Friday, September 30, 2011

He Has My Heart

Aussie Scrap Source has three weekend inspiration posts up at the moment. Plenty to keep you inspired over the long weekend! I got to play with Studio Calico's Countryside collection:

No journaling on this one. The title says it all really :). When I ordered for this project, the embellishments that accompanied the Countryside line had completely sold out, so I dug through my stash and found a little Twiddleybitz birdie and some BasicGrey bloomers to work in. It gives a different look to the page when you add a few unexpected touches, don't you think?

That's it from me. I'm off to veg on the couch. It's been a busy week.
Till later!
Kathie xx

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hobbies and Sports

This week at Aussie Scrap Source we are exploring sports and hobbies through the generations. This is my layout:

Journaling: I really wanted to play sports at school but Mum had decided that we were to do ballet. She had done calisthenics and wanted us to follow a similar path. So, instead of netball and tennis I learnt classical, jazz, tap and acrobatics.

My sister and I both trained as ballet dancers for a great part of our childhood. My sister in fact left school after year 10 to forge a career in the arts.

I've used Sassafrass' Sweetly Smitten papers and embellishments here, mixed with some Prima and some Crate Paper. I really do enjoy making girly pages! If only I had more of an excuse...

Kathie xx

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scrapbooking my two guys

I had a layout in Scrapbooking Memories issue 13(8) a couple of months ago:

Journaling: "I like weekends" he said to me. "On weekends I get to play with Daddy. And that's my favourite thing to do!"

Such a sweet series of photos of Jamie and Phil running around the park together :). And I'm so glad I recorded that little snippet of conversation. Otherwise I would have completely forgotten that he ever said it, by now.

The title was inspired by Michelle Clements. She did it on one of her layouts and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to incorporate it here.

Back soon!
Kathie xx

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I do love Crate Paper’s Toy Box collection. Here is another layout using it. I have several :).

Journaling: Ah, Rabbit, I might be biased but when I see these photos my heart swells with love and I find myself thinking that you are just the cutest little Batman ever!

It is up on the Aussie Scrap Source blog this week.

I have been so sick this week, but am on antibiotics now and gradually starting to feel better. Have a great weekend everyone!
Kathie xx

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Colour Theory - Pastels

Continuing with Aussie Scrap Source's Colour Theory series, this week we are exploring tints and shades. I decided to scrap with tints - which are hues that have white added to them. In other words, pastels!

Journaling: He is five and a half. He is in reception at school. He loves computers, the Wii and his PSP. He learns Japanese. He is reading level 7 readers. He has lost two baby teeth. He tells me he hates school but PE is OK. He is funny and kind. He plays soccer and tennis, and takes swimming lessons. He loved contructing stuff. He is amazing.

Pastel coloured scrapbook pages are usually associated with pages about babies or little girls, but not so much with boys. But I'm really rapt with how this page turned out, and I'm wondering what has held me back using pastels more. I think I worry that they'll turn out too babyish. There's no chance of that here - and I've added some kraft elements - twine, aged stickers and kraft cardstock - to my page to try to add a bit of masculine depth.

I'm pretty happy with my page. Head over to the Aussie Scrap Source blog to see more about colours and projects from the other talented design team members.

Well, I'm heading back to the couch now. I have been urgh, sick this last week. 'Flu compounded by a nasty sinus infection that has left me in bed for the better part of the last week. But I'm on antibiotics now, and hopefully will be back on my feet soon.

Kathie xx