Pieces of Hayles

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Have you ever noticed???

Have you noticed that there are just some items that I just can't not put on a layout lately, I know you go through phases but at the moment one of them is twine....I love it!! I think I have nearly every colour possible, and still want more!

The other is Purple Pumpkin embellies.......they are just so darn cute!

So here is a layout featuring my faves......some red twine I picked up from Handmade by Suzanne and of course some embellies from Purple Pumpkin, which are the Owl button and the felt spotty button tops and up the top another spotty button.

Papers are My Minds Eye, Good day Sunshine which are awesome for those boy pages!!

I have also used a sketch from Creative Scrappers, and as usual I didn't upload it in time, maybe one day I will remember!! LOL

Just a reminder also that the next Purple Pumpkin Sale will be Monday the 4th April at 7.30pm (not the usual Friday) BUT you must be quick or you will miss out on all the goodies!

Happy Scrapping.....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Finally a Xmas layout!!

This is my first Xmas layout....for some reason I totally forgot to print my Xmas pics from last year, how I don't know! lol
Thankfully December's Storyboard kit was a Xmas kit cause I really had no papers or embellies otherwise.

I have used a Creative Scrappers sketch, #142.... love these sketches!

I love Xmas for many reasons, besides the obvious of spending time with family, and the excitement on the kids faces.....I love the fact that Santa is fantastic bribery for the kids! LOL. For weeks leading up to Xmas we kept explaining to Nate that he would have to leave his bot bots with Santa so he would leave him some presents.
So Xmas eve he quite willingly placed them under the tree, he was a little sad, as I was too as my little baby boy was growing up.

I even mangaged to sneak a Purple Pumpkin button in there.....they are so versatile and can really be used on any type of layout.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Glimpse of Sunshine.....

Well I just found a break in this weather to take a quick pic of a layout I did last weekend, the rain here has been torrential, perfect for scrapping, mind you I haven't scrapped a thing yet....

So this layout is based on Sketch #67 at Inspired Blueprints. I have had this Cosmo Cricket paper for awhile and really was not sure how to use it, but I love how this layout turned out in the end!

Here is the sketch....

and my layout.....

the journalling for this layout was important for me, it is about how I need to remember that it is ok for me to have some time out occasionally. I always feel guilty having time to myself, which is not often but I choose it that way. I don't like leaving my kids with others unless it is for work reasons and the two days they are in daycare, and they are still little, they are my responsibility even if that means I don't get to go out without them regularly. I also only scrap when they are in bed or they are with their Dad, I enjoy scrapbooking but I enjoy them even more, and before I know it they are going to be grown up and I don't want to regret missing precious time with them.

Love making these felt flowers, they are so easy and effective......you can glimmermist them as well to suit the layout!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sketchabilities Reveal...

Well this is my second last reveal for Sketchabilities, and the new Design team has now been revealed, and I would like to say a big congratulations to all the new DT, you are going to love the sketches!

As for this weeks reveal it is Sketch #43

and here is my layout and yet again I have used a Storyboard kit

well that's all I really have to share, there has been totally no scrapping here, I have pretty much been bed ridden the last three days with severe tonsilitis and I am slowing feeling like I am returning to the land of the living.....I so want to scrap!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Exciting News.....

Sam has announced her first ever DT Team for Purple Pumpkin and I am so excited to be joining her and the rest of the team!!

Check it out here.....

I totally love her handmade goodies and if you haven't checked them out, head on over you won't be disappointed!

Here are some of my faves from last release...

How cute are they.....head over here to check out what you missed out on!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

and the story goes....

Well every pic has a story behind it and this is how this one goes....

So while holidaying in Coffs Harbour we went to the Pet Porpoise pool, and as soon as the kids found out that you could get your picture taken with a seal, they basically nagged us all day until it was time. I convinced Damo to go up with Nate as I wasn't real keen on the whole idea. He sat there and waited, and waited and waited, smiling the whole time......then up came the seal and this is the pic we got!!

Every time I look at this picture I just can't stop laughing, it really makes my day!
This is why I love scrapbooking so much, cause if you don't record those stories you just seem to eventually forget them.

I have used the March sketch at Anna's Craft Cupboard for this layout, as below.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Weekend scrap shares.......

Well Friday night was another fantastic crop night at the Storyboard crop, great bunch of gals, great chats and a night off from the kids!
I only managed 2 layouts but I was quite happy to doodle along and just cruise after a hectic week.

First off I did the sketch challenge over at Challenge Heaven using the March Storyboard kit, Isla which is super sweet and jam packed, as usual!

and another one using last months kit, which I pretty much scraplifted from Lisa's page in the Australian scrapbook Ideas Mag

and for the first time I played along at Sketchy Thursday's and used this sketch...

to create this layout, love these pics of Nate on the slide at Coffs Harbour. He just couldn't get enough!!

Between birthday parties, catching up on housework and the park I did manage another layout, but am unable to share just yet.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

1st March Reveal.....

When I saw the sketch for Sketchabilities #42, I had a bit of a panic.....it was so far out of my comfort zone and just so not what I am used to.

After procrastinating on it for a few weeks I attacked it, and Yes I am pleased with how it turned out!

So here is the sketch...

and here is my layout, using mostly bits and pieces from a few of my Storyboard Kits.

Don't forget if you are planning on applying for the DT team, submissions will close on March 5..