Friday, November 21, 2008

21.11.08

Newsletter layouts.

The next edition of The Scrapbook Establishment's newsletter is out and I had the pleasure of creating for it. I was given BG Urban Prairie to work with. Can I just say how divine it is! It is gorgeous! I struggled to scrap these layouts as I really wanted to do the range justice.



And to prove it isn't just for the girls, a layout featuring Luke:



Yesterday I went to the school for orientation as Luke is going into Kindergarten next year. I got quite emotional. I am not usually like that! I ruffled my little guys hair and thought that you know, I really am going to miss him when he goes to school next year. He is such a sweet and loving boy and I will miss the way he just walks up to me and will plant a kiss on my arm as that is as high as he can reach. I will miss having to build the same lego thing over and over because he drops it and it breaks apart. I will miss his 'mum I want lunch' at 9.30am. I will miss him just being near me. I take that for granted. Kate was different when she went to school, I was working fulltime during the day and it just seemed a natural progression for her. I think I worry about Luke more because of his speech. I worry that the teacher wont pick him up on his words when he forgets his 's' or when he forgets his grammar. I think I am just going to miss my baby boy immensely. Ok, better stop the tears before he notices and wonders what's wrong!


Amy still hasn't progressed any on her walking. Just those intial 2 steps. She will walk behind her dog walker thing though. She is getting quite good with that and manouvers around the furniture. You would think the lack of carpet here would make her want to get up and walk, but apparently not! Her little knees must get so sore when she crawls.


I have received part of my Christmas present already. I was discussing whether Steve would like to go back to New Zealand for a week to see his family for Christmas. So Steve decided to give me part of my present he bought me. An IPod Nano. It's blue, my favourite colour, and it is very cool. While I was alseep before work he uploaded the songs onto it that we have on the computer. They are mostly songs Steve likes, but it was so sweet of him to do that for me.


Here is a photo I snapped of Luke and Amy yesterday. The were playing around and I thought what a good opportuntiy to try out my camera indoors. Oh I love my camera. I wish I had bought a DSLR when I bought my Fuji s9500. Steve told me to as it wasn't much more at the time. But I was stubborn and said I didn't want one. What I really should have said was, I was scared to get such a great camera when I was so bad at taking photos. I didn't want to feel like I had spent an extra $400 and still got crappy photos. Oh well, I have one now and so it's all good. Awww I love these guys to bits.


lukeamy


That's about it from me now. I know, sorry about the mammoth post and thanks so much if you stayed till the end. Cheers! :D

4 comments:

  1. These layouts are stunning Beth, I am getting the Urban Prairie for Christmas but I want it now. lol

    I really love the pinwheel flowers on Kate's page, its good to see you can use masculine photos with it too.

    Congratulations on getting your camera and Ipod, this is a stunning photo Beth.

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  2. Nice to see you getting some in some quality craft time with your boy Beth :)
    I love what you have been creating lately - the Urban Prairie pages look simply gorgeous!!!!
    Also I have left an award for you on my blog so be sure to stop by :)
    Aga xx

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  3. Ooh would love to see the cards you and luke made :)

    I am a couple of days behind on my Ali E album too... hmm I will do a catch up, maybe on like the 15th or something! :)

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  4. OOOOH
    i love love love that range so so much. Sigh. I love ur scrapping. U totally rock.

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