Thank You!I'm back and my goodness it seems like forever since I have blogged so please excuse me if I appear slightly rusty! I have had quite some time away from my craft desk and also from social media and have slowly been getting back into it over the past couple of months. I won't bore you with all the details however I would like to briefly explain what has been going on in our lives. Way back in December, 2014 we lost a dear loved one who lived on the farm with us and although he was 101 years old it was still traumatic. Two days later our rural community fell victim to a large fire that tore through neighbouring farms including our own. Fortunately lives and homes were spared but crops and stock didn't fare too well. The continuing weeks saw Christmas come and go as we continued to stay on high alert putting out spot fires that were occurring daily. January through to February brought us hospital time for both our youngest son and also myself. Finally after months and months of worry and rebuilding we seem to be back on track and getting to that point of a normal existence again. I would like to take this time to say a big Thank You to those of you who sent messages with your concern, it was very much appreciated and also made me feel as though we weren't going through everything alone. x
Now, onward with the scrapping!
I'm going to have to do some major 'catch-up' so I apologise in advance if you've already seen my blog posts projects on social media.
Today I'm sharing a layout I created for Doodlebug Design Inc using the gorgeous 'Sunkissed' collection.
A dear friend of mine had some amazing photos taken of her boys in their new pool and I couldn't resist creating a layout for her using Sunkissed... it just seemed to work in perfectly!
I've commited myself to making sure that every layout I do from now on has some form of story, no matter how brief and it must also contain a date. I have been a little slack worrying more about design than actually paying attention to the details that will matter in years to come.
However, in saying that... I still want to play around with fun designs and I'm hooked on using all the little embellishments to create fun mosaic styled backgrounds for my photos. And how cute are all the 'Sunkissed' bits and pieces? Doodlebug's standard colour palette means that no matter what collection you are using, all the embellishments will match... no matter what! Love it!
I love hand stitching on layouts because I truly find it relaxing and it means I can sit and catch up on a bit of television whilst I'm at it... it's my therapy!
Thank you for stopping by today and I must say... it's good to be back!