Grab a Cuppa

This is a catch up post on some of the digi work done over the last little while. Managed to keep up with the CT work but not my blog. 🙂

So grab your favourite beverage and enjoy the view! All layouts are linked to my gallery so pop over there for credits and info on all the yummy kits I have had the pleasure of using.

Starting with the oldest first.


I made this in preparation for a bigger project over at The Hybrid Chick. The Daddy Diaper Kit was the finished project. To see how I made it pop over here.

This next one “Gone Fishing”  is made with What a Catch by Elise’s Pieces. I love this kit and can see me using it for a lot more layouts.


It also proved to be the perfect kit for using with another of Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s amazing hybrid templates.


I turned this one in to a small fishing treasures box for all the little bits my son manages to bring home after going out fishing. Luckily that is just a summer adventure treat otherwise we would need a much bigger box!

These next two layouts I like but I’m not loving – if you know what I mean?  Not sure what it is? Perhaps they need more colour or the photo’s need to be smaller – or something!  🙂 Maybe they will grow on me.



They are of course from the fantastic gymnastics competition a couple of weeks back….so I have to get them right. 🙂 Having said that I really love the kit from JanaM Designs called Chillberries – my layouts don’t do it justice.

Have you finished your drink yet?  No? Good, as I have one last layout to share.  Now unlike the previous two – this one I love.


The kit is from the awesome Flergs who is one of the fab guest designers over at The Digi Chick this month. I have a bunch of Flergs kits and love them all. This one called Scattered Hearts was so sweet and reminded me of these photo’s I took of my two sweet girls while practicing for my photography classes recently. A second page may just be needed.

If you made it all the way to the end here – thanks so much!!


So Surprised.

My two youngest munchkins, who are swimmers like my older two, took this year off for a break to prevent them ( and their mummy) from getting burn out. By January they were in need of some extra activity so we put them into gymnastics.

At the end of spring break they had their first test and passed the second level I think it is.

Anyway today they had an end of year gymnastics competition with 6 different age group levels. There was a double regional champion from England as one of the judges. Another one is a world class judge who will be working at the World Gymnastics Championships later this year.

All to say – my two munchkins surprised the heck out of us. After only 6 months at the club they both did extremely well.

We had no idea!

DS 11 came first in his age group – beating all the girls.
DD9 came second in her age group only missing out on first by .1 of a point.

Needless to say we are thrilled. It is all the more special as DS has never come first in anything- and he always tries very hard – usually placing 4th. So he is extra happy with this.
It was very well organised and a lot of credit must go to the wonderful lady who coaches them and put the whole thing together. What else is fab is that all the parents got involved in some way and helped out.
My eldest DS15 has been helping out at the club with all the classes and assisting with the little ones as a kind of work experience/community service. Today he had to help keep everyone in their line, get them organised prior to their time slots. He also had to take each of the 6 groups through their warm-up exercises. At the end of the day he expressed to me that he really enjoyed himself too. 🙂

Got some pics that need editing due to the inside lighting being so poor (not to mention my lack of skill with an external flash) so will do a layout soon.