Friday, May 23, 2008

Starting to panic

Two weeks until Gogogetaway and I've only just finished my badge and "passport". Saturday it's our crop, then it's half term and then I'm at work. How does everyone else fit everything? Perhaps I should focus on what I need to do and not spend an hour playing, decorating a bird house with my May Scarlet Lime kit

And I mustn't forget to take photos for our monthly project on Sunday.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Millennium mosaic

I finished the layout I started at class on Tuesday evening. I managed to take the photo of the completed panel yesterday. This is the first time all 18 panels have been on display together which is a real shame given all the work that went into them - 300,000 tiles, 24,000 put tiles on the panels. The layout is a sketch from the new page maps book which arrived earlier this week. Loved that I used the KI tiles which I've had for years and the black tiles are from joanns when we went to Florida. The tiles have letters stamped on the front but I turned them over and used rub on lettering.

I started this layout about 4 years ago but couldn't get hold of a picture of the finished panel so it has lain in a drawer. Fortunately I'd used herma so removed the photo from the original layout and started again.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Still a work in progress

I was very lucky and David did come around on Saturday so my new computer is almost fully functioning. I just need to download the Surecutsalot for my cricut and sort out my address book. At the moment I can't e-mail anyone unless I can remember the exact e-mail address, which is David, Joanne and Christine at the moment.

I thought I'd mention two sites I found yesterday. The first is Jennifer McGuire who writes for Creating Keepsakes. She has a great video on using the Cuttlebug embossing folders and I love the layout she did too with loads of little details. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to emboss a layout with Utee when it was almost finished. asking for trouble. Jennifer is a designer for Hero Arts and they have a great blog with regular giveaways :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

geocaching disappointment

A beautiful day. The children have been outside playing and organising a summer party with the neighbour's children. Quite funny to see them earnestly planning with a notepad in hand.

Here's yesterday's layout as promised:

So excited to be going to the Scrapgogo retreat, but a geocaching event in Jersey has also been organised for the same weekend so I won't be able to go. However I can look forward to some new caches being released whilst I'm away even though we won't be FTF.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My new computer

Thanks to Nick I have my new computer as my old one wasn't coping very well, I think it's memory was going. Also localdial has been having a few problems yesterday too. So at 6 o'clock this morning I couldn't get on the internet so I pulled out a file from last week's crop and completed a layout. I used some of the lovely felt brads Joanne bought me from Queen & Co. I had a threaded needle with red floss on my desk so I did a bit of stitching too. Unfortunately you'll have to wait for the reveal as my camera batteries are flat because I pinched a pair of batteries for my mouse.

I'm hoping my plea for help to my favourite brother will mean I'm soon fully functioning as I don't have my outlook address book atm and I can't e-mail anyone.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Wet bank holiday Monday

I have deleted the previous post due to spam I can't delete

So perfect for catching up with a few bits of admin and finishing off. We popped up to Les Ormes to see the new Pure Adventure facility and Elizabeth has chosen to do an assault course for her birthday and hopes Lucy will want to have her party the same day.

I have e-mailed my Becky Higgins sketch layout to C, a day late so probably a non starter. Here are the remainder of my layouts from Saturday.

This one uses one of the flowers from my scarlet lime kit with the purple flower that I made. I can see myself making a few more of the flowers.

I was really pleased with how my April pages came out. Thanks to joanne for the turquoise Queen & Co felt which filled a space beautifully.

All I did on this layout on Saturday was add the lettering stickers, this one has been part complete for months.

Another layout from the March crop which just need a title. This uses papers from the Love Elsie line which I won from Scrapdreamie. The only element of this range that I really like is their embossed cardstock which I've sanded to highlight the embossing.

Saturday, May 03, 2008


We had a lovely National Scrapbooking Day crop today with instructions from Lorraine for a very clever card and a chance to try out some grungeboard. Veronica was doing a first home album and the gilded grungeboard lock and key were perfect for the album.

Joanne and I used the same sketch from triple the sketch and our layouts are as follows:

My layout uses more of my Scarlet Lime kit for March including the lovely oval stamp with the bird. Thanks to Joanne for letting me pinch some of her new Queen & Co felt ribbon for both this and Shimelles' calendar that I did today at the crop. More photos tomorrow.