As promised, here is what kept John and the kids out of mischief on Sunday while I was at the craft market.
John painted the front, Hannah did one side and Jack had a go at painting the other side so it was a real team effort. They all had a ball and I am most impressed with the end result. The last cardboard box creation lasted for a couple of years so we'll see how this one goes. (Here is the car that just fell to bits recently.)
Any frustrated scrapbookers out there? I LOVE scrapbooking, but have been having such fun making cards for the last 6 months that I haven't done very much in the way of layouts and I've really been missing it. Somehow lately things have been busy or my desk has looked a bit of a shambles and I just haven't managed to sit down and put a layout together. Well, if that sounds like you then perhaps you'll be interested in what I came across recently to help us time challenged scrapbookers.
I found the Aussie Scrapbooking website recently and have been enjoying reading the posts. As well as competitions and challenges and lots of other bits and pieces, I found Build A Layout challenges. Click on one of the older ones to get an idea of what is involved. Basically Jill begins a new 'Build A Layout' challenge each Monday. She posts a small task to do each day over a week. Follow the instructions and by the end of the week you will have completed a snazzy layout, which you can then post in the gallery if you'd like to. It is fun to see what everyone else comes up with. I'm always amazed at what different looks people can achieve while all following the same basic steps. Anyway I'm inspired and plan to start the challenge next Monday. Care to join me??