kick n splash...

Finally today I have gotten around to sharing the last of my layouts that I completed at the E2C retreat.

First up, Kick n Splash: this page was inspired by the many layouts I have been spying around with various patterned paper shape cut outs. I have been particularly drawn to the triangles....and it also happened to be part of the theme of the retreat too!

I added some inky smears made by mixing the spray with a little water onto flat plastic, and then lightly touching straight onto the background. Added some stamped arrows and added some paper confetti sprinkles.

I so love watching each of the boys learning to swim....something I feel is so very important here with so much beach & water time through our hot summers. And little Finn here, has taken to the water quite confidently, not afraid of getting his face wet at all and loves to make big splashes!
Then there is These Boys: which is my normal multiple photo, layering layout. I have taken to adding a strip of paper (usually sewn) to either the top or bottom of my pages but this time I added a few little embellishments to one corner.
I love times together with all these boys. The cousins all get along famously well!! It's noisy, it's crazy but it is loads of fun!!

Well, that is my crazy lot....I love 'em!! And that is about all my pages for the moment....will show my class pages next.
It's feeling like good weather to be stuck indoors....and maybe attempt some scrapping!!
Have a great day!
Sue XX

summer fun....

Continuing on with my layouts that I completed while at the retreat..

Summer Fun: this one was inspired by Leanne Allinson, and I went for the A4 size page and just kept it simple...which suited these bright photos of the kids on the jetty,the day we went to Tumby Bay.

then after a walk on the jetty, then fish n was time for a summer treat...
you Loved it: an icecream, a messy slurpy icecream....but you still loved it!! Mr Jacob loving a double scooper!! Cookies n Cream with a scoop of Bubblegum.....what a treat!!
I did some water washing of ink for the background and then let some splats slide down the page, added a few layers and some tags, some stickers, some washi and those AC kraft words again.... a title and a little bit of handwritten journaling and ....all is complete!

Bit cold for an icecream today thou!! Nice steady rain for the past 12 hours....the opening rains are here....only 17mm at this stage, but its been nice to hear the gentle pit pat on the roof....and fresh water in the tanks!

Hope you are finding a nice spot today on these school holidays.

Sue xx

A couple layouts to share...

A few weeks back in March I went to the great E2C retreat for a weekend of scrapping bliss!!
 I had a fantastic weekend....scrapping my little heart out, doing some classes with fantastic teachers, having heaps of laughs with a table of great friends..

Here is a couple layouts I did while I was away....I think I did a total of 9 including my class pages, not bad for me....and as I cut my 4 day weekend back to 3 days due to having to go off to an emergency nursing course.

Today is Eli tuning 7 last September....(Yes, I am about to go on a boy scrapbooking- catchup venture....just warning!!!) Love the 'Amy Tangerine' Kraft script word thickers, which Today was part of.

Then #School Kids  celebrates Mr Mace starting school this year.... And the compulsory first day of school picture. I had worked on this background as a pre-retreat kit, so it was a quick start/ quick go to page for late at night!!

And the close up pics of the photos are for you Dad and Mum who pops into my blog...for latest update and pics of the great grandies!!

Hope you are all having a nice day,
Catchyas soon...
Sue xx