Wednesday, 18 September 2013

'No Regrets' Layout - Lessology 2nd Birthday Bash Guest Designer & E-Book Contributor

Hi there beautiful peeps!  I hope you are all well & haven't
 missed me TOO much!  I have been busy, busy with hubs 
away on business & battling some wisdom teeth issues.  

Today I am sharing a layout with you that you can find 
up on the Lessology blog HERE.   Lessology is a cool 
challenge blog that has been around for 2 years already!

It is owned & run by my dear friend Yvonne Yam, who I 
had the pleasure of meeting IRL this year in Singapore!
They are in the midst of a huge birthday bash on site ATM!!

Check out their latest challenge HERE, which is what my
layout is based upon - BIRTHDAYS!  There is a LOVELY
package for the winner PLUS a publication guarantee!

 I journalled my thoughts as they came to me when
 looking at my children - my greatest achievement in
 my life for sure!  For some people it seems getting
 older is dreadful but  I always focus on the positives!

Almost everything came from 13arts, who stock a wide variety 
of wonderful papers & mixed media products such as string,
 zipper pulls, & feathers - all recycled in a sense. I also added 
some of the negative areas from my Ranger pop dots that work
 great as a layering embellishment & count as my recycled item.

I had a wonderful birthday party that went on all weekend 
as my birthday fell the day before the Easter weekend 
this year so we headed down the South Coast of
 Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa & enjoyed a lazy beach
 weekend complete with lots of rest & seafood :)

I created this page with a rare photograph of me with all 
4 of my children together. This is an unusual thing as I 
am normally the one behind the camera!   As such any 
photos I have of us all together are very precious to me.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my page!
Do support LESSOLOGY when & if you can.  Their
challenges are always fun & varied & focus on using
the stash you have in new & interesting ways & recycling.


Lizzy Hill said...

Loved this page when i 1st saw it...& LESSology is a GREAT blog.....sooo nice to have a pic of ALL the family, eh? A rare occasion indeedy...hope those teeth are not too bad....erk! NOT fun:(:(

Denise Price said...

Hello, Helen! You have a gorgeous page here. I love all the handwritten journaling--both the way you arranged it on the page, and the meaning of what you wrote.

Bellaidea said...

Great page Helen. Great family photo too, oh I wish to have more of those:), I like your work with 13 arts, very pretty page and lovely design!

Bellaidea said...

Great page, love your work with 13 arts.I also like the photo a lot, I wish I woul have more of these! I think I have several posts of yours I need to visit my friend but the cloning I planned was not succesful:(

Leonie said...

Such a fabulous layout Helen. Oh and I know all too well the dilemma of getting 4 kids and myself in the frame! I've made it a tradition that every Mothers Day they have to get in the picture with me if not in a group then at least individually, then they're off the hook for 12 months. :)

Leonie said...

Such a fabulous layout Helen. Oh and I know all too well the dilemma of getting 4 kids and myself in the frame! I've made it a tradition that every Mothers Day they have to get in the picture with me if not in a group then at least individually, then they're off the hook for 12 months. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo gorgeous Helen!! I love love love love the colors, the photo and loveeeeeeeeee the flowers!!!!

Aline Marengo said...

Very beautiful your page!

Elaine coustley said...

A great photo to scrap a beautiful layout with. Love the journal thoughts. x

yyam said...

This is such a beautiful page. Love the journaling! :)

Thanks for being our guest at LESSology this month. :)

P/s: Hope you are doing much better now. Please take care of yourself.

Debbie L Gregory said...

Great texture on the page and enjoyed the journaling. I really like the way you did the bundle of flowers also.

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is such a beautiful and emotive page Helen. A lovely photo of you and your children and I so love the journalling. Lovely soft colours, fabulous background and totally gorgeous all round. ox

Mitra Pratt said...

Lovely lovely journaling and sentiments! Really glad you are hanging with us at LESSology! ;-)

Hope the teeth get better! I have been through a little of that myself before!

Helen Wallace said...

Such moving journalling Helen and I agree is worth every wrinkle and every sleepness night. Apart from that the photo is a treasure and the layout is superb. :)

Erin Blegen said...

This is just beautiful...lovely to read and just as much to look at. Great memories captured, amazing photo, so many awesome details. Love it!!!!


Lynnda said...

Oh Helen!!! I really hope you'll get better soon!!! wisdom teeth awful!!! [I know]
Beautiful and stunning layout!!! it's great to have you join in the fun on our 2nd birthday bash!!! Such an inspiration!!!

Hugs...x [take care]

Tracey Sabella said...

Absolutely stunning LO, Helen!! Love your personal journaling about your family!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Lynette said...

This is such a beautiful photo of you with your children. I love the art of your background and your journaling made me realise that we should tKe photos together with our children on a regular basis. Yes, I agree with you, I also have no regrets when it comes to my children.

Rachael Funnell said...

Love the journaling & VERY true.... It's Such a BEAUTIFUL layout Helen... Hope your wisdom teeth have stopped given you grief... x

Jasmine S said...

Another fabulous page. Love the flow from the top corner to the bottom and your journaling pieces. Beautiful photo and perfect background.

Val Thorpe said...

Beautiful layout Helen and I love the words to your kids. I know that I would do it all again and with no regrets too. Love this page. I am off to check out the blog.

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is just beautiful! Love the gorgeous mix/design!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page and so love the journalling, which is such a great sentiment! Love the background, colouring and your super photo! ;-)

Fi said...

Beautiful journalling and gorgeous page love the way you have combined your techniques to create this piece of art.

topkatnz said...

Love that very cool wording:)

MARILYN said...

Beautiful page and family photo!! love all the techniques here and the journaling...take care!xoxo

carlies said...

Wowza, beautiful techniques and textures, journaling love this one!!!

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Sandie Edwards said...

It is wonderful to have such a special photograph of you all together... sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and precious thoughts/words on your children. Gorgeous LO Helen.

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful and as always I love the journaling done with your own beautiful handwriting,
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Zeneva Kovic said...

Beautiful family, journaling and layout!