Monday, 16 January 2017

Happy Moments Captured - DT page for Stuck?! Sketches

How lovely to have you visit again, I hope your day is going well.
 I have a boy’s page to share with you; it’s for the
Stuck?! Sketches Design Team.
CLICK HERE to see the details about the challenge.
Laura’s sketches are just a dream to work with, so why not play along 
and be in the running to win one of the great prizes listed below. 
I’m still on a mission to use some of my older papers by blending them with newer ones. 
  So happy with how these played well together.
The Green background paper is from 7 Dots Studio, "Soulmates".
The rust coloured cardstock is by Co-ordinations.
The checked paper is an ancient one from Basic Grey, Skate Shop, "Kick flip"
It was sulking in my give away pile, so I liberated it!
The little blue teddy button jumped out of his tin and shouted "Pick me"!
He dragged the daisy button out with him; doesn't he look sweet?
I've had these for so long that I don't remember where I got them,
possibly in a needlework shop in the Copper triangle (Moonta, Kadina)
I used a Fiskars punch "Apron Lace" for the scalloped edge.
The puffy arrow and sun stickers are by Heidi Swapp 
and the alphas are also older stash from Prima.
The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads-

Although we pick you up after school once a week and spend 3 or 4 hours with you, it's only in the school holidays that we have you for a couple of days and overnight.  Your Daddy and Uncles taught us well; we remember that little boys must be kept busy to get the sting out of their legs.   Most of the time you are delightful, but occasionally a skirmish breaks out and I'm reminded of a quote from "The grapes of wrath" by John Steinbeck in 1938.  He described one of the feisty characters as being full of "piss and vinegar", a colourful way of describing someone who is rowdy, boisterous and full of youthful energy.  The phrase suited your Daddy and is equally pertinent to you three too. 
We certainly know we are alive when you are around!  Love Granny 4 October 2016

The generous sponsors this time are:-
Creative Embellishments who are offering a $25.00 Gift Certificate.
And Wycinanka, who are offering a themed prize pack.

I enjoy reading your comments and appreciate you leaving them.  Thank you.


  1. Love your title, the papers, the puffy stickers & of course, that wonderful picture of your grandsons! Your scrapbooking truly amazes me, Helen--fabulous work!

  2. Hi Helen, I hope your day is going well... not as hot here today which is wonderful.. the last week has been exhausting...Love your layout, crisp and clean lines, lovely photo and love the big title under your photo.. love the sketches Laura creates.. Have a great day!

  3. The little bear is super cute, I am glad you listened and picked him up :) Your take on the sketch is gorgeous. Your Grandboys are certainly growing up. Like you I am on a mission to use old stash up, it is a good feeling.
    Mary x

  4. Wonderful layout Helen! Love the sweet photo featured surrounded by so many fun embellishments! The textured stars and little arrows are so fun!

  5. hahaaaa! Love it when your embellies take on a bit of anthropomorphism!!! Go them, jumping onto the page. I must admit, mine do this too;) And what a great CAS page. I think I like it best when you go cas....but then when you add MM I think I like that best, LOL!! Good on you stash busting again, too. And your boys. Sigh. That will be me all too soon. Fun and games indeedy!!

  6. Oh my Helen how those boys have grown. It feels like yesterday that they were just littlies. I had a good chuckle at your journalling. My three are the same and they are not all boys :O They are so much fun and I love them all beyond measure but by God they are all exhausting. This is such a fun layout. I am going to play along :D watch this space :D

  7. A great sketch and I love the simplicity of your layout. Wonderful photo, great colours and perfect embellish. xx

  8. Lovely page Helen and I do love how you've made old and new stash work together by picking the right colours/textures/patterns - brilliant! Love the happy pic, we've seen your kiddlies growing up through your scrap pages over the years XX

  9. Hi Helen--Hoping you tried out the masked heart wreath technique & will post it! You would not believe how many stamps I have collected in 20 years--too many to count--haha! Actually enjoyed working today, so guess I'm not quite ready for full retirement!

  10. I hope you are teaching classes somewhere, because your layouts are THE BEST EVER! This is tremendous and so beautiful!

  11. LOL....such angels in this photo!!!!! Cannot for a moment believe that skirmishes break out!!!!!! Gorgeous page and so super that you are using up all your stashy bits and pieces! It's such a good feeling when one is able to do that! ;-)