Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scrapjacking Natalie May ...

There's been a few changes over at ScrapJacked this month ... a new owner, new look & new format.  It's now called The Australian Scrapjacked Studio & this month we've got the task of jacking this layout by Natalie May.

It's stunning isn't it!!!  Lots of bright colours, flowers & bling ... what's not to love :)!  Here's my take on it ...

There's still a few hours of September left so why not head over to The Australian Scrapjacked Studio & get all inspired by the Design Team too.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I found some mojo!

I know ... I can't believe it either!!  I've had lots of time to blog hop recently & it ignited a little creative spark.

I love, love, love Mandy's sketch for this month's Scrap Therapy September sketch challenge.

A quick shop for some yummy new papers, a dash of texture paste & my very cool Sizzix tag die & here's what I came up with ...

Also inspiring is the Scrap the Boys September challenge.  The challenge is to create a layout using this image as a start-off point.

I got a bit over-excited with ink & water so it turned into a mess ... but that's what boys are LOL!

I never quite got the hang of boy layouts so my plan is to try & do this challenge every month ... how can I not improve with so much talent on their Design Team!

There's a few days left in September ... hmmm I wonder if I can get some more pages done.  Gotta make the most of this mojo whilst it's here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some sad news to share ...

So I haven't been around much lately ... again :(.

These months have been incredibly difficult for my family.  Our beautiful Mum became critically ill & we sadly lost her two weeks ago.  I really don't know where to begin or what to say.  For my entire life my Mum has been just a short drive away ... now she's not :(.

I take comfort in knowing that we were there every day that she was in hospital, a ninety minute drive each way.  We were able to spend hours & hours just hanging out.  Days seem to fill quickly with lots of
busy-ness ... so it was really special to be able to just stop & spend time together.  Sucks though that it takes that to make us slow down.  Lesson learnt :(!

These past weeks have been such a rollercoaster of emotions.  But we are so very thankful for that time.
Time that left no doubt how much we as a family mean to each other.  So today we mourn someone who is
worth every ounce of our sadness. A woman who was exactly what a wife, mum, friend & especially what a grandma should be.  We consider ourselves the lucky ones.  Mum, we love you with all of our hearts & you will be forever missed.