Thursday, January 19, 2012

The best 3 days.....

Hi! I have just spent the best three days with some beautiful, inspirational people!
It all started last  Wednesday when the beautiful Marelle Jackman bought her two gorgeous girls Mia and Ella to stay! WoW! My children just gelled with these girls ! They played and laughed and cuddled for three days!
We spent Wednesday chatting and scrapping while my AMAZING hubby took children to playgrounds, swimming, walking, buying ice creams...you name it he did it with them!
Thursday was much the same except we spent some time with two more amazing people Sophie and Jo Koschman! Sophie and her family were visiting the area and she also made the journey from Horsham to join in my class which was scheduled for Friday night! you must check out Soph's blog! One very talented teenager!!!
On Thursday night we took the kids down to the beach carnival...they had the best time!!! I will share pics soon!!! we also received a message while we were there that Charm and her mum Bronnie were going to come and scrap and join in my class!!! Woohoo!!! We were so excited!!!!

Friday morning Marelle, Sophie and myself took all four children to the botanical gardens for a photo shoot!!!
Heres just a couple ...I havent edited them all yet!!!




So friday night was awesome. We were joined by Leah Cameron and her sister Jodie and I taught the girls the two layouts. Amongst the laughter and chatter we got them both done! They all did an amazing job!
The girls were using the January kit from Polly Scrap kits!
So I guess I had better share some layouts!!!
Both these are "just cause" layouts!!!The first one I used a wall decal from "TYPO" and of course a gorgeous heavenly heart from Charms Creations!!!


And this one....I love the Lil Red rocket button!!
I then at about midnight started this layout and just yesterday had a chance to finish it! Once again I used a "heavenly heart" by Charm! ( i have a new addiction!!!)
                                                    Thanks Sherry for the title idea!!!!
So since then I have rediscovered my mojo so I tackled a few challenges! The first of course is the latest challenge at "Show us your stuff". This months challenge is to incorporate this Oprah quote....
                           
                                   "Cheers to another chance 
          for us to get it right...."  
So here is my layout...I went totally grungey on this!!! I took this photo one night of all four of us recently!! Pretty cool hey!!!
                                       
So I have been busy!!! I thought to myself i would get some challenges done......
So I headed to the Stuck! site and created this layout based on this sketch!! Now as always I have used some creative license!!!!!
I love these photos of Maya and her little cousin Lila!! Maya was just sitting there reading to her one evening and I snapped these!!! SO adorable!!! Once again I have used October Afternoon sidewalks range!!! love it!

Then I decided to have a go at the "Scrap the boys challenge". This month the challenge is to scrap photos of things your son, hubby etc like doing over summer! Well Will got this new Penny board for christmas and this summer has been practising to ride it!!! So perfect choice for this challenge!!!
                                      (sorry not the clearest of pics ??? oops .....oh well!!)
 I have used a cute little button from "lil Red rocket" and another "Charms creation lollipop!".
So while I was on a roll I decided to do the "Scrap the Girls" challenge  which was a monochromatic layout!!! But silly me got all excited and added this photo instead of a girlie pic!!!! Oh well...still love the way it turned out! And I love this photo!
                                                       Can you see my addiction!!!????
                           So well done if you got through all of that!!!!! Thanks for popping by!!!
                                                                       Eb xx

18 comments:

Lizzyc said...

gorgeous photos and superb layouts!!

Heather Jacob said...

oh Eb I adore everything you do .. you have such a beautiful unique style .. full of love and magic ... great post .. hugz x

Di Garling said...

WOW you certainly have been busy. These all look fabulous. Isn't it wonderful when Mr Mojo is on fire, & can certainly see yours is. Love them all. Di xo

Sarah said...

Hi Ebony - I love your work - and its great to find someone else with as big an addiction to October Afteroon and I do lol! I really love the paint effects that you put on your pages. Do you dry paint it on with a palate knife os do you use stencils?

Shelley said...

Great pics Eb... Glad you had a great time and the class went well. Mia and Ella are so easy to bond with... they are great girls. My guys loved hanging with them too.

Love the me and you layout!!

Anita Tillman said...

SO happy to see you back blogging!! These layouts are just amazing - you have such a great style - love it! xox

amanda73 said...

gorgeous layouts love them all

Jo from the farm said...

Thanks for being a wonderful host and welcoming us into your home again, love ya xx

meandmycreativepursuits said...

awesome stuff Eb ... you have had definatley overcome your scrappy slump!! whoo hoo!!

Sandra said...

Ebony what a newsy blog, it's great and I think I'm just a little more inspired to get started because you've just shown how much can be done once you get inspired. Thanks heaps.

Jasmine S said...

Hey Eb. Just loving your work. What a showcase. Might just have to pop back past for some inspiration when I finally get time to scrap. Have a fab weekend. x

Sophie K said...

Hi Eb, LOVE your layout's. The 'Forever and Ever one turn out really nice! I have also edited some gorgeous photo's of your two and Ella and Mia! Thanks again for a brilliant couple of days xx

Charmane said...

It was soooo AWESOME to meet you Eb! I'm hoping we can catch up more often and have a scrap together again sometime :) LOVING your layouts- specially with the Heavenly Hearts ;) xoxo Charmane

Monique said...

Wow Eb - just love all your layouts, particularly the Scrap the Girls layout - that layered banner is awesome!

Leonie said...

wow what a great collection of layouts Eb. looks like 2012 is off to a great start scrappy wise. :) Love that banner in the STG layout. Gorgeous!

Tanyah Payne said...

absolutly stunning! your so tallented and love checking out yourwork! :)

Renee Aslette said...

Another awesome page Ebony!! Love it all. Thanks for playing along at Scrap the Boys!

Kathleen Blommestein said...

Just stunning pages as always Eb - Love all these. xx Kathleen