This week in the Style Lounge over at Aussie Scrap Source, we are featuring ... me! :). These are the layouts I have shared as typical of my style:
Journaling: Ah Sausage, you really make me laugh. You will rarely smile or pose for the camera. But every now and then you ham it up for me and I can capture the complete nutty personality that is you at age five. Ah, I really do love you.
This page features BasicGrey's Life of the Party line. Perfectly colourful and fun for a Jamie page.
The photos were taken one morning just before Jamie started school. We were hanging about inside because it was super hot outside. And he was lounging on the couch just doing what five year old kids do. I couldn't help but be amused at the mischief he got up to with his toy doctor's kit. Especially wearing it on his head, lol.
I really miss having him around the house so much... He has a wobbly tooth at the moment. Argh, he grows up way too fast. But secretly I'm so pleased for each and every new thing he does and learns. His reading amazes me every day! But anyway I digress....
Journaling: You loved this Thomas train track. We gave it to you for your 2nd birthday. I had boom-gates that went up and down as the train went past, a bridge that opened and closed, and flashing lights. It even had a loader that would drop logs into Thomas' truck as he went past. But best of all, it played the Thomas theme song every time he came into the station.
The next page uses a bit of paper piecing, which is really what I love to do. I've used some chipboard elements from Crate Paper's Neighbourhood range to make a little scene reminiscent of the village railway scene in the focal photo.
I have great difficulty in labelling my "style". I can point to no other scrapbooker in the world who has the same "style" as me. Maybe my regular readers are a better judge of my style than I am? Who does similar work to me, do you think?
I chose to highlight the gorgeous work of Kaori Watanabe, from Japan, in the article. She does "playful" so delightfully. And she is masterful at the boy layout that somehow turns out whimsical and beautiful without ever being overly girly. I admire her work greatly. She's a bit of an idol of mine. Have a look over at the Aussie blog to see what I say about her.
Anyway.... playful style we've called it... and you have a chance to join in on the fun. Create a playful style layout and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Wednesday 11th May for a chance to win a prize pack full of playful goodies!