Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I will survive

I love Easter I really do. But boy there is a lot of work involved! Holy Week meditations, services, Maundy Thursday communion, Good Friday (I am leading the bit in Romford Market. Eeek!) as well as the highlight of the Christian year when we celebrate the Good News of Jesus bringing the promise of new life and forgiveness for all.
And after Easter I will mostly be working on my MA in my spare (ish) time. Still, in just over a month all that will be behind me. So crafty moments are really special just now. Just have to grit my teeth, keep my nose to the keyboard, hope God inspires and keep going

Before I share what I have been up to, I just need to be clear that I only made one card in my last post. The rather lovely "a little birdie" was made FOR me BY Kath. Thanks Kath!

AS it is nearly April that also means it is time to prepare new classes for Imagine That. I just did one this time - another layout. My own challenge was to use more that one photo. The class challenge was to use the rather lovely Imagine That Write This Way stamp set , two Bazzill (plus a little white too) and two patterned papers. I chose Bella Bouylevard Man of the House papers. (Man of the house and cufflinks). It is strange choosing papers before photos but it gives scrapping an extra twist. I did have the main photo in mind and was hoping that it would tone. The fact that two others close by in the photo album had the same expression was a bonus...
My beautiful little boy. Em at about 2-3. I NEVER dreamed I would have a child with blond hair. It is deffo more dirty blond now but he was the Milky Bar Kid when he was little (Did I used to plead with him to say "the Milky Bars are on me" Of course. DId I let him have one as a reward. Of course not as we boycott Nestle and anyway his 4 year old brother would have told me off no end. True that)

Anyway enough of a trip down memory lane - these papers are fabulous (and double sided but I only used one side of each) and I enjoyed turning some of the journal spots into embellishments. The problem with looking at this is that I want to go and give my lovely boy a big squeeze and tell him I love him. He will give me a look that says "you touch me,you die" and then will wave his hand at me and go "buh -BYE" as I am dismissed.
Still if you would like to learn how to use these stamps and make a layout something like this then contact the shop for details. Cute boy not included.


Katty Bell said...

What a gorgeous LO.
I really must try to make time to scrap a little.

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely LO, fabulous photos and colours. Kim

Lydia said...

That page is so adorable and beautiful photos too!