I realised today, just how fleeting moments in life are. I was talking to my 92yo grandmother, we often have long, deep conversations, and it occurred to me how much our memories falter us! Now at 92 my Grandmother has an excuse but I wasnt referring to her! I was referring to me! LOL!! I was thinking about my memories of my great grandmother, which I discovered were rather scant despite being 5 when she died. You see I was telling my Grandma she had to stick around for at least another 4-5 years so that Ashton and Kaitlyn would always have memories of her!!!! Sure that would make her 96 or 97 by that time!!! So then I told her she had to make it to 100 for a nice even number!! We had a giggle about that! Kaitlyn adores her "Granny" and I really want her to be able to remember the fun she had with her for the rest of her life, but lets face it, those memories from when you are very young are not the easiest to recall. They really have a special bond so I must insist my Grandmother aims for the century milestone.
My parents also had a first this week. They have finally gone for an overseas trip!!! They are going on a Biblelands/reformation tour. 6 weeks of travelling for a couple that have never before stepped outside of Australia!! I am so happy for my Dad especially as he has longed to travel overseas for a very long time and has worked so hard all his life. Mum has resisted, she worries about what state her garden will be in on her return!!! No I am not joking!! My Uncle and Auntie are going on the same tour so at least they will have good company as well.
Onto scrap related stuff! I have created a LO for the latest palette on The Color Room. I really loved this fresh and unique combination. Light and bright!
I added Marvy velvet puffy marker to the petals of the large flower. I just love the way this gives that velvety texture to the petals and besides, it is soooooo much fun watching it "grow" when you blast it with the heat gun! LOL!
I also had a page up on the Prima Blog. A flower filled page, well it is for Prima!!!
I love all the pastel colours in this one. The background paper is a funky umbrella paper, but the reverse side is this glorious pastel stripe that I adore! Have used quite a few sheets of this paper, so imagine how upset I was when I accidentally spilled a bottle of irridescent medium all over a sheet! Waste not, I got out a paint brush and tipped most back into the bottle before brushing it all over the page, hence why you can detect a slight silvery glitter on the page! Looks much better on flowers that medium! LOL!
I am still battling to stay on top of all my scrap deadlines. I seem to be taking longer and longer to complete layouts, which is not so good when I seem to need to do more and more of them! So it is back to the grindstone for me!! Once again, thanks for stopping by!