Tuesday, February 23, 2010
On cold and blustery days, after Ive walked the hounds and tackled my domestic chores, for me there is nothing nicer than lighting up the log burner and settling down to a session of paper playing.
Today Ive cut and stuck and have spent most of my time elbow deep in an array of Prima blooms :D
Thank heavens for Prima's pretties is all I can say - they have helped fill this dank and dreary day with a wonderful burst of colour and the clouds outside - well they can just hurry up and go away - I need sunny skies not grey!!
I'll leave you with a couple of Prima projects I made for the Prima booth at CHA.
Click on the images for a closer look.
To create this layered page I used papers from The Raspberry Tea range and blooms from the Calcutta Minis and Belle Arte Collections.
With teeny tiny gems adhered to each letter the new Gem Sticker Alphabets are a must!
Another of my favourites are the Fairy Tale Roses - at just half and inch in size makes them perfect size for cards as well as scrapbook pages.
To create this wall hanging I wrapped pink organza ribbon around a polystyrene wreath before adding the Symphony Blend flowers and pretty pink Prima Butterfly.
The Symphony Blend flowers are amongst my favourites from the current Prima release because each pack contains a wonderful assortment of the prettiest flowers - what do you think?
I hope this splash of colour has made your day a little brighter.
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Monday, February 22, 2010
This is my interpretation of the sketch using Nerdy Bird papers and accents from Sassafras.
The photos of my little nephew are not the best - they are blurred and out of focus -but I really love them and wanted to scrap them so I could record some of the the silly faces he pulls when he thinks no one is watching him. He is such a comical character and really makes me smile.
Another thing that has been making me smile LOTS just lately is this .....
On the 4th Jan I began my get fit regime and can happily report that 7 weeks later I'm still sticking with it. Ive dropped a jean size and shed more than 8 bags of sugar in weight :D
Cutting out all of the yack from my diet and replacing it with healthier low fat options was easier than I thought it would be - although I will confess to missing my nightly nibbles whilst curled up on the sofa.....nothing I try takes away my craving for a bowl of olives or a big fat wedge of cheese to chomp on - if anyone out there has a healthy alternative then PLEASE PLEASE will you share?
As well as changing my diet Ive also upped my daily exercise.
Each and every day, no matter how the weather is performing, I have been walking from one end of the beach to the other and back! On some days, when time has allowed, Ive walked it twice!!
When Hubs and I first started walking the beach it would take us just over an hour to do "there and back", but as time has moved on and Ive stepped up my pace, I can now "walk the walk" in 40 minutes....which Bobs says is not bad for an "oldie"!! LOL!
The hounds are enjoying their twice daily frolic in the ocean and Im lovin the fact that I can almost squeeze myself back in to my all time favourite pair of jeans :D
After my walk this morning, I came home and had a little play with some Prima goodies whilst looking after Bobs who is suffering with yet again another throat infection - sigh :(
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Sunday, February 21, 2010
My little Sis and her boys joined us for a couple of action packed days - on one day alone we managed to fit in ice skating, bowling and a long walk on the beach - all of which, although tiring, was fun - we even managed to end our day with a meal out at the local Pizza joint! The youngsters sure slept well that night - which meant us oldies spent the latter part of the night enjoying girlie chatter over a glass or two :D
She's a Nikon fan too:D
My Sis made her way home mid week and the guys and I have spent the rest of our time meeting up with pals and hanging out "doing boy stuff" - quad biking, BMXing and yesterday J enjoyed a session out on his MotoX bike....its been a pretty action packed few days!
During the week, Mr Postie delivered two rather exciting packages for me too :D
The first came from my sweet friend Anna and contained a copy of the new Pencil Lines Sketch Book.
I'm immensely proud of Anna and admire her sheer determination to make her dream a reality. I would like to thank her for offering me the chance to be part of the amazing, although sometimes emotional, journey. Congratulations Anna - you are an inspiration .x.x.x.x.x.
The second package came all the way from the Sassafras offices :D
A huge box filled with the new CHA releases - which I love, love, love :D
Once I'd sorted and sniffed the new releases (about a hundred times), I began to set to work on this weeks Pencil Lines sketch using product from the Nerdy Bird collection.
So that's all folks...that's my half term week wrapped up in a few words and pictures. So what about you? What did you do?
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
An endless stream of GCSE revision, College interviews, appointments with careers officers and tutors have certainly kept us busy....hence my lack of blogging!
September will see J entering into year 10 and we have the added joy of working through the options for his future education. Both Hubs and I have been tied up with mountains of paperwork all of which will hopefully ensure J continues to receive the additional school support he requires to be enabled to reach his full academic potential.
As parents, seeing both boys map out their future for the next two years has been quite an emotionally rewarding time for us - we have watched them from afar and sat back as they have made their own decisions and I'm feeling pretty chuffed that both boys are now finally happy with the choices they have made :D Its been a little contentious at times and I'll admit to having spent a couple of nights being unable to sleep - but after all its their life and all I want for them is that they are always happy.
So, with my time being taken up with the guys Ive not had many opportunity's to get in to my scrapping space and Ive missed it - but as someone said to me last week - “The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is their time” - as much as I love playing with pretty paper my guys always come first.
Once I'd made sure we had dotted all the i's and crossed all of the t's I indulged myself with a days play.
I cant share in full just yet - sorry....
and this is my interpretation of this weeks Pencil Lines sketch -
I used a Making Memories Spiral Journaling Book to create the paper strips for this page which highlights J's passion of BMX bikes.
I hand cut some of the paper accents and layered them up using 3d foam dots.
I used a mix of Making Memories fabric and jelly alphas and the square brads are from My Minds Eye Abbey Road collection.
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