Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!! Where did 2009 go? Years seem to fly by so quickly nowadays is it because I am getting older?!? Seems ages ago that I got around to blogging life has got very busy lately.
We had a wonderful Christmas and Justin totally spoilt me with amongst other things a fantastic zoom lens for my new camera, it is really great and I can't wait to go somewhere to use it properly. I did take quite a few photos over Christmas with my new camera, a canon 450D and I have been really pleased with the results especially the indoor shots. I thought I would show you a few of my favourites from Christmas day.

Rebecca taking a present for each of us from under the tree.

I managed to persuade the girls to pose for a photo before we started to open the presents.

Emily totally unaware of the camera.
I haven't had much time for scrapping over the last few weeks but I did these back in October for the current issue of the Scrapbook Magazine.
You can't really see on this photo but I have used lots of my new favourite adhesive, silicone glue, to make this layout really three dimensional.
This photo of Rebecca is one of my favourites, it was taken during our climb up Ben Lomond. I wanted the photo to really be the main feature of the page so printed it off quite big, I have added a journaling tag in behind the photo with my memories of the day on one side and Rebecca has written on the other. I really like to get the girls thoughts on events, I think it will be lovely in years to come for them to read what they thought when they were younger and in their own handwriting. In the magazine the journaling tab seems to be missing so not sure where that has gone!!
I am really enjoying more vintage scrapping at the moment, I want to scrap all the little photos that I have got from my childhood. I really enjoyed putting this one together, I think the Martha Stewart butterfly punch is one of my favourite and I seem to be using it all the time at the moment.
This page was done for the new activity pack that is in the Scrapbook Magazine, I picked up my copy today and there are loads of sketches in there.


Nikki said...

Hi Racheal! Seems like ages!! looks like you had a fab Christmas though...Gorgeous LOs, I hope your daughters know how beautiful they are!!


Nikki xxx

Jill said...

Hi Rachael, really lovely LOs as always. Glad you had a good Christmas and a really happy New Year to you all.

angie said...

Happy new Year Rachael! Looks like you had a great christmas, and good to see you're enjoying your new camera. Those layouts are lovely- especially like the vinatgey one of you.
Must go get a copy of the new mag.... x

Paul said...

Hi Sis,

I love checking up on here to look at your latest work and it is, as always, great.

Much love Paul.