Sunday, January 24, 2010

So young

Now you can tell how old this photo is because Kevin has hair, well a bit anyway, he never was over endowed with the stuff! We just look so young, compared to how old we are now, Kevin has only got a few days to go until his 50th birthday. We look happy but we didn't enjoy the holiday that much and couldn't wait to come home. The weather was raining most of the first week and then when the sun came out it was so hot we got really burnt (no sunscreen in those days, rather you slathered oil on to get a tan) and ended up staying in our room for a few more days, we were so sore. There wasn't a huge amount to do/see there, we had done most of it during the rainy days and we like to be occupied, the beach is okay for a few days and then we are bored. But don't let me put you off, plenty of other people think it is great. I am sure with such a passage of time that more touristy venues have been opened too.

Everything on the layout is Kaiser except the large scalloped circle which is Crate paper.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

At last it's finished

I started this layout whilst away for the weekend with my scrapping/card making friends last July, I finally finished it a few weeks ago, I love these Kaiser papers, so bright and colourful

All papers and embellishments Kaiser, with the exception of the "Life's a beach" surf board, which is from Jolees and the thongs/flipflops which were in a button pack.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Need a babysitter?

This is Holly posing with her school project - to look after an egg as if it is a real baby for three days. She was lovingly named Penny by Holly and was nurtured carefully to start with, until the novelty wore off. After neglecting (read smashing, dropping, cracking and then covering with sellotape) two "Babies" in less than two days, the school declined to give her a third!!

Background paper - Prima, all other paper - My Little Shoebox
Large alpha stickers - (egg and baby) Basic Grey, "Penny" - American crafts
Small alpha stickers - My Little Shoebox

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

There is nothing like a friend

I love the colours in this layout, blue is a real favourite of mine. This was Lauren aged 3 with her great friend Claire. The two little babies are Joshua (Lauren's brother) and David (Claire's brother). The tag at the top of the layout pulls up to reveal a large amount of hidden journalling.

All of the paper, round tags and flowers are from Scenic Route. The leaf sprays are stamps from Paper Trey Ink, as are the sentiments. Rub on letters from Doodlebug

You can't keep a good girl down

This is Lauren, after surgery, she is supposed to be resting but I can't keep her out of the kitchen, she loves to cook as my stamping buddies will tell you, her fudge and shortbread are very scrummy. She is not allowed to put any weight on the feet, therefore she is confined to a wheelchair until such time as the surgeon feels they are ready.
Poor old Lauren has been unable to walk very well for months and this last month she has more or less been confined to the house. Back in August after some training (she is a triathlete) she said her ankles were hurting and it has got steadily worse since then. When she was operated on, the surgeon found that the sheaths to both achilles tendons were actually stuck to the tendon itself, allowing little or no movement. He has delicately separated them and made incisions in the sheath to relieve the tightness and as the scar tissue grows across these incisions the sheath should increase in size.