Saturday, 20 March 2010

First layout in ages

I've been reading the blogs and seeing all the layouts that are being made (though not always commenting - sorry!) and have been wanting to do some scrapbooking myself. I've wanted to do a layout about Wallace for a while but couldn't decide where to start. Today I was downloading some of the templates from the Design Your Life class on BPS and it got me thinking. I chose one I thought might work, used it digitally to see what I thought and then got my papers out to scrapbook. Yippee! It didn't take long to come together and now I feel I'm ready to do a few more layouts. The journalling on this reads: "We got you just before Emily's 4th birthday. She had wanted a dog for some time and we decided she was old enough to enjoy you. You became her little confidant; any time she was feeling sad or needed to talk to someone, it was you that she went to see. Unfortunately as the years went on you had a few problems. On 25 January 2010 things came to a head and the vet told us it was time to let you go. We didn't want you to be in pain any longer but it was one of the hardest decisions to make. You were such a big part of the family and we miss you."
I'm glad this layout's been made, Wallace was such a big part of us and we still miss him. We wouldn't have forgotten him but it's nice to have it down on paper. Now to decide what layouts to do next :o).
The last couple of days have been quiet. I've been making a start on spring cleaning. While Jon was off work there were a few things that broke down or needed repairing but we put off doing anything about them until he was back in work. We are now getting things sorted slowly but surely and it feels good. This weekend Jon has been very busy with jobs around the house, including installing a new shower in our en-suite bathroom (the old one was one of the things that broke!), a new light in the entrance way (again, the old one broke), disconnecting the old (broken) dishwasher ready for the new one to arrive next week. Progress! Thank you Jon for getting through everything on your "to do" list for this weekend :o).
Whatever you may be doing, I hope your weekend is a good one.