Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter

After giving up chocolate for Lent ... I'm diving in :)

Wishing you all a Happy Easter x

Monday, 25 March 2013

For the love of Organisation

I love organisation ... my label maker and I are the best of friends. 

At the beginning of the year, like most of us, I sat down and wrote out my goals for the future.  One of the main ones was to get my act together with the de-clutter that seems to be growing by the minute. 

We have a shed full, and trust me I mean full, of boxes of things from Mum & Dads.  Most things I gave to the scouts and to charity shops – but some things, I thought might come in useful.  And … yup I was right.  Mum & Dad had hundreds of cd’s; records & cassette tapes – music was always on when I was little.  Anyway, I thought that these boxes would be good for holding inks in my craft room – and they’re perfect.
I also have one with all my Promarkers in – I just coloured little dots in with the colours and put them at the end, and now I can see what I have at a glance.

I’m also a huge Filofax fan – yes I know I can keep my diary on my phone, but I think it’s just a stationery thing, but I love my Filofax.  So with that thought in mind, and the fact that if I ever see a craft shop while I’m out and about, my bag would be with me. I decided to make a not of the colours of inks I have, so as not to buy duplicates.
I know I’m late to the party and I don’t have many mists, but I thought I could start keeping a record of these too.

So, it looks like I’m doing well with my goals; decluttering and getting organised .... fingers crossed it continues.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Catching up (again)

Hello again, I know, I'm useless at keeping my blog up to date.  I always feel like I'm chasing my tail with blog reading, and I'm such a believer in, if you blog, then you should do the courtesy to others and read and comment on their blogs.  I so appreciate that I still have kind blog friends that follow and comment on here. 

Still, I have a weekend of nothing planned, so other than stay warm indoors and out of this crazy cold and wintery weather, I'm going to catch up on my blog reading.

All is still going well with Project Life, and yes I'm just loving it to bits. I find its great for those silly photos you wouldn't normally scrap, but that mean a lot to you in your everyday life.  I think because, Simon and I don't have children (ok, yes we do treat our dog like our child ) I struggle to make my pages look interesting, but then again - that's our life, so scrapping the mundane is ok for me.

Anyhow, here are a couple of the latest pages - weeks 9 & 10.


Also, towards the end of last year, I took the plunge and subscribed to Studio Calico kits ... well, I just love them.  They're often papers I would never have bought myself, which is good, as I know it sounds crazy, but I don't mind cutting into them and often, they turn out to be my favourite layouts. I also make sure I keep the latest kit out and at hand, so it's usually the first thing I got to, when the scrapping urge hits me. 

This one I did of Eddie in the back of the car.  He gets so excited when we go to the little house - I think he knows he'll get to run along the sea wall.

Ok, the next layout I share with you, I promise won't be of Eddie ... well, ok, he might be in it ... can I take that promise back? lol.
Thank you again for sticking with me x