Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Now I have to tag five other people, I am not sure how to do this but I will have a go!!
Hope I have done that right!!
Monday, January 26, 2009
My new toy!
I did a LO today using some papers that have been sat in my paper storage for ages, Crate paper Katlin. They are gorgeous, girlie colours and I found the perfect photo of Rebecca striping wallpaper in her bedroom. I have decided that I am going to have to try and find some non pink girlie papers, so many of the LOs in my gallery are pink!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I recieved Sarahs Cards February kit as well on Saturday and it is just gorgeous, definitley paper right up my street! If you like pink paislee you will love this kit. I usually spend half my scrapping time looking at my photos on the computer trying to decide what would go, I decided this wasn't good time management so on Sunday I went through a lot of my folders and choose a whole load of photos that I thought I would like to scrap and had them all developed in town. I have to say it was a great idea as scrapping has become so much quicker as choosing the right photos is so quick. Why didn't I do this earlier!!
I did another 8.5x11 layout, I have decided to make an album of all my old childhood photos as most of them are quite small (smaller than a 4x6) so are perfect for that size. I did this one of me as a child with the most embarrassing haircut!
I have used daisy bucket papers again, I am just loving the polka dots at the moment!!Still on the subject of photos, do you often look at your photos and think that you can't use them as they aren't "perfect"? I often do, when I was looking for photos to go with some paper that Sarah had sent me I found the right photos colour wise of Rebecca but they weren't that great as Rebecca was pulling faces or moving. Then I decided that although they weren't great shots they summed her up so actually they were perfect so used them all on the layout!
Oh forgot to say my lovely Mimi wheeled tote arrived on Saturday as well, it is gorgeous but I am not sure how I am going to organise all my stash in it for the 30th! I will have to prioritise what I want to take....difficult one!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Since I have started scrapbooking I have only ever done 12x12 layouts, a fellow member of Sarahs DT, Gems, has done some amazing layouts on 8.5x11 and seeing her most recent layout on Sarahs blog inspired me to give it a go. I have to say I absolutely love the result and the page looks so cute and tichy. I am definitely going to do some more. I have had this photo of my little sister for ages and it worked so well on this size page as it doesn't get lost. All I need to do now is to buy an album!
I was very naughty earlier on in the week and ordered a Mimi large wheeled tote, I am really hoping to have it before I go to the scrapaholics retreat at the end of January but I read on UKS that some of them are taking up to 5 weeks for delivery. I am going to have to chase it up on Monday, fingers crossed I will get mine otherwise it will be pizza boxs galore packed with everything that I want to take with me!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Rebecca seems to think that she needs to straighten her already pretty straight hair, I keep trying to tell her that her hair is beautiful as it is, bless her. So much pressure for an 11 year old!! ( I hasten to add she is only allowed to straighten it as a special treat!
Back before Christmas I was asked if I had a layout that I would like to submit to scrapbook inspirtations to feature in My Favourite Page, I put together this layout which I am really pleased with. I used october afternoon papers which I just adore. I also submitted a layout for the readers gallery. This morning an issue of Scrapbook Inspirations dropped onto the mat, I had totally forgotten that I was due to appear in the next issue so I was really pleased to see my layouts. It is such a buzz to see your work in print, and as I am a bit of a family history nutter I keep thinking of my future generations who might find old copies of this mag in the future. I would have loved to have found something like this when I was doing all my geneology research.
My Favourite Page
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Both the girls were really pleased with their new phones, Emily spent most of the day fiddling around with hers, she loves the touch screen.
Rebecca was desperate for a troll bracelet for Christmas too, so we started her off with the bracelet and a bead, she has worn it everyday since.
I can now tell you my top secret news as well, I was asked to join Sarahs Cards design team! I was so so chuffed to have been asked, sadly it has meant that I have had to leave Scrummy Stash Cafe but I am so excited about the new challange. I recieved my first box of DT stash just bbefore Christmas and I have to say that I was very impressed, Sarah and Lianne had obvioulsy put a lot of thought into what papers went to which DT member. I am working on my third layout at the moment, I am really excited to be able to share them!
The last two weeks have gone so quickley, the kids go back to school tomorrow and Justin goes back to work, it has been really lovely just spending time together as a family.