Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Crazy Life

This month, I was toying with the idea of applying to be on a design team. One of my favourite companies, Twiddleybitz, is looking for a new design team. I emailed them and expressed interest and got the list of everything that needed to be submitted. Alas, my quest was thwarted by my crazy life. The demands of my busy four year old, my baby who seems to be either sick, going through a growth spurt or just plain cranky, the ever growing demands around the house and trying to get some sleep in the meantime have all kept me from getting even a single project done for the submission. The deadline is the 31st and I don't forsee any of these demands letting up soon. Plus, my LOM starts swimming lessons for two weeks tomorrow.

I really shouldn't have toyed with the idea anyway. Goodness knows that the demands on my time will not be getting any smaller anytime soon. I'd probably just get stressed about meeting deadlines anyway! I can't even meet ones set by challenges on some of my favourite blogs! With that in mind, I thought I would share two layouts I did a few months before baby was born (the last "creating" scrapbooking I did). These layouts were both inspired by a sketch challenge on a blog but neither was done in time to enter into the challenge.

My Mind's Eye Sketch Challenge- most of the product is MME, from the "Miss Caroline" lines, except for the Tim Holtz pin in the tag and the Prima wooden clock.

Little Yellow Bicycle Sketch Challenge- all of this product is from the "Hello Fall" line except for the rub-ons which are Crate Paper "Sweet Branch" rub-ons. I also used the Tim Holtz accordion flower die that has two sizes.


  1. Wonderful photos, Paula, and your layouts are Fantastic! Love that wood patterned paper....beautifully compliments the wood barn in that gorgeous pic. And the accordion flower are so colourful and cute! It's great to see you scrapping and blogging :)

  2. Love the vintage feel of the old wood on the paper and how perfectly it compliments your picture of Kaeden. What a little poser he is LOL It is also great to see you scrapbooking such great pics of you and your son, as mom's we are always behind the camera and seldom in the photos... The paper is fun and cheerful and perfect for your pics. What wonderful fall photos to Scrapbook and that is what it's all about!

  3. this is such a lovely LO... I love the wood background, and you little guy is jsut too cute :) Im a new follower to your blog... thanks for the comments you left on my blog xx