Thursday, 24 January 2013

Long Time ... No Chat!

Hello ... do you remember me? I'm hoping someone is still reading my blog, and I know, I'm so sorry I've been missing for so very long.  I decided to take some time out and away from the computer when I shut the shop down, but I'm glad to say .. batteries are recharged, and I'm back.

Last year was certainly busy for us - we pretty much have had workmen and builders in our home since September. Although I'm glad to say they've all gone now, and its wonderful to have my life back.  That does mean I've an awful lot of cleaning and clearing to do ... but hey, I'm happy with that. 

I have big plans this year, but rather than say too much and tempt fate, I'm just going to go with the flow and let the year play out as it will.  Last year I did my own little version of project life - and although, I've just got a few pages to finish up, I really enjoyed doing it. So much so, that I decided this year, I'd do the full and proper 12 x 12 version ... so with that in mind, let me show you my title page.  I am so far, up to date ... shocking, I know.  We also decided on having words to live by this year ... a bit like "one little word" ... but we couldn't decide on just one, so we came up with a few ; Renew, Laugh, Dream and Love.


I've also been scrapping a lot more recently, and almost found again, why I fell in love with scrapbooking in the first place. I'm much more relaxed about it these days and I think that's why I enjoy the process so much more.

Also, with all the work we've been doing, I've had to make the choice to declutter - I still have a lot of Mum & Dads things in our home, and they've been moved around through the work - but I've made the decision to start sorting it out.  I think that's even made me feel happier and lighter.

Ok, that's it from me for now, it's just a dip my toe back in the water post, so to speak.  And fingers crossed I'll be more regular with my blogging.

27 comments:

  1. Yay!! Its good to see you back in the land of blogging missy

    Last year was a rough year for you but Im sure you will have a fab one this year.

    Loving your title page for your Project Life and looking forward to seeing loads more of your pages during the year

    Keep up the blogging

    Hugs Suzy xx

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  2. Hi Sandra I'm still here !! Looking forward to seeing all you get upto !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  3. It's certainly good to see you back - hurray!

    I love the fresh new look you've given the blog too and hope I'll have the opportunity to come back again soon.

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  4. Ooh loving the fresh new look around here. Great to see you back on the blog xx

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  5. So nice to see you back and I love your cover, can't wait to see the rest of the pages xx

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  6. Good to see you back blogging again xx

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  7. Good to see you back. Love the start of your PL....lovely colour choices.

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  8. so lovely to see in the blogging world again Sandra. Hope to see lots more of you and your projects - I was just wondering what papers collection you used on your gorgoeus page x

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  9. glad you are back and I look forward to coming to your blog!!! Love your page and all the cute embellies added in just the right palce!!!

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  10. Hello - great to see you back and that is a brilliant first page. Great words too x

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  11. So glad to see you back Sandra and I really love your title page. Glad to hear you are enjoying scrapping again xx

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  12. Good to have you pop into my reader. Good choice of words for 2013!

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  13. Very nice. I am new to PL, too. Also love to find new ideas and will definitely come back to look at your layouts.

    Kind regards from Germany,
    Alex

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  14. Welcome Back xxx Love your project life.

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  15. Hey, she's back :-) Great to have you appear in my reader. Love your PL page, I'm going to try to do a my own mini version this year. Take care x

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  16. Nice to see a blog post for you - sound like it's all om with the new this year! Hope it's great one for you xx

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  17. Welcome back! Love your title page and your 12x12 version of PL. Also thrilled to read you're loving scrapping again after time away.

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  18. Hi Sandra it's good to see you (I've been missing too). Well you've made a lovely start but whatever you do in 2013 I wish you a happy creative year x

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  19. How lovely to see you back! Sounds as if you have some interesting plans for this year...good luck with them!
    Alison xx

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  20. I forgot that I tried to leave you a comment using my ipad and it all went horribly wrong so my comment didn't publish! Anyway lovely to have you back :) :) Love your page - I am hoping to have a bit more of a go at PL this year so will be popping back repeatedly for inspiration.

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  21. Whoop Whoop! Your back. So glad. I've seen your face looking at me from my followers pics and wonderd how you are. Completely understand the time out thing though! Sounds very wise.
    Great start to the year and very posative words. Look forward to visiting with you in 2013.

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  22. Wow, I love this!!! So inspiring!!

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  23. Hello stranger! Good to see you back chatting, scrapping and blogging....where you belong. Here's hoping that 2013 is a good year for you and everything pans out how you want it.

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  24. So so happy to see you back! I love your PL page. Sometimes it takes us a while to adjust and get ready to let go of things as well as people xx

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  25. Happy February (a bit late for HNY) - this PL front cover looks great - love the colours.

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  26. Glad to see you back scrapping and love the front page for 2013 too, a great pic of you & DH on it.

    Good for you having a sort out, I keep meaning to do the same thing too!

    lots of love

    Lisa
    xxxx

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  27. glad to see you back. You are always so very positive with your comments on my blog that I will have to remember to drop by and return the compliment! I love the look of your PL. I just picked up my set and am trying to work out how to make it work for me. Your words are super - renew is mine too. It's such a positive way of thinking about the year to come.

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