Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sometimes...

...life just gets in the way. That's my excuse for my absence of late. I was kindly reminded today that it had been a while since I had updated my blog. I'd been on such a roll lately too, creating lots and updating regularly, but all good things must come to an end. The specific reason for my being MIA is that my partner has just commenced a new job working in the mines. This has been a huge time of change for all of us, and in between getting James ready to fly out and helping my kiddos adjust to their Daddy being gone, I have had very little time for papercrafting and blogging. I am truly sorry to anyone who actually reads my blog and has been looking forward to a new post... it has been a while but I am back to share a couple of layouts. It's not much but the most I can manage right now. I promise not to forget about my blog, but posts may be few and far between, at least for now.

Anyway, enough with the essay!!! Here are two layouts that I have created for Scrapz' current Scrap That Ad competition;


















We Still Call St Kilda Home
Patterned paper - Little Yellow Bicycle, The Girl's Paperie, Alphas - Basic Grey, Labels - Dymo, Tape - Pretty Tape, craft supply (masking tape), Mesh - unknown, Tag - Making Memories, Charm - Making Memories, Twine - Papertrey Ink, Rub-ons - Basic Grey, Stamp - Studio Calico, Ink - Tsukineko, Machine thread - craft supply.

This layout was my entry for Round 1 which was to be inspired by a Qantas ad, and to incorporate a list (journalling labels), Australian ephemera (Australia Post receipts), and the word Australia (printed on receipts). I've since changed this layout slightly, and it has become one of my fave layouts ever! Something about a grubby-looking layout that I just love!

Next up is my layout for Round 2;

















Happy Little Vegemite
Cardstock - Bazzill, Patterned paper - October Afternoon, Chipboard alphas - Twiddleybitz, Alpha stickers - Sassafras Lass, Stickers - October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Mist - Crafty Notions, Stamp - Stampin' Up!, Ink - Tsukineko.

Quite possibly one of worst layouts ever, but it was made in the days after James left so was pretty much the best I could muster.

For this challenge we had to create a layout inspired by a Vegemite ad, that included the word happy (stamping), the Vegemite colour scheme (red, yellow, black, and white), and a diamond (on arrow sticker and patterned paper).

Needless to say, this layout ended up in the trash! That was the only place for it! LOL!

Well, that's it for me for a little while.

Thanks for dropping by!

5 comments:

Kerryn said...

That's a big adjustment for your little family Chloe. Hope you all cope ok with this change. xx

Melleny Ams said...

Come here girl, so I can give you a big hug. My hubby does the same thing and it's like riding a roller coaster. I so understand, it's hard. Some days are better than others. Don't be so hard on yourself, give yourself some time to adjust xoxo

Felicity said...

Chloe, you are amazing, firstly taking on the challenge of looking after the kids while hubby works away, now dont be hard on yourself ok :)
Love what you created and always love reading your blog :)x

Sheree said...

Chloe I know exactly where you're coming from! It's such a huge adjustment for the whole family...and you especially with so much more to deal with. It does take time...and the fact that you've managed to scrap a couple of pages is fantastic in amongst everything else! Just do what you can and go with it. :)

Sheree xx

Jewls said...

Hey, you do listen to me, LOL.
Love your St Kilda layout, I know how special that one must be to you.
You will find your groove hun, just give it time. Your needs are important too so don't forget to take some time to do what you love.