Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Another New Challenge and me being sooky...

Another Freaking Scrappy challenge has it's newest challenge up.

The challenge for the first of July is to scrap about YOUR COUNTRY or ethnic group – what it means to you, you dressed in traditional garments, you celebrating the national day for your country, or something else along these lines. As Canada has it's National Day and America is about to celebrate July 4, there should be plenty of inspiration about.  

I struggle with red, white and blue, not colours that I'm comfortable with but I gave it a whirl.



This was taken at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. We took Matt along and he was stopped constantly by Chinese visitors who were very taken with him, I was obviously not a scrapper back then because I have so few photos of the event. We got to watch the hockey (very hot) and were lucky enough to get tickets to the athletics at night. The atmosphere was unlike anything I had experienced before. Jumping Jai came second in the long jump, the decathlon was very dull but the running events were amazing. We got to sing the national anthem when Louise Savage won the wheelchair final. Wow, talk about spine tingling. Highly recommended. Meaghan is still filthy we left her behind (she was 4).

I am also linking this one up for the Red, white and Blue challenge at Lasting Memories. 


And not for my sooky part. It is really cold here at the moment, we've had two frosty -6C in a row. Lame I know, it's not snowing, there is no wind and the days are sunny, so I should stop whinging. But I seriously hate mornings and the frost is not helping AT ALL... (esp when friends have just headed off to Europe for the month. 

 So I braved the cold yesterday and took some photos and scrapped them for the latest Bird is the Word Challenge (BEYOND being the word)





  
 the poor birds had a bit of an icy bath to play in. I think they avoided it for the morning...

     

Henry is home with asthma this morning so he is finally getting to watch Lord of the Rings. He loves it so much. He read The Hobbit at last year and is counting the days until it comes out in the movies. I'm looking for to it because Richard Armitage is in it (sigh) - he makes the best baddie/goodie mix (Guy of Gisbon was far more interesting than namby pamby Robin Hood...).


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Have a good day. xx

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are both AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeee the photos and the banner on the first one!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Great layouts. I love the red, white and blue one for the LM challenge. Love the arrows pointing to the banner. Thanks for joining us at LM for the challenge.

TeenaBugg38 said...

holy cow! Girl you are rockin the layouts!!! Love em both....and never fear I will get back to you about your winnings....just been mega busy!!!

Thanks for playing along with Lasting Memories!! I'm always happy to see you :)

Tina LMDT

Haven_mom4 said...

Amazing layouts, love your take on the Red, white and blue. Thanks for joining us at lasting memories

glassgraffitix2 said...

Not comfortable! You did a very creative LO! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

Lizzy Hill said...

...and he's in Spooks.....tongue's hangin' out he's so dang CUTE!!!! And, of course your LOs are fantastic...but how can I concentrate on anything but Richard???!!!!!
Saw an Oz flag fluttering in the surf at Coogee yesterday & thought of Afsc...but did I have my camera???!!!!!! NUP!!! Your cold LO is inspired. Perfect colours:):):)

Karen Wilson said...

Gorgeous LO's - both of them. So hard to think of frost in Au! I love your photo's and you did awesome with your first LO!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories and congrats on being featured today!!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Beautiful photos and LO, thanks for playing alog at BITW!!

Kimberly said...

amazing Layouts!!! - thanks for joining us this week at lasting memories - i hope you come by again next week!! good luck in the draw - Kimberly DT - http://leokc34.blogspot.ca

glorygirl said...

Great layouts! I really like the "beyond cold" page. It's been beyond hot here so it's nice to see the chilly weather photos!!!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Wow this is just a beautiful photos and LO, thanks for playing alog at BITW!!
Big huges and kisses from Brazil
Cynthia

Irini said...

Hey there your layouts are just fabulous!...love both of them I have forgotten how cold it is in Canberra~!
stay warm we are we are hitting 43degrees the last 10 days I have had enough!!
Thanks so much for playing along with BITW!
hugz
irini