There's a new minor interest in our house with the younger two girls. Over the past 12 months or so they have acquired some beanie babies, or beanie kids, or beanie bears? Whatever, they have 'beanie things'.
They have received one each for birthdays and Christmas, and when overseas relatives send them a little money for their birthday, off they go to the local toy store and buy one or two new ones.
I'm trying to dissuade many more arriving, because I find with my kids that less is more. A few are special, and the more they have of something, somehow the special-ness decreases. So, although I know my Mum is getting them one each for Christmas, I'm hoping that'll be it for a while. I not into 'stuff' or excess of anything for either the kids or us, so while this collection I'm sure is nothing compared to some of yours, it's plenty for us.:)
I've scrapped the beanie 'things' twice, one for each girl. AND I even drew a sketch of each layout for you, so you can get to it, and do some scrapping this weekend. Just copy. I'm telling my new scrappers - just copy, don't worry about being all creative and trying to be radically different to your last layout - if your brain is mushy with the busy-ness of life as mine is, just copy these ideas and get it done. Keep it simple. Nike ad: 'Just do it'. (Enough personal training for now!)
Here's the first layout. All my layouts are 8.5 x 11" and you can easily convert the concepts to a 12 x 12. Double click on the layout to get a decent view. Note: Thanks Sharon for the little purple button brads on these layouts - love them!!
BTW, I 'draw' these sketches in Photoshop for Alexandra who asked. I just draw boxes and fill them in with colour.
And here is the next layout - again, click on it for a decent, more focused view. Why oh why are the photos of my layouts lately so BAD? Anyway, a similar concept using one main photo at the top, and one smaller one at the bottom. This layout below lends itself to having two 4x6 photos at the top instead of one big landscape one - I've hinted at that possibility in the sketch. In fact, below the sketch is another layout of my eldest girl visiting the Old Melbourne Gaol (jail), which is basically the same in design, just uses two vertical pics at the top.
That's it for this week. Plenty of ideas for you to get scrpping so off you go. I totally feel like staying at home an scrapping all day, but i have to go to work, so see you soon.
P.S Thanks to those keen scrappers who have got their layout to me from the sketch challenge which is due, for anyone else who's interested this Sunday night is the deadline. Here's the challenge sketch in case you still want to send me your creation so I can post it here on my blog.