Pieces of Hayles

Monday, September 27, 2010

Featured In Scrapbooking Memories...

I was rather excited to be featured in Scrapbooking Memories this month for "Portrait of a Scrapbooker" along with the talented Gilly Lester.
I'm really not sure who gets more excited to see me or my layouts in mags, me or Isabelle.....she's so proud of me and even did it for her news day at daycrae!! So cute!

I also just popped over to Inspired Blueprints and noticed that I won a prize last month there for Sketch #51, so pretty happy about that also.

For the last week I have had sooooo much Good Karma come my way, in many different shapes and sizes, and I quote a section from the Dalai Lama for reasons for good Karma in your life...

..."Follow the three R's;
- respect for self
- respect for others and
- responsibility for all your actions"....

and another one of his recommendations for good Karma, which is definitely one I have chosen to stick to over the last couple of months when alot of misconception, inappropriateness and nastiness was being flung around is...

"remember SILENCE is sometimes the best answer and to live a good honourable life"

I can proudly say I have adhered to all these pieces of advice, and now I am reaping the rewards for it.

So on a scrappy note, had a bit of scrappy time yesterday arvo with my SIL Shell and I did Sketch #31 at Sketchabilities. Here is the sketch...

and my layout using some Sass Lass and Scenic Route scraps!

Head on over to sketchabilities for some awesome sketches, hope to see you there!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Little Cook

This months sketch at Challenge Heaven was a heap of fun, although I have done this Inspired Blueprints sketch before, I had the perfect pics to use it again.

Here was the sketch...

and this was my layout using Jillibean Soup papers plus a few bits of October Afternnon. The journalling really tells the story here with Belle, she just loves to cook and seeing as her Dad is a chef, it's "their" thing to get together on his days off and make pasta or bread.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Layout Shares.....

Finally I have gotten around to photograph some layouts. It is a gorgeous Spring day here today, kids are outside playing and sunscreen is out, sign of good times to come!! (and lots of pictures to scrap!! LOL)

Anyway here is a layout I did over a week ago based on a Creative Scrappers sketch

and this pic was from Isabelle's 4th birthday......she was so in live with the Jonas brothers and as you can tell she was rather excited to get a DVD from her Uncle Phil & Aunty Eliza!

Next is Sketch #28 at Sketchabilities

and for this sketch I have used alot of Storyboard Kit - Camryn plus a few pieces of my own, totally loving this kit this month, so girly and pretty!!

Sketch #29 has just gone up today so head on over and check it out, and don't forget to use Mr Linky so we can check out your fab creations!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sketch #121 @ CS....

Sketch #121 is up at Creative Scrappers and it is another great one...

For this one I have used My Minds Eye PP and it is all about Nate's addiction to the phone....forever holding it and trying to talk to someone, actually anyone that will listen!! Soooo cute!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A New DT spot....

Ok so I can now tell you I have just joined the design team at Sketchabilities and am so looking forward to working with these awesome ladies and sketches!!

At the moment Sketch #26 is up and here is a look at it...

You have until Friday 17th Sept to complete this sketch.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Inspiring Sketches.....

Just a quick one today and they are the last two sketches at Inspired Blueprints, which I totally love!

First off is sketch #55

there are so many ways you could have interpreted this sketch but I chose to stick to it pretty much entirely. I have used a Storyboard kit - Camryn, for this layout and I adore how it all came together. It is very much a girly kit and as soon as I saw the rose paper(which I have cut up now and have no idea what it is, sorry) I knew I had to cut it up and add some layers.

Sketch #54 is another sweet sketch

and for this one I have used MME background PP, crate PP, October Afternoon and crate paper stickers, Scrap FX chipboard, May Arts ribbon, AC Thickers and Prima flowers.....and Yes I am still scrapping last years Xmas pics!

So if you are looking for some great sketches, head on over to Inspired and check them out, you won't be disappointed!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I came across this sketch site about three weeks ago and I have finally got around to doing a couple of their sketches over the last week. Coincidentally, I have done both sketches using last month's Storyboard Kit - Beckett

Here is the first sketch, #23

this pic is from Xmas last year, YES still scrapping Xmas!! LOL

and sketch #22 is....

Looking forward to the next sketch which has just been put up today, Sketch #24 and in case you are interested in having a look, here it is...

Well that's it for tonight....I'm off to go and finish my layout I started over 5hrs ago!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Storyboard Layout.......

Well last month was the first time I got to play with the new Storyboard kits....and this one was called Beckett....perfect for boy layouts!

I have done this layout of Nate and his ADDICTION to singing all the Single Ladies.....ever since he watched Alvin and the Chipmunks over 4 months ago he just continually sings these lines over, and over again. He will be in the middle of a conversation, then suddenly break out in a tune then just stop and continue his conversation.....so funny. But even worse now, I think he knows it drives everyone crazy and he just sings it to be cheeky.

Haven't journalled yet so much to write but just not enough space and I think besides two little stickers the whole layout consists of the kit contents....