Wednesday, December 31, 2014

So Very You

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Credits: Layered templates (Paint Lover, Template 1 and Template Builders) and My Story November 13 (slightly recoloured) all by Jen C Designs, 4x4 Photo Templates by Lili Niclass and Laced Up Actions and Stylin 133 Vellum and Washi both by Mommyish Designs. Font is The Wolff Medium.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Grotto Art

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Credits: Layered template (Pot Pourri Volume 2, Template 2) and My Story October 2013 both by Jen C Designs and Stitch Work 2 by Micheline Martin. Font is The Wolff Medium by Heather Joyce.
Journalling reads: No-one can deny that Harrods always go a step further than most when it comes to their Christmas Grotto. While the staff dressed in costumes and singing Christmas carols while the kids wait is a great start to the visit, it’s always the decorations that fascinate the kids most. This year the thing that excited them the most was these paintings, “Mum, look it’s that car from our book flying over the shop and a soldier like Windsor”.

Elf Igloo

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Credits: Layered template (Pot Pourri Volume 1, Template 1) and Mischief Maker both by Jen C Designs and Date Bits Templates 1 by Misty Cato. Font is The Wolff Medium by Heather Joyce.
Journalling reads: We thought it might be fun to make a place for Candy Cane to live while he was visiting. Logan had a great time decorating the “igloo” with stickers, stamps, felt tips, pieces of cut up paper, washi tape and my wooden shapes.

Harrods 2013

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Credits: Layered template (Pot Pourri Volume 3, Template 4) and All I Want For Christmas both by Jen C Designs.

Snow In The Back Garden

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Credits: Layered template (Jumbo Photo, Volume 5 Template 2) and Ice Princess both by Jen C Designs. Font is Telegraphem.

The Snow Factory

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Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers Volume 12, Template 4) and Ice Princess by Jen C Designs. Font is The Wolff Medium by Heather Joyce.
Journalling reads: Sometimes the best family activities are the spur of the moment ones. We had seen all of the posters around that were advertising the Snow Factory, but none of us were really sure exactly what it would involve. Since we were in the city centre shopping anyway, around one of the evening performances, we thought we may as well check it out. We got there early and found a seat on the bench, there was Christmas music playing and we were able to enjoy hot sausage rolls and take some family photos by the Christmas tree. It ended up being a short animated film projected on to the walls of the Oxford Castle. Ending with a real snowstorm. It’s strange but this ended up being one of our favourite December activities as a family.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Do You Want To Build A Snowman

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Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers, Volume 13, Template 3) and Ice Princess both by Jen C Designs. Font is Champagne & Limousines Bold.
Journalling reads: Logan was nearly 3.5 when he first got to see snow. It was kind of awesome because he was just old enough to enjoy it without worrying about the cold. All he really wanted to do was build a snowman. Luckily there was plenty of snow in thegarden to make a little snowman. They started off by making 2 large snowballs, with the help of Daddy and a plastic tray. Then for some reason they decided it needed a golf club as arms and a great big black bucket as a hat, and they refused to give it a face. They all had a lovely time and were very sad to see he had melted away the next day, oh well the snow was lots of fun while it lasted.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Trimming The Tree

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Credits: Layered template (Tempting Templates, December 2014) by Lindsay Jane Designs, Layered Titles Christmas Set 1 by Cindy Schneider and Mischief Maker by Jen C Designs (slightly recoloured). Font is Century Gothic Regular.
Journalling reads: I still love this photo of our first Christmas tree, since we had never had our own place before, we had to start from scratch. Luckily there was a tree in the loft from previous tenants and the kids had some ornaments we had bought them that used to be displayed on Nan’s tree. We filled tin the big gaps with some random Christmas toys of the kids. Even though most people don’t have beanie babies, snowmen and tiny bears on the tree, it was very special to all of us.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Purple Flowers & Lights

