Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Black and White

Well - when life gets hard - I scrap ... and keep busy.

Just had to scrap on Sunday after I found out about Grandad. Thought I'd do Louise's warm up challenge - only I didn't read the bit in the rules about grey tones, so this probably doesn't count but I thought I'd show you anyway.

It's amazing how many supplies I have in black and white - I guess I am a sensible shopper and always buy black or white ... after all they go with anything!

Thanks for your condolences by the way. The funeral was a quiet family affair. My sister and I did a bible reading (without crying), everyone placed a flower on the coffin and I added some star glitter as my final goodbye. Afterwards there was time to catch up with relatives we haven't seen in ages. Nana and Grandad were always big on family so I guess being together like that was something they would have wanted.

Oh and for future reference - when the kids go quiet and stop fighting in the back of the car it means they are about to be sick! We had two car sick kids on the way there - thank you to whoever invented baby wipes, managed to clean up the car and their clothes and still make it to the funeral on time.

I've also been keeping busy by helping pack class kits for the Stacey Julian and friends Crafting Connection. Let me tell you ... I have seen some very yummy stuff go into those kits! Totally can't wait to do the classes it is going to be sooooo fun. If you haven't registered yet there is still time - I am very tempted to add a couple more classes to my timetable - don't want to miss out on all the goodies. And if you are registered - see you there!


Gayle Smith said...

WOW...your B&W LO is AMAZING!!!! Gotta submit that one!

Hannah said...

That layout is breathtaking!! Love it!! I find B&W very hard to do, you have totally pulled this one off. Beautiful.

A funeral is never easy, but it does sound like a lovely farewell, and I know your faith will have kept you all strong.

Sorry to hear about the car sickness! Never had to deal with that but we haven't done any trips longer than 4 hours. Probably should make sure we have a decent supply of baby wipes in the car before our loooong drive to Wellington in December!

Mrs Frizz said...

That layout is bleedin' stunning ... S T U N N I N G ... G O R G E O U S ... and everything in between ... I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Car sickness ... nope, don't do that very well with the kids. DD at nearly 19 still feels ill when she travels unless she is in the front seat ... [no comment] ...

Shell said...

Your layout is FABULOUS!!! I find black and white really difficult as well... always want to add in 'just one colour' but you've done it so well!!!

As for car sickness.... YUCK! I've suffered from it for years... in fact I even used to get sick driving while I was pregnant LOL

Donna aka Deebee said...

Very sorry to hear about your Grandad. Your layouts are stunning as usual. And thank you heaps for the awesome RAK.

Karen L said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandad too Beverley - my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Also want to let you know that I love your B&W layout. It is simply stunning.

Anonymous said...

That is one gorgeous LO Bev.

So sorry to hear about your Grandad.

See you at CC - can't wait!