Friday, March 6, 2009

Better Late Than Never!

I know that I say this nearly everytime but I really don't know where the time goes!
Justin is back from China, he had a amazing time and did as was requested which was to take lots of photos for me to scrap. He went to some amazing places and ate some disgusting things which just the thought of makes my stomach heave. He is very game to get stuck into the culture though which is great.

Justin at the rice fields

He missed valentines day while he was away but I had a lovely surprise on the Saturday morning a lovely boquet of roses and a me to your bear, he is a romantic after all!

I have been quite productive on the scrapping front. Sarah and Lianne over at Sarahs cards went over to America in January to CHA and have been having some of the most gorgeous stash delivered into the shop!! I have been tempted by quite a lot of it I'm afraid to say (well my bank balance is!!) I was sent some gorgeous papers to play with, My Minds Eye Bloom. They are just gorgeous so much lovelier in real life than they look on line.

I also got tempted by some of the new Cosmo Cricket papers, particularly the girl friday range and I have been playing with them over the last few days. I am a sucker for pinks which is good job as I have two girls!

Emily and my Mum a few years ago, Emily looks just so cute

My two little angels.

Rebecca has been doing some scrapping with me lately and she made a gorgeous little book for her Grandad who was in hospital after a major operation a few weeks ago. She did such a good job and he absolutley loved it.

Rebecca putting together her mini book for her Grandad

I finally managed to cut into my January gogo kit as well which had a lovely mix of papers really bright. I did a LO of Emily looking very fed up at our old neighbours 88 birthday meal. Poor thing it is a really hard life being a teenager!

I also decided to try using some different papers, I know when I first started scrapping I was drawn to papers that were in muted tones but I have certainly moved away from them over time. So I thought it was time to revisit old favourites!

When I looked out of the window yesterday morning I was amazed to see heavy snow, we very rarely get snow as we are so close to the sea if it does snow it doesn't settle. Not yesterday, it was heavy and it settled. So much so that the Sister (who also lives here) and myself couldn't get to work as so many roads were closed. That has never happened to me before. The kids were really dissappointed though as there school was one of the only ones in the area to open and as we only live down the road they had no excuse for not getting there. Poor things by the time school was out it had turned to slush!

Right off to browse online.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.


kjjc said...

love your blog and love the layouts you produce. Keep on scrapping.

beksynormz said...

Hi Rachael, These LO's were certainly worth waiting for!! They are absolutely gorgeous, love all the new papers and seeing that January GoGo one makes me gutted that I didn't sub then. Lovely to see your talent is passing on to your daughter too. Beks xxxx

LadyBug said...

Loving your new papers!!!! the raised titles and chipboard flowers on the first two LO's are great. Keep scrapping your work is FAB!!!!!

rachel said...

fab ok girlie I am do impressed sc has IN have tons. Great wk x

jeggy said...

I'm so impressed. The parts of yr blog that really stand out for me are "The Look" for its talented use of multiple colours and patterns that all feel so 'right' together - something I wouldn't even attempt.

I love the combo of photo of the whole LO accompanied by an off the square close-up of a bit of the pg. Sorry, I've forgotten the other point I meant to make. Lovely work. Thx for sharing.