Sunday, July 27, 2008

Jean's fiftieth birthday

Yesterday we spent much of the day celebrating Jean's birthday and also her engagement to John. This is a layout which pulls together a few of the pictures Elizabeth took to stop her from being bored.

Lego is also 50 this year. Here are the children joining in the celebrations

Page Maps sketch

The first challenge I've done from Willow Tree Crafts scrapathon is the Pagemaps sketch again using the Scarlet Lime kit for June. I wasn't keen on the die cut flowers but they make a statement.

I forgot to mention that yesterday's layout from the stuff on my desk was also a Page Maps sketch from Becky's book.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Scarlet Lime kit

Luckily I had my June Scarlet Lime kit out as the challenge was to use anything on your desk. Also lucky I'm not a tidy person either. :)

Imagine this layout with a photo

I was so tempted to add some of the yellow felt ribbon Jenny kindly bought us from Poundworld (plus GST) but I went for less is more and another Making Memories juornalling block.

I know I have a copy of the photo of Joanne which was printed in the JEP but I can't put my hand on it at the moment. So just use your imagination.

Saturday Scrapathon

Layout 10 and I've used the same felt letters and ribbon again. The sticker is from my June Scarlet Lime kit and I picked up the stitching detail and zigzagged around the patterned papers.

An early start to catch up on some of the 9 layouts and 2 challenges posted so far. This is my version of layout 8.

Friday, July 25, 2008


The first layout from Willow Tree Crafts scrapathon. Not sure how much I'll get done as we have a big 50th birthday party (and engagament party) but don't tell anyone about the engagement as they only picked up the ring today. Juornalling will be done tomorrow as I don't want to get Elizabeth's place on the shooting leaderboard wrong.

Second layout - patterned paper and bobbly ribbon from June Scarlet Lime kit.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Last one for today

Having pulled all the layouts waiting to be put in albums out of the cupboard to find the two missing Egypt layouts, I realise that my next job is to put away layouts into labums, as the pile is about 4 inches thick.

Yes, another Egypt layout

One I started at Scrapagogo and all I needed to do today was add the journalling and add the flowers and buttons. I had made some blue flowers with a pinked edge but decided to go with the pinks from the velevty border paper.

If you like Making Memories, go to the blog today and enter their giveawyas for more Making Memories goodness.

All my Egypt layouts are now in an album. I have one double to finish a title and journalling and two single layouts that I know I've done but who knows where I put them. I now need to review the album and see what layouts I still need to do.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Two more I found in my crop bag

Fisrtly my layout using the Coredinations cardstock, Lorraine's cuttlebug embossing folders and some sand paper. Don't forget to bring what you've created with that magic cardstock to the September crop (date to be confirmed).

And another Egypt layout done at the crop, complete with journalling for once. Love the scalloped velvet ribbon. Once my craft room is tidied I definitely need to put my Egypt pages into their own album as I've probably done more layouts than I realise. I will probably take the rest of the photos and supplies on holiday with us to finish the album in the same year as the holiday!!

I do like the Making Memories journalling spots and it looks like they are back in stock at the suppliers so they may be in next week's delivery.

Still spring cleaning

School is out so Matthew and Elizabeth are doing some tidying of their room and they can then tell me what to tidy!! Today was my desk in my craft room, which I can now see!! However it was tidy a week ago so I don't hold out much hope for it staying clear.

Amongst the tidying I found another layout which I did at the last crop.

I also finished a layout from a class at Gogogetaway with photos from Gogogetaway. I ordered the photos from Photobox this time and they were here in two days. You can see the layout both open and closed.

we are heading to the cinema this morning to see Mamma Mia, which everyone is raving about. Matthew is watching something else with Doug and Lizzie is meeting Bronte. First stop is Spar for some cheap sweets bought with their pocket money.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Paper popsicles

The kit club Paper Popsicles is having a fresh start crop today to introduce the new Design Team members, including my friend, Ching. So her 8am challenge was a card with circles in a fishscale pattern, so here's mine:

And here's my layout for the second challenge - a summer themed layout.

Late spring clean

I enjoyed the crop last weekend. Nice to try out the Coredinations cardstock having read so much about it. Did I mention there's a small prize involved? Please bring your finished creation to the September crop and if you missed the crop, I have some cardstock left to share, drop me a line. Here is a link to the YouTube video to show what can be done with this magic cardstock. You can't bleach this cardstock, I tried and failed ;)

I have been starting a tidy of my workroom and can now see half of the carpet. I found two more layouts that I did at the Scrapagogo retreat. I must sort out an album for the Egypt layouts so that I don't duplicate any layouts. I've probably completed more than I realise. I know there is one more double layout in progress and one I completed at the crop. I haven't got to that bag yet in my tidying process!!