In the blink of an eye ....
Hope ....

The rain ...

Hasn't it been lovely? We had almost forgotten what it was like to sit listening to the rain. I have a colourbond garage roof outside my office/scraproom window which makes for lovely sounds when it's raining. We had over 30mm in Lilydale on Wednesday and Thursday, with more since then. I can almost hear the garden sighing with relief.

The boys had their first sleep over at Nan's last night - well not technically a sleep over as I also landed there about midnight after a day out scrapping with friends. Had such a great time. Caught up with friends I hadn't seen in ages and spent as much time just catching up on everyones lives as I did scrapping. I am feeling great about my scrapbooking again now - I feel like I have moved back to the real reasons I scrap for, to tell my story and record the memories, with the pretty pages or use of the latest must have products not so important, or just an incidental outcome. I find it so relaxing and therapeutic to scrap like that. I had forgotten what that felt like.

I did this page for Josh. Each of the label holders contains something I hope that he believes. There is also some more journalling under the photo. I took this photo when we were in Perth last April - those gorgeous hydrangeas you see in the back are on my Mum's front verandah.


All of these products including the papers, label holders and ribbons are Stampin' Up. I love the new Typeset Lower Alphabet Stamps. The font is basic and so versatile and it's also a great size. I can't believe how easy it is to stamp titles with the Stampamajig. That was probably the main reason I didn't stamp titles on layouts before, because I am a bit of a neat freak and was scared it would mess up my page. It's so easy now.

I also made this quick and easy mini card out of the Blooming with Happiness hostess set. This is such a popular set and so easy to get by hosting a small get together to make some things with friends. I have embossed the image using silver embossing powder and coloured some of the flowers using the rose regal marker. Simple, quick and I think cute.


Time to get these boys into their bath and ready for an early night. I hope you all have a happy week and that we get lots more rain!



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Oh Claire! I hope you don't mind but I am definitely going to CASE that layout - looks gorgeous. :D

gorgeous LO Claire! Yes the rain has been lovely (even if it means our back yard is officially a mud wrestling site!!) lol
Catch you soon I hope!
Jen H

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