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Credits: Layered template (November 2014, Template 2) by Jennifer Wilson (Simple Scrapper) and My Story November 14 by Jen C Designs. Fonts are The Wolff Medium by Heather Joyce and Carlotta Regular.
Journalling reads: When it was time to say our final goodbye, I couldn’t bring myself to just buy you a simple wreath like everyone else’s. Partly because I could almost hear your voice in my mind nagging me about “ not wasting my money on flowers that die”, but mostly it was because my last gift to you needed to at least try and be as special and unique as you were to me. All it took was a few hours of searching on the internet for a purple artificial wreath, and a little dose of crazy to make something perfect. I didn’t care what other people would think, I just wanted you to have something you would love. Even now it makes me smile to imagine, you looking down from heaven and laughing your ass off at the fact that I decked out one of your wreaths with 2 different sets of purple fairy lights. There is nothing that says I love you Nan better than purple and lights. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Santa Baby

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Credits: Layered template (Trial and Error, Template 4) by Little Bit Shoppe Designs and Merry Christmas by Mad Genius Designs.

Uncles

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Credits: Layered template (Unplugged, Template 2) by Little Bit Shoppe Designs and Christmas Memories by Jen C Designs.

Christmas 2011

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Credits: Layered template (Unplugged, Template 1) by Little Bit Shoppe Designs, Christmas Memories by Jen C Designs and Layered Cards Christmas 3 by Cindy Schneider. Font is Janda Closer To Free Regular by Kimberly Geswein.

Reindeer Boots

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Credits: Layered template (Lil Bits, Template 1) and Christmas Memories both by Jen C Designs and Layered Cards Christmas 1 by Cindy Schneider. Font is AFL nonmetric BT Medium.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November Timeline Cover

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Credits: Layered template (November 2014 Got You Covered Template) by Meagan's Creations, Stop Worrying Start Living, Timeless (retired) and I Do (retired) all by Jen C Designs, Angel Words (retired) by Anja Jahn, Twinkling Angel (retired) by Maélia Designs, My Christmas Stocking (retired) and Let It Snow 3 (retired) both by Angela and Emily Powers Two Sisters Designs, Family Power Wordart by Tay Silver and Metamorphosis Sample by Lynne-Marie. Photos edited with Coffeeshop Sweet Baby Dream BW by Coffeeshop Photography.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Children In Need 2012

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Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers Volume 17, Template 1) and Giggles both by Jen C Designs. Fonts are Chunk Type, Children In Need, Blush Bear and Pudsey Bear.
Journalling reads: Since I will happily take any chance I get to buy cute dressing up clothes for the kids, and I am a bit of a soft touch when it comes to charities raising money for kids, there was no way that Children In Need wouldn’t be popular in this household. We have acquired a huge amount of Pudsey merchandise since Lukas was a baby from bear ears to bears. Somehow I never seem to be able to capture any decent photos of the kids enjoying it though. Logan had a non uniform day at school to raise money, he had a really cute Pudsey top but I didn’t manage to get a single photo. He had these crazy patterned Pudsey PJs which I was sure I had photos of but can’t find. Leia had a bright yellow Pudsey Bear suit but wasn’t feeling like sitting still for anything other than some slightly blurry photos. Nov 2012

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I Love You Beary Much

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Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers Volume 18, Template 1) and Autumn Arrival both by Jen C Designs, Wordart by Elegant Wordart by Bethany and Books Are Golden Brushes (retired) by Anita Stergiou. Photos edited with Coffeeshop Baby Powder Room 2 Action by Coffeeshop Photography. Font is DJB Carly Sue Got Married by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: I wouldn’t really say that you were ever the sort of baby who liked soft toys. They seemed to hold no interest to you and you would just throw them on the floor or ignore them, All of them except for this bear. It was only a cheap impulse purchase but you decided it was the best thing ever. It was rare to find you in the swing without it in your hands, stroking the soft blanket or chewing on the little bear. 25/01/2010

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Drawing In The Basket

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Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers Volume 10, Template 1) and Someday Soon both by Jen C Designs and Wordart by Wordart World. Font is KG What The Teacher Wants by Kimberly Geswein.

