Today was my sons' last day of school or the year. He has summer holidays until January 27. His plans include, but are not limited to, Xbox Xbox and more Xbox !! Got to love being a teenage boy. He has a mate coming over for the day tomorrow (most likely to join in playing Xbox !!).
I managed to get a photo (a miracle in itself!) of him after school - I think he obliged because of his excitement of not having to go to school for the next 7 weeks !!
Here is the left side of today. All cards are from the Stamp Spot kits. I added a wood veneer 'happy' from Freckled Fawn and some cord arrows from Studio Calico to the left card. The day card has the teal alphas from TSS adhered and Glossy Accents on top. The flair button is handmade by Michelle at TSS.
The cork frame is from Freckled Fawn Xmas kit and the stamp 'school's out' is from Kellie Stamps.
Today was a very sad day for many Australians. Phillip Hughes, a 25 year old from Macksville in NSW, was fatally injured playing in a Sheffield Shield match on November 25th. He had represented Australia in numerous Test matches and was an amazing opening batsman. This tragedy resonated throughout all of Australia and the world. Many took to social media with hashtags #63notout (he was batting and was on 63 runs when he was hit in the head by a bouncer) and #putoutyourbats - a symbolic gesture by Australians placing their own cricket bats and caps outside their front doors. To say it has rocked Australia is an understatement. Cricket is as Australian as you get. I think every home in Australia has a cricket bat and ball in it. Childhood memories of beach cricket, backyard cricket, street cricket and on Christmas Day after lunch are probably ones that many many Australians have. Phil Hughes epitomised the Australia way. Work hard. Follow your dreams. Smile and make people laugh. The boy from the country becoming a National and international sporting star. He could have been your son, brother, nephew, cousin or friend and I think that is why this whole thing touched so many people.
So I thought I would just put a simple photo of Hughesy on a teal transparency and attach #63notout in black thickers (Amy Tangerine).
Here are the 2 pages together. As they appear in my album.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.
You can find me on Instagram as @bluepondbee and I will also be linking up to Ali Edwards December Daily posts on her blog.
Also stop by these other great blog posts on December Daily:
Michelle Hunter http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com
Tanya Watson http://photosandcrafts.wordpress.com/
Stacey-Lee Collis http://www.getonwithitalready.me
Beck Holder http://beckholder.weebly.com
Melinda Sweetman http://www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com
Amanda Horne http://www.scrapping-our-blessed-life.com/
Bernii Miller http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au
Gabrielle Ingerson http://mostlysunshineandrainbows.blogspot.com.au/
Kirsteen Young http://lifeinthecraftlanek.blogspot.co.uk/
Amanda Miller http://mypladventure.blogspot.com.au
Amy Tangerine http://www.amytangerine.com/blog
December Daily® is a December mini-album project initiated by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day.
Today was bittersweet in terms of my DD layout. I wasn't going to include the farewell of Phillip Hughes but after watching the televised funeral, I felt completely drained and sad. Complete opposite to the happiness Jacob felt today.