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Monday, March 13, 2006

Karen's layout! and weekend pics

Hi everyone! Here's Karen's layout for you all to take a peek at :o) I hope you like it Karen!!! Coming to you soon in the post ;D I used my fave KI pp of course...and added some doodled flowers and doodling on Karen's GORGEOUS photo. The words printed on white cardstock came with a 6x6 Studio K album I bought last year, and I re-discovered them in my stash when I was packing my bag and thought they'd be perfect to use ;P

I finished Karen's layout off today at Scrap & Yap at our LSS, during which we also organized a tag swap which I am going to take part in...should be fun!!! There are 12 of us in it and we are randomly assigned a month of the year to scrap. We each do up 12 tags and give them to the store's owner, Collette, and she is going to put them together for us and give each of us a ready-bound book of the tags...COOL! Just wanted to include that for anyone who wanted to know ;P

Here's a layout I have been meaning to post for a while now. The lovely Kim Archer graciously RAK'd me the class instructions from her last lot of classes (which I couldn't attend as Mark had his op scheduled for the same week), and this is what I came up with. I LOVE this layout!!! The black/green/white colour combo is one I haven't used before, and it worked out so well here with Lachie's shirt and cap matching the KI Evergreen pp. MM mixed rubons were used for the "Feb 06" which tie in with the fonts on his hat, too :o) I haven't had time to add the journaling though under the lift-up flap, so I hope to get to that over the next couple of days now that things are less busy.

And here's where we spent our day yesterday...Torquay Beach, Hervey Bay. My old stomping ground as a kid. I used to trot off down here with my brother and four cousins...Mum and Dad would bring us down to see Nan and the kids (my Nan had custody of my four cousins) and to go to the beach almost every weekend in Summer :o) We had such good times here, and I am so thrilled to bring my kids to the same beach to play...gosh I love living down here :o) Oh, the land you can see in the background spanning the horizon is Fraser Island...a 30min. boat trip and you're there. If any of you are ever up this way, you've gotta go see's gorgeous!!!! And the whales are spectacular too :o)

A few more pics to share...Lachie scoffing his whiting fillets...

...and Lili throwing shells, as she does when it's low tide ;P...

I'd share some pics of us having ice-creams at our fave little ice-cream shop on the Esplanade, but Lili was being Miss Tired/Cranky Girl and wouldn't give Mummy a break lol...*hrmph* toddlers for ya! ROFL ;D

Well, thanks for sticking with me thru this post! Catch up with you all soon :o) Oh, and Rob is staying for a while, Peta and Megan...good eye candy, huh? ;P


Blogger Nicole Finlayson said...

The photos are DIVINE and I wanna play on THAT beach, it's gorgeous. How cute do your kids look in these pics? Sweeties and I'm loving your Kim Archer layout, the colours are delish and your layout of Karen is scrummy!!!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Thankyou soooo much Karen!! it's just gorgeous! I love everything about it!
How excited am I that I am going to get this lush LO in the mail!

Thanks so much Karen.... your a gem. MWAH!!!!!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Janelle Wind said...

Karen - the LO for Karen is FANTASTIC!!! You are so clever - and I LOVE the LO from Kim's online class - it looks so perfect - balances, colours - the works. It looks like you had a fun day at the beach too - wish we lived closer to the beach!!!

I am so excited that I am next on your list - I can't wait to see what you come up with.

x nellie

11:53 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

WoW WoW WoW the layouts are so lovely, you have inspired me.

I was born in Harvey Bay, I love it their, I still visit my nan who lives their as much as I can.

The photo's are just lovely.

Lauren xx

12:28 PM  
Blogger Mel Diener said...

Love the layout Janelle did for you Karen, gorgeous.

And of course your already know that I think your work rocks though lol.

That beach is beautiful. I have to travel around 6 hours to get to a beach half that lucky thing.

Your kids look so adorable in those pics..especially Lili in here little bathers....cute.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Awesome layouts and photos Karen!! I made it to the end of the post and feel like I need to plan a trip to Hervey Bay! As you know I have visited there many times and LOVE it!

Thanks for keeping Rob too - what a honey!

Megan xx

2:08 PM  
Blogger Moira said...

These layouts look incredible! Well done. And Hervey Bay looks beautiful ... :)

3:04 PM  

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