Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Project 12 - May 2013

I am determined to catch up and today I have completed May 2013. I am enjoying looking back and seeing everything we got up to. 
Here is the Scrapbook and Cards Today design.

Here is my page design

Monday, 5 August 2013

Project 12 April 2013

Well I have fallen behind on Project 12 so I am determined to catch up. This is what I got up to in April. Here is the sketch provided by Scrapbook and Cards Today

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Project 12 May 2012

Although I am behind on my 2012 Project 12 I am determined to try and catch up. Here is what I got up to in May 2012 including meeting friends, walks in the locality and spending the weekend with my Sister and Nephew x

Pagemaps design - Project 12 May

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Pagemaps Competition

Thanks to Liz for highlighting this competition hosted by Pagemaps celebrating their 7th anniversary.

It took a while but here is my interpretation of the design

I decided to stick to the theme of celebrations and told the story of our honeymoon in Cuba. We were able to extend our celebrations past the fortnight as the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland erupted causing a large ash cloud to spread over the UK and parts of Europe closing airports due to safety fears. As a result we got to spend an extra week in Cuba funded by Thompson. Definitely a reason to celebrate with Champagne from the all inclusive bar. 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Project 12 - February 2013

I have completed another page to my project 12 which I am very happy about. 
I used the sketch from the website Scrapbook and cards today

February was very busy so I had a lot of photos to include. I had to miss some out which I was a little disappointed about. One was from pancake day and the other was from when I went out for a meal with my sister and her family. 

I decided on the colour pink as February is linked to Valentines day, but focused on my friends rather than Valentines Day itself. This is the layout I completed.

Again I included the library ticket, the tickets from Hodsock Priory and a picture one of the children had drawn of me. A fun filled month

Monday, 1 April 2013

Project 12 - January 2013

Last year I started project 12 and loved it. Sadly I only got half the way through but I intend on going back and completing the year. 
However I decided to start this years project 12 as it is a great way of remembering what I have done over the month.  I obtained the page design from Scrapbook and Cards Today, Project 12, 2011 designs

My final design is quite different but I wanted to add as much as i could. Here is what I got up to in January. I have blurred out some of the information for personal reasons. 

I am 34

A few weeks ago I spent a lovely day with my sister and friend scrapbooking (and chatting!) My sister had seen a lovely page design from a girl called Kimberly where she described herself in different ways. Below is her layout


We had a great time reading each others descriptions and this is what I came up with. 

These are my descriptions

  1. I am either tired, or hungry, or both
  2. I like to stand at the window and look – it is not nosey, it is called being observant
  3. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up
  4. I love meatballs
  5. I moved home 6 times in 5 years
  6. I love people watching
  7. At university I got a first in an assignment but it was reduced to a 2:1, I still tell everyone I got a first
  8. I get really cross with driving instructors who take learner drivers out on the main roads during rush hour traffic when they can’t get out of first gear
  9. I miss librarians stamping the return date in the front of library books
  10. I hate doors that say no entry or private
  11. I like to have company
  12. I enjoy learning and would like to achieve a masters degree
  13. I am becoming more stubborn and defiant
  14. I wish I could tell my younger self (and sometimes my present self) to not care what people think
  15. I love it when the children bring the school bear back to class as they get so excited. I also get to find out what they like to do at home
  16. I have a stupid sense of humour like my husband and I love it
  17. I can’t help but laugh when people fall over
  18. I am my own worst critic
  19. I find mumbling soooo annoying
  20. When I was younger I was a member of the Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan fan club
  21. I hate finding new hairdressers and have only had 5
  22. Chocolate makes me happy
  23. I would love to own a property by the sea
  24. I love looking at photos and I don’t care whose they are
  25. My favourite author at the moment is Lee Child and Kathy Reichs
  26. I don’t like watching new films. I would rather watch one I know is good and makes me laugh
  27. I love music with a good drum beat
  28. I can get frustrated very easily
  29. I would love to have the perfect house, but neither myself or my husband are tidy enough
  30. I like watching sport, especially Formula 1
  31. At school I did a lot of fundraising for the Guide Dogs for the Blind association
  32. When I was little I had an imaginary friend called Peter
  33. I am unable to make a decision
  34. Lloydy says I am definitely blonde!

I must admit I am a little disappointed with a few of my decisions but I do like it. I especially love the fact that the 3 of us created the same layout, with different interpretations, around the same theme. Looking forward to the next scrapbook day girls :)

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

2nd, 3rd, 4th December

A busy few days but lots of good memories :)

31st November, 1st December

 I decided to start my Diary on the 30th November as I went Christmas Shopping with my Dad. I really enjoyed it and was very excited when I found out the coca cola truck was at Meadowhall :)

Was very excited that the first of December was on a Saturday as we could get the tree up straight away, along with fulfilling all of our traditions

21st, 22nd, 23rd December

 I lost my inspiration for some of these pages. I think it shows. I might go back and add more (which I did to the puppy love) or I might leave them. See how I feel when it is finished

Monday, 14 January 2013

Well Done

I would like to congratulate my sister Tracey for being one of the five lucky winners chosen by Ali Edwards to win all of her designer digitals Christmas themed brushes, stamps, journling cards and overlays. Well done Tracey. I quick visit was in order to design a few photos using Ali's amazing products. Check out the blog on  Ali's web page by clicking here

You can check out my sisters blog by clicking here

December Diary - 31st New Years Eve

Celebrating the arrival of the New Year with a few drinks and a little dance. This is the first time I have written directly onto the cardstock and I am not sure if I will do it again. I am unable to write in a straight line! Managed to capture all of the memories as well as having the time to play with the new camera.

December Diary - 29th and 30th

Back to the single pages. Here they are x

The Difficult Pages - 24th, 25th, 26th

I decided to complete these pages before the others for 2 reasons. 1 - is that I had so many pieces from Walton Hall I was scared of losing them. 2 - because they were double pages I thought they would take a long time. Which they did! But now they are finished and I am pleased with the result.
I am sorry that some of the pages are the wrong way around. Can't work out how to rotate them!