Sunday, 9 October 2011


These are a few pictures of Nicholas I took recently when he was playing in my garden.  I particularly like the main photo and wanted to build a layout around it.  I love the technique of blending a photo into the background and I was able to employ that technique in this layout.


The template I chose is My Boy, a freebie, from Little Dreamer Designs.  Once again I used Little Layette Kit by Katie Pertiet of Designer Digitals to decorate the page.  Lastly the background page is from a kit I purchased this week - Simply Boy by Cinnamon Designs available at After Five Designs.  I'm looking forward to using this kit more Simply Boy on my next lay out.


Monday, 3 October 2011

Charlie the Nursery School Boy

It's hard to believe but my youngest grandson, Charlie, he's only three, started Nursery School a few weeks ago.  He attends for three hours each morning and has taken to it like a duck to water - thank goodness!  You see, it's my job quite often to take Charlie to Nursery and pick him up and because he likes it it's a very easy job.  For some parents though it's not so easy.  There are a couple of children who have been crying because they don't want to go in.  I feel so sorry for them and their parents.


Anyway, here's the digital scrapbook page I've made to remember this big step in this little boy's life.   Doesn't he look a little cutie in his "Don't you look like a big boy?" school uniform?

I struggled a lot with this layout.  I just couldn't get the look I wanted.  In the end I went surfing for inspiration and bought a new kit.  Teacher's Pet Kit by Kristin Aagard at After Five Designs and I love it.  It's a huge kit with tons of fun stuff in it.  Lucky for me the A5D gallery had plenty of pages posted using this kit and I soon found the inspiration I needed.