Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Awwww... one for scrap the girls

When I read the quote at Scrap the Girls for this month : 
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. ~Harold Hulbert
I immediately saw in my head, an image of my little princess in tears. This is becoming a more familiar face these days as she is trying to cope with school - which wears her out as she gets up at 5am to get ready, read books, play in her dolls house, make her bed and get ready for school before anyone else even wakes up!!
 No amount of threats, rewards or extra cuddles has stopped her so by 3pm pickup time, she is exhausted, and well... she couldn't possibly go to bed BEFORE her brothers ... OH NO... she will do anything to stay up until she knows they are in bed...

so I could have used any of these photos...

or even this one is so precious...

they make me feel sad and I just want to give her a cuddle but I'm sure at the time I was taking these photos... cuddles was the furthest from my mind!!
 So I am going to make a plaque with this quote to remind myself that she is only very little and soon wont want cuddles from a daggy overweight mum and I will be the one crying...

so I have decided to go with this photo and created this LO...

 I have titled it "pout" for obvious reasons
 lots of pink sass lass and blues and yellows... and a hidden journal tag in a glassine envelope from Old Favourites  with that stunning satin ribbon, the magnifying glass, green satin ribbon, twine and lace all from new kits coming soon from here
 close up of that beautiful magnifying glass, the twine and satin vintage ribbon... all from here
 cuz I can.... another close up...
and the glassine envelope carrying the journal tag and the story behind her moods lately...
She is still beautiful even when she is grumpy....

a common theme it seems...

hee hee hee!!!

TFL and please leave a comment


  1. That is soooo funny Mel. I must get my camera out to capture those moments as there are many in my house, and not from my girl I might add.
    Love the STG LO. So many goodies and yummies to see.

  2. Oh!!! I have just one photo where my girl is cryin! :_)))
    last page is amazing? you are very talanted, never see such scrap :-))) I love it!!! thanks!!!

  3. Hello Mel. Thank you for taking time and leaving me a comment at my blog.
    These LOs are so so precious! I love them. very well captured.
    Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
    Yes I remind myself of this quote every day!

  4. Awww those photos :( kids...if they are not happy, everyone has to know, hehe! Fantastic layouts...love the photos you went with on STG, love the colours & design of this one :)

  5. Gorgeous LO Mel.. love all the pretty details, and you're right she does still look beautiful even when she's pouting.. I just finished this challenge with a photo of Brittany giving me her stink-eye!! You gotta love em! Have a fab week :))

  6. oh poor little poppet :( hope she learns to sleep a little later.
    I love what you've done with the layout. The strips and different edges look fab!

  7. I love how you have used lots of photos on this page. And you can't go wrong with Sass that's for sure! Thanks for playing at STG :).