Monday, 14 February 2011

Another Love Post

We made a concertina card for Daddy to say "I love you".

We took our inspiration from Crayola.

Here's another video.


Who do you love?

Jesus said, '"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.'" Luke 10:27

I have this song in my head this morning :)

I love God.
I love my husband.
I love my family - immediate and extended.
I love my friends.
I love people.
I could go on....

Lots of love

Thursday, 10 February 2011

A couple of layouts and an explanation

I have done 2 layouts this year. This is my leanest year so far since I started scrapbooking in 2003. By this stage last year I had produced at least 12 layouts and other projects as well. And other years I have produced nearly 50 by the end of February.
Well not this year. Besides moving, other things have taken their toll on my time and motivation and creativity.

And then, as I mentioned last post, my camera stopped working.
I have now borrowed a camera (a Canon 5D) and have managed to work out how to at least get a photo of the two layouts I have done so far. That's a good start, eh?!

The first layout: I started doing this layout the day after Declan's birthday. I think I finished it about 10 days later.

It's called 8 candles but really Declan had one candle and we lit it and he blew it out 8 times. That was fun - different. Inspiration came from a variety of sources - most predominantly this one and another one by this one by Kathie Link.

The second layout was inspired by Nicole Pomeroy's layout and then combined the kind of ideas that Kathie and others use. I really would have liked to doodle up a little yellow bicycle matching the cuteness of Julie's Yellow Taxi but I also wanted to use the Crate Paper bicycle that was in the kit that I won (unknowlingly for 10 days) from the Blue Bazaar Blog.

Here's the result - a happy combination of products and inspiration. That's Declan and Hudson on their new bikes.

That's all for today.

She Sells Sea Shells...

More appropriately and equally as tongue twisting - She sees sea shells by the sea shore - maybe not equally as, but close.

There is a certain fascination that I have with shells. There is a mystery about them. Something special. I think the children find this so as well.
When we first arrived at Brighton Beach we could hardly get ourselves into the water for the sheer addictive delight of finding so many wonderful shells. We collected, we sorted, we collected some more (we swam) and collected, into the twilight.

The other day I decided to take some photos to show you the kinds of sea houses we have found. All was going along flowingly (trying to allude to the movement of the sea) until my camera crashed. It just stopped right in the middle of me taking photos. End of story.

Well not really, but I'm being dramatic. My camera is away for repairs (oh how I want it back) and I have been left feeling like there is an empty space - a camera-shaped space - in my life. Fortunately for me, DH is a photographer and he has lent me a camera to tide me over.

Here are the photos I took before my camera dumped me. Sorry there is no size reference, except the one with my index finger pointing at the tiny shell. After that photo I found a teensy weensy shell about a quarter of the size of that one.

One day I might look up Sea Shells of NSW and see what these beauties are called.