Sunday, December 26, 2010

Page #400 for 2010 and Xmas Faves!

Its done!!! Layout #400 for 2010 with the crazy criteria from the Savvy forum girls of:

1. a splash of purple
2. boy photo with flowers
3. no journalling
4. polka dots
5. at least two photos

As you can imagine, when I pulled this criteria out of the hat I was kinda scared!! But I got to it on Tuesday at crop, and have only just today had a chance to finish it off! And I love it!

I must admit I was looking at it thinking....mmmm, does it need more? I did a bit of a blog hop and ended up at Tara's blog, and stole some of her paint inspiration to finish my page. Paint isn't something I use on my layouts, but I gave it a shot and like the result. Think I'll have to give this a go more often. Thanks Tara!

Anyway, here's my page - using a super long title seeing as I could't journal! All the other criteria is there with lots of other elements thrown in.

A close up my title - I LOVE black alpha, and the versatility of being able to mix & match different alphabets, adding interest and getting you out of trouble when you don't have that one letter you NEED!

And my handmade flower - I made this using the lesson by Anthea, but with fabric instead of twill ribbon.

Its been an awesome Boxing Day here - pjs till lunchtime, lots of sitting on the floor playing with my babies, nana naps, movies, scrapping and nibbling on xmas treats. LOVE Boxing Day as a wind down after the excitement of Christmas....whoever thought up this public holiday did us all a good deed, I reckon!

And because I didn't get here yesterday with my traditional early morning blog post - here are some of my fave pics from our awesome Christmas Day.

Our obligatory family shot of all of us taken every birthday, easter and xmas with the self timer and camera sitting on the steps!

Cooper, totally stoked with this DS from Santa. In his words to me last night - "Mum, this is my best Christmas EVER". The words every parent wants to hear after all the effort of Christmas is over and done with.

Both of my boys, SO excited with receiving Nerf guns from Santa with a note that there was one for each of them so they could play together. And they did! Including an ambush of Poppy when he arrived. Hehe, that was fun to watch!!

Georgie VERY impressed with the Barbie Car and Barbies galore that Poppy gave her!

LOVE this photo of Georgie thanking her Poppy, so sweet.

Bronte very intrigued with her new Baby Tiana (or Baby Oprah as Dan calls her, lol!).

Uncle Rob being ambushed during the water pistol battle!

A great day with lots of fun in the sun at my sister Nic & Rob's place, and a relaxing night of beer & prawns with Daniel's sister Kaz & Scotty at our place. Gotta love Christmas in Australia!! Hope you enjoyed yours and the next few days of relaxion in the leadup to new year. I'm not back at work until the day after Georgie's birthday so 6th Jan, nearly two weeks off, and I plan on enjoying every minute of it! Till next time. xx


  1. OMG Sar, your page is awesome. I love every bit of it. The paint and glimmermist look very cool. Talk about finishing with a bang!

  2. stunning psge Sar, love the colour combos and the flowers are fabulous ... boys pages are always a challenge for me and with flowers ???? you have done well .. hugs x

  3. And she forgot to mention that some of those two weeks are going to be spent with me!!!!if I can get out of here lol
    I love that Layout Sar...I love it even more because my criteria of 'no journalling' got pulled out of the hat! bahahahahahahahaha

    See you soon honey mwah!

  4. Gorgeous LO!!!
    ANd what fabbo Christmas shots!!!
    Looks loads of fun!

  5. looks like you had a GREAT chirstmas with family. :)))
    And um.. WOW WOW WOW that page is STUNNING. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT:)))
    Happy new year x

  6. I love ur little family tradition of the family shot its so cute :-)
    Great 400th page...whats the target for next year???

  7. well done on 400 layouts for the year. great pages too