Sunday, 30 May 2010

Inspired....

After being bed ridden (well bed/couch/bed/couch) for a 10 days with a back injury (and no I don't know 100% what i have done) except that it really hurts around my ribs to sit, i went back to work for three days last week. Even though it was only for half a week, it felt like forever. Its amazing how much work can accumulate over a week and already i feel like i am behind the 8 ball all over again. I took a heap home with me this weekend but then thought NO no no no i really need to do something for me. When you work in the industry its so very easy to get swamped, bogged down with deadlines and doing everything for everyone else, that your own scrapping is quite often non existent or the last thing on the list that gets done.

Sooooo, after being inspired all over again by some of the things i saw and little make and takes i did at the recent SIA show i found some time yesterday to finish a 7 Gypsies printers tray. You know i totally loved, not only having the afternoon to myself, but just this time out for me. David took the girls to the footy and i couldn't think of anything worse, especially with the weather being so wet, so i spread myself out and went for it. Funny thing is, this is the first thing i have done for awhile that my hubby took closer look of and actually said he like it. I was even able to incorporate two of the gorgeous little make and takes i did at SIA from Collections (thanks Audrey) and the girls from The Dusty Attic.



I also finished this layout with some new photos that were taken on Mothers Day. I loved Mothers Day this year - not that i don't every year, but i just didn't do anything except hang out with family at home. there are times when this is all you want to do - just be at home. During the afternoon the girls called me in for a cuppa and biscuit and this is what they made me the day before when i was at the Copic course. David said the kitchen was a mess but they had so much fun cutting out all the gingerbread letters individually and icing them. Don't you love the way they wrote "Happy Mum's Day" instead as the letters for "mother" wouldn't fit on the tray. Kids do the sweetest thingsIts a little blurry but that happens when you give your camera to your hubby...LOL but i think you get the picture - they certainly were extrememly proud of themselves and so they should be.
Have a great week

8 comments:

Cassandra said...

Hi Mel, Love your printers tray! It is just gorgeous. Hope your back gets better soon. Take Care *hugz*

Stacey Michaud said...

gorgeous, gorgeous project and I adore the layout too!

Renee said...

Gosh that tray is stunning Mel!! You have inspired me to get mine out of the to-do pile and actually DO IT.

xox

Audrey said...

Love what you have done with the Printers Tray. Nice to hear you took some time out for yourself, it was so nice to catch up at SIA x

Liz said...

I LOVE that tray ... and the tray with food!! Looking forward to seeing you at SIA. Here we come Brisbane. -1degC here tonight...

xoxAlyssaxox said...

WOW thae tray is amazing! I definatly want to give one of them a go :) Lovely layout too xx
Lys

Katharyn said...

Love those angel wings Melissa!

Christine said...

Wow mel, your printer's tray is stunning! Your girls are so sweet, what a lovely idea!