Sunday Afternoon

Another Sunday afternoon is ticking by, Caitlin is still asleep and I’ve had some quiet scrapping time…ahh. I’ve definitely gone back to my roots with this one, stamping and a sweet pastel colour combo. I even took the pics which (even if I do say so myself) turned out perfectly!! This is right up there with my fav layout of all time!!

For all those wondering, no I didn’t get chosen as a DT member for Kaiser (awwww) but whist I was initially disappointed, when I saw the work of the ladies chosen felt much better, they are truly awsome!! Definitely worth checking out the Kaiser blog.

I did say "for now"

Well, I just couldn’t do it… it needed a title, at least, and then once that was in, it needed the journaling to help it all make sense… so, here it is again with the additions. I tried very hard not to clutter it up but the journaling was very long!! This is not the entire verse so I’ve cut and paste it here…. love this.

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed of walking along the shores of different lands.
I could tell that You were with me by the footprints in the sand.
As I gazed upon the heavens, I saw pages of my life.
It was then I realized that You remained there by my side.
When the clouds began to gather and the rains came falling down,
I looked to only find one set of footprints on the ground.
I said, “Lord, why did You leave me in the troubled times of life?
I believed that You would always walk beside me day and night.” (Then I heard:)
“My precious child, I’d never leave you.
I have carved you on the hollow of My hand.
It’s then I carried you in My arms,
When you see one set of footprints in the sand”
Dear Lord, will You be with me as I travel through the years?
Will You be there in the struggles? Will You wipe away the tears?
As my eyes turn toward the ocean and the shores of distant lands,
I’m still thinking of the single set of footprints in the sand. (I heard Him say:)
“My precious child, I’d never leave you.
I have carved you on the hollow of My hand.
It’s then I carried you in My arms,
When you see one set of footprints in the sand.”
Will I hear the angels singing, as my life comes to an end.
Oh Lord, I long to see You. Will You be there once again?
My eyes turn toward the heavens, along the path of foreign lands,
Once more, I’m thinking of the set of footprints in the sand. (Jesus said:)
“My precious child, I’d never leave you.
See your name carved on the hollow of My hand.
I’m here to carry you to your home.
You will see one set of footprints in the sand.

Now I’ve googled it and from what I can make out, this is the song by Mark Hargrave but the original verse was by Mary Stevenson. I’m going to ask my step dad about this as he is an encyclopedia of all things music, he’s sure to know!

Scrapbook Expo

Well, what a day I had yesterday at the Brisbane Scrapbook Expo! My feet are killing me but it was sooo worth it. I met Susan Longman over a bucket of Glimmer mist, had a great chat with the girls from Kaiser, did a class with Ngaire Bartlam and did a little bargain hunting with great results. I also checked out the new Big Shot by Sizzix. I already have a Making Memories Slice Machine so I’m not convinced I need one of these, but it is very cool and will cut chip which my slice can’t do. I’ve had some time today to put together this layout and strangely enough, it is all from my stash, that is, nothing new from the expo (can you believe that!!). For me it was more about getting inspired and checking out some new techniques and products. Now it doesn’t have a title or journaling which I’m really not sure about, but they say a picture says a thousand words and this is right up there with my fav photo of all time (big call I know!) So… at least for now I’ve let it speak for itself.

Lazy Sunday

I do love a quite Sunday afternoon and the chance to do a little scrapping and checking out some techniques on youtube. I usually get side tracked when on youtube but today I have managed to stay focussed and finish this layout. I saw this cute bird pattern paper by Three Bugs in a Rug and it really was the inspiration for the page, not only for the cute title, but also for the colour combo, who said Blue and Green should NEVER be seen!