Sometimes when I'm creating a layout and things are just flowing, the design is working, and I'm having a ball playing with products, photos and words, I just get this feeling of complete enjoyment and happiness, and it reminds me of the reason I scrapbook....yes, for the memories, but also for this feeling of 'me' time and having a creative outlet. I'm sure you know this feeling, and there is this layout in the latest For Keeps called "Got You" in the Spotty feature, which gives me a warm feeling whenever I look at it because I love the photos (and nope, they aren't perfect!..and yep, I took them...I'm definitely not a photographer :-P) of my son Jude and also I remember how much fun I had creating it. And spots are a current favourite of mine, so mixing it all up was just fun!
The next layout is called "High Hopes for 2008" and was for a competition over at Scrap Therapy. Love Nat's site and this competition is loads of fun. It's called "Scrapbooking With The Stars" and each week a challenge is issued by a scrapbooking "celeb" such as Steph Caskey-Devlin, Shirley Chai, and Charmane Koch...I think we are up to week 6, but each week a $25 voucher is up for grabs, and I was lucky enough to win the Rhonna Farrer challenge with this layout. Thanks Nat!
And this layout is for this week's challenge which was issued by Shirley Chai - to use a new photo and new product, so I had a play with the KI Memories Lace cardstock and this photo I LOVE - Dan took it last month of my two little monkeys. So cheeky!
Have a fab weekend!