Top of the agenda today is to smoke a whole lot of fish caught by the super-hunter-gather types in the family. They crossed the bar out the port and had the best day fishing. Uncle Vaughan had only been in the country from chilly London for 36 hours before landing enough of these to feed a small army.
Look at that rain building in the clouds behind – I swear this has been the wettest December ever. Check out how lush that grass is. We never have green grass in December. Anyhow. There were some seriously happy fishermen yesterday and many people are having fish on the Christmas BBQ this year.
On the list of people that benefitted from the boys fishing excursion was a very happy teacher at Braden’s school. Braden is holding what we call a Barracuda and we usually throw these fish back – weird prehistoric looking things – but this South African teacher at Braden’s school just thinks it’s Christmas (haha it is!) if they manage to gift him one of these… apparently it’s a sought after fish in his home country. Pic is deceptive. This was a huge fish.
While all this chest-beating manly kind of activity was going on out on the water, I was home scrapping. I’ve used these butterfly garden papers by Pink Paislee dozens of times, still loving them. I threw in some of their Nantucket papers too, loved them. The layout is full of packaging, cheap scrapbooking, love it. I’ve used these 7dots studio papers before, still loving them. I have used these colours together countless times. Still loving them. Since this was a layout I was doing for myself, for fun, for creative time, I did all the stuff I loved. Good times.
Supplies: Lighter papers are Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden, Mistables papers and Nantucket. Darker papers are 7dots studio Dreamer. Embellished piece under butterfly is the top of a pink paislee embellishment packet. Numbers by Pink Paislee, Alphas by FancyPants Designs. Small scallop punch with dots is the Punch Border Dotted Scallop ribbon punch (love it!) by Stampin’ Up! and the other large lace punch is by Martha Stewart. A lotta ink and curling and bob’s yer uncle, really.
Happy Christmas Eve Eve. Hope it’s good to you!