Monday, July 28, 2008

Time Flies

Thought it was about time that I updated my blog! I don't know where the time has gone? The girls have both broken up for the summer now which is great it is just a shame that I wasn't able to take more time off to spend with them.

It doesn't seem possible that Rebecca has now left junior school! She will go up to Royal Manor in September, she looks too small. She did really well in her SATS getting alls 5's which is great, she was really chuffed with herself and we were really proud. Not sure if I mentioned it before but Emily won 2 awards at school as well, one for high achievement in Geography and the Howard Bell cup for high achievement overall her year group!! I went to watch her be presented with them, I was snivelling on the benches I felt so proud of her.

We had our annual family picnin in the New Forest on Saturday, year number 30, there were 47 of us which is a great turn out! The weather was perfect which made such a difference as the last two years it has been wet.

We are holding a cyber crop on the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog next weekend 1/2/3 Aug so I have been trying to put together a class and a challange there are some great prizes to be won so it is definitley worth a look!! Here is a sneak peak of my class!

Here are a few of the layouts that I have done over the last few weeks, one is using the new July kit from Scrummy Stash Cafe.

Layout using July's Kit

Layout of Justin and Emily using cosmo cricket honey pie papers

Loved this photo of Emily, I have used crate papers for this one.

Layout of Justin, I did this one from a class that Angie did on the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog. I have used scenec route grafton papers.

Last weekend we went to the local steam and vintage fair, we had a great few hours mainly because we went up in a helicopter! I had never been in one before, the girls had gone up last year with my parents and they had promised to take me this year. It was an amazing experience, it was a timy helicopter that seated 4 passangers and I think the pilot took great delight in doing as many acrobatic stunts as he could to see how loud we would scream!! He flew all over the Island, it was great to see it from a different angel, he even went over our house.

Emily and Rebecca on the helicopter, I caught Rebeccas face just after it felt like we had done a loop the loop!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Busy Scrapper

Recently I bought some papers from October Afternoon which I absolutely love, think they are the daydream range. I have had to go and buy the other two ranges now as well they are just gorgeous, really love the little stickers that go with the papers. I have done two layouts so far with them, this first one is my favourite. The photo makes me laugh everytime I look at it, Emily and her friend Craig kissing a cow on the SS Great Britain on a school trip to Bristol. I sent her armed with my old camera with instructions to take lots of photos!! She did well. The second layout is also using a photo of Emily from the school trip, just love how blue her blue eyes show up on the photo.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Scrummy Stash Cafe Challange

This weeks challange was set by Angie and it was to create a layout using a summer theme, great challange shame the weather isn't too summery at the moment!! I choose a photo of Rebecca and my nephew Tommy playing in the garden a few years ago. It was a really hot day and Rebecca desperatley wanted a paddling pool to play in all we could find was this tiny pool but they both had great fun!
I am just loving the colours of this June kit, I have nearly used up all the patterned paper sadly. Found these great little letters recently as well which are great for journalling or just little titles.