Well, OK so we haven't had sun all the weekend, but it has been gloriously sunny today, albeit very cold! We have had a lovely weekend, yesterday playing with train sets while it rained in the morning...and then exploring a new park in the afternoon. Alex was filthy by the end of it, but it was worth it for the fun and laughter.
Today we explored another park near us which has recently been improved with the addition of a smaller climbing frame which Alex thought was great. We then went to a friends house, playing outside on their swing and climbing frame, as well as a little igloo tent, before retreating inside and playing with the pirate ship and cars. Alex was in small boy heaven and didn't want to come home!Crafting wise I have the most amazing news! I have been chosen to join the design team at Quirky Crafts. I can't believe it! I never expected to be chosen and am so thrilled. Thank you all, and I can't wait to get started. In fact today's challenge is buttons and although I only got the news about being a member of the DT yesterday evening. Quite by chance I made this scrapbook layout of my cheeky little boy using papers from Doodle Bug, Hot off the Press and Basic Grey, Alphabet letters from Papermania, brads from making memories and buttons from my Mum's button tin! The title of the page is 'Cheeky Grin' and the journalling reads 'Alex responds to a request to smile with a huge cheeky grin. It makes me laugh everytime!'. This page also fits with the theme of 'Aquamarine' from Daring Cardmakers.
My next scrapbook page of the weekend follows the Unscripted Sketch for this week and fits with the theme of 'song lyrics or titles' from Scrap and Stamp, and the theme of bows from PTW. The title is 'Away in a manger' and the journalling reads 'Alex was a reluctant participant in the Nativity service, refusing to wear his shepherds outfit, although he did go to the front and join in the singing'. The corner stamp is from Purple Onion, all stickers are papermania, the cardstock is bazzil and the patterned papers are from Sandylion.