Tuesday, 25 January 2011

No title (cos I can't think of one)

After last weeks post about loss of mojo and why I scrapbooked, I was really touched by all the lovely comments that was left on my blog. Thank you to everyone who left a comment, it means so much and it truly brightens my day.

So I set about creating some 12x12 layouts. I had ordered some of the October Afternoon Campsite papers as I had some pictures of Charlotte camping in my Mum and Dad's garden last summer, really it was a trial to see if she liked it and whether she would settle. She did and she loved it, although I'm not sure Les enjoyed being woken at 5am!!. These papers were perfect for what I had in mind. The idea for this layout woke me one night last week, does that ever happen to you?

Just loved the little owl.

For this layout I used mainly my Scrapagogo kit. Again this photo of Charlotte had been waiting to be scrapped for a while and this months kit was perfect for it.

I added a few bits and pieces from my own stash.

I even created a card, using the free stamp on last months Craft Stamper magazine. The idea of stacking the cups was from the magazine, which really sparked my imagination. So sad that I've only got small scraps left over of these papers, they were really pretty.

We booked our summer holiday last night. We are off to Croatia for a week in August, we have fancied going there for a couple of years now but opted for Disneyland, Paris last year. A whole week away with some sunshine, oh I can't wait.

Not much else to report, just the same old same old really school, work, housework etc, need I go on!!.

Thanks again for all the comments.
Take care all.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

It's finished...

my Christmas journal is done and I'm so pleased that I have managed to complete it. Ok some of the pages are a bit samey but I'm just so chuffed that I have completed it. The journal tells a story about past and present Christmases. As you can see I'm loving tags at the minute, they are so versatile, the one below I added journaling to the back.

I haven't done any 12x12 scrapbooking for weeks now and to be honest it feels a little daunting. I have loads of photos and stash so that's not the problem but I feel like what's the point of this crazy hobby. Afterall I create a page, then put into a box waiting for it to go into an album for it to sit (at the moment) at the back of my wardrobe taking up precious space. Oh I don't know maybe I'm just having a funny five minutes (as my Mother would say).

I was lucky enough to get a new lense for my camera over Christmas and I have been trying it out. I have a long way to go, and I can't wait for the better weather so I can try some shots outside. Getting the right lighting inside can be so difficult. Anyway here are a few photos, of my willing model.

Just love the eyes in this shot.

This one is slightly out of focus, but still love it.

I know I'm biased because I'm her Mum, but isn't she lovely?

If you have made it to here thank you for looking.

Take care all.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Sketches 2 Scrapbook

Before Christmas you may remember me writing about taking part in the new Sketches app for IPhone etc. I can now share with you my layouts. I'm looking forward to the app for Blackberry's which is being developed as we speak. My layouts were created down at my parents house during the summer holidays so I was a little restricted with stash and supplies.

Here's the first layout:-

Here's the second.

I just love the photo of Charlotte explaining to me that the naughty goat nibbled at her hair.

Why not get your hands on a copy of the iPhone app, by clicking onto the link http://www.sketches2scrapbook.com/ Both my layouts were made with one of the sketches from Sketches 2 Scrapbook.
I'm still working on my JYC and only have 5 more pages to complete. I'm so proud of myself for completing it, and think it is possibly the first journal I have fully completed. I really enjoyed it and I think I will have to make a few more during the year.

I will share some more pages of my journal real soon.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you to everyone who has left me a message I really appreciate it.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Back to Normality

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and are now getting back to some normality, although it does come hard doesn't it?

I know I have been a bad blogger and haven't posted since Charlotte's Birthday, but the last week in December before school broke up was just manic. I so enjoyed Christmas even if we did get huge amounts of snow and did at times wonder whether we would be able to make it down to my parents. It was in actual fact a very easy drive so I was thankful for that. We caught up with friends and family which is always good fun.

I am still creating layouts for my JYC and I'm so happy that I have managed to keep going, as usually with mini books they don't tend to have many pages in them, not quite sure what happens, I have this great idea but then some how it all fizzles out. I think what helps is that you get a prompt everyday from Shimelle which for me encourages me to carry on. I have around 9 more pages to do and have written a list so I keep a check of what pages are left. I just need some bigger book rings now as the album is expanding rapidly. Here are a few pages from it, but please excuse the photo quality the light here is so poor at the moment.

We have Charlotte's Birthday Party on Saturday at Frankie and Benny's, we prolonged the party as to organise it before Christmas would have been crazy and I'm not sure how many would of been able to make it due to other commitments. She is very excited and looking forward to it, it will be hard work for Les and I and I'm not quite sure what we are going to do with them for 2 hours!!!.

Right as usual I'm running out of time.

Thanks for popping by.