Sunday, 20 February 2011

A Cake Monster and a Happy Dance

I think I might have mentioned that I love, love, love the Little Boy collection by Echo Park :p I can't stop scrapping with it and as I was running out of photos of the Little Man plus any kind of transport I thought I'd try a wee page with no planes, trains or automobiles.... here goes...

I added some buttons, October Afternoon die cuts and stickers with some Making Memories felt stars and some American Crafts Thickers. I haven't added any journalling yet as I've not decided what it is that I want to say. Yes, me lost for words?! Who knew?! :p

The colours in this collection just make me smile along with the October Afternoon 'monsters'. In other news, a very, very, very exciting parcel arrived this week. Cue The Happy Dance. I won not one but two collections!! over on the Best Creations Blog a couple of weeks ago. Check the blog out if you haven't already! Here they are...

Cute huh? The Baby Boy Safari collection is my absolute favourite and I can't wait to use it all up. Thanks for stopping by. Kxx

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Beep Beep

I made this page for a new Two Peas class 4x6 Photo Love with Shimelle Laine. The class is free and runs the whole of 2011 from one 4x6 photo in January to twelve 4x6 photos in December. Check it out if you are a 4x6 girl like me.

I am loving the new Little Boy collection from Echo Park and I couldn't face putting my supplies away just yet. So... I dug out all my photos of Jack with a car/train/truck, surprisingly there weren't as many as I thought there would be. I must sort that out! But I found one. A photo taken in his little red nee-naw on Christmas Day 2009. Back in the days when I would ask him to look at me and he would, look at that smile {heart melt}. I added some Queen and Co embellies; the little green photo anchors and the red felt cars and I think the cardstock is DCWV.
Thanks for stopping by Kxx

Until Next Year...

OK so it's a little on the late side but better late than never right. I have finally finished my JYC 2010 album! Can I get a whoop whoop? ;o) I have to confess (eek, should I?!) I have a strange love/hate relationship with mini books. I love the idea, I love that you can dig out some co-ordinating stash, make a huge dent in it and not waste time digging through moutains of scrapbooking supplies. But... I find myself getting really bored before I've finished :o( I lose interest and cannot wait to start my next project so rush to put an end to my mini adventure (OMG, did I just admit that?!) Anyway here is my take on JYC 2010...

I used a packet of 4x6 AC page protectors (inspired by Laura's Paris Mini Book), Sharon Ann's Christmas Magic collection by LYB, some very old Making Memories metal charms, the flowers are Glittered Dahlia's - Jolly Christmas by Petaloo, and a some bits and pieces from Jolly and Bright by Heidi Grace.

The photo is of our Yankee Candle Snowman Family tart burner. We bought him on honeymoon in the Yankee Candle Shop in the Florida Mall {heart}. I love that this depicts our little family as we are now, Mummy, Daddy and wee man :)

And here is the wee man opening his first 'door' on his advent calendar. This was a hugh deal this year as it was the first year Jack was able to eat chocolate at Christmas and it's the first time he's been able to understand the concept of an advent calendar although I don't think he really 'got it' but he knew there would be something waiting for him in the little pocket of his Santa everyday.

I know I wasn't the only one to see some white stuff this year. This is our backgarden in all its snowy glory.

What can I say. I love my Christmas tree. It's not an expensive tree, it's plastic and at the grand old age of 7 it is starting to look at little worse for wear but almost every decoration has a story to tell. All the non-discript red and gold baubles were bought in 2003 when we bought the tree and could only afford the basics. All our honeymoon ornaments bought at Walt Disney World in 2007 are there. All the ornaments we bought on our first trip to Orlando in 2005 are there too. There are ornaments from our friends. Baubles we were given at a friends wedding that were used a place settings with our names on from 2005. The Spaceform ornament that we were given on our first wedding anniversary, ornaments with Jack's name on, baby's first Christmas ornaments from 2008. I love putting the tree up and reliving each and every one of those memories.

This is Jack's Christmas wish list, I made it up as he's too little to make a list but if he could this is what I think he would have asked for. Funnily enough Santa brought everything on the list.

We have a lot of Disney Christmas decorations. We're huge Disney fans and spent our honeymoon there in December 2007. For me Disney and Christmas go hand in hand = magic. All our Disney decorations remind me that Disney is truely a wonderful place to be especially at Christmas.

This was Jack's first time meeting Santa and he wasn't too sure about him. I think his face in this photo says it all. He happily shouted 'bye Santa' all the way out of the grotto though!

No actual gifts under the tree for fear of little 2 year old hands helping themselves to them :o)

He's been! Our livingroom after Santa had been.

I'm not sure what I'll do next year. I'm sure I'll want to join in again but maybe not a mini book... until next year... thanks for stopping by Kxx