5 January 2010

Getting back into the creative groove

Cardstock-American crafts, Pattern paper-Bo Bunny Tis the season, Border punch-fiskars, Brad-ITop brad maker, Title, heart and bracket shape-Silhouette die cut machine

With the exception of Christmas cards and gifts I have not done very much of the ol' creative stuff at all. Like everyone else, Christmas and New year were highly enjoyable but very busy, then after all the festivities we started the mammoth job of swapping over the two younger boys rooms and rearranging and cleaning number two sons room. I also gave my little nook a partial clean up along the way. There is still a fair bit to be done in other areas but I am loving that the house is beginning to become more orderly and less cluttered and when six people live in one fairly small space it can become untidy and cluttered very quickly. We have purged so much, some to the second hand stores, some to be recycled and quite a bit has simply been tossed.Any way after all this cleaning I decided to treat myself to a day of crafting. I only managed one layout between loads of laundry(the downside of cleaning out rooms is all the clothes that I found shoved in odd spots around their rooms, as if I don't have enough laundry to do :-)running boys here and there and meal preparation, (the boys can eat and eat and). The layout used photos I took for our very first photography group challenge, 'home is where the heart is' I had done them up in a collage so decided to stick with that format, trimming them and putting them on a piece of cardstock in the same way they were on the page I printed. i had so much fun playing with paper again and have decided in my effort to have a more organised life that I will set one afternoon a week aside just for creative stuff.

Have a great day.



Donna said...

Susy...This is just gorgeous...I LOVE your layouts!! And ALL those shots about your house are so you and you boys (Bren included)... REALLY love this layout!! amazing creation Honey...LY! Xx

margie c said...

Happy New Year, Susy :)

What a gorgeous layout! I love these shots, really gives me a feel of home!

Happy Tuesday :*)
~ margie

Bec Spicer said...

Suse, this page is stunning!! I am really drawn to the clean lines, colour and contrast. The photos are beautiful as always. A layout of this type is always on my 'must do lits' but I just don't get around to it.

Peta's page said...

what a great layout! Your site is a pleasure to visit as always! I too haven't done anything in the scrapbooking line, but this morning I completed 2 layouts!