Thursday, January 10, 2013

hanging in there

So, my first week back to work is almost over. So far everything is going smoothly. Every night, I have to prepare for the morning just like for a fire drill - all clothes laid out, breakfast done as much as possible, washing machine set on timer, clothes done, all items by the door. It takes me up to an hour to get everything ready. But then in the morning, I just fly on auto pilot, ticking my tasks off on my "control journal". Quite a change after 15 months of "vacation" LOL. 

I finally got some scrapping time last night. I had this layout unfinished for over a week. Unfortunately, I had to take a picture inside - I leave for work when it is still dark and we we come back, it is dark again..... 

So this is my take on the current OUAS challenge. Use the sketch and the theme was "something new". Well, our Christmas was something new for sure - with our DS having his first Christmas! And this celebration also marked the end of my maternity leave and the start of my old/new job.
I started with the sketch and then got off track. Sometimes layouts just go in a different direction!

Hidden journaling reads: "Our first Christmas with Michi was truly special. First we watched Sarah in the nativity play, then we all celebrated at Ruth's house. What a wonderful family event"

I played with the stitching a bit by adding tiny gold beads. I love the effect!

I mixed  the "collectibles" with old brads and the ribbon which was in my December kit from Swirlydoos. 

I have to dash and fix breakfast, weak up the kids and start my day. And it is raining, sigh!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 


  1. I am glad your first week back has been a good one. Your page is beautiful and there are so many wonderful details!

  2. wow it's amazing!! love it i have also worked whit this sketch greetings Janneke

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous Elisabeth :) The PERFECT Christmas layout if ever I've seen one :)x

  4. Beautiful page Elisabeth.. love all your pretty details!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS :))

  5. This is so beautiful!!! I love your stitching, the pretty little beads are such a nice little "something extra" pretty! So glad you joined us at OUAS!!!

  6. This is a precious layout. The Christmas theme is all over the layout, the colors go well with the theme but they are very carefully chosen. I love the layout!
    I also participated with a layout, come and have a look if you like

  7. So lovely page! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!