Friday, March 01, 2013
It has been a nightmare moving and I hope that I don't have to do this for a VERy long time!!!
I haven't scrapped much just because all my time has been taken to unpack the hundreds of boxes and find new homes for everything. I got the second biggest bedroom in the house as a scrapbook room so I have been having lots of fun playing with that!!! Although I have to purge big time as I have already outgrown the room..... the kid's schools have been getting lots of boxes!
Anyway, as always I love the challenges over at Merly Impressions.
This month's can be found here: http://www.merlyimpressions.co.uk/blog/scrapbooking/february-2013-layout-challenge/
It's a great sketch which I had lots of fun playing with. I have made only 3-4 layouts in 3 months so I am feeling a bit rusty getting back. With my new room almost done I hope to start getting productive again! One thing is for sure I have made a promise to myself to use my Cameo more. I love it when I use it, but most of the time I am lazy... Here I used my Cameo to make the title!! That is a first for me!!!
For this I kept the tones to browns, yellows and whites. I stamped the background with my favourite heart background stamp. Added a white and yellow doily and then just layered a few bits here and there. I wanted the feel to be quite homey as it's about my kids and my thoughts on motherhood (there is ALOT of journalling at the back) So I chose different things I had lying around that reminded me of home and just evoked cosy thoughts (doilies, wood veneer, sewn heart etc..)
The big sewn heart symoolizes me and the 3 little wooden ones are for my 3 kids
I then sprinkled some Heidi Swapp gold paint for the paint splashes and then added some heart confetti, wood veneer stars and some pearls
I was going to add a bit more here and there but then I wanted this one to be more simple than my usual ones just because I wanted the focus to be on the picture as its quite rare I get to take a pic with my kiddos!
I have more layouts on the way and I am just loving the fact that I can just leave everything out and come back to it the next day. At my old place it took like 20 mins to pack everything away every evening so I am thrilled about that!!!
Thanks for looking!!!