What a Scrappy Life


Sunday, 7 March 2010

Times just flies by ...

Another long blog, I swear I don't know where the time goes. At the start of each week I'm, convinced that I can at least blog every other day, then before I know it a week has gone by and I've not added nothing to my blog.

So here goes, the first is the challenge that me and Julie set ourselves to use a chipboard shape that we have had for ages. So on Wednesday I produced this, used all old stash, apart from the key.

This is a photo of our 1st home together, a two up two down in Preston. It was start of my life together with Jon and the start of our family life. I loved this house, not for where it was, but for all the 1st that we had in it.

Then this I did in the week, for a challenge at a crop I went to on Saturday. The theme was to use 6 blooms and 6 buttons.

Then on Saturday I went over to the Skrapz crop in Shrewsbury, mainly to meet up with some old friends and generally catch up, it had has been well over 1 year since I was there, and it was so good to get together again. It was really nice spending time with Sam, we just had a great laugh and seeing Theresa and her baby, the last time I saw Theresa had just found out she was expecting and now her baby is 3 months, so it was long over-due visit. Sam did an georgous layout, not using a Scrapagogo kit, but a few bits and pieces that she got on the day, and a few bits and pieces that she brought with her, of course Theresa and I will be scraplifting the design - LOL. I'm hoping to make the journey again soon, and if all goes to plan will be meeting up at the end of year for a week-end of scrapping, in the Shropshire hills.

Sam Layout, which is more stunning in real life than on here, but you can get the basic idea.

A close up of the embellishments she used.

I love how she just puts things together and it all works, maybe that why she on a design team and I not - LOL. Will be doing one of the 4 classes that she is teaching at the GoGo Retreat which I'm so looking forward to, even thought she 'working' I'm hoping to spend some time with her and Sheena and hope that we can do a mini photo shoot over the weekend.

Well I took loads of things to do, but hardly got anything done, but I did know that it would be like that, so here are the few things I did.

My Document 2010 February Layouts

I managed to do these today, whilst I had a few hours spare...

Based on a Pencil-line sketch.

Scrapagogo - January Kit

This is another to be entered into a challenge, used bits from some old Scrapagogo Kits - Sept 08 and April 09 ones - and a few other bits from my stash.

As well as these, I done my January and February GoGo Yearbook Entries but the light was getting low, so will take photos tomorrow.

So my quest, to use up my old stash is going really well, I have got some new papers, but not as much as I thought I might, but am making good use of all the stash I've got. Did you noticed that I've found some 'bling' so I'm adding to to everything, can't believe that I've not used it that much before. My other plan for the coming weeks, is to use coloured cardstock or patterned papers has the background and try and keep away from 'Kraft'. Hence the layouts I did today not being on 'Kraft'.

So my plans for this week is to get all my photos sorted for the GoGo Getaway Retreat at the end of month, I know what photos I want to use just need to find them, and I might have to get James involved in a mini photo shoot as a back up option.

Thanks for stopping by...


Laura said...

Gorgeous layouts! I love your document 2010 ones, especially your note written iN the snow!

WendyB said...

Love all the layouts Jackie. Especially like the housey chipboard and the lo with the little sprigs of flowers - gorgeous.

Rachael said...

You have been so busy Jackie!! Love your first LO about your old house so effective. Hope you have a fantastic time at the gogo retreat in a few weeks, I am sure you will! Love Sams page too :)

Lisa said...

I know what you mean about blogging - my last entry was 20th Feb and I am in the middle of writing one but I lose time like there's not tomorrow! Super layouts! lots of gorgeous stuff here that has me all inspired! Since I saw you at the Scrapagogo day, I've only done one layout and I don't even like it! I think I will have to redo it! But these here are really lovely. I might have to lift one or two of them! Good to see you the other week! Happy scrapping!

sutty said...

Love your 1st LO too (and all the rest) - like those little houses - might have to have a go. Love all the colours you have used - really nice bright combinations.