Its Australia Day today. A day for acknowledging this great country we live in. I am so grateful that we can bring up our son in a country like this, where we have a fantastic lifestyle. When I look a what is happening around the world, I do feel blessed that I was born here.
I had a few layouts published this month. A couple of them were really old. I did this one a year ago... errrr.. that would be two years ago.... yes, 2004... my goodness where does the time go?... for the Scrapbooking Memories Masters competition. I just love the photograph of my nephew, Thomas, years ago. Actually, I quite like the layout too, even after all this time. It was published in Scrapbook Creations this month. Wow, isn't this mag just improving out of sight at the moment?
The next two are of my other nephew, William. Isn't this photo too cute? This one was in My Reflections (sad, that they're not publishing it anymore).
And then, there's this one, also in Scrapbook Creations. These photos were taken at William's 2nd birthday party, where he was fixated on the balloons. He had seen Thomas's balloon fly off into the sky when he had let go of it earlier, and was determined to not lose his. His Mum wrapped it around his arm, over his head and around the other arm, to be sure. The photo of him looking pouty was taken after his Dad tied the balloon in his hair - see the little tuft sticking out of the top of his head? William was not amused. His Dad was though :)
And, finally, here's one of our cutest little puppy, Jak, that was published in this month's For Keeps. I had to create this layout one day, after I came home to find Jak waiting for me behind the fence in the front garden. Normally he's not allowed out the front (too dangerous, as he loves to run off), but Phil was out there doing some painting and it was just sooo nice to come home to a little puppy welcome.
Awww... isn't he special?
Well, they're pretty much the final layouts I have published before my stint on the For Keeps Design Team. So, I won't be able to show you many more layouts for a while. Unless I start scrapping up a storm and actually complete more layouts than I need to for For Keeps every month. Maybe... Now that Jamie seems to be settling down, I might actually get a bit more scrapping time.
Well, its the middle of the night and I should be getting back to bed. Geez, its a trap starting up the 'puter after I've done my night feed. I'd rather do something for a while, to make sure Jamie's going to go back to sleep. Nothing worse than going back to bed and falling half to sleep only to have to get up again when Jamie starts crying! Each time, though, I tell myself that I'll only be 10 minutes. Yeah right!!