Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lots happened...

in the second last week of January... it was a big week for me both in scrapbooking and in running.
My scrappy news is that one of my layouts was published for the first time in Scrapbook Creations issue 91. So very exciting to open the magazine and see my beautiful boy in a full page dedicated to my LO! Take a look:
...and a close-up of the LO:
It was on the 25th January when an article about marathon running was published in our local newspaper. My running partner, Nella and I had been contacted by the Kembla Joggers president who asked whether we would be interested in our marathon story being published in the Illawarra Mercury. Something a little different than the usual elite athlete's story, we were told.... and when I opened the paper that morning, to my surprise, there was a full page photograph of Nella and I running as well as a double page spread with the story of our first marathon! HUGE! Well.... huge for us and a fantastic keepsake for us to look back on in future years. Check it out:
The Australia Day aquathon was held on 26th and it was great to see so many people take part. So crowded! This year, I decided to team up with a swimmer friend, Dave Robson and for the long course team event which is a 900m swim in the harbour and 7km run. Dave swam awesomely but I struggled in the heat and humidity and couldn't help being a little disappointed... I managed to convince my bestie Sar and her hubby Dan to do the short course team event and they really enjoyed it (well, I took Sarah's smile as she ran past us high fiving all the kids as enjoyment)!!
But my most exciting news is that I finally broke that 5km goal time! I am so very happy that I can say that I have officially run 5km in a time of 22:48mins!!!
And that was all in one week! Well, looks like my year is over.... NOT! My new goal is to run 22:30min for 5km. No point giving up now, right?!?!
Can't wait to see what else 2012 has to bring... hopefully more good things :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Goodbye to a few Stuck?! Girls

The last Stuck?! Sketch of February brings with it a new creative team with fresh faces! At the same time we have to say goodbye to some talented ladies. It has been a pleasure, girls! I am pleased to say that I am continuing on as part of the Stuck?! creative team! Yay! The new team has been announced over at the blog...
And now for the sketch:
My take used slightly smaller portrait sized photos and that gave me a little more room to embelish on the left hand side. I love scrapping multi-photo layouts as it tells a story - this series of photos was my Mason messing around trying on my shoes! He is such a little character.
Until next time, keep scrapping with a smile on your face :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

OMG... I scrapped!

Yep, I definitely made a good start to the year with 8 layouts scrapped for the month of January! Here are a few I'd like to share:
The first, "Walking Everywhere" I actually began last year and it just needed some finishing touches, but I am happy with how it turned out:

This next one I did at a Savvy crop night - the first of monthly crops hosted by Sar at Scrapbook Savvy. Finally, I managed to scrap this series of baby photos of Mason that I had been avoiding for so long!

I was looking forward to scrapbooking this series of photos of Jared riding his bike confidently for the first time without training wheels! Maybe it was because I knew what the title would be? "No more training wheels":

"Cake for the birthday boy" is my gorgeous Mason on his first birthday.... love the facial expressions... and yes, I know, he is now 2!!! Better late than never, I guess.
This final LO, I did for the Scrapbook Savvy January CC colour combo challenge. So happy with the result:
Think my mojo is flowing quite nicely so far this year. Lets hope I can keep it up and have more to share next month :)

February 1st Stuck?! Sketch

The 1st of February brings a new sketch to start the creativity flowing from the Stuck?! Sketches blog. Here is the sketch:
And here is my take of me and my bestie, Sar. I was happy to use a girlie theme for this one as I don't scrap pink very often!
You can win scrappy gift vouchers just by entering your take on the sketch at the blog so what are you waiting for??!! Get scrappin!!