Friday, 6 August 2010

Kid's LOs

I've been scrapping with my boys again.

My style is done by Connor 2 1/2. He chose the outfit in the photo as he did with all the embellishments on the LO. Obvisouly I helped with sticking everything, but he placed most of the things where he wanted them. His freedom inspired me as I spend far too much time second guessing myself when I scrap.

Liam, nearly 5, has done many LOs now and each one is better and more independent. The choice of photo placement was entirely his, he also chose the title himself and alphas, but I did have to help him getting the title to fit in. He spent absolutely ages pushing the brads in, I was so impressed with his concentration.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Scrapping with a Toddler

Last weekend we worked as a family to create my 4 year old's first ever school project, he loved doing it and is so proud of his rocket. Ever since we made it he has been asking to make a LO, he has no interest at all in any form of art, drawing, painting... but for some reason does enjoy making a LO from time time so I try to encourage it.

I did all the cutting and placed the basic structure, he then glued everything (he finds my roller glue very exciting) and placed the stickers, he chose the title and we stuck the letters down together and he wrote his name on a piece of card which I included in the LO. Last but not least he had great fun (with help) blinging up the sea creatures with stickles. The stickers and letters are left over from my younger son's birthday party, they had been used for decorating the party boxes, and were also used to decorate the rocket.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Ish cake

This is the 6th birthday cake I have attempted for my kids. My Mom always made our cakes so I was determined when I had kids that I would do the same. Connor is 2 today and is having an 'under the sea' party tomorrow. I've had a good idea of what I was going to do for a few weeks, but was planning on using coloured coconut on the cake board as I usually do, but this morning when my son found shrimps in the shop I had a light bulb moment and decided to ice the whole cake board, I am so pleased with how it has turned out and Connor says, "like ish cake." :)

Happy Birthday my precious baby, I hope you have a lovely party tomorrow xx

Sunday, 10 January 2010

30 and Loving it

Wow I'm shocked by how long it is since I have blogged, life just seems to get away from me. Also I have not been scrapping as much as usual, but this LO was inspired by the UKS weekly challenge :) Thanks xx

I turned 30 in November and was dreading it for about a year. Some how the jump from 29 to 30 suddenly seemed like a rather large one. My husband planned a boat cruise disco party down the Thames and with many of my friends able to join us I was really looking forward to the party but wishing I didn't have to turn 30 in order to celebrate.

Well the day arrived and instead of feeling 'old' like I'd expected I felt accomplished. I looked at my life and felt proud of who I was on my 30th birthday and mostly I felt so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life.

The LO is some photos taken at my party of some of my wonderful friends,the journalling is hidden under the big photo, you can see the tab and it reads:

At 30 I have:

A wonderful husband (Married 8 years)

2 Amazing sons

A loving family

Fantastic Friends

The job I always wanted... (Primary school teacher)

What more could I ask for?

Thank you to everyone who has come in and out of life, I have been touched by so many extraordinary people in so many different ways.

Thanks for looking xx