Goodness me!! Nearly half way through the year!!!Definitely going far too fast.
This little munchkin is growing way to quickly. She's taken another stretch and thinning out. Looking more like a little girl than a toddler.
Getting very independent.
And very adventurous.
It's been a very busy April here. Easter's been and if it wasn't for Little Miss Sunshine in the house, the fact that the Easter Bunny had visited would have been met with very little excitement. Everybody's eggs got collected by Cadence so she thought they were all just for her. She's still only 2 1/2 so the fact that some of the chocolate is disappearing and not been eaten by her is working really well. Good luck with that sort of thing next year ;)
Creatively this month I've been able to get some decent play time and work time.
Creative work wise, Dusty Attic had their very first Creative Retreat. It all came together in quite a hurry as the venue had a cancellation and Dusty grabbed it. I met some wonderful girls and had a ball. I taught two classes over the weekend, which were a big hit. Here's some fun photos from the weekend, we had a blast, the classes went excellently and the photo props were a huge hit.
Here's May's Sketch challenge for Dusty Attic
Here's my take on the sketch.
Layout - Dance
Dusty Attic product used - Elegant Flourish large DA0877, Heart Arrows #2 DA1026 , Mini cameras DA1038, Mini Hearts 20pk DA0514, String of Hearts Frame set DA1017, Doily #5 DA0763, Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900, Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink DA0907, Dusty in Colour Navajo White DA0903.
Other product used - Kaisercraft – Kaleidoscope Collection – 12x12 paper – Layers & Collage, Paper Pad, Collectables, Captured Moments 6"x 4" Cards - Life's Treasures. Prima stamp, American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Bazzill card, brads, thread.
Every month there's an awesome prize for the winner of the sketch challenge on the Dusty Blog. So come play for a chance to win.
Sign up on Ning and come play HERE
All the layouts I'm sharing today have photos from Erin's wedding. (I'm slowly getting through the pile of photos)
Here's another colourful one.
Layout - I Do
Dusty Attic product used - Heart Arrows #1 DA1016, Heart Arrows #2 DA1026, Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900, Dusty in Colour Navajo White DA0903, Sugar Plum DA0908, Cranberry DA0910.
Other product used - Kaisercraft – Kaleidoscope Collection ––Paper Pad, Collectables, Captured Moments 6"x 4" Cards - Life's Treasures, paper - Key to my Heart, stencils.
American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Bazzill card, Making Memories tags, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Tim Holtz Crackle paint, Martha Stewart border punches, Jo Sonja Texture Paste brads, thread, pins.
As you can tell from Erin's wedding photos, even though she worn a traditional white dress, she added her personality to every other bit of her outfit, ceremony and reception. The wedding dress needed that little extra and luckily for Erin her Mum (me!)is a bit handy when it comes to creative stuff.
It certainly was a labour of love when it came to finishing the dress off. Every bit of beading was hand sewn with love on that dress, into the wee hours of the morning.
Something a bit softer.
Layout - Labour of Love
Dusty Attic product used - Heart Arrows #1 DA1016, Heart Arrows #2 DA1026, Mini Marrakesh Trellis DA0821, Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900, Dusty in Colour Navajo White DA0903, Sugar Plum DA0908, Cranberry DA0910.
Other product used - Maja Design Papers – Vintage Autumn, Kaisercraft – Letter stickers, American Crafts – Thicker letter stickers, Bazzill card, Making Memories quote sticker, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Martha Stewart border punch, German Scrap, thread, needle, pin, lace, ribbon charm, crystal bling.
I'm beginning to love challenge sites and blogs and CSI is one of my favourites at the moment.
I used Case File No.115, its Evidence and Testimony, from CSI HERE to create this Layout.
For lots more Dusty inspiration visit the blog HERE and join the Ning site HERE
So until next time