Friday, 7 January 2011

First Layout of 2011

So, yesterday i made my first blog post and today is my first LO of 2011.

I'm keeping with my resolution so far, lol.

Over the Christmas holidays i was able to have some time surfing the net, reading craft blogs in the hope of finding some inspiration to really help kick start my mojo, as 2010 i never really done much in the way of scrapping. i really want to change this this year as memories are way to precious to be forgotten.

whilst spending hours, literally, i came across this sketch site i have never heard of before, but i really liked it. Its called 'Sketchabilities', it's an awesome site with lots of inspiration for the card maker too. It can be found here: http://www.sketchabilities.blogspot.com/ make sure to pop on over.

As it was Christmas i decided to use there latest sketch (sketch 37) and use some photo's from this Christmas, you know what, i still haven't scrapped last years photo's!!!!

So out came all the Christmas stash, boy i seem to have stacks, but not use very much!!!! Working with a sketch really inspired me and i loved how easy it was to use. I adapted mine down to 8.5 x 11, but it still worked.

The sketch:

My LO:

The photo's are of Hannah and Sam on Christmas Eve, being very silly as they were so excited !! Love the silly faces of Sam.

This has really helped me get back into the swing of things and i am know about to start sketch 38, with the most beautiful kit, MME Lost and Found that i have had for a few months.

It's now the weekend, which i am looking forward too, have my monthly crop on Sunday which i can't wait for, might even get my LO finished.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and get some craft time.

Take care



Thursday, 6 January 2011

Hello 2011

Well it's 2011 already, wow!!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year, can't believe it all went by in a flash.

The weeks leading up to Christmas i had a poorly family, my youngest Son, Daughter and the Husband!!! They were struck down with this high fever, shiver, cold bug, nasty and it went on forever. It made the Christmas preparations a bit stressful hence why there just hasn't been any blogging, but i am about to change that.

One of my new year resolutions is to keep this blog up to date, i always think about it, but i really need to start getting a bit more organised and as of today i am in the process of doing just that.

I have been a domesticated goddess today, lol, why i bother as in an hour when the kids are home from school it will look a complete wreck, but hey ho!!!

Just before i leave for the school run in the rain and snow that is bashing the south East at the minute i thought i would write my first blog post!!

So what has happened in the first week of the New Year then???

I started it off on a good note - stash shopping **insert happy smile**.
I hit the Hobby Craft sale and spent a good 2 hours having a wander, i did have Hannah with me, who has also caught my love for anything craft related. There wasn't much in the way of sale goodies, bit poor really, got a few bits for 29p that i am sure will come in handy one day. I did manage to pick up a Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch that i have had my eye on for awhile :).

Whilst i was visiting family over New Years weekend in Kent, on our way to Panto i managed to stop at TK Maxx and see what they had in store. I couldn't believe what i managed to pick up for a great bargain. I got 2 Album Kits by American Crafts for 5 pounds!! What a bargain.

One is a 12x12 album kit and the other 8x8, 1 very happy lady!!!

This has just been what has been in order for me to kick start my mojo again. So happy with my purchases.
I have also finally signed up for a monthly kit ***another big smiley***
I have chosen Cleo Crafts monthly kits!! I spent a few weeks doing some homework, looking around to see who had good offers. I got the list down to a final 2 Cleo's and 1 in America, Scrap Book Nook, but the price of Cleo's won me over and not only that i know what Cleo kits are like and i have always loved them. Now all i am waiting for is for that first kit to hit my door mat.
So as you can see i have the New Year of a good start and hopefully this is the way forward.
I have also nearly finished my first LO of 2011, which i will share with you shortly.
Anyway best dash - it's school pick up time
Take care