It'll be Christmas again before we know it.
Here in Australia our school year starts now. So holidays are finished and it's back to school for Locky, my youngest and my last school age young person in the house. He's now in senior school, so a change of uniform top was in order, but he well and truly needed new school pants, so a small fortune was spent on preparations and supplies for school. Mind you, unlike a lot of my friends, it wasn't as high as some past years.
We're currently in our hot summer months, thank goodness for air-conditioning and water play.
Uncle Liam bought Cadence a water slide for Christmas, she absolutely loves it. There is no fear in this 2yr old and when it comes to water, she's definitely a water baby.
Please note - NO 2YR OLDS WERE HARMED WHILE PLAYING ON THIS WATER SLIDE ;)She came back for more after every slide.
On the creative front -
Here's this month's sketch for Dusty Attic
Nadia Cannizzo from Once Upon a Sketch BLOG and one of Dusty's AWESOME Design Team girls this year, has designed all the monthly sketches for this year. She's done another great sketch this month.
One thing I don't think I've mentioned in the past is - anyone can participate in Dusty's sketch challenge and each month one lucky participant wins a stash of Dusty Attic products.
To enter follow this link to the Ning Site - HERE
This month to spice it up a little, there's a TWIST TO THE CHALLENGE
Since it is February - the month of Love, when you enter the a sketch WITH a VALENTINE themed layout, you're in the running for some EXTRAS with the normal amazing Pack you can win. So get scrapping :)
Here's my take on the Sketch
Merry Go Round
Dusty Attic products used - Heart Arrows #2 DA1026, Arrows #2 DA0999, Birds on a Branch #3 DA1003, String of Hearts Frame set DA1017, Dusty in Colour - Dusty Pink DA0907 mixed with Navajo White DA0903 to make a even softer Dusty Pink then I mixed in some Bisque DA0921, Navajo White mixed with Vintage Gold DA0926, to make a nice soft white/cream colour, Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900
Other products used - Paper – prima, clock charm – Prima, threads in white and cream, lace, paper doily, Washi tape, Krafty Lady mould, Stamps by – Fiskars and Collections, Texture paste, Stencil by Kaiser.
I've been playing with colour and texture, the last couple of weeks and had so much fun.
Dusty Attic products used - Heart Arrows #2, Arrows #1, Arrows #2, Chevrons DA0992. Mini Banners DA1021, Dusty in Colour - Navajo White DA0903
Other products used - Paper – Kaiser Confetti Collection, Kaiser stencils, Bazzill Card, Color Box ink, conches,Stamps - Lucy's Stamps, other stamp name unknown. Heidi Swapp Color Shine
And a little bit of Art for Art's Sake. I did a couple of pages in my poor neglected Art Journal. Now this was fun :)
Dusty Attic products used - Bicycle DA0880, Mini Bicycle DA1004, Marrakesh Trellis small DA0821, Arrows #2 DA0999 Dusty in Colour - Navajo White DA0903 and Cashmere , Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900.
Other products used - Paper – Kaiser Confetti Collection, Kaiser stencils, Bazzill Card, Color Box ink, conches, Stamps - Lucy's Stamps - Crosses, other stamp name unknown. Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Images from Typo, Washi Tapes, Prima Tapes, Jo Sonja Texture Paste, Scrap patterned paper.
Until Next Time