I’ve been thinking about childhood a lot recently, deciding whether or not to start a scrapbook looking back over mine and Phill’s earlier years – the years before we knew one another. Not only would it be good to look at and discover a little more about each others childhoods but if we have children of our own in the future I imagine they’d love seeing us grow up through our own perspectives. I wish I had something like that of my mother.
I’ve tried thinking about what kind of child I was. I know I wasn’t that much of a Girly Girl, but then again I wasn’t a total tomboy either. I loved Polly Pockets and Barbie, but was rarely dressed in pink, nor did I do much ‘dressing-up’ or parading around in my mum’s heels. I wore jeans a lot, played with the boys just as much as the girls at school and wasn’t all that distraught if I got a little dirty or muddy.
When I think about it I’m still like that as an adult. A bit of a hybrid between things that are considered ‘feminine’ like my love of baking and dresses, and things that are considered ‘masculine’ like gaming and comfortable sneakers. I guess most people are like that to an extent.
Despite this, those initial baby years seem to be similar for most. As I look through hospital photos I notice the blue blanket wrapped around Phill, the pink on wrapped around me, for a while at least we are all split into those two distinct categories – Baby Boy Johnson and Baby Girl Robb. With that in mind, here is this week’s freebie:
Check out the blog next week for the opposing boyish alpha freebie.
Thanks for stopping by, have a Magical weekend!
I am so happy to be here today to present my first ever digital creation for sale in my brand spanking NEW STORE! My first release was inspired by those tiny plastic bricks that line the bedroom floors of every child! It’s everything you’d expect from construction toy kit, bright primary colours, bold chunky elements and a lot of bricky goodness! Anyone that have ever met my partner Phill know’s how much of a massive Lego fan he is – I often joke there are enough lego bricks in our house to build us a mansion – it’s THAT crazy! So it made sense that my first release be the thing I’m surrounded by on a daily basis, I present to you Play Well:
This kit is packed with 6 solids, 12 patterned papers and over 70 elements! Plus if that wasn’t enough for you I also created a bonus alpha for you to add a little something extra to your pages:
Fun huh? This kit will cover all of your building need , from the new Lego Movie, to trips to the Lego Store, to Legoland and even for scrapping all of your home creations. Check out what me and my amazing CT team scrapped with it:
Plus my team have a couple of awesome word art freebies for you, head to:
>> Jlynn’s blog << for some Legoland Wordarts,
>> Brandy’s Blog << for a block Word Art,
>> Michelle’s blog << for a Lego Races cluster frame
and Rebecca created this Conquering Legoland word art for you (click image to download):
What’s more, if you stop by the Melidy Designs facebook page you can pick up this fun template freebie, be sure to snag it while you can, it’ll only be up for a limited time:
If you haven’t yet subscribed to my newsletter you may want to, newsletter subscribers will be getting another fun freebie winging it’s way to their inboxes (I will also send to any new subscribers over the weekend).
Thanks for stopping by, see you Tuesday for another free template, have fun building 😉
Posted by Melissa | June 6, 2014
I jumped on board the Mousescrappers design challenge and blog hop this month!
The theme was Outer Space. For some reason my first thought was with Mission Space, it’s one of those rides that tends to divide people, you either love it or hate it. Well, we rode it in 2011 and didn’t particularly enjoy it, what’s more it made Phill feel REALLY sick and he is never affected by that kind of thing. So when we went in 2013 we didn’t even bother riding. Regardless I think the outside area of the ride is really cool looking and it inspired me to create a template of similar constraints:
You can get this template along with all the other submissions at the Mousescrappers Store, want to see what the other participants made?
Now you’ve seen the goods, it’s time for your freebie. I made you a co-ordinating Space-Aged alpha:
Hope you like it, next stop – you are off to Brandy’s Blog and here is the master list if you get lost:
Chef Minnie Mouse: http://lisacampbelldesigns.blogspot.com/
To those of you who live outside of the UK it’s Mother’s Day this weekend! So Happy Mother’s Day to all you yummy mummies! Here in England it’s been and gone, but regardless I think my mam is THE most amazing woman in the world, I admire her so much and she truly is my hero! This weeks freebie comes to you in honour of Mums everywhere and I also put together this list of font’s I think would be ideal for scrapping all those Mothers Day portraits:
And here is your Mother’s Day Freebie – a cute set of journal cards:
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!
For a while now I’ve been wanting to visit Lickity Splits, an American ‘Diner’ themed Ice Cream parlour in our area. It’s won so many awards and people rave about their Sundaes, we’ve just never had reason to travel to Seaham. Phill arranged to meet an old friend in Seaham and since the weather is finally picking up it was the perfect reason to go and give it a try. It was so yummy and the closest I’ve had to an ‘American Experience’ whilst in England – we will definately be going back!
Our little trip was what inspired this weeks freebie – ‘Diner Alpha’
Happy Good Friday.
Today I’m starting of what will be a regular series of blog posts – Freebie Fridays!
This week I’m giving a set of Easter themed journal cards, perfect for you Project Life pages or for adding to any Easter time layouts:
Have a magical weekend!