Tuesday, April 29, 2008

On a Roll

Been having a ball with Fryske's Friendly Creepy Crawlies kit as you can see. These bugs so 'cute up' these photos of young Colin age 1 in the back garden of his 1st family home. I have no idea how I got him to pose then or what he was pointing at, just such a cutie!
Took Colin to an orthodontist in town yesterday to have a consultation done to see if he is a candidate yet for braces. The answer yes he is, but not until the remaining 7 milk teeth have dropped out and changed for adult teeth. Looks like a bit more of a wait, as long as 12-18 months. Guess that means that Nanny has a bit more time to save for them.

Green Background paper created by twoboyz00, Scallop Borders template Freebie by Line Prado Creations at at lineprado.blogspot.com, Papers, bugs, grass & sun from Fryske's Friendly Creepy Crawlies kit all by Fryske's Digiscrap Design available at http://digiscrapwarehouse.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=6 and http://fryske.scrapdigistyle.com/shoppe/

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Something Old, something New

Photos used that is! The first LO is for Fryske's April Template challenge where you have to use flowers from at least 3 different kits. I found this a bit of a challenge as I now feel that the layout has turned out a bit more pink than was my intention. Never mind... The 2nd is my favourite at the moment, finally a page with me in it for a change. Photo taken at Mum's 65th birthday dinner at one of Wellington's top restaurants Logan Brown. Invitation said to dress formal, so was a good opportunity to wear my wedding dress, now shortened, for dinner. Photos turned out beautiful, thanks Colin. I tried to copy Mum's flowers on her dress, digi scrapping style, using a number of papers from the DSB Avril kit at http://digiscrapbook.blogspot.com/

Credits LO1: Created using Fryske's April Template available at
Green dotted background paper from 2peas "It's in the air"
Circle papers created using Grateful4U kit at DST, Oct 06 Newsletter Freebie: Spring/Autumn Circles Created by ©2006 Tina Chambers at http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/, Spring Tulip by Olivia Dorazio, Flowers, Love Actually Kit by Flergs, paper from Avril kit at
at http://digiscrapbook.blogspot.com/, Love Actually flower by Franziska Altmann, Kim's Flowers, Created by Kim Liddiard, Jennifer Layden flower of Jennilyn Designs, Amy Teet's Sunporch flower, Avril DSB flowers at http://digiscrapbook.blogspot.com/

Credits LO2: Background paper & Rose leaves : Gratefull4U kit at DST, FrameBrush : Lori Barnhurst at LittleDreamerDesigns.com, Roses created by me using papers from DSB Avril kit at http://digiscrapbook.blogspot.com/ and stitches from Natali available at scrapwithnatali.blogspot.com/, Birthday Word Tags : by FabellaDesigns at http://fabella71.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Old photos finally GIMPed (scrapped)

Well it's school holiday time and Colin is enjoying his first week of so far, having just stayed with Morgan both Monday and Tuesday. I suspect tomorrow will be boring for him as he's staying home with Brian or me at work if Brian needs to go out for part of the day, we'll see.
Thought it would be nice to scrap these old photos of both Colin and Morgan (while we are on the school theme) and send the result on to Diane. I don't think our boys have changed much other than sprouting a bit more height, hehe.
Will have to show Colin this one tomorrow as he hasn't seen it as yet either. Must remember to print this one of and stick it in Mum's album along side Colin's First day of school page as the background papers are the same and match a theme ;)

Round tag - DSB-Avril-kit, 2peas It's-in-the-Air-Alpha, Fryske Friendly-Creepy-Crawlies-Alpha, Friendly Creepy Crawlies kit available at
Background paper - LittleDreamerDesign-ScrapAMoment kit, Katie Pertiet_DirtyFrame, Grateful4U star tags, 2peas Squish font

Friday, April 18, 2008

Like mother, like son?

I have had fun looking through old family photo albums I borrowed from my Mum's and came across this photo of me age 11, the same age my Colin is now. I have been itching to scrap it so had some time tonight when Brian is at Northern Squash club. I'm pleased the way it turned out now, just couldn't quite get the same pose out of Colin, but heh , you know what kids are like when they get a camera pushed in their faces.... Anyway, you think we look a like???

credits: Template 18 by Fanette @ http://ledigiscrapdefanette.blogspot.com, "It's in the Air" kit by Kate Teague @ twopeasinabucket.com, Carton Alpha by Nani @ http://cheznaninette.blogspot.com and Marydale font

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Colin Christmas album pages

Have also included these two Christmas pages for Mum's album.
Colin posing with Corey under our real Christmas tree and Colin on Christmas morning trying out his Astroflyers. A sort of cross between strap-on springy stilts. Didn't take him long to get the hang of these at all...
Try out this template by Fryske, I think this is my favourite so far that I have tried of hers. Certainly very versatile.

Credits: QP-wildflowerholiday-kenna2 from http://weedsandwildflowersdesign.typepad.com/the_meadow/

Template, Fryske's TC3 available at http://fryskesdigiscraps.blogspot.com

After Midnight kit by Miss Mint at peppermintcreative.com
Recoloured Journal label from ThatsAmore kit by Cinzia Loosemore at DigiChick
2007 Date lable by Misty Cato Designs
Handstamped Alpha by Michelle Coleman at LittleDreamerDesigns.com

Monday, April 14, 2008

For you Nanny, with love Colin

These two pages happened to sit side by side in Mum's album and use the same background paper.

Credits: background paper & leaf flourish Love Actually kit by Franziska Altmann - Tabrizia,
Carton Alpha by Nanine http://cheznaninette.blogspot.com/,
Grateful4U kit available at DST

More album pages

These are the last of the older baby pages I have included in Mum's album. The photos are before I had a digital camera so they are scanned from original photos I still have. I'm quite pleased how these pages have turned out, even printed of in 8x8 inch size the quality was amazing.

Credits: Quick Page by LLIELLA Designs,
Mrs Wresh template and Commotion on the ocean add on kit by Danielle Engebretson,
“Reverie kit by Gina Huff at www.weedsandwildflowersdesign.com,
VRA_SS_Paper_EyeletEdges_Special template from www.scrapgirls.com, SistersJoy paper from Kimb's designs, nwhiteley_photoborder photoborder”,

Happy Birthday Mum

It's been a while since I last blogged to post my layouts, only because I have been busy off line creating pages for Mum's big birthday last week for an album I wanted to give her. We all went out to Logan Brown for a wonderful meal and all put our glad rags on, and I got to wear my wedding dress again since our big day. There were plenty of cameras about so plenty of photo opportunities I hope to scrap soon. Anyway here are the first 2 pages of Mum's album.

Credits: Background paper,flowers from Grateful4U kit available at DST, Paper tearing from ScrapBits 'n Pieces by Fryske's Digiscrap Design available at http://fryske.scrapdigistyle.com/shoppe/, Flower stitching stems from Love Actually by Flergs, Straight stitching from Natali available at scrapwithnatali.blogspot.com/