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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Recent LO

Well after my week last week of working away madly at LO this week I have done none!  Things have been so manic I have not had an evening in at the caravan yet, I have however been able to shop.  The peril of the smart phone, I have ordered lots of goodies from Sarah’s cards including some Christmas stash!!

Has anyone started or finished making their Christmas cards yet?  I have not started although I think I should soon as it is always a last minute panic otherwise.

Well on to my recent LO’s, I have had a bit of a challenge as to how to adapt my new style for multi-photo LO’s as I have mainly been doing single square print LO’s.  I am happy with the last two and how they work.  These are all now in a pile ready to do all the journaling, I have all this currently in a notebook and just need to copy this on to the LO’s.

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Hope you have also been enjoying scrapping over the last week.  I have signed up for the new Shimelle class starting next week which is aimed at using older stash with new stash, so hopefully that will help me bust some pages out.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Getting my mojo back

My last post was about the lacking of my mojo, but it has come back this week with vengeance, I have completed 7 LO’s, and I have a day of scrapping planned to.  As I have mentioned before I am a big used of Instagram and have so many great friends on there, its a great community.  Several of my friends are crafty and to get me out of my flunk one of my friends set me a scrap lift challenge and it seemed the perfect thing to get me creating.

That lovely friend is Michelle, check by her blog here to see her stuff, she is a scrapping/smashbooking/ moustache loving wonder.  She is just one of the lovelies I have met through this hobby and has been a great support on a number of things over the last few months.

Here was the LO she gave me to lift:

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And here is my lift:

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I really love the original and it encouraged me to get out the Dear Lizzy bits that I have been hording as I love them so much and put them to use.  I am so pleased with this LO and I will be using this style again that is for sure.  I also am trying to stash bust as well and making myself use bits that are out of my comfort zone which is challenging my style.

Michelle has also been scrap lifting some of my LO’s too as well as a few other ladies on Instagram, I have a new scrap lifting challenge to get working on this afternoon.  I also will be back to post some more of my recent LO’s soon.


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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Lost my mojo!

I have not done any scrapping for the last 2 weeks as lost my mojo. I have my September SC kit still in the box and a pile of photos but still not been motivated.

I have been listening to the paperclipping round table podcast which has inspired me a bit and I have a list if things I want to scrap. I also have brought a few new bits of stash, mainly the new Amy Tangerine range.

I did however get a chance to play on the iPad and used the Martha Stewart craft studio app to do some virtual scrapping. It's only the second time I have played with this app but am loving it to use the photos we have on our iPad.

I am hoping to have my mojo back ready for the weekend when it's the Bramford crop. I still have to put the finishing touches to my October challenge piece.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, 1 October 2012

One Year Together Mini Album

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So me and my man have just celebrated our first year together, despite knowing each other for 5+ years, its a long story!  I decided I would make a mini album of photos that summarised our first year together month by month.  Funny enough he had the same idea with the card that he made me, see his crafty efforts below.

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I had brought a mini album in a book tin from one of the ladies at the crop a few months ago with a view to using it for this.  I dug out my stash of Amy Tangerine Sketchbook papers and some sheets kindly donated to me by my crafty friend Janina, and set out about constructing the mini book.  The hard part was looking through all my photos from the past year and deciding which ones to use.  This is where the Project 365 app came in very useful.

This part is a bit photo heavy but it shows you the pages of the album, they concertina into the book tin .

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I was really happy how it turned out and always enjoy mini albums and the process of making them, I rally should do more of them. 

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I was very lucky to be taken out to Kesgrave Hall for the evening and we both dressed up and had a lovely meal.  I am looking forward to scrapping these photos and the many more over the years.  I know that the man checks my blog regularly and it supportive of my scrapping so I wanted to say I love you and I hope you have enjoy your crafty guest spot at the start of my blog.

Thanks for looking.