Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Bella Blvd Midterm...

Whew! What a busy few days! The kids went back to school yesterday, after a super busy weekend, so it's nice to have a bit of time to myself! I have so many scrappy things to share, too many for one post, so here's the first of lots of things I've finished off in the last week or two...


For this little mini about my beautiful boy, I've used some more of my Guest DT kit from Handmade By Suzanne. I love the colours of these papers against the corrugated cardboard! Here's some inside pages...


I've been trying my hand at making some different types of buttons, which is so much fun! I'll be selling some of these at Purple Pumpkin soon...


Here's another inside page (wish the double page pics didn't come up so teeny tiny!)


And another handmade button...


If you like the Bella Blvd Midterm papers I used on this, you can check them out at Handmade By Suzanne HERE!

Now, if you're wondering what kept us so busy for the last few days, it was the building of this...!


Finally! This is one of the kids Christmas presents, that we picked up on Christmas Eve, but haven't been able to put up until just a few days ago, because of all the rain we've had. They were sooooo excited to be helping my Dad to assemble it, although I think all their "helping" probably made it take heaps longer!


Of course, they both had to have equal turns of the drill!


More helping...


Jack was seriously driving my Dad nuts, because Jack kept arguing that Dad was doing it all wrong. I'm sure Dad really loved being bossed around by a 9 year old, lol!



Time to play!


The kids are so happy now, they really needed this. Our back yard is the size of a postage stamp, and even though we have the beach and parks nearby, they really needed something more than the trampoline. They've already dragged a heap of toys into the cubby part of it, and didn't come inside after school yesterday until it was time for dinner. And speaking of school, here are a couple of first day photos...



They were SO EXCITED to be going back to school! They were both up early and in their uniforms, with no nagging from me. I hope it lasts!

Wow, that was a long post, wasn't it! I'll be back tomorrow with some layouts. Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

Nikki xx said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous mini Sam!!!!!!! Love all the little details and the background makes everything stand out so well...looks fantastic, as do those little buttons :):):)
You all did an amazing job on the play centre too...must have been Jack's expert advice...hehehe xxx

Melinda said...

I have two boys that would be totally jealous of your kids play area...looks like heaps of FUN!! And your mini is just soooooo inspiring!! I love it on the carboard...gives it so much depth! And I sooooo want those buttons...can't wait!! xx

aussiescrapper said...

Wow what a fantastic Christmas present, and had to laugh about your "postage stamp backyard"......I love the kids in their school uniforms and wow, now mum has some time to do some of her own things. As much as I look forward to that, I will miss my little man so much, it's his birthday on Thursday and we are going to the beach tomorrow with Col and Jan so we baked and he had a big day cooking, took heaps of photos of course but will miss him so much when he goes off to school next year. I love your layouts, gorgeous I have to scrap right next to you. Love Melxx

Kim said...

hehehe gotta love "little helpers"I have one in particular who cant keep his hands or nose out of anything being built or connected! Love the eclectic feel to our mini too! fab photos as well

Kelly Massman said...

Great post! Love the Christmas present and photos! Buttons are adorable! TFS!

Glynis said...

I am sooo jealous that you have lawn as mine is burried under 6 feet of snow. No building tree houses here for some time!
Love the use of corogated cardboard in that mini! Such a neat effect :O)

Leanne said...

That play ground looks amazing! LOL! I bet they have tonnes of fun out there!

Liz Weber said...

Hi Sam, LOVE that mini album, the papers and embellishments are so perfect, maybe I should send photos of Zane to you so you can make me one :-)

Loving the fantastic cubby house, I think every kid should have one of those!

Glad the kids went to school so happy, mine did the same on the first day.

Have a wonderful Australia Day Sam!

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