It's been a while!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hello and Happy Australia Day to my fellow compatriots! Well 2013 has definitely kicked off with gusto as I have been running around like a headless chook since January 1st. Although I love having the kiddos home over the holidays I think I need the routine of school to get my life back on track.

Now, just a brief explanation as to some of my absence... sadly we have just farewelled my husbands' grandfather and the children's great grandfather who passed away peacefully at the glorious age of 101. Although it was sad to lose him, it gave us a chance to celebrate and reflect on his long and fulfilling life.

Now back to craftiness... today I have a Jillibean Soup layout using one of my all time favourite photos and also words to one of my favourite childhood songs. I bet you can't help yourself and start singing he he



Actually I think I have a photo like this with each of the three kids as they always loved being snuggled up with their Dad. Whereas snuggling with mum usually meant 'food'.


I tried something a little quirky with this layout and cut different size circular masks complete with trees, fences, grass etc. On paper it looked like a good idea as I designed each of the layers to lay over the top of the next, but putting it into practice was a whole lot harder than I had imagined. Let's just say, this is perhaps a one-off experiment!


However, I do love making up little scenes with flowers, trees, buildings etc so I finished the layout on a happier note.


Supply List:
Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Country Pumpkin Chowder - Cream Style Corn, Pumpkin Puree; Coconut Lime Soup - Kaffir Lime Leaves; Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup - New Potatoes; Soup Staples II - Black Salt, Green Salt, Gray Salt. Alphabeans - Braised Brown, Organic Orange, Roma Red, Yam Yellow. Banner Bites - Cherish, Hello. Soup Labels - Journalling Sentiments.
Other: Martha Stewart Punches, Pan Pastels, The Crafter's Workshop Template


Don't forget to stop by the Jillibean Soup blog to be inspired by the design team's layouts which you can find HERE.

From farm to you...

16 comments:

  1. So dreamy and so beautiful. Your DH seems to be the perfect baby soother.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your family's loss.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful page! Such a sweet sweet photo, and I love the scenes you've created with paper!

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  3. What a beautiful photo and such a gorgeous layout.

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  4. Love, LOVE this layout! I pinned it back when it was on the Jillibean blog, but I had to go back and edit it to link to your blog so I could remember all of your detailed shots. I think I love it even more now that I can see all of the wonderful details upclose. Love the composition and really everything about it! :)

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  5. I can see why it might be a one off...all those lovely, lovely details - the circle looks fabbo & the photo is just divine! Sleeping babes & all that - that's a GREAT age to live to - he must've seen sooooo many changes in his life time. I hope you have some stories, memories that he has told):):)

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  6. This layout is just AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, and MORE!

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  7. Beautiful work! Love the title work!

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  8. 101 - wow! I am sure he had the most wonderful stories to tell. Beautiful layout, so many wonderful details (as usual!) Nice to have you 'back' ;)

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  9. This is just downright stunning!

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  10. 101... Holy cow! That's one long life, and the way you talk about him, it must've been a life filled with love. I'm sure that he'll be deeply missed. My thoughts go out to you and your beautiful family. I saw your page on the Jillibean Soup Blog and was completely in love! STUNNING!

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  11. This this layout is perfect in every way Melinda! LOVE everything you do. xx

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  12. You did a super great job with Jillibean Soup products! You always amazed me with your creativity and out of the box approach! I just adore you!

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  13. I really love how this turned out! What a great use of title and journaling!

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  14. Marvelous layout! Love the colors, the misting, the clusters, the scene you made, the photo - everything!

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