Monday, 15 August 2016


Hello Everyone!
I know I haven't posted for a while and I am not sure I want to continue with my blog. There is so much social media and stuff gets posted on facebook, instagram and blogs and it is just so much to try and get to all of it to comment on and I feel so bad when I just can't get to it all. I am still trying to figure out what I want to do and how I want to do it. I do know that I want to get back to creating layouts that tell the stories. I have become so sucked into creating beautiful layouts that I have forgotten my primary purpose for scrapbooking, which is journalling AND... I want to start using my stash. I know!

So I have been watching videos and reading books and I just know that CAS is my style and that the journalling comes first followed by the photo/photos and I don't care if they are not so good if I want to tell the stories. This journey I am enjoying so... we will see where we go from here.

I am back teaching... Only once a month for now and I don't know if I will do more I just know I don't want it to be a chore, I want to enjoy it and share what I have learned. I am going to be doing two sessions on one day and I had my first one a couple of weeks ago and it went really well.

In the morning I did a double page layout.

I used papers from the new Lady Pattern Paper range and chose to work with the blue and gold on white card stock.

I added some strips of gold glitter ribbon and gold paper and the chipboard title and flowers were painted with gold ink and stuck on.

My journalling (on the back) says...

Storm was so worried that her dad showed so little interest in her pregnancy no matter how many times I told her that it just wasn't his thing and that he would be fine once the baby arrived and just to accept it for what it was. 
 Of course I was right, I am always right :D He is totally besotted by this gorgeous little thing, even though she is not doing much right now. He is not really a little baby person, he is much happier once he can play with them and chase them around and talk to them but he does love to see her and get his snuggle time and you can see by the look on his face that he adores her. Already she is engaging with whoever she is with and smiling and gurgling away capturing hearts all along the way.
I know from being a mother that there is always more than enough love to go around and it is the same with your grandies only better. <3
I can't wait to see how this relationship develops and the bond that she will have with her grandpa. It will be strong and happy, and it will be forever.

In the afternoon I did a single layout using the same paper range.

I chose to use a white background for this one too and used the left over bits of paper and some washi tapes to create this layout. The title, heart, arrow and book plate are all chipboard that I painted with the gold ink.

My journalling (on the back of the layout) says.

I have so enjoyed this journey to motherhood with Storm and I was so lucky to have been with them to so many of the scans, which still fascinate me. We didn't have scans when I had my kids. :D There was so much that I had forgotten and it was so interesting for me to see how Storm coped too. I had not doubt that it would be with the same resolve that she tackles most things. I am so excited to be a 'Glan' again and I love spending time with this little doll. It is so different to having spent time with the twins. Now I get to focus all of my attention on this one little being and I love it. No trying to soothe two crying babies or rock two to sleep or change two. There is just one who gets the whole of me. I can't wait to watch her grow and develop and see her little personality. I love you my Scarli <3

We also had a card to do. Also with the left over pieces of paper.
A 15 x 15 card with a couple of mats and banners and some flowers. The heart is a chippie painted with the gold ink and the title and the butterfly are punched from gold paper.

I finished off the inside of the card too.

Easy peasy!

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a comment. It is really very much appreciated.

Till next time - Happy Scrapping!