Jen and Rach will have a giggle at this - all last week I was saying I didn't think the new Basic Grey LilyKate paper range was me, then yesterday I went to my monthly Sensational Sunday crop at Scraptacular (missed you Brooke!) and I was wowed! It's so much more vibrant and colorful in real life and I love it! I also got some of the yummy Romani range as well (I knew I loved that) but I had fun playing with LilyKate for these two layouts. First here's me at my 10th birthday party. We lived on a farm this was my pony Bambi. Gotta love the outfits we are all wearing!
And this one is a cute pic of bubs taken by Rach - he looks so much like me in this picture. He was 14 months when this was taken. There are ghost daisy's on left - not sure if these can be seen.
I also managed to do a couple more layouts for my holiday album - I am so pleased I have taken the time to do this. It has pictures of all my Perth family and pages about all the fun stuff we did and the lovely beaches. Josh loves looking through the album and talking about our holiday. This one is the beautiful Busselton jetty at sunset. While we were there, there was a professional sandcastle builder (cool job!) on holidays from Europe, hence the amazing sandcastle. These new Basic Grey Urban Border rub 0ons are GORGEOUS!
Finally this one is various pictures taken as we were driving up the east side of the Eyre Peninsula. This is probably one of my favourite holiday moments. I was driving, everyone else was asleep, there were hardly any cars on the road and there was lots of amazing things to see. The picture top left is actually the lights of the iron ore mine against the dark hill - it looked amazing, but may not show up well online! Driving holidays are my favourite type of holidays (yes even with two little fellows!). Not happy with the blue flower on this layout, but I really needed to cover a mistake!
We are settling in slowly - still boxes to unpack, but Paul is on leave this week still so we should get it done this week. I also have some scrapping projects to get done, and am working Wednesday and Saturday too. I also need to get my week 3 Effer Dare Last Scrapper Standing layout done. Still grinning wildly that I am still standing (with 88 others!) out of the original 450 entrants. This week it's all circles - mmmm could be tricky!
I can definitely feel the slower pace of life here, which anyone who knows me will know I LOVE! Even though we are quite close to Maroondah Highway, we only have neighbours on one side (who are an elderly couple and their son and seem lovely thank goodness!) and the Warburton Trail behind us. The house is a bit elevated and the house across the road has this amazing huge three tier water fountain. Beyond that I can see trees and at night the lights on the hill in the distance. I think I will be happy here :) I am cutting back my work drastically in favour of being a stay at home Mum (and scrapper!) - will take a few months to wind down but am planning of only working a few sessions a month from late this year, and only other stuff if it can e done from home. The pace of the last 18 months has taken it's toll on my health and weight and sanity and I want to get that back on track. OK, so I want more time to scrap too! Can't wait to be able to go to the fortnightly Kimmy and Kerry crop at Scraptacular!
Back to the boxes, happy Mondays lovelies!