project life weeks 15 and 16...

I realised the other day that I had quite a few pages from my project life album I still haven't shared - there are 12 all up! Starting with April, here are the first four pages using another awesome kit from Gossamer Blue.
April started with another week of grey skies and rain. My niece bought a fabulous new car, my nephew celebrated his birthday and once again my boys went fishing.

 I have continued using and altered a Simple Stories filler card to mark the start of the month - the 'week in review stamps' from the kit were awesome for adding a weekly summary to my page.

there were plenty of everyday moments to record - I added a few items from my stash to record the details.

the lovely Michelle from The Stamp Spot put me onto these fun Lawn Fawn Spring Showers dies which are awesome for all those rainy day pics - let her know if you'd like a set too! I coated the raindrops with a little glossy accents to give them some dimension.

once again there were fish on my pages ;)

The second week of April took the boys out looking at cars, and reminded us that Easter was just around the corner.

apart from the photos and all the pretty things, I love that Project Life gives me the opportunity to record little conversations and details that would otherwise be forgotten.

We made our annual trip to the forest to collect wild mushroom and berries. I have also started an insert with plenty more pics from this day, but I didn't quite finish it before moving on to the next month.

I used the stitching to cover up a rather unsightly pole in photo - can you spot it?

I dressed up one of the pics from our haul of mushrooms. We collected 8 buckets in total.

Thanks for stopping by xx
I'll be back with the other 8 pages soon!

time for a challenge or two...

I had good intentions of playing along with all of the D-lish Scraps Birthday Bonanza Challenges, but unfortunately time got the better of me and I only ended up with 2 layouts. 

The first layout was for Ros's Scrap Bingo Challenge and I used the 4th horizontal row featuring stitching, flairs, washi tape, sequins and bling.
here's a better look at the items I used to meet the criteria for the challenge - the washi tape, flair, sequins and black rhinestones for the bling all came from this month's gorgeous Just Add Paper Kit.
Products from the D-lish Store...
Just Add Paper Kits - July (sold out)

I also took on Wendy's Colour Challenge using a mix of white, yellow, light and dark blues. 
 I don't normally use a lot of flowers on my layouts but I knew that the gorgeous satin blossom from a previous Just Add Paper kit was going to be perfect for this colour combo. 
Products from the D-lish Store...
Just Add Paper Kits - June (sold out)
Resin Rose Flower Centres

Don't forget that today is the final day to get link up your entries for a chance to win a share of all the awesome prizes!!!

D-lish Scraps 5th Birthday Bonanza....

It's been a very fun weekend of awesome challenges over at the D-lish Scraps 5th Birthday Bonanza. It is wonderful to see so many people playing along and I have been blown away by all of the fabulous entries being uploaded for all of the challenges!!!

I set a bright Mood Board Challenge  and went with a birthday themed layout using a rainbow of D-lish products over a watercolour background.
 you'll find a full list of products and more close-ups over on my original post on the D-lish blog.

There's still plenty of time to come and play along :) you'll find all of the other fabulous challenges here and don't forget to get your layouts linked up here before midnight on 14th July to get your entries in for a chance to win some awesome prizes....

just add paper...

I shared a couple of new layouts on the D-lish Scraps blog last week featuring the now sold out June Just Add Paper Kit .
The kits are released on the first day of each month and are jam packed with a fabulous mix of embellishments for a fantastic low price of just $10, but you need to be quick because at this price they don't stay available for long ;) 
I loved playing with the fun coloured wire, which you'll find here to create some fun coiled accents to add some detail to the journal spot and flair. 
You'll find all the details of the other items I have used over in my original post.

I also used the kit to create a very different look by pairing it with neutral colours and lots of pretty gold accents from the D-lish store. 
again playing with the coloured wire to create a fun script word
I am loving all the cute accents that help me add all the finishing touches to my pages... how cute is this mirrored heart!!
again you can find a full list of the items I have used on my original post on the D-lish blog. 

Thanks for stopping by xx

scrap the boys...

I am absolutely delighted to be joining the new Scrap the Boys team!!!! Wendy has put together a fabulous mix of artists for the new Design Team and there are loads of fun challenges coming up that are sure to get you inspired to scrap all of your boy's adventures :)

The July Challenge is to show your boy's playing with their big boy's toys, and I decided to go with a photo of little Cayden fishing with his dad.

Cayden loves to go fishing and although he has his own 'small' rod he always wants to have a go at the big rods so he can "catch the big fish too".

I went with a bright nautical theme, but kept it simple because the photo pretty much says's it all

Be sure to check out all the amazing layouts the team has created and link your entries up for the July Challenge before 31st July to be eligible to win some of the great prizes!!
Thanks for stopping by xx

more D-lish goodness...

Hi again :) in case you missed it, I shared another couple of projects over on the D-lish Scraps blog last week.

I created a very colourful project life spread to document my son's 4th birthday at Wet n' Wild.

 check out my original post for a full list of the awesome D-lish Scraps embellishments I have used to create my pages. 

I also created a layout about one of my older boys proud fishing moments using some fun paper bags, tags and gorgeous accents from the D-lish Scraps store. 
You'll find the full list of products I have used here.

Thanks for stopping by xx

project life weeks 11 and 12...

I've been using the gorgeous March Life Pages Kit from Gossamer Blue to document a few more pages from my Project Life album. 
what I'm loving most about using these fabulous kits is that they really encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone and try out colour combinations that I might not have normally considered using. I tend to use a lot of bold colours and would have thought that a soft palette like this would be too 'pretty' for my photos since I mainly have pics of my boys to work with...but I am really pleased with how well it all came together and it has turned out to be one of my favourite spreads.

as an extra incentive to use up my kits I'm taking part in the Gossamer Blue Album challenge which requires you to create and upload 4 pages per month to the gallery using any of the kits for the month to receive a free album after the 6th month, and I begin each month by using the products form the kit to alter a 6x4"cards from the Simple Stories Daily Grind collection since this collection was used in the January kit and I've decided to run with it throughout the year. 
I have added a few wood veneers and gold die cuts from my stash, and also printed out the exclusive printables and digital elements included with the kit.

I also love that each monthly release including the scrapbook kit and various add-ons all co-ordinates with each other and I find that although I am only subscribed to the life pages kit I often have some of the co-ordinating papers or embellishments in my stash and can use these knowing that they will be a perfect match for my spreads. March featured some of the Teresa Collin's Daily Stories range which I have added throughout the pages.  
moving onto the second week...
as much as I love the look of hand written journaling I haven't been able to embrace my own hand writing yet and am still printing up all of my memories onto journal cards - I have been trying to add more little hand written notes and hope to one day be able to hand write a full spread!
I've got a bit of a thing for clouds and have noticed quite a few sky pics popping up in my album this year ;)
I know I've already included heaps of photos in this post, but I couldn't  help myself and took a few more shots of some of my favourite little details :)

Thanks for stopping by xx

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