Thursday, 13 January 2011
I love this sketch over at Get Your Sketch On. I do like the odd circle or two! I found these photos that I took in 2006, of the kids at Roseisle beach, which were perfect for cropping into circles. I used my new Spellbinders dies in my Cuttlebug to cut all the circles.
I remember this trip to the beach. It was at the end of a long summer - Mark was deployed for the whole of the kids school holidays. They had me tearing my hair out at points, with their constant bickering and arguing. Tom was just starting to hold his own against his big sister, and rebelling against her constant need to boss him about. I decided that this afternoon, we were going to take a walk through the forest and along the beach. I took the camera. That afternoon has been documented in so many layouts, as for some reason I had a good day with the camera! Being by the sea always makes me feel calm, I love to go and sit and feel the breeze and listen to the waves, and that day I remember thinking how nice it was not to be being a referee between the kids, and that I too could enjoy the beach. And I watched them playing. Together. Nicely. It was just what I needed.
Journalling reads : Watching you 2 on the beach, reminding me that you can be friends, proving to me that behind the squabbles, there is love. Thank you.
Another layout made just from scraps. My Minds Eye and some other papers that I don't know the name of. Cardstock is Bazzill Kraft, and the typed words are stamps from Close To My Heart. The little twig hearts came from somewhere, but not quite sure where. Probably some random craft shop! The title is done with American Crafts Thickers. I did a bit of doodling round the edge with a Zig pen.