresh kit, showing Brent doing his last few swimming lessons where he needed a person in the pool with him.
This is a digi layout made with elements from Linda Rechtin's Happy Chic kit
I loved the word art so I used it as a jumpstart on what I wanted to scrap.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
My main goal with scrapping this year will be to just have fun & keep up to date with the calendars that I give out each year as christmas presents. I am going to do both digital & paper layouts, as I have found that I have a different style with each medium.
I am participating in the LOAD challenge at Big Picture scrapbooking so I really hope to accomplish 31 layouts this month.
I would like to experiment making different sized layouts, not always the sqaure layouts. I received a heart shaped cardstock months ago in a kit so maybe there's an out of the norm shaped challenge I can take up. Obviously that shape lends itself to more romantic or loving photos, but I have a few of them that I would like to scrap.
I would like to create a few of the page projects as well. Maybe some of them can be used as presents for people too.
My main goal is to have fun & do a little bit of scrapping every day.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
This was a free quick page created by angelfaye of http://www.digitalscrapbooking.de/joomla/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/