Thursday, 28 January 2010

winter day out ~ without snow!

a day in kew gardens...happy scrapping for me coming soon!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

This is why I scrapbook

Shimelle's been asking us all a question...Why do you scrapbook?


*I love it, it so great to spend time being creative.
*My husband takes photographs that are too beautiful to be left on a computer.
*For the memories. I don't want to forget the good things in life.
*To celebrate family. I'm blessed with an amazing family, I want to celebrate that in a society that places little value on family.
*I have a bad memory. If I didn't have photos and write journalling, I'd forget too much.

These are my top 5... I think I'll have to make them into a LO, lots of people have been making them into minis which is cool but I think for me, a LO will be just fine.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Frame Scrapping

I was asked to make an anniversary present by a friend this week. She had found an old record of the song they had to walk out of the Church to. So I scrapped on top of the record leaving the centre piece and the top part on show and adding photos and embellishments around the edge. They had kept the Cake topper and Order of service so it was great to use things that had featured in their day.

And that's the finished product in a nice big frame from IKEA! Good old IKEA.

tfl :)

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Welcome 2010!!

This is the first page in my new album. When I saw this LO I knew I wanted to do a cheeky scraplift, it's such a great page. Mine is a paper version because I'm no good at digi, but still I'm happy with it.

tfl :)

* Sarah's Cards December Challenge Entry *

Using the sketch at the Sarah's Cards blog, I made my 8.5/11 version with a bit of swiss dot and some cosmo cricket. I kept the size and positioning of the photos the same and placed the title in the same area but I used some swirly rub-ons as my interpretation of the circular aspects of the sketch. This is the first time I've tried scrapping in this size, it took me a little while to get used to the smaller amount of space but eventually I rather enjoyed it. Thanks for the inspiration Sarah's Cards!

{a few more of the last 09 pages}

Just click on the images to make them a little bigger!

THe first is a page I actually did months ago but never posted :-o it's nice to have my Grandparents on a LO, they don't feature in my albums much which is sad really.

The second page is based on a Shimelle sketch, also from a while ago but I really liked it. Thanks Lydia for letting me use your sewing machine!

And the last page took forever with all the loops of Making Memories ribbon, but it was worth it 'cause I rather like the finished product!

****let it snow, let it snow, let it snow****

I love snow so much, I love how it makes everything quiet and beautiful. Yesterday Adam had the day off and we decided to make the most of it! I had to buy some new wellies, all my other shoes were resulting in me getting very wet feet after 2 minutes, no fun.

I love this picture! The snow was deeper than this but we got to the park at about 3pm and 2 days worth of walking and sledging had packed it down a bit, but still I managed to fall over twice!

Me and my love in the snow.

Snow clouds at sunset, fairly stunning I think you'll agree.

Now to scrap these pictures! I'm going to use Shimelle's template and do a page for Sarah's Cards monthly challenge, you never know, I might post them later!

Have a great day, take care in the ice!

Sunday, 3 January 2010

2009 year page

I'm sorry about the naff quality of the photo. This our year. Can't believe how quickly it's gone by! So...
Jan} The Grant's came to visit.
Feb} It snowed a lot. It was also my birthday.
Mar} Sara and Paul got married in Evershot and we holidayed at Centerparcs.
April} We played tourists in London, seeing as we now are Londoners we felt we should go visit the famous places! Adam also started his new job.
May} The Grant's came up for a trip to the zoo and late b'day cake for MH.
June} Jess and Sara came to visit and we went to see the Lion King. WOW. And we went Weymouth for the weekend for a wedding and popped into Bagwell Farm to see the Grants.
July} Visited Isaac in Oxford. I went to a very wet New Wine and looked after the Ireton girls.
Aug} The last time our family were together before Isaac emigrated. I had an operation. Esther came to stay. Adam and I went away to the New Forest in M&Ds caravan for the bank hol wkend.
Sept} Our 1st anniversary.
Oct} Isaac and Rachel's wedding in the US and our family trip to Canada.
Nov} My favourite day of the year when Adam and I went for an autumn walk along Regent's Canal and played in the leaves at Regent's Park.
Dec} The fastest month of the year. Loads of coooool stuff at work, Christmas celebrated early with family. Our late fireworks party with the Grant's.
Thank you God for all the blessings you gave us over the last year. Please reveal your precious plans for this year to us. Amen.
Hello 2010.

Scrapping the end of 09

Still have a few more pages to go until my 09 album is complete! But here are a few I've been working on lately...

This one is Vancouver Aquarium, my sisters love animals!

This is on the stormy day in November in Weymouth in a beach cafe...such fun!

The first Christmassy date night of the year.

From our autumn walk in Little Venice, definitely my favourite day of 2009.

Our late fireworks party. 29th Dec instead of 5th Nov but hey it was worth the wait!

tfl, I'll be back with my year in review later :)