Wednesday, 17 March 2010

A bad mother confession

I could probably fill an album with confessions of what a bad mother I am, but perhaps just one layout will be enough, to represent all the ways?


The Children were not impressed to discover that I snuck into their bedrooms at night to get these photos!! ;-)

In response to the ribbons prompt from the Something From Almost Nothing class, I found this blue and gold ribbon printed with moons and stars lurking at the bottom of one of my (many, ahem) ribbon jars, pleated it, and stitched it across the page. I used stamps for the journaling block and text - Autumn Leaves journaling stamps and PSX alphas.


This was a quick and simple page, but it had to be, I was pretty brain-dead after a difficult day at work! My I Have To Confess album is getting there, though - I guess I should probably stop at some point..... So much to confess, so little time!! ;-)

22 comments:

Ruth said...

This is a great LO, and a perfectly normal sentiment from a mother!

Kim said...

sometimes I think they are just recharging....

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the pattern on the ribbon, and the heft of it is really good for pleating. I think heavier ribbon works better for the pleats.
Rinda

Clair said...

I do like the pleated ribbon and one day, I'd love to see all your confessions put together.

Cheri said...

yeah, mine are pretty great when they are sleeping too! Love the layout.

mise said...

Hello, The Bad Mother. Yes, not to worry, everyone's The Children are like that.

scrappyjacky said...

I think this is a confession most parents would have to make!!!

Fiona said...

Yes I would have to a make a similar confession too. Your LO is great, I really like the pleated effect.

Karen said...

I just love this layout--the ribbon and stamping are wonderful. I think finding a wide ribbon is the key to great pleating--especially on a layout.

Irene said...

LOL! Lovely lo though! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Lizzie said...

You're a very "Normal Mother" by the sound of it! But let us know if you start getting evil urges to push them downstairs or drop them off balconies - we'll send help!

I love the pleated ribbon. It is absolutely, just-right for that layout! The pale colours of everything else - and the softness of the "asleep" photos - make it stand out beautifully. It's just a lovely design and weight for pleating like that.
The stamps look like real calligraphy - I really like them. Where did you get them from please?
It's a fabby layout, Mel. And that one bit of embellishment really makes it special. A great example of the "Less is More" maxim!

SarahLP said...

LOL! My sentiments exactly! Mine look like such cherubs when asleep.. but drive me to despair (and occasionally beer) when fighting or wrecking the house. Did The Children mind your confession?!

Rhona said...

I know that feeling, nothing nicer than some quiet time in the evening ;o) - I don't think that makes you a bad mother, just a sane one!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Sometimes I prefer my children when they are out running errands with their dad.

Very nice layout!

Amy said...

Ack! You have stolen my thunder .... I took photos of the darlings in this position this week with EXACTLY the same thought for a page!

Jessica Griffin said...

I just noticed your "Horray! I was hoping you'd comment :) Thank you!" You're so cute, and right now, I prefer mine when they are sleeping. Especially since they are skipping nap time right now. :(

Hope you're well, even though you're busy!

Sian said...

I think a lot of us will agree with that one! Beautiful layout.

Enjoy the Ride said...

LOVE the simplicity... and the sentiment... of this layout! And if that's what you consider a bad mommy... hmmm... what does it say about me that I prefer my kids when they're out of the hosue?! :)

Deb said...

Hi Mel ~ Busy week for me and I'm catching up on blog-friend-posts this morning.

Your pleated ribbon is gorgeous!!! I have GOT to get my sewing machine out and just leave it set up until Shimelle's class is over. I had to smile when I read that The Children were not impressed with having their photos snapped while sleeping. :o)

Gennifer said...

Since you obviously take photos of your sleeping children, how about we become sisters, instead of you adopting me? ;)

Scrappi Sandi said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this LO...the composition AND the sentiment...I can so identify!! I may just have to pinch your title & run with it!!

It brought to mind a song from my childhood by Terry Scott...'My Bruvver'...the lyrics went..."You know he's good when he's asleep...But you don't know what he's dreamin' about though, do you?!!"

My feet are a size 6 by the way...shoes would be the only thing in the kids dept I could wear!!!

Rachel B said...

Lol, I think every parent feels like this occasionally!!! Great Layout Mel.