Monday, 27 May 2013

Bank Holiday Mondays

I love Bank Holiday weekends! I love them even more when they're sunny and warm. And that's exactly what it was like here in Devon on Saturday and Sunday. We managed to get out and enjoy the good weather without worrying that it was going to rain. It was pure delight.

We paid for our good weather on Monday though with rain pretty much all day which is fine as we had it good there for two whole days! I can thank the rain too for bringing pure without guilt scrapping time. This is what rainy days are for.

These are a couple of pages I did recently for a design team call.

It was great to use Crate Paper's Fourteen on these. It's such a pretty line that is so versatile and doesn't need to be used just for valentine's.

Sherrie x

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Pretty As A Picture

Well I for one am certainly glad to see some sunshine but wish the freezing cold would disappear! We had the most amazing hale storm too yesterday which was bizarre. It just came out of nowhere and was mega loud as large balls of ice hit the glass.

I'm still eagerly anticipating my first Studio Calico Project Life kit to arrive. I've been trying to catch up with my weeks before it arrives as its the March kit. It would be great to use it to cover my March weeks as it seems the kits adapt with the seasons. One thing I am struggling with at the moment with PL is trying to make sure I take lots of photos!

I've had some really great scrapping time this weekend and its been nice to sit quietly at my desk and potter away at some Project Life spreads and a layout. It's been a few weeks since I've done a layout and I definitely need to rectify that. I tend to go with the flow most of the time but I'd like to start forming a structure to my crafty life.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sherrie x

Friday, 1 March 2013

Project Life Week 3

The weeks are marching on and the only thing I'm struggling with in Project Life is making sure I take enough photos each week.  I find it really hard to remember to get the camera out when some particular happens.  For instance, we've just come back from the dentist and I forgot to take a snap with my phone.  Having an iPhone does make it easier but I'm still struggling. 

I've decided that I'm going to take photos of everything that happens.  The kids watching their favourite programme or eating their favourite meal.  I sounds a bit odd but a few years down the line and I think (hope) they will be interested in the little things or the little ways about them when they were this age. 

I'm still working out the style I like and I think Week 4 is getting there with it although I wish I had used my typewriter more to even out the journalling.  I think there is a bit too much of my handwriting.  I've been watching Marcy Penner's video this week on Two Peas and a Bucket.  A project life series video is posted every week and they are really great to watch and get some tips from.  I love love love Marcy's style.  She is so relaxed and uncomplicated.  Her layouts are really beautiful and simple. 

I've also had confirmation that my first Project Life kit from Studio Calico has been processed too so I'm really looking forward to using those products and seeing if my style adapts/changes in any way.  I really love using washi tape with this project and the March kit has two rolls of it!  Fabulous!  There isn't a huge amount of washi product in the UK so this is really a great source. 

Here's Week 3 and 4:


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sherrie x

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Project Life

I am loving this new project that I have started this year.  Not only am I finding that it's easier to scrap the everyday moments in life but also it doesn't seem to be compromising my ordinary scrapping.  In fact, I'm finding that I enjoy doing layouts even more. 

I am a couple of weeks behind but I'm trying not to get bothered about it and just roll along with it.  I think if you try to keep up then you could drive yourself mad. 

I'm really happy with my title page.  I really wanted to do a stitched pocket with confetti inside and I love the way it turned out.  I got a lot of inspiration from the Studio Calico blog and galleries as I had not done a title page before. 

Before I started on this project I scoured so many blogs/galleries to get ideas.  I love doing this before I start something new as it can provide a lot of inspiration.  Here's Week 1.

Although I don't mind my own handwriting too much I think the type written text looks great and really breaks up too much handwriting. 

I'd really love to see other people's project life layouts.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sherrie x

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Pretty Princess

That time has come around again.  Every year, just after we've dragged ourselves through Christmas, we have my husband's and our kid's birthdays.  As it's just been Christmas they have no idea what they want for their birthdays and I, not being one who spoils my children, don't want to spend the earth.

However, we finally got out of Isabelle what she wanted and all went well.  Here is she on her special day.

This is, obviously, going in my Project Life (Weeks 1, 2 and 3 coming soon!) but I can't wait to scrap this picture.  It's so lovely and I think would go particularly well with the new Crate Maggie Holmes collection.  I can't wait to get my hands on this ..... gorgeous girlyness!

Next up is Jack's 13th birthday.  Teenager in the making .... look out!

Sherrie x

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Him and Her

Sarah's Cards have a fantastic sketch for January over on their blog which I couldn't wait to have a go at. Here is my attempt:

I've mostly used product from my very first Studio Calico scrapbooking kit 34th Street which I bought as a one off as I hadn't bought from SC before. I was very impressed with the speed of delivery and the fact that I didn't get charged from customs.

I wanted to keep this layout as simple as possible. I'm always tempted to add more layers or another embellishments but whenever I look at scrapers who use more of a simple style I love their creations. Anyway I'm happy with how this turned out.

No snow here in Plymouth whatsoever ..... like at all!! A little smidgen would be nice. Just a little flurry. Nada!

Sherrie x

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Monday, 7 January 2013

Christmas 2012

How was your Christmas? We had a lovely quiet Christmas doing just what we wanted. The best kind. We ate loads, drank too much and watched a humungous amount of TV! 

I've now been left with many many photos to print and scrap. I did however get a fantastic gift from my husband which was an instax camera (like the old Polaroid for those from my era!). It instantly prints the photo you've taken in a really handy to scrap 2" by 3".

Here's my first layout using my first prints taken with my pressie.

I used a layout inspired from the Two Peas in a Bucket Memory Keeping Mondays videos with Lisa Truesdell.  I definitely need some practice but it's not a bad start.  I think these will be really useful for my Project Life 2013. 

Sherrie x

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