Friday, 9 May 2008

Layouts to share - at last

Finally a couple of layouts to share - haven't really done anything lately for myself but plan to change all that really soon.
You may have seen this one in the latest SCM mag. I love this layout - but no where near as much as I loved my pop. I blogged about him just after he died earlier this year so won't go on about him again but pop was someone who taught me alot about being happy, even when you just don't feel like it. As we all do, we have our bad days , some worse than others, and we go through bad times, but (and I can't put it better than what Cass said to me this week - thanks for sharing it too Cass) in these sorts of circumstances you are faced with 2 choices, you can crawl into a ball or get on with it and live" - and I choose to LIVE, LOVE and you got it LAUGH and do right out LOUD...
This next layout was done for the SIA Industry Awards in Sydney recently. The layouts that won were pretty awesome.
Couldn't help but snap this photo of my dd Caitlin taking photos of my hubby's parents at their 50th wedding anniversay - they say like mother, like daughter....looks like I best be buying myself a new camera... hey now thats a good excuse... and yeah naturally its in a Kaisercraft collection - Bohemian range...

These children below are of a couple of the little ones that lived in the house I was billeted out to when I went and stayed in a slum in the Phillipines...(for some reason the photo of this one is all yucked up but guess you can get the idea) and yes for all of you who haven't caught up... if you read the journalling on one of my Master's submissions you can catch up on the whole story. Anyway the colors in the photo went really well with the new paper that Kaiser brought out last month Plush Empress.

Last of all this is an older one but haven't posted it up yet but it was in last months SCM but now can share . We had Fancy Pants papers to use - not exactly my choice of papers but anyway...
This is Ellie and Caitlin, two of my cheeky little girls at Lake Wendouree in Ballarat.

5 comments:

Jill Geraghty-Groves said...

Absolutely stunning Melissa! Gorgeous work!

Jane Ettia Jones said...

just gorgeous Lissy loving the new papers

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

These pages are beautiful!!

You are a wonderful artist!

Elena

Chris Millar said...

Love these layouts Melissa!! Hope you get time to breath soon! See you in 2 weeks!

Nicole said...

love your work Melissa, always so different to everyone else's. loved that page you did for SM with the newspaper, just beautiful.

Nicxx