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Loretta Lux

...in the style of...

Or maybe it's just too cutesy?
BG Paper: Fresh Laundry by Laurie Ann HGD @ ScrapArtist
Dandilion: Breeze by Natali Design @ ScrapbookGraphics
Dandilion Seeds: Marta van Eck @ ScrapBird
Bubbles: Spring Retreat by Catherine Designs @ A5D

My First Photo with LightRoom

I'm so excited to finally have LightRoom.

I took this photo at the weekend and used the Aged Antique LightRoom preset on it. I really love how it's turned out.
I'm sure I will scrap it at some point but for now I like it just as it is...

Birthday Layout

I scrapped Joshua's birthday photos at the weekend.

Template: Make it Easy by Lili @ ScrapArtist
BG Paper: Creatively Yours by Sonja Castalucci @ ScrapArtist
Notebook Paper: Get Creative by Gina Miller @ ScrapArtist
Alpha: Make Your Own Doodle Alpha by Lili @ ScrapArtist
Chipboard Hearts & No. 3: All You Need is Love by Dani Mogsted @ Sweet Shoppe
DesignsStars (Glitter Added): New Year Doodles by Ida @ Catscrap
Glitter: Grab Bag by Flergs @ ScrapbookGraphics
Sprinkles: Cupcake blog freebie by Flergs
Brushes: Brush it Up Smears by Sausan Designs @ Sausan Designs & CatScrap
Font: CK Ali's Hand
Thank you for looking!

He Said

Joshua (after the earthquake had stopped): Where's the shakey gone mom? Is someone else shaking now? Why did we shake? Tomorrow, I will ask Miss Sharma. When the next big shakey comes I'll put my head under the duvet!

Art and Soul

Last week I was so impressed with Malacima's layout titled Art and Soul that I just had to go and get the A5D kit of the same name.

Here's my layout.

Everything is from Art and Soul the A5D colab. I also used Weathered Frames by Catherine Designs also at A5D. The little girl standing back admiring the artwork is an illustration of Alice in Wonderland. She was a freebie from Scrapping Indgie's blog. Despite doing a google search I've no idea who the original illustrator was. If any one does know I'd really appreciate an email.

Thanks for looking!

He Said

Joshua: Mom, what are you doing?
Mom: Putting away the laundry. What are you doing?
Joshua: Painting my toe nails. They are dirty. I've been playing in the sand box.
Mom: Oh...

Happy Mother's Day every one!
I really love this post Ugly - Beautiful by Aja Abney at ScrapArtist. It's one of those posts that reminds you that you don't have to wait for blue skies and sunshine to get your camera out and take some great shots.

I need that reminder...

NSD Shopping

Yes, I survived my first NSD without breaking the bank. I know some people spent hundreds of $$$ - my jaw hit the floor when I saw the amounts some scrappers have spent! Wowsers - I think I'd rather have a new lens for my camera for that amount of money!

BUT, saying that I did indeed indulge...

All You Need is Love by Natali at ScrapbookGraphics (My first buy as her sale started on the 29th!)
Composure by TaylorMade at CatScrap (I'm trying to discover my style and I know this isn't really it but got sucked in by the beautiful papers and wordart - I'm gonna give it a go!)
Being Home by Laurie Ann HGD at ScrapArtist (REALLY had to exercise control here - I LURVE all her stuff!)
Get Creative Paper Pack by Gina Miller at ScrapArtist (Again, had to control myself here as I wanted ALL the Creative kits - I just love the colour. It was the lined notepaper in this pack by Gina that won me over!)
My Dream World by NLD at Shabby Pickle Designs (I just have to do something with that top had and cracked mirror!)
I Dream of Poppies, At One with Nature, Mangus, and A New Story all by Brene Boone at ScrapOrchard for only $1 (that was my best bargain of NSD and all thanks to Kate Hadfield who pointed me in the right direction with her blog post)
Bloom & Grow at Songbird Avenue (Okay, I know this one wasn't a NSD bargain, but Ali and Jessica pledged an extra $2.00 to charity for kits brought before May so I grabbed this one on the 30th - it's for a good cause, right? lol)

So, I'm guessing I spent about $40 in all over the weekend. Hubby hasn't got a clue it was NSD so he'll wonder what all the spending was about but hey, it's now where near those girls spending $$$ right!? At least I can still feed and clothe my kid - lol!

So no more spending for me until the 11th? Right, who am I kidding, it only takes one beautiful kit... :-)

So what am I going to scrap? Well, I have some great action shots of Joshua jumping off an exercise ball onto the sofa at the weekend. I want to extract them first and then I just need to find the right kit... :-)

Happy NSBD!

Happy National Scrapbook Day to you all!

I shopped already but there's still more on my list.

I'm off to -


Hopefully, I'll be back later today with my purchases!