Saturday, January 5, 2013

One Year Ends A New One Starts ~ New Beginnings

Happy New Year ! Gee where did 2012 go? Frankly I am happy it is over and a New one has begun. I would like to wish everyone a wonderful 2013 and may all your dreams come true. So..... Talking about New Beginnings that is my challenge to you this month, to scrap a layout that means New Beginnings to you. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. And now I have the pleasure of introducing our Guest Designer for the month, a very sweet lady, I am sure a lot of you will know her......ta da.....Kerri Smith

 Thank you girls for asking me to be your guest GD for January, I was quite surprised and am very happy to be part of your wonderful blog here!
My name is Kerri and I have two sons; Cody is 20 and Jayden is 15.  We live in Colac, Victoria with our two Jack Russell’s; Willo and Nitro, our cat Sam and now we have adopted ‘Trishka” my son’s gorgeous cat!! It is a zoo!!!
I have been Caring for my mum and dad since June 2009 and they have just gone into full time age care.  I am having a bit of a break to look after my family; to get back to my garden, scrapbooking, just life in general! Then I plan on going back to school to Nurse!
I have been scraping for a while now and I love being able to scrap for my boys, and tell our family stories. I am currently a DT at Home and Scrapped.
I don’t really think I have a style, although I love distressing and ink and atm trying to be a bit more linear and not embellish too much! Lol! I love pp, sewing on my layouts, washi tape and of course Stamping as I have just been promoted to a Senior Supervisor with Stampin’ Up! J
I have a blog, I like to surf the net, have a go at challenges and of course take lots of photos!  I like to keep you updated with the bits and pieces of our life! My blog is
My layout I created for you is about my new beginning for 2013!  My “One Little Word Challenge” I am beginning, and working on all year. J
 I hope to SIMPLIFY my life in 2013! J

 And Kerri's take on the challenge

Thank You Kerri so much for being our GD this month

For my layout I based it on the A New Year beginning and how I want to embrace it and all its adventures

Next Kim and Annette will post their layouts :)

Hi all....(Kim here)
Finally I hear you all say....sorry I've been a bit slow this month....I'll have to blame the kids, nah! It's their slack mother.
  Thanks to Kerri for being our awesome GD for the start of 2013. I took my lead from Kerri and scrapped a word for 2013 and my word is GRATITUDE a word I want my children to remember!!!
 For all that we consider to not be right in our lives we must remember that there is always something to be thankful for...
 I am thankful for my beautiful children.

Hope you find some time in the next couple of days to do this challenge....would love to see your take.
Kim x


  1. Thanks girls for have me and love your layout Mary!
    Gorgeous photo of you all!! xx

  2. Congrats Kerri on your DT spot.... great layout, love the misting/masking, doilys and the photo...All the Best for 2013. :) x
    Beautiful page Mary, lovely photo, love the clusters, the little banner and LOve your journaling...All the Best for 2013. :) x

  3. Congrats Kerri, on the DT spot and I love your pertinent in this day and age when we have access to so much.
    I hope you find some more time for you this year

    Love your page Mary, is that a Kaisercraft background pp?

  4. Congratulations Kerri!! Lovely layout, it's always a pleasure to view your creations.

    Love all those banners Mary great page!LLooking forward to playing along.

  5. congrats Kerri, and a wonderful 2013 to you all too! great Lo's cant wait to see the others too.

  6. Wow what amazing pages ladies, so great to see you here Kerri and Mary just lovely xo