Monday, August 22, 2011

Every Single Day

I've been desperately trying to keep up with my idea to photograph and scrap a family portrait every month this year.......unfortunately I've been failing!

For a start, I totally forgot to take a family portrait in May and so had to go back through all the photos we took (which didn't happen to very many for that month) and try and find one that fit the bill. As it happens this was the closest I could get. It's only got 3 out of the 4 of us, and it's not a particularly good photo..... but... nevermind :-)

I used this fabulous sketch designed by Michelle Fowler for my inspiration. It's the current challenge at Handmade by Suzanne, and this month I was given the wonderfully Blissful collection by Authentique to work with. You can play along with this challenge too for a chance to win a $30 store voucher. If you were lucky enough to win I'd highly recommend any of the new Authentique collections, but it's true that the Blissful collection is my favourite.

I just love the serene vintage colours, the subtle tone-on-tone patterns and the sturdy thickness and texture that these papers carry. I'm really in love with this new company that is Authentique - the papers are a lot heavier than The Girl's Paperie. Think My Mind's Eye if you want a more accurate comparison.

The HBS store is just getting flooded with all the new collections, all your favourites that you picked out from the sneaks of CHA are making their way through the HBS doors. But some things that you might not have seen before that are new in store are these nifty little button makers. They're cheap as chips and allow you to make your own flat-backed fabric covered buttons that you can customise for every one of your projects. What a great idea! You can see two that I made in the close-up above.

So the idea behind my page here is about trying to capture the everyday family moments. Since I obviously couldn't do any major May event (it seems we didn't have any!!) I scrapped this photo of one cloudy afternoon in our garden. That morning Munchy woke up and decided she wanted to do an egg and spoon race. Who knows where she got that crazy idea from?! But it was do-able..... so we did it :-)


  1. I love this layout, it's absolutely GORGEOUS!!! And I can't believe you had an egg and spoon race, just because - very cool!

  2. I'm lovin' your sunshines all over everything recently! And what a great Mommy to just have an egg race because the little one desired it!!! She'll LOVE looking back and realizing how awesome Mommy was!!!

  3. this is a gorgeous page- loooove the details- and your buttons are yummy! and I think it's awesome that you had an egg & spoon race because Munchy wanted to- AND you got a pic of it- 3 out of 4 is pretty good! You are a GREAT mommy!!!


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