Speshal Dare Week #40

And the theme is Simple Pleasures.

I thought long and hard about this weeks’ challenge theme. I love lots of things; chocolate, a luxurious bath, Starbucks coffee …. But when it came down to it, the most wonderful thing to me is getting hugs from my children. And those cuddles when they are first born really are priceless.

Now I try to avoid scrapping photos of myself like the plague, I hate any photo taken of me, and typical of me to choose the most unflattering ones I could find for one of the very few pages that does include me! However they were all taken within hours or a day or so at most after having the babies and, as they were all delivered by C Section I was pretty well drugged up for as long as possible too!

Journalling reads: “Nothing, but nothing, can ever compare to the utter joy and total fulfilment I felt when cuddling each of my newborn babes.”

The tag shape for the journaling block is created from a Chatterbox font, CBX tags, I have it on a compilation font cd but you can view and purchase the Chatterbox fonts singly from the Chatterbox website for just $1.95 each. Given how much clear stamps are, it’s a bargain, plus with fonts you can resize!

Patterned cardstock, chipboard heart and monogram alphabet, Basic Grey
Flowers, Prima
Crystals, Heidi Swapp
Corner, cut down from a (very old) Paper Bliss foam shaker box embellishment
Epoxy word, K&Co
Word Stickers, Making Memories
Inks, Tsukneko and Colorbox
Ribbons, brads, journaling pen
Fonts CBX Amy Jane and CBX Tags

We've all chosen such different themes this week, so pop on over to the blog and see what the others have done. Plus we have a new member on our team, the incredibly talented Jane Dean - I just love Jane's use of pattern and colour on her pages so am really looking forward to her take on the dares each week.

Remember that every time you link your interpretation of the challenge to our blog you get an entry into the prize draw.


Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh this is Beautiful.... what a special LO...

Lythan said...

What a lovely and touching layout

scrapdolly said...

Such a special page Suzanne
I love it

Kathryn said...

those pictures are beautiful. I'm so glad you are putting yourself on your pages...

Jackie Hunter said...

Fabulous LO Suzanne, I lost my inspiration this weekend! But I think I maj just have found away to get it back!! From you & the speshal Dares!
Hope to see you soon, at the HH, in March, I'm off to London this weekend with DH, L & L :o)

Have fun
Jackie x

Heather said...

What a simply fab page for the dare, love it! Congrats on your new DT Suzanne :D

Pam said...

Gorgeous LO- congratulations on the DT- well deserved too.