Saturday, 19 April 2014

~ Project Life - take one! ~

Wow! I can't believe it has been so long since my last post. No idea where the time has gone. Since Gogogetaway I have been having a little play around with my Project Life Stash that I bought. So here goes my first attempt at documenting March:

What I found great about this concept was the ability to scrap everyday life as well as outings and events. I was able to encorporate some souvenirs of things as well. I will certainly be doing more of this but I'm not sure it will overtake my love of creating layouts. I have found it easy to work on this in a spare 15mins where as I never used to do that with layouts. April will be coming soon!

Another reason I haven't been around is that I have been on two weeks of nights with a night away in between. Then there is the fact that we decided to decorate our bedroom. It's been needing doing for ages as the cats took a liking to the previous owners wallpaper. So, knowing what the walls in the house are like we decided to have our first go at wallpapering. I'm really pleased with the outcome.

So the other half is off playing cricket so I'm leaving the mess and heading to my craft room. I hope everyone is enjoying the Easter bank holiday.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

~ Welcome to 2014 ~

As I mentioned the other day I have a lovely new American Crafts Album for my 2014 Scrapbooking. So I decided to create a cover page for the start. I wanted it to depict 'thinking about the future' so I actually used a photo taken of a Buddha in Cambodia in 2012 and a quote I found online.

When I saw this paper I new it would be perfect for the front of my 2014 album as it had lots of 'daily' bits already printed on it. If you haven't already realised I love to layer matts, stickers and embellishments. 

I've been on 2 long days at work so I'm rather tired. Got a busy weekend coming too. My other half is running the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday. I'll be there snapping away with my camera. Been on a fantastic guiding training day in York today, feeling really enthused.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

~ A bit of fussy cutting! ~

Good Morning,

Maybe some of Sam's love of fussy cutting has rubbed off on me after the weekend as I find myself looking at which bits of a patterned paper I can now cut up. I must say I'm really pleased with this layout it's very pretty.

All the flowers and tickets around the photo frame were cut from the same piece of patterned paper. I loved the map background paper so didn't want to cover too much of it up. Pete and I love to travel and this photo was taken in Krakow, Poland. I spent ages playing with my camera and timer to get it to take a nice photo of us together. I have had the studio calico wooden hearts for ages and this was the perfect layout for them.

I'm really enjoying getting some crafty time at the moment and I'm planning to start doing some Project Life style scrapping as I get very behind on my everyday scrapping. I bought a lovely pink American Crafts D-ring Album for my 2014 scrapping. 

Hope you are managing to fit in some crafty time.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

~ Mojo back on track ~

Since GogoGetaway I've had a surge of mojo and enthusiasm for crafting. It made me realise how much of a big part of my life it is and I must make more time for it. So today I tidied my craft room and sorted the stuff I took away with me. I then sat down and got some scrapping done.

I have had these papers for ages. They were from an old ScrapaGoGo kit I had lying around. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the photo frame strip. The photos are from a charity ball I attended last year where they had a fun photo booth. We really enjoyed having a laugh with the photos. This was easier after a few glasses of wine.

Might even get back in my craft room this afternoon for round two of crafting.