Journalling reads: Photos like these are one of the main reasons I scrap. If I don’t take the time to record why I took these photos all of these little moments will be lost forever. I will never just remember, this stage that you went through of stripping off as many of your clothes as possible, emptying out my washing basket (or a box at a push) and settling yourself down with a piece of paper and a pen to draw. I might forget that it was the only time you were ever silent or still. I doubt though that I will ever forget the wicked grin you always gave me as you were busted yet again for using your whole body as a canvas for artwork once you had filled the paper up. 17th August 2013.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hill End Residential

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Credits: Layered template (Picturesque, Template 1) and Summer Camp Out both by Jen C Designs and Real Life In Pockets Summer Camp by Just Jaimee and Mommyish Designs. Font is The Wolff by Heather Joyce.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lukas’s 12th Birthday

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Credits: Layered template (Snap It, Template 1) and Moody Blues both by Jen C Designs and Birthday Bash Brushes by Melissa Bennett. Font is FO Textura Traced by Fontologie.

Leia’s 3rd Birthday

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Credits: Layered template (Pocket Scrapping, Template 1), Love Yourself and Birthday Bash Girl (slightly recoloured) all by Jen C Designs, Daily Life Journal Card Template 14 by Scrapping With Liz and Photo Prompt Tag Breakfast by Lori Whitlock. Fonts are 4990810 and Dancing Script OT.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Treadmill

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Credits: Layered template (7K Template Freebie) and Dollar Day Clips Freebie both by Mommyish Designs and I Can Do It by Jen C Designs. Font is Century Gothic.

Bat Hair

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Credits: Layered template (Template Revisited 28) by Scrapping With Liz, Gone Batty Cut Files by Cathy Zielske and Best Friends Forever (some items slightly recoloured) by Jen C Designs. Font is Palatino Linotype.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Epic

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Credits: Layered template (October 2014 Tempting Templates) by Lindsay Jane Designs and Everyday by Jen C Designs. Font is Just Playin.

Journalling reads: Shopping for clothes with you is always fun, you have a bit of a thing for t-shirts especially ones with slogans. This one says, I feel epic. The day these photos were taken you told me “the park is epic, just like me” I couldn’t believe that you said that, and I burst out laughing, you never fail to surprise me little man.

Weightloss

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Credits: Layered template (October 2014 Template Challenge) by Dagi's Temp-tations and I Can Do It by Jen C Designs. Fonts are KG The Fighter and KG Payphone both by Kimberly Geswein.

Journalling reads: Ever get the impression that you have been here done that? Yeah, me too, especially when it comes to weight loss. I lost 2.5 stone with a combination of Slimming World while I was pregnant with Leia and Weight Watchers afterwards. Then life happened, and the reasons don’t really matter but I put all but 2lb of it back on again. Anyone will tell you that losing weight is hard and keeping it off is even harder. Excuses are easier to come by than motivation sometimes. But long story short, I reached a point where I was fast running out of clothes that fit, hating my body and I needed to rejoin Weight Watchers. I knew that I had to write myself some new rules to try and stay on track this time around. 1. Track everything as accurately as possible, good or bad. 2. There is no “only” allowed after weigh ins, “I only lost 0.5lb” etc. a loss is a loss and should be celebrated. 3. Expect the path to be bumpy and be prepared, slips happen and while I am only human, I know that a bad day doesn’t have to turn into a bad week/month, but it’s easy for that to happen if you don’t have the tools in place to stop it or pick up the pieces. 4. You need a really good reason to skip a meeting, and “I just don’t feel like it” won’t cut it. 5. Just because they are eating something doesn’t mean I have to, it’s fine to say no thank you to what Mark wants for dinner and make myself something even if it is cereal or soup. For me losing weight has to be about how I feel rather than how I look, but I am loving fitting back in this outfit again. 19/09/2014.

