December Daily Goodies!

American crafts goodies

Look at what arrived today!! The papers are so divine… and glittery! My favourite kind 🙂  I searched through my stash as I have some “just in case” albums I bought years ago (though I admit I did go on to paperchase website and eye up an A5 kraft & clear binder first…)

Potential albums

I have a Sarabinder and a Maya Road one, and I’ve asked a couple of people and I’ve had a vote for each. When I was on the paperchase site I was leaning more towards the kraft binder, but now I’ve seen the albums I already have in my stash, I’m strangely fond of the Maya Road album (but I love Maya Road tons anyway!)

I’m torn! Help!

2 announcements!

Exciting news! I’m so happy, I am a creative team member for Ocean Wide Designs! Most of you may know this is something I really wanted to do, so i’m excited to be a part of the team 🙂 So I look forward to sharing all the stuff I make with you all too!


Secondly, it’s official! Me & Gareth are heading back to Florida next year. We’ve had to make some big budget cuts, but with that, the car boots & the stuff we shall be selling on eBay along with the cleaning I do at work twice a week still (seemed silly to give that up, I really quite enjoy it!) we have worked out we can do it! So our once in a lifetime holiday & honeymoon has turned into a “we have the Disney bug and we HAVE to go back just once more!” holiday 😉

New Pages

I’ve been MIA for 4 days, but Thursday I got my boxes back from my parents after selling stuff in a car boot, and everything else went to charity. I just wanted my space back, so I have been slowly getting things to how they should be.

The pages I have done this week:

oliver handprints

New York


I’m super excited, I’m hoping to apply for a design team. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do 🙂

Family Love

We have my cousin’s daughter’s Christening coming up soon so I made this from the Silhouette Store. They have such lovely stuff there!

Erin's Christening card

I also had fun chatting with Lauren today. She came and sat on Nan’s lap and I snapped this picture:

Lauren & Nan

It was overcast today and I had my kit lens on my camera like a numpty. I really should check it before I leave the house. I was hoping to catch Erin today, but she didn’t go to nan’s today. Still, I get lots of photos very soon 🙂  And of course, the best Nephew in the world, Oliver! With cute haircut from mummy and daddy.


She’s so cute!


I’m back!

I had to use alternative means to contact my host but I’m back on my site, just an hour ago, from home! Toot toot!

Me and taz

I found this photo on Gareth’s old phone and love it. It’s totally me and Taz 🙂 Anywho, my Week In The Life project is finished and I will get pictures of it. I am getting a new toy tomorrow as well so pictures of that when it arrives.

I have been doing some digital scrapbooking a lot the last couple of weeks. I’m a big fan of Karla Dudley, after taking her Journal 3 Ways class and getting her downloads as part of class. Totally in love!

Oliver's Christening
(digital layout about Oliver’s Christening for my own album. All Karla Dudley Designs)

Another life saver? The one and only Cathy Zielske.  My scrapbook idol! I have spent a few pennies at her Designer Digitals shop, and I have to admit I bought her template pack as I have all my cousin’s kids to make scrapbook pages for, and not enough time, and to be honest their scrapbooks are not the top of my scrapping priority, so I have found, dragging and dropping the photos I snapped of them at my nan’s house with some of the awesome digi kits I have and need to justify buying them (LOL!) so quick and easy. No mess, no fuss!

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(Holly McCaig “Oh So Girly” kit. Template from Cathy Zielske at Designer Digitals)

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(Shabby Princess kit: Promise Collection. Template from Cathy Zielske at Designer Digitals)

Sorry about the random post, but I wanted you all to know I was back. I do have a Blackberry now and have an app for WordPress on there so I can post (hence previous post!) I will be back with some eye candy! 🙂

You might also be seeing a lot of activity over there in the side bar. Follow me on twitter for my latest random thoughts 🙂

Nearly Over

Totally loving seeing everyone’s Week In The Life.  Ali Edwards [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][1] [2] [3] [4] and Cathy Zielske’s [1] [2] to name but two 🙂  I really do love this sort of project I really do, and it’s just as cool to see how everyone else live their lives.

I will leave you with a few pictures (most of which are from today, but a couple from others) before I get on to watching TV (Ashes to Ashes is coming on BBC 1 in just a couple of minutes!)  This weekend I plan on finishing off the template I started for this project, and I hope to get a lot of these scrapped.
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Window view

A week in the life

Many MANY years ago, on Dodo’s message board (which is no longer around) and we used to do this thing called “Daily Grind” project. You can still view mine right here:  It went on for 5 wonderful years and I have my life captured from such a long time ago 🙂 People from all over the world shared their stories and photos and it was just a great experience and a peek in to other cultures.

Being a scrapbooker I decided to put them into an album, just plain and simple like I did on my photolog. I came up with a sketch and had matching KI Memories stuff from a few Christmasses previous and put it in an album (also matching KI Memories lol)  Now it’s not amazing to look at, but the story is there, and that’s all that matters 🙂

Daily Grind album

Ali’s Basics post is here: I love her design for her album and how it looks, so I think I may just scraplift it!

I’m currently fixing my computer, hope it works soon!

Been shopping and Pogo information

Bringing shopping home

Nope, still can’t move my car, so it was up to Morrisons (where people were battling for parking spaces and the “parent and toddler” spaces were up for grabs by anyone who could get it one. Inside was not much fun either – I wished I had got some video footage but it was pure madness and I just wanted to get out of there! Once we were done, we loaded up the sledge so I could bring it home.

Now on to Journal/Pogo stuff 🙂  {click on Read rest of entry}

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