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Cleaning The Windows

Created for the June Go For Pinks Or Blues challenge at DSDI

Cleaning The Windows, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Chopped Up, Template 2) by Jen C Designs and Spring Cleaning by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Font is sf Mareda by Sugar Frog Fonts.

Enabling: Chopped Up Templates by Jen C Designs are currently available as part of the June Template Grab Bag here, here, here and here and Spring Cleaning by C.W Picket & Company is available exclusively here. You can download the sf Mareda font here.

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Cleaning Your Room

Cleaning Your Room, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Just Journaling Volume 1, Template 4) by Jen C Designs and CU Scallop Mats, CU Basics Scallop Templates, Spring Cleaning, P365 Date Rounds and Staple from All About Me Volume 1 all by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Fonts are Pea Bandit by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas) and Blackoak Std.
Journalling reads: There are really only so many times that I can say the same thing over and over again, before even I am sick of the sound of my own voice saying it. In this house the most common of those phrases is “TIDY YOUR ROOM!!”. It’s a long standing battle I nag, you go up to your room, you play/watch tv and do everything except actually tidy up. I come up to check on you and end up telling you off. It usually ends with at least one of us in tears. Well I got so sick of this that I decided to just do it one day while you were at school. When you got home you were thrilled and thanked me. Or at least you did at first, you changed your mind once you realised, that those 2 huge black sacks of rubbish had some toys in that you didn’t want thrown away! Hopefully this taught you a valuable lesson like why you should tidy up your own bedroom and decide what is rubbish!

Enabling: Just Journaling Templates by Jen C Designs available here, here, here and here, CU Scallop Mats available here, CU Basics Scallop Templates available here, Spring Cleaning available here, P365 Date Rounds available here and Staple from All About Me Volume 1 available here.

1st Pony Ride

1st Pony Ride, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (iNSD Template Challenge Freebie) by Simple Girl Scraps and Fresh Picked by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company).

Enabling: iNSD Template Challenge by Simple Girl Scraps available here and Fresh Picked by C.W Picket & Company available here.

Anne The Elephant

Created for the April 2011 Cover Tunes challenge at DSDI. Scraplifting Caterpillar Cupcakes by Scrapastrophe.



Anne The Elephant, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Scraplift of Caterpillar Cupcake by scrapastrophe – http://www.digiscrapsdrivein.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18074
Credits: Elephantly Inspired by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company) and Scallop Templates by Hummie. Font is Lithos Pro.
Photos from online articles by The Guardian and The Daily Mail.
Journalling reads: When Lukas was younger, we took him to see Bobby Roberts Super Circus. We had never been to a circus before and we were excited at least until they said no photographs were allowed. It’s kind of dificult to capture the memory of a first trip to the circus, without photographs. During the intermission they offered the chance to ride the ponies or have a photograph taken with their elephant, Anne. We let Lukas pick which he wanted to do and he chose the ponies, but for days afterwards we all remarked about how very sad she had looked. She has been a part of the circus since she was a baby. Since then a lot of things have changed, a tabloid newspaper filmed her groom, “battering, kicking and stabbing her with a pitchfork. The RSPCA stepped in and she has now been rehomed to Longleat Safari Park. She is receiving all the care and attention that she requires for her severe arthritis and dry skin. It makes me happy to know that at 57 years old, she is now finally allowed to relax and just live out her life in peace. April 2011.

Enabling: Elephantly Inspired by C.W Picket & Company available here and The Scallop Templates by Hummie can now be found in her subscriber section here

1st Ultrasound

Created for the April 2011 Template challenge at SUN



1st Ultrasound, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (April Template Challenge) by Mandy Nickell, New Beginnings by Jen C Designs and Starburst Overlays by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Fonts are Cambria and DJB Heidi H Script by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: After a silly lady on the reception desk, a very rude nurse and the sonographer leaving us sitting for ages waiting, it was finally time. The doctors had a lot of fears about you, they were worried that all the bleeding and pain might mean that you were not where you were supposed to be. We were scared that you might be another one of our angel babies. But in less than a minute we had all the answers that we needed. You were exactly where you were supposed to be and you had a healthy strong heartbeat. It was such a relief to know that at least for now, you were ok, we could relax for a little while before there were other things for us to worry about. Once we had that reassurance it was ok to see the funny side to all the little details about the appointment, like the fact that they finally had an alternative to tying a blue nitrile glove around the probe since the covers are made of latex and mummy is highly allergic, they were now using latex free condoms. Or the fact that the poor doctor looked so grateful and relieved that my pregnancy would be handled by the Silver Star Team and he didn’t have to read through my long and complicated maternity notes. Or maybe that in a whole row full of sample toilets, mummy managed to pick the only one without a working lock and someone walked in while I was trying to accomplish the very difficult task, of peeing in the little bottle without getting covered. After our visit was over we were left with readjusted dates based on size, your new due date is August 27th. But I have a feeling if you are anything like your brothers, a due date won’t matter one tiny bit to to you, and you will arrive when and where you decide that you want to, just please don’t choose Tescos! 16th January 2009

