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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Barcelona Day Book

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Whilst I was away on Holiday I took one of Amy Tangerine’s Day Books (American Crafts) to collect together bits and bobs from the trip away.  I also took some washi tape, a Smash pen and my PoGo photo printer.  It was nice at the end of each day to collect together the tickets and memories and document them in the book.  I even got the man to write a couple of entries.

Here is a variety of shots of the book, I am going to use the bits of journaling in it for when I am tackling scrapbooking the photos.

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I am definitely thinking of picking a couple more of these Day Books up for more trips and occasions.

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Friday, 18 May 2012

Featured LO


I just wanted to direct you over to Scrapbookupdate.com, where one of my LO is featuring in the Gallery Highlights post.  It was lovely to be contacted to be featured made my crappy week.

Also these arrived  this week

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Yes all 22 wallets full… lots of scrapping to be done and hoping to tackle some this weekend.

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Photo Booth Love

It is common knowledge to anyone that know me that I love my iphone, and the many apps you can get on it.  One of my favourite right now is the photobooth app, whenever I use it to capture photos me and the man can not help but be silly.  I have recently been printing off these and using the smaller photos and I am especially loving the black and white photos at the moment too.

Here is some of recent LO I have made using these photo strips, I have on a couple of  these occasions cut the strips up.  I also have used more of my Studio Calico kit.

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You can see what I mean about our funny faces now!  I still have to complete the journaling on a couple of these then they are good for the album.  Funny how my phone is having an influence over my scrapping.

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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Sarah’s Cards Blog Challenge

I decided to have another go at the monthly challenge over at the Sarah’s cards BLOG.  This month sketch instantly made me want to reach for some of my newer stash.


Here is my take on the sketch…

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I used mostly Studio Calico on this LO, with AC Dear Lizzy as the background, these have become my favourite brands of the moment.   The tag and grey alpha are both from last months SC main kit.  I have had a large clear out of pattern paper and now only have paper that I have a planned use for.  It was ruthless but it needed to be done.

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I also used a punch on this page, something I have not done for a while, I have also had a clear out of these recently too, as they were not being used, better for them to go to a new home.  The sweet tag from the SC kit features the negative space text which I am loving at the moment, I must get my Cricut out and play.

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I am loving the Wood Veneer pieces from SC, they are very popular on the galleries and Instagram at the moment, I am so happy I decided to invest, I am just wondering how will be best to store them now, any ideas?

Please go over and check out the blog, I would love to see your interpretation of the sketch.  I have at last put my photo order (1283 photos)  in so they are on there way so looks like I will be scrapping like crazy in a few day!

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Blog Post number 200!!–April Review


Well I have made it to 200 blog posts on my little old blog, I started it to document my crafty adventures, and have found so many great friends along the way. So a big thanks to all my followers, and people who take time to comment.

So April has been a funny old month, what with Easter, the madness of work, the weather and my holiday to Barcelona.  It was however a bittersweet end to the month as my Grandma passed away on the 26th April, 2 days before I was to fly out for my holiday.  My family wanted me to still go, but I did feel a bit guilty about going, but it really was the break from the everyday that I needed.

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Here is a photo of my lovely Grandma, when she was a young lady, and one from this Christmas 2011.  I have been going through old family photos and there are so many happy times, that are easily forgotten in the day to day.  She will be missed, it is the end of a generation.  I am planning on scrapping some of these earlier photos in the future.

So as I mentioned I went off to Barcelona for a week, it was lovely 23 degrees most days and lay-ins and sightseeing.  It was just what the doctor ordered.  I have 400 photos to get printed to go with the edited down (for the 3rd time) 834 America photos.  I will be putting my order in with Photobox this week, so  lots of scrapping ahead, I brought the photo credit up a few months ago when they had a sale, so I am excited to see them arrive, and start using my new stash.

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So as I have promised to myself, here is my 365 for April up on the blog, I plan on scrapping this and getting it in my album this week.


So this week will be getting back to routine, after the funeral tomorrow and then tackling what has happened at work in the last 2 weeks I have been away!!

Thanks for looking and here is to another 200 posts.