Monday, January 28, 2013

The Story of Her Personal Best (and Mine)

I never dreamed my girls would be all that interested in sports. I guess I just presumed that because I was never that way inclined as a kid. I mean, I enjoyed playing netball every week but that was about the extent of it. And I most certainly was not one for athletics (as anyone who has ever seen me run can attest to)!

So it came as a surprise to me when Munchy was super-keen to get involved in Little Aths. And not only did she get involved, but she really enjoys it too. Now lets get honest here, enjoying something and being good at something are two different things! But of course that's not the point either. Munchy certainly doesn't care that she comes close to last in every race ;-)

When she got presented with her certificates for achieving Personal Bests she was over the moon! I knew that this was going to be one of those pieces of memoribilia that had to be saved and included on a layout. And I knew that layout was going to require lots of flourish and bling in celebration (I chose to use a FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish in Gold).

Because there was more than one certicificate I attached them to the layout in a sort of book-like arrangement, sewing them on down the edge of the paper so that you can open it up and see the different ones. That also allowed me plenty of space to get down all the journaling I needed to pour out here too!

Now since we're talking about Personal Bests and celebrations.....
I was asked by Scrapbook Creations a couple of months back if I would like to take part in a Sketch Challenge they were featuring in the magazine and I readily agreed of course. I sure was challenged myself when I found out the sketch was for a double-page, as I haven't done one of those in years. But I worked on my pages and was happy with how they turned out. Fast forward to a week ago when this months Scrapbook Creations magazine landed in my letterbox and I had the surprise of my life to find my very own daughter smiling back at me from the cover!! (thanks for the heads-up Sandra)

 Munchy also was proud as punch to be a cover girl ;-) heee hee he!



  1. Its lovely to see the kids achievements and even more special 'cos mum scrapbooks them.

  2. Gorgeous page! Lovely post and congrats on the cover! What a super surprise!!!!! :D

  3. Well done you! And your cover girl holding the cover is 'the' sweetest photo!!! I LOVE that 'file' you've made on your LO so you can do lots of looks fabulous! My kids really enjoyed Li'l Aths, too - great ethos over at the organisation, I must say:):):) Are you there yet? Finished nights? Not quite?!!!!!!

  4. aww... isn't it lovely!! And it's awesome that your daughter enjoys sports... I didn't when I was in school but I do now.. haha

  5. Very sweet page, I like how you sewed the pages together! And yay, congrats on the cover!!


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