I am so behind the times. I have layouts in the last two issues of Creating Keepsakes (Aust reader gallery):
Journaling: You understand more and more every day, nodding your head to my simple questions. You dance, you spin, you almost-run. We play chasey around the lounge-room until we're breathless with running, shrieking and laughing. Your almost-run totally cracks me up. You love being outside the best, exploring. These photos were taken down on the River Torrens one Sunday afternoon.
There's a big pocket on the RHS of the layout that contains a big letter to Jamie (the one that I posted on my blog at the time).
Journaling: Look at you - you really are one CHEEKY little boy. Daddy snapped this photo at just the right moment as you jumped out from behind the meatsafe. PEEK-A-BOO!!
I just played with felt on this one. Did something a bit different. I must try it again.
An Interesting Career
1. Researcher. Armed with a brand new BSc(Hons) I eagerly entered the workforce. I was to research the triggers for cancer cell growth. It all sounded terribly exciting, but the reality was tedious and boring.
2. Uni administrator. I needed a job with more people contact. I found a position co-ordinating the research component of the medical degree. And in my spare time I went back to study.
3. Safety adviser. I was headhunted for this role after I graduated from my post grad studies. I advised on things from farm safety to chemicals, to IT.
4. HR Manager. They kept promoting me and I ended up here! Busy, long hours and demanding. Apparently I was "good" at dealing with employee "issues", arguing with unions and terminating staff.
5. Mum. I never thought I'd be so lucky! This is my favourite job. It has the longest hours, the lowest pay and I don't get the respect I'm accustomed to. But after years of dealing with all the negativity of HR problems, I just love staying at home playing with my little munchkin.
6. Injury prevention adviser. I now work 2 days a week developing strategy for the public sector. It's interesting, can be left behind at the end of the day and is a great balance to being a mum.
I am totally loving teeny index prints at the moment. Expect to see more of this style from me!
Journaling: Fifty family and friends gathered to wish you a happy first birthday. You sat on Grandad's lap under the shady apricot tree and greeted all your party guests like a little prince. You unwrapped your presents and admired the beautiful wrapping paper. You ate fairy bread and birthday cake. Even a 2 hour power blackout couldn't spoil the festivities. As the sun went down you sat on your Dad's lap and soaked up the fun.
I had a ball making this one. It's so bright and cheerful. Love those little patterned paper clowns :)
Well, I'm almost all caught up with shares.
Bye for now!