Enabling: You can download the template as part of the challenge, New Beginnings by Jen C Designs is available here and Starburst Overlays by C.W Picket & Company are available here.

Lukasmummy Avatar

Created for the April 2011 Graffiti Challenge at DSDI



Lukasmummy Avatar, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (March Template Challenge) by Elizabeth Albers (Scrapping With Liz), Be Polished by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company) and Adventure 365 February Glitter Styles by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Fonts are Rage Italic LET and Pea Hunzer by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).

Enabling: Layered template was for a previous challenge unsure if it’s still available, Be Polished by C.W Picket & Company is available here and Adventure 365 February Glitter by Mad Genius Designs is available here.

Pwetty Pink Piggies

Created for the April 2011 Alphabet Soup Challenge at DSDI



Pwetty Pink Piggies, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Cut Out Templates, Template 4) by Elizabeth Albers (Scrapping With Liz) and Be Polished and Ribbon Templates by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Fonts are Engravers MT, Park Avenue BT and Pea Angedawn by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: It all started when I was looking through my make-up bag to see what I had for the wedding we were going to. Logan was fascinated by the single bottle of nail varnish that I had in there. He kept bringing me the bottle since he couldn’t understand what it was. I decided the only way to satisfy him was to show him what it was for. So I opened the bottle, lifted him on to my lap and I painted his big toe for him. He was thrilled and got all excited. He insisted on showing everyone. In our house it’s pretty much always a case of monkey see, monkey do. So Lukas decided that even though he hates pink with a passion, if Logan has one nail painted than he wanted one painting too. They seemed content with their single painted nail, or at least Lukas was. Logan was only pacified with that until he saw me painting my nails in an effort to hide the big ugly bruise on one of my toes. Then he decided that one nail was no longer enough. He demanded that I paint all of his nails just like mine. I decided that it just wasn’t worth that argument, I mean really so what if he wanted his nails painted, if he was a girl nobody would have said a word about it. So even though Mark didn’t like the idea, I did it anyway. Logan was really pleased when it was done, he kept looking at them and saying “pwetty, pwetty” “pwetty piggies” “pwetty pink piggies” it made him happy and that’s the only thing I really care about anyway.

Enabling: Cut Out Templates by Scrapping With Liz available here, Be Polished by C.W Picket & Company available here, The Ribbon Templates can be found as part of this tutorial.

So Cheeky

Created for the April 2011 Go For Pinks Or Blues Challenge at DSDI



So Cheeky, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (I Love You Just A Little Bit Templates, Template 3) by Jen C Designs and Brush-a Brush-a by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Font is Pea Sarahloo by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: If I had to pick just one photo to sum you up, it would be this one. It shows off your cheeky impish personality perfectly. I actually remember that when I took this photo I was trying to get a photograph of your first tooth while you were stood in the travel cot. Every time I focused the camera you would start jumping up or sitting down or even worse closing your mouth and shaking your head. Somehow even though your mouth is wide open in this shot we still couldn’t manage to capture that tooth! 1st June 2010.

Enabling: I Love You Just A Little Bit Templates by Jen C Designs available here and Brush-a Brush-a available here.

Hot Air Balloons



Hot Air Balloons, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Up, Up and Away by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Font is Pea Mystie Unicase by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: The highlight of your special day out at the park with Daddy, was seeing these two hot air baloons while you were sitting watching the ducks and eating a snack by the river. Hinksey Park – September 21st 2008.

Flying Jumbos



Flying Jumbos, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (Eternal Templates, Template 4) by Joelle Lester (Daphadilly Art), Up Up And Away by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company) and CU Little Tags by Redju. Font is Engravers MT.