Wow, big day. Little day but big day :)
Just home with the kids, cold and wet outside, cold and dry inside. Can't wait to get the ducted heating fixed, but that is another story. I did the dishes this afternoon, but that was it for housework - the rest of the day I just looked after the kids and scrapped. This first layout of Ben and his brother Toby is from the weekend at Ben's folks' place. One of my quickest layouts - about 45 minutes.
After lunch the postie came, and luckily I heard so my post didn't get too wet before I grabbed it. It included a lovely surprise from sweetie Vita, isn't this so cute and funky? A card and this felt photo folder, with one of Vita's owls on it. Love it. Thank you Vita!
Then just before 5 or about then, Kell dropped off a copy of the new Scrapbook Creations - issue 43. It came out officially today and neither of us could wait for our contributor's / advertiser's copies! I was nervous and excited to check out my very first article - well, the second one I wrote but the first published. The first one I wrote is actually in next month's SC, they got swapped. Anyhow, my article is called "Create an Echo" and the editorial and photography team did a fantastic job with the whole mag, my article included. It looks great.
I've included some photos of the article here, just humour me - this is all such a thrill for me. I promise I won't do it next month. Or maybe I will, LOL. Definitely not the month after.... I think. Hehe. There is also a pic of the mentions about next month's SC, where my article on using children's books illustrations for inspiration is being published. Just FYI, of course ;)
If you pick up the mag, check out Viv's articles - they are awesome. I am particularly inspired by the article on using pigments, it just made me want to go get some straight away and start playing. Would you believe, Viv, I checked that link you sent and they are apparently stocked by the LSS in Upwey! That is only a two minute drive, if that, ten minute walk. How cool. I hope they actually do have them in stock - will check in the next couple of days.
This last layout is from today, for the Aussie Dares blog, but mostly just for fun. Normally I might say that background is too full-on to have that text, or whatever, but it was fun and I like it. It's good not to forget that sometimes, you know, just to not worry about rules or end results, and just wing it. Scrapbooking is a hobby, it's fun, it's satisfying (usually). All good.