Happy National Scrapbook Day!

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First off … I’ve been featured on Ideas for Scrapbookers!!! Check it out! Mine is the 3rd layout down.

http://ideasforscrapbookers.blogspot.com/2010/04/happy-national-scrapbook-day.html

Pam had sent out a call for submissions so I thought “what the heck! Could be fun!” She responded immediately to say she’d use it and wanted more info. If I’d known she was going to put everything I’d said about the layout on her sight, I probably would have kept it a bit shorter! LOL! You’ve probably figured out by now that I have a problem keeping things short and sweet. 🙂
Anyway, I’m pretty pleased. Yay me!

I also have a new layout to show you. Here is Turkey Day – another page for Marley’s baby album. I’ve only got 4 more months to scrap and then I’m done her 1st year. Only 5 more to go after that, right? LOL! Oh yeah, and then there are two other kids to focus on!! Gak!

The sketch I used is Sketchy Thursday’s sketch from last week. I wanted to have this finished in time to submit it but … ah, life with 3 kids! The sketch shows some paint splatter work in the upper right corner and I have not ventured into the misting/splattering world yet so I figured a little paper ripping could work instead. I think it DOES work, don’t you? Also, the addition of the banner adds more fun interest to that corner.
I’ve been seeing a lot of banners on layouts all over the blogosphere and decided to try one out myself. When picking the paper for this layout I knew I wanted to use a blue and yellow theme (Marley’s travel high chair stands out so much in the pictures I thought I’d just use it as my colour inspiration.) When I went digging through my stash I found the Studio Calico Homefront line that I’d won AGES ago but not found an appropriate use for yet and the scalloppy (is that a word?) paper worked perfectly to create a banner. I also love how the wood grain alphas really pop against the yellow striped paper.

Well, there you are. Hoped you like it.
I’d better head into the shower now and try and recover my “it’s going to be a fun day” vibes. Between waking up to a dirty kitchen, baby’s that show EVERY sign of being tired but refuse to nap, and 6 year olds who are clearing suffering from PMS, my good mood went racing out the window pretty darn early this morning. That’s quite an accomplishment seeing as I’m not a morning person to begin with!!! I hope to get some scrapping in today but as Greg is at a golf tourney for most of the day, it will depend on how much I can distract the other three!! Wish me luck.

Hope you all manage to get your scrap on today!

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