Leia At The Park

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Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers Volume 16, Template 3) and Better and Better both by Jen C Designs.

Hot Chocolate

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Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers Volume 9, Template 4 Flipped Vertically) and An Apple A Day both by Jen C Designs, Coffee Card Template by Rebo Scraps, Perfect Plastic Pockets by Little Bit Shoppe Designs, Geotag Cut Files by Traci Reed and CU Wood Veneer Styles by Chelle's Creations. Font is My Own Topher.

Journalling reads: While we were out on the Geocache walk in Sanford, we all got wet and cold in the brief rain showers. We decided that the kids might enjoy sharing a hot drink to warm up. Luckily there was a pub we passed that had a Costa Coffee inside. They sat outside in the pub garden with Daddy while I went inside and ordered them a cup of hot chocolate to share. Even though all three of them moaned because the pub was out of cream for the top. It was so cute to watch them take it in turns to sip from the cup, and pass it around between snacks but the most adorable thing was watching the boys blow it so that it was cool enough for Leia to try some.

Geocache Walk

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Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers Volume 14, Template 1) and My Story September both by Jen C Designs and September Photo Mask by Indigo Designs. Font is KG Second Chances Solid by Kimberly Geswein.

Journalling reads: I could pretend that I take my kids on nature walks to show them the environment and make them appreciate the area we live in. I could say that I plan to point out things that will educate them about the history of the local area, but we all know that isn’t really true. I don’t really set out with a concrete plan, we start walking with a few Geocaches in mind to look for. We pack snacks, drinks and coats and we wonder around until we get bored. We look for parks, we search for squirrels. We let them run around a bit to tire them out and I show them anything I think might interest them. But they really couldn’t care less what was written on the plaque or why this spot was being preserved, all they saw was this flat surface at the perfect height to climb all over!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Memories

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Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers Volume 15, Template 1) and My Story August 2014 both by Jen C Designs (slightly recoloured) and Bright and Matte Action by Charm Box Studios. Font is Janda Elegant Handwriting by Kimberly Geswein.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Logan And Snoopy

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Credits: Layered template (On The Grid, Template 1) by Little Bit Shoppe and My Story June 2014 by Jen C Designs. Fonts are Ever After and Sofia.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

PL April 2

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Credits: Layered templates (Pocketing Pictures Volume 1, Template 2 and 4x6 Masterpieces Templates 6 & 13) all by Little Bit Shoppe, Everyday Life May by Juno Designs, Emergency Journal Cards by Suzy Q Scraps, At The Park by Chelle's Creations and Anywhere But Here, Destination Adventure and In My Backyard all by Meagan's Creations. Font is KG Payphone by Kimberly Geswein.

Let’s Go Outside And Play

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Credits: Layered template (4x6 Masterpieces, Template 13) by Little Bit Shoppe, In My Backyard by Meagan's Creations and Everyday Life May by Juno Designs.

Park

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Credits: Layered template (4x6 Masterpieces, Template 6) by Little Bit Shoppe, Everyday Life May by Juno Designs and At The Park by Chelle's Creations.

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Credits: Layered template (Pocketing Pictures Volume 1, Template 7) by Little Bit Shoppe, Everyday Life May by Juno Designs, G4m3r Journal Cards by Traci Reed, Project Life Remembrance Edition by Rhonda Mason and Becky Higgins and Project Life Music Theme Pack by Becky Higgins. Font is KG Payphone by Kimberly Geswein.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Aww Teddy

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Credits: Layered template (Center Of Attention, Template 4) by Little Bit Shoppe, CU Pinhole Styles by Mommyish Designs, May Photo Mask by Indigo Designs and My Story May 14 by Jen C Designs. Font is My Own Topher.

Art By Lukas

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Credits: Layered template (Brighton, Template 1) by Little Bit Shoppe, CU Banner Toolkit by Chelle's Creations and Live Life In Colour by Jen C Designs (slightly recoloured). Font is KG Payphone by Kimberly Geswein.