In other news, the kids did really well at their Tang Soo Do grading, both achieving their green tag belts. Good news for me is that I didn't have to then spend the weekend sewing on a new trim... saving that for the next one...
Tom's party was a success too - there is something to be said for paying for someone else to think up the party games, prepare the food and clear up afterwards ;) Especially when it is a group of hyper 7 & 8 yr olds....
So, as the title suggests, I have been playing with my new Promarkers :) Tom got a last minute invite to a party last weekend, so I thought it'd be a good chance to give the pens a go, and to also play with my new Greetings Farm stamps :) I originally bought this set for the boy with the dinosaurs, but I have found I like the little girl one just as much - she seems to have a bit of attitude ;)
I used the sketch from the Sugar bowl challenge blog again - didn't you know I love sketches? - and the paper is from a K&Co 6x6 paper pad. The sentiment is from Craftwork cards. I am really pleased with how the colouring in went.
I also managed to fit in a bit of scrapping before I went back to work - it seems like my scrapping comes in fits and starts at the moment, but hey, at least I am doing the pages ;)
This first one uses photos of Jemma at a indoor play centre way back in 2005 :) She really is a dare devil - apart from when it comes to the dentist, when she always lets Tom go first ;) - and loves any kind of white knuckle ride...
I used a sketch in the March/April issue of Creating Keepsakes. The card is bazzill, the paper is from a K&Co paper pad, the alpha stickers are Pink Paislee and Thickers. The little embellishment I think is from American Crafts, but don't quote me on that ;)
The second layout has been in the pipeline for a while... I've had the photos and the papers sat on the table for ages, but not really had an idea what I was going to do with them... Then I saw a layout in CK that had been scraplifted from another LO in an older issue, so this is my scraplift of a scraplift :)
When I saw the photo on the left of my father-in-law, I knew that I had a similar photo of Mark, so I hunted it out and voila :) I bet my father-in-law wishes he could still pull off stunts like that, but back and knee surgeries put paid to that a long time ago :(
The cardstock is Bazzil Kraft, the papers are Scribble Scrabble, and the alpha stickers are American Crafts cardstock stickers, and Thickers :)
This last layout is based on a July 2009 PageMap (now I can't have a post without a PageMap in it can I?) The photo isn't very good I'm afraid, I didn't notice the reflections on the photos until after I'd uploaded. This is the kids and Mark doing what they love best - jumping off the dunes at Lossiemouth's East Beach.
I used Kraft bazzill again (my favourite) and the papers are Scenic Route, K&C0 and Fancy Pants. I used my retro flower punches for the flower border, and then some tiny buttons and brads for the flower centres. Alpha stickers are Thickers again :)
I have another layout in progress, and have done some more colouring in too, so I am hoping to have some more stuff to share soon :) I have also been trying to find some nice white card that won't let the Promarkers bleed - some of my attempts have made my 8 yr olds nursery pictures look like Picasso ;)