Monday, 14 October 2013

scrap around the world-october mood board

this month i have had so much time to play along with all my favourite challenges and i love it.
i played along with scrap around the world again
i really love the mood board idea. 
i love that everyone sees something different in it
so here is the mood board and sketch which i followed...just turned it on its side as you can see in the pic

so i got inspiration from the bottom right hand corner. 
all those items in the kitchen reminded me of all the kids on the trampoline the other day. 
and all the colours in that bottom corner pic too. 

so my photo is of my girlfriends and my kids. 
we have know each other for around 7 years when both of us only had 1 baby each. 
between the 2 of us now there are 9 beautiful children aged between 1 and 8.
funnily enough we were never really pregnant at the same time. we basically tagged teamed. 
these children play so incredibly well together and even though we moved away for 2 years we still got to see them 3 times as her parents lived 1.5 hours away from our posting so when she went to visit them we drove up to see them. 
these kids are penpals although they only live around the corner and see each other weekly if not more. we are both stay at home mum's that "work" at the gym and although our kids are used to being dragged around everywhere like drs and other kids activities if we ever need someone at the last minute for emergencies its a quick phone call to each other and the kids are dropped off.
my girlfriend needed surgery on this day and her husband was out of town until that night but the surgery could not be delayed. there was no question in either of our minds that i would have the kids. it actually wasnt even discussed it was just common knowledge. she packed the kids a bag and i drove them over to my house in her car. 
they stayed and played, they drank and ate, they bathed and slept. 
i always know that where ever we get posted too she will be my closest friend. 
the kids will always stay in touch and we both hope that one day we will officially become family
(although both of us agree it cant be our 3rd babies as they are both trouble a cute way...and the two of them together will be TROUBLE!!!   lol)
so here is my page

my A2Z scraplet i glimmermisted

and my title cluster

thanks for looking and any comments you may leave


  1. Oh that sounds like they will grow up as family anyways!! fabulous take on the sketch and challenge too!

  2. Awesome page again Bel; those special friendships stay with us through the good times and the bad; I am so pleased you have such a great relationship. Love the cluster!

  3. What a delightful page! Great take on the sketch and I love the colors you've used! Thank you for playing with us at SATW!

  4. Very pretty layout! Love how you have used the sketch!! Thanks for playing with us at SATW!!!

  5. Love how you are inspired by the bottom photo! Great layout. Thank you for playing with us at SATW!

  6. How wonderful that you have each other, we all need a "sister" that is fuss-free :)) Love your take on our sketch Bel, I particularly like the pretty butterfly. Thank you ever so much for joining in with us at SATW this month! Hope to see you again next month!

  7. janice nicholls17/10/2013, 13:22

    Hey Bel, this is where you drew your inspiration from .....and love the flipped sketch....looks awesome.....Love it. Xx

  8. Beautiful layout! Thanks for playing with us at SATW!!!

  9. What a lovely story, I hope they remain friends for years and years. Your layout is just gorgeous, love that butterfly!!!

  10. Lovely layout. Thanks for playing along at SATW!

  11. How wonderful to have such great friends. Thanks for playing along at SATW.
    Your page is great. :)