Powered by Blogger.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Today Evelyn aka Finecrafted Designs has a wonderful new kit in the store at DeviantScrap.  Celebrate the year of the rabbit with 'Chinese New Year'.

Chinese New Year

Here's my layout...

Head off to the DeviantScrap gallery to see more layouts created by Evelyn's super CT!

Thank you for looking!

Paper Scrapping

So that was my 2010, but what for 2011, apart from losing 10lbs and getting back to yoga? 

Well, I'm hoping to do more paper scrapping.   Before I found digiscrapping I tried to paper scrap but always found myself needing more and more supplies to complete a layout and was never happy with the results.  When I discovered digiscrapping it seemed to solve all my problems.  No longer did I have to wait for a shopping trip to complete a layout.  Downloads were instant and even better - no mess to clean up.  I do still love to digiscrap but never print any of my layouts and I would so love to have a physical album to show for my scrapping time.  Then late last year I discovered Lucy Edson's scrap gallery and fell in love with her work.  After studying her layouts and a few items from Crate Paper I created my first layout that I'm kinda happy with.  I'm hoping to do two a month.  Today I'm going to put together my second layout. 

Here is the first. 

I hope you like it and thank you for reading.


Credits: Papers and embelishments from Brook, Restoration and Cottage by Crate Paper

Thank You 2010

Before I go on to the next post I wanted to take a moment to list last year's achievements, coz I hope I will get around to scrapping them sometime...

1. Stopped taking Prednisone - yay!
2. Took up yoga... oh and kinda stopped again - will have to put that on my 2011 goals.
3. Travelled across the border to Mexico for the first time.
4. Got a cat
5. Lost 38lbs... and put 8lbs back on over Christmas - will have to put losing weight on my 2011 goals too!
6. Discovered Mixed Media and dabbled in getting my hands messy.
7. Discovered Susi Blu and her wonderful online workshops

I'm sure there were other achievements for 2010 too but these are the ones I remember for the moment.

Of course there were some downs too but I try not to go there. 

And now I need to work on 2011 goals...

Altered Hearts

Did you know you can still get the Fall 2010 issue of Altered Hearts in the DeviantScrap store?

If you want to know more about those layouts in the Altered Hearts gallery all will be revealed in the Fall issue.

As a little tease here is my last page of my article on printer trays.  You can find the full article in the zine.

Thank you for looking!

What's Going On?

I must apologise, I have badly neglected my blog.  I first started blogging back in 2008, blogging mainly about family and treating it as a personal journal.  When I started scrapping and getting on teams it seemed easy enough to use the blog as a platform for my layouts.  And all was going well when a funny thing happened - I started to get readers and comments.  I know I should have been thrilled to have an audience and I was and am thrilled that people were visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments, but at the same time I began to worry about my posts.  Did anyone care that we all had the sniffles in our house or that Nanou was coming to visit again?  Suddenly, I found myself very conscience of what I was writing.  I even began to doubt my grammar and writing style.  So instead of posting more, I dried up!

Over the Christmas period I had a long hard think about this blog and if I would keep it going.  I decided I would, but to revamp and come back with a fresh new look for my renewed interest.  And that's when my laptop crashed! Typical, huh?

I have my laptop back now but am still waiting for PhotoShop to be installed.  So while I'm waiting I will post some layouts that should have found their way here in 2010 and I'll be back very soon to show you what I've been up to while I've been unplugged, but for now I hope you enjoy these layouts.



Gardening - Credits: Ode to a Muse by Holliewood Studio and Finecrafted Designs

Dear Prudence - Credits: Ode to a Muse by Holliewood Studio and Finecrafted Designs