26 November 2011

AWOL but here's a rare scrapping layout

I have been AWOL as the inspectors are coming to school and under pressure at work to have everything  perfect and could you just write up that and this and... Just finished a 70 hour week this week - not something I want to do again. As our leader said when trying to inspire us..."They'll find what they find." Very profound and this was followed by, "It will be over by Christmas!" Stopping at that point would have been fine but our leader then asked the history teacher if that was the correct phrase for the WW1. With a passion rarely heard the reply was, "And they were wrong and it was followed by 4 years of attrition, destruction and the troops were decimated." To be quite honest I would rather they just turned up without notice as my teaching would be the same, my classroom would just be a little messy and my filing a little behind.
Anyway back to scrapping. I took last Saturday off and spent the day with the fab crew at EK Craft and Crop - lots of chat, laughter and some creating. I even managed some Christmas cards too.
 I borrowed the TH Tattered Floral die at the crop to make the layered flowers, chipboard butterflies   from Tando were inked and the floral paper had been in my stash forever and just had been to be torn to make it less pretty. I also used an acetate overlay I have had for years. The photo is of our middle daughter the weekend our youngest daughter was born. Their aunt had spent hours entertaining the four of them with face painting etc so they did not feel jealous of their little sister - but that has never been a problem. Middle daughter loves bugs, birds and the outside so the butterflies and robin seemed appropriate. The flowers and everything else have liberal applications of ink and doodles.
The journalling is on a tag tucked into the semi circle. I can see that art journalling does influence my scrapping layouts as I had no fear doodling a border around the photo and the letters and a few more flowers. The metal butterfly used to be on one of the girls shoes and I rescued it when the shoes were being thrown out.


  1. Hi Sally. Seems like more work and pressure for everyone. Best to see it as it is. Or may be in some cases that's what they are scared of! This is amazing.
    Regards Florence x

  2. Inspectors can be really nerve racking. I gave up teaching 4 years ago and don't regret it at all.
    The LO is beautiful I love that photo, so cute

  3. Great LO, love the little tag tucked in for the journalling!