Thursday, 31 March 2011

My favourite things - Prompt 3

Just a quick list and a short ecplanation for this one I think!

My favourite things at the moment are:

  • The colour Blue - In clothes, on walls, on my nails.  I especially like it mixed with brown in all these things as well and can't wait to decorate my bedroom these colours.

  • Shoes - Especially wedges.  Wedge boots for the winter and wedge sandals for the summer!  Or the must have ballet slipper style shoe of which I have a multitude of colours :)

  • Amarige - This is the perfume I have used for years and yet still love.  DH always buys me some and makes sure I never run out!  I have tried other scents and yet always seem to return to this one.

  • The Rain - I only like the rain when I have nowhere urgent to be!  I love the sound of a proper down pour, I love the smell of a fresh rain in the spring and I love running about in the rain when it doesnt matter what I look like!

  • Books - All kinds of books, I will read most things but I always have a book on the go!  I am loving the kindle app on my phone but I still love the feel of a book and turning the pages.  I read romances, fantasy, true stories, thrillers, erotic fiction, crime and will try most other genres if recommended.  My DH and eldest DD are the same but my younger DD has yet to find a love of books but hopefully that will came one day (fingers crossed). I am currently reading a book by JD Robb.

I think I'll leave my list there but hopefully I will revisit it another day.


Public or Private - Prompt 2

I have always had my blog as very open and public and haven't really worried about it so far!  Although I always check that I blur out anything giving too many details on my layouts my name is out there already because of my work so I don't tend to think about it too much but today that is what BFS has asked us to do.

So I have been waiting to scrap this picture for years and still havent got around to it :(

So I have used Shimelles planning sheet for how I would do this layout and come up with the fact that it wouldnt say much!  This picture was taken in January 1997 on my wedding day :) The things I would include in my L/O would be who was there, that it was snowing and that my main regret from that day is that we didn't have any proffessional photographs taken!

Hidden somewhere would probably be a journalling tag explaining the family dynamics of the picture, that I can't believe that it was 14 years ago and other more personal details and not included at all although I have put the details on my planning sheet would probably be the story of how my wedding was put together very quickly but that is a very private story and definately not something I would want to share with the world!

I have actually found this prompt quite hard to do and so am going to move straight on to the next one on hopefully a more positive note :)


Sunday, 27 March 2011

Better late than never - Prompt 1

online scrapbooking class :: blogging for scrapbookers

I had intended to post my intentions to blog more regularly but I appear to be 5 days behind already :(  Oh well as Shimelle is always telling us there should be no guilt involved in blogging :)

I originally signed up for this class after the live run had finished but didnt really get very far with it, so hopefully following this time will inspire me to get more involved!

Hello anybody that has popped over from the class forum, hopefully I will be saying hello to a few of you as I blog hop around.

I am including a picture of my scrap area as it looked on the first day of this class as I had not put away any of the stuff from a very successful shopping trip to hobbycraft with not one but two of my favourite people.

My intentions from this class are :-

1. To try to blog more frequently (but I make no promises)
2. To find more confidence about changing my blog around when I feel like a change.
3. To hopefully keep it interesting for other people to read.
4. To meet some more lovely scrappers/bloggers as everybody so far is very freindly.
5. To visit some more very interesting blogs and leave some comments this time (trying not to be shy about this!)

Thats all for now, hopefully back later with some more catch up prompts but I have a lovely baby shower to go to first :)


Saturday, 19 March 2011

What a lovely day

This week I haven't actually managed to find time to do any scrapping :( So I thought I'd share my day with you!

We have spent the morning doing one of the spring jobs I love! Every winter (around late October) we put away the girls trampoline, garden toys and our patio furniture and then in March/April we cut the grass, weed the patio and get it all back out again, in the hopes of some warmer weather!

Here's hoping :)


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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Another week gone ...

I have just realised that despite my promises to blog regularly I am still only posting every couple of weeks :( This is one of the many reasons that I have signed up for shimelles blogging for scrapbookers class :) This is a class that ran some time ago but shimelle is running again before starting a new follow on class! I am really excited to be taking part and hope that it will get me back on track with my blogging X

For those also joining this class for the first or second time I can't wait to see you there X

I am going with my wonderful friends/family who are fellow scrappers to hobbycraft tomorrow and I will hopefully be back soon to tell all about our day and no doubt the wonderful crafty bits I just have to have!


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