Monday, 30 August 2010

A Day Trip.

Yesterday we had a lovely day out in Wales, the weather was fab but it was really windy. We visited a place where I used to go as a child so the trip brought back a lot of memories. The kids had a lovely time playing on the beach, looking in rock pools and climbing the big rocks and on the way back home we stopped for fish and chips - yum!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

4 Simple Goals

I have given the 4 goals which I hope to achieve by the end of this year, a lot of thought. I have thought about what I want to achieve and how I will feel when I do achieve them. I have also been careful not to give myself too many difficult goals as I find this time of year is so busy with the children going back to school, Halloween and birthdays, not to mention my December Daily album that I will also be doing again this year.

So, here are my goals:

1. Re-start my blog (looking good so far!)

2. Up-date my photo albums from 2008 to date.

3. Scan a huge bagful of old family photographs my mum has lent to me.

4. Drink more water. I am a tea drinker and boy do I drink lots of it, so I am going to try and switch to a more healthier tipple!

I spent some time today printing off photos from 2009 to add to my photo album and, as there were so many, I used a library style stamp to add the date onto the photos. If you haven't used one before and have lots of photos to date I would recommend buying one, they are available from most hight street stationery stores.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Using some old pyjamas.

I spent the whole morning today tidying up and clearing out my daughters room. Whilst throwing out various items of clothing I came a cross a lovely pair of pyjama bottoms and decided to cut them up and use them on a layout, and here it is. (Sorry about the reflection on the photo, I'll try and re-take it tomorrow.)

The pyjamas are the pink strips at the bottom of the photograph. I used various strips of scrap paper and then I got my sewing machine out and used it to machine stitch some of the strips, the pyjamas and the photo onto the cardstock.

It's been a while since I used the sewing machine on a layout and I really like the texture of the stitches on the photo.

Supplies used: Bazzill cardstock, papers; Fancy Pants, Doodlebug, Heidi Grace, Lace Wrap by Fancy Pants.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Gotta love this layout!

I've actually managed to finish another layout and I love it. I don't think I've put as many flowers onto one layout ever before, but really got into it, rummaging through my stash and I used a lot of older stuff on it.

Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock, papers by KI Memories, Fancy Pants, Heidi Grace, flowers by Bazzill, Fancy Pants, Heidi Grace, Prima, Hearts by Making Memories, sticker by Scenic Route.

NOTE TO SELF: Use up more of my old supplies!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Hello again!

I can't believe it's been 2 years that I have been AWOL but hopefully I'm now back for good.

I've recently been looking at Elsie Flannigan's blog and have been inspired to join in with her '4 Simple Goals'. Have a look at it here and see what you think - care to join me?

It's one of my goals for the remainder of the year to keep up to date with my blog and to post some of my photos and musings on scrapbooking and life in general.

Yesterday was the first day in ages that I had had a chance to do some scrapping and here is the result.

I don't often do double layouts but I really wanted to get lots of photos on this layout and this was the perfect solution. I actually scraplifted this from Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Tips and tricks as my creative mojo has gone missing!

Today we had a quick trip to the beach which was lovely. The kids really enjoyed just splashing around in the sea, writing their names in the sand and hunting for shells. Here are a few photos.

Now I just need to find the time to scrap them!