And life goes on.
But still that is aaaaaages away.
Yet only a heartbeat.
I think photos of my three when they were little become even more treasured now as they are not sweet smelling bundles of joy that sit on my lap and give me kisses (ok Carys still does that and they are all still bundles of joy. We'll say no more about whether they are sweet smelling). And actually it won't be THAT long (she hopes) before the next generation arrives.
OK before I start wailing about how my liiiiife is neaaaaarly ooooooover, how about showing what I have been creating recently?
the layouts are all based on sketches.
One from Creative Scrappers #245
I used a Studio Calico template and various sprays. I also used a Heidi Swapp mask and some white paint. I also included a few strips of Crate Paper Random; a Hambly transparency; American Crafts thickers and Studio Calico chipboard hearts. Oooh and Lily Bee/Crate Paper stickers. And lots of black pen.
Secondly Sketchbook 365 Challenge - which included multiple photos - eek!
You can see the dimension thanks to the fact the actual sun cast shadows.
I made the background as muddy as the walk! Including a woodgrain stencil and a Kaisercraft stamp.
All the papers and stickers are from Basic Grey Clippings apart from the little bird and kite cut from a MME 6x6 pad. The letters are Amy Tan "thoughts" and very, very old something "foxed". And buttons from stash threaded with twine.
Phil thinks the blurb is really hard to read so here is it in close up
Here are the fussy cut details which you have to admire as they took ages to do
and finally one based on Creative Scrappers #244
Papers are from all sorts of places. Some are October Afternoon. The background paper is Heidi Swapp coloured with Distress Ink. I added stars cut using a MFT die - and used another for the journalling block. My favourite part is the title - I die cut letters in black funky foam and then smooshed lots of silver Stickles over the top.
And that's all there is right now!