Thursday, 21 August 2008

A Little Old Fashioned

Yesterday I finished working early afternoon and went over to my mum's house as she had some bank people coming to help organise her banking set up. So, I appeared trying to look suitably intelligent and sensible. A lady and a gentleman duly arrived and they proved to be both patient and efficient.  My mum has a tendency to wander of the thread...must be a family trait, lol! But all was concluded well and they left late afternoon.

By this time the rain was coming down in sheets, so I thought I'd hang on for half an hour before attempting the drive home but the rain kept coming. The roads around mums are country roads with no mains drainage so they get pretty covered in water at times like that. I set off thinking I'd just take it slow.

I had opened the window a crack as my windows kept misting up and was negotiating the twisting road at a reasonably slow pace..when round the corner came a fast car on my side of the road!! Aaah!! I swerved over just on the verge but he just ploughed on through a huge puddle and disappeared.........and to add insult to injury.....I by this time was sitting, face and one side of my body soaked!! I must have looked a sight...I certainly felt it!! The "small crack" I had opened the window had allowed a tsunami of water from the puddle in when the other car drove through it!

I just hope my car seat is dried out by today as by the time I got home I was more than doing a drowned rat impression!

Now for today's freebie. It's kind of old fashioned...not true vintage but with kids in a style and colours that are just a bit old fashioned. What do you think?



There are two papers and a frame for you to play least I hope you will!!

You can download the today's freebie sampler here

Leaonna's Mexican Sunflowers layout has a gorgeous photo and some great it totally gorgeous page! I love this! It is one of those layouts the more you look the more you see...great work!


Credits: Little Weeds from Cen's Stuff

This weekend I have a new kit and some overlays, to mention just two things going into my shop. Take a peek at the overlays and watch this space for the new previews at the end of the week. Don't forget everything is always 40% off the first week it hits the shops!!



Kim very kindly acted as tester for my overlays and whilst she was playing she made a beautiful set of papers to drop by here blog and snag these...have a look at what a great job she did with these overlays.


Snag them on Kim's Blog

I'm off to work now...hopefully with a dry seat!! Have a good day and stay away from puddles!!


Ana Baird said...

Great layout and fantastic colours! That flower is gorgeous!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 21 Aug [LA 03:40am, NY 05:40am, UK 10:40am, OZ 08:40pm] ).

Anonymous said...

The kids paper does look vintage and it is genious. The overlays are amazing. I think it's a great talent to make these and papers and you seem to make both with ease. Leonnas LO is so full of detail. A Winner for sure. Kims Papers did your overlays good. They are beautiful. There is always so much here at your blog. My favorite place to be. :)

Bree said...

Love the kid papers - I would totally call them vintage - the little girl looks 1930s in her shirtwaist dress.


DebC said...

I love the play theme! I most often make scrapbook pages from my kids' early years, so this is very useful.

Anonymous said...

How cute. Thank you! :)

Jenn said...

Love the kids! They are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

And a little side note, even though most of the layout is from another designer, I used one of your CU folded ribbons on a layout I made yesterday. If you want to take a peek, you can see it here...

Thanks again for all the wonderful things you share!

Kim's Scrappin' said...

I love the sampler June!! And the overlays are great! Thanks for allowing me to test them, it was a joy :)

June from Scrapping by Design said...

Your kids are great. And I totally love the Sunflower design that you are showing.