I’d like to say a BIG HAPPY NEW YEAR to everybody reading Leonardo’s Apprentice – to everyone who has left a comment, popped in for some inspiration or simply lurked – I hope 2009 brings you a year of peace and happiness!
I wonder what this year will bring? Last year was a huge one for us as a family – let’s hope that this coming year settles down a bit. Although, with 4 kids, there’s no such thing as a “quiet” year, is there? LOL
What will the New Year bring for you? Has anyone made any New Year’s resolutions? I certainly have. It was to try and catch up with friends a bit more often. Too much of my weekly routine is about work work work. Life is way too short to be workinig all the time, so I am going to resolve to catch up with my girls more. There’s nothing like a giggling girl’s night out to make you feel good, is there? 🙂
Christmas Day was great around our house – the day started off fairly frenzied, then calmed down for a bit before my brother arrived with his girlfriend with SuperSoakers for Xmas pressies. Man they were so much fun! I was out in the yard with the kids and my mum spraying everything that moved. Check out this photo of me with James and the grin on his face – and then the next photos of the look on Ryan’s face – priceless!
And – suprise suprise – I actually did get a chance to do some scrapping over the Xmas break – and this time it didn’t feel like it was “by rote” – it was just a pleasure to sit and play with some new supplies. One thing I have been buying a lot of lately is transparencies – love them!
Here’s a few examples of using them:
The top one uses the Hambly Lime circles overlay, and the bottom uses the Hambly Gold Flourish overlay. I love how they add depth and another layer of colour to the LO!
So, in order to start off the year with a bang, I am going to RAK you – are you ready?
For anyone who leaves me a comment in the next 4 days, I will put your name into the draw to win a copy of “Simple Scrapbooks”. This book is about 1.5inches thick and choc FULL of sketches, plans, tips, techniques for creating your own simpla scrapbooks, and then at the end of the book there is an entire mini book to pop out inclusing all the wordart and journalling spots to complete it!
I’ll leave you with a picture of James during the end of the Christmas festivities in our house – I think this picture sums up all we feel as a human race during the festive season – peace, love, family and……….
….absolute exhaustion…..! rofl
Take care everyone and happy New year to you all,
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