Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Time Flies

I can't believe I've not been on since August. I'll try and update asap - I actually finished the shimelle class I posted about last. Hopefully I'll find time to post all the pages.

1st December = 11 advent calendars, Shimelles' christmas journal is dug out yet again (it would be great to finish it this year) and this year I'm atempting to do Ali E's christmas journal. I hope to actually complete the Ali E one each day throughout December.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Morning Coffee

Prompt six from Shimelle.

I really used to look forward to my first coffee of the day. Although I still need this, it's not quiet the same since I gave up sugar!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Prompt 5 and I've completed a week! :)

I loved doing this and printing on material.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A family affair

Fourth prompt from Shimelle's class. A photo of us camping in Keswick this year - this was taken when we set up camp the only fine day of the week!

Fun times

The third layout prompted from shimelle's class. A much shortened list of my hobbies!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Music Speaks

This is my second page of Shimelle's class. I'm rather pleased with how it came out. Shimelle suggested we print the graphics on labels but as I didn't have any to hand and wanted to utilise my printer, as that is the point of the class, I added the splashes from the graphics as background to my words. I also printed the graphics on a music score I had downloaded. The tag in the corner says "When I struggle music is always there!"

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Shimelle's New Class

I've been rather silly and signed up for Shimelle's latest class I couldn't resist the two ideas of using my printer to make embelishments and scrapping life's simples pleasures. I've completed the title page and can't wait to get started on the first prompt which is all about music, something close to my heart!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

In Memory

Don Gregory 9 November 1933 - 5 March 2009

A real Gentleman, Father and Grandad. We miss you Don x.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Jessica Sprague

I'm currently doing a digi class which I received as a Christmas pressie - the teacher is Jessica Sprague and the class is brilliant. Although I'm only still on Week 1 I'm already producing digi layouts I'm pleased with. Anyway Jessica is starting a new class and giving away a free place for those who post their favourite pictures. Well my current favs are these of DS with Barney Bear from school

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Oh no

Just as I'm starting to get straight Shimelle brings out a new class. It's so unfair - I can never resist!

Busy busy

I've been busy learning Digi scrapping

plus sewing

and even some baking!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Design Team

YAY I'm now on the design team for Faithscrappers :) For entry we had to make a faith based card , I really struggled with this as I'm not really a card maker. Inside it simply states "He Has Risen!"

We also had to produce a faith layout - The text reads "In 1962 my Mum was only 18 when she left her home in Cheltenham and travelled to London to start her training to become a Salvation Army Officer"

I also entered some altered art I made into a fridge magnet -
I used an old diary page as the base. I wanted to highlight the 9th December when I became a Christian plus December was a difficult month at work. By putting this on my fridge I had a daily reminder not to worry plus it reminded me about my faith and that we should put Jesus in the middle.

The final layout I entered was based on a pagemap but I can't share it yet as I'm using the techiques and page as the basis of a class for the Life's Journey Cyber Crop, 27th Feb-1st March.
Here is a small sneak peek

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Gosh I can't believe I've not blogged since Oct! The end of the year flew by. As usual I over committed myself but I did manage to get everything finished. Once I get access to the camera I'll upload some photos.

This year I've followed Ali E's idea of choosing a word for 2009.
The word I've chosen is 'Peace'

Middle English pees, from Anglo-French pes, pees, from Latin pac-, pax; akin to Latin pacisci to agree — more at pact
12th century

1: a state of tranquillity or quiet: as
a: freedom from civil disturbance
b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom a breach of the peace

2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

3: harmony in personal relations

4 a: a state or period of mutual concord between governments
b: a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
5—used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
— at peace
: in a state of concord or tranquillity

I will be trying to promote this word into my life mentally and spiritually. I think Ali sums it up much better than I can -

"A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow."

Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2009?

It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word.

One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here's one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren't ready for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities."

Happy New Year everyone - lets hope it's peaceful and full of possibilities :)