Monday, 28 July 2014

Me on Monday

I am joining in with Sian and her meme again today. 

This weekend has been a gardening, shopping, Wendy to dinner and taking her to the woods for a walk, relaxing kind of weekend! Not a lot to report really, but very relaxing and enjoyable.  

Now I am in Leeds on my first business trip away from home in 25 years!
And here I am in Monday on Liverpool Street Station on my way up to Leeds! I travelled with my manager and we came first class from Kings Cross, which I have to say was rather nice! Been working very hard all afternoon though and we have meetings with staff tomorrow from 9am to 2pm every half an hour! 

Dont forget that if you would like to be entered in the draw for the book please leave a comment in the post below. Hope you have a lovely week!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Last year's photography scavenger hunt and a giveaway!

I completed Rinda's challenge last year and then had to decide what to do with my collection of photos.

I got them printed out and then they sat in a drawer for a couple of months. Then I had the idea to make a mini album and found I had one in my stash! So I started compiling the album one evening when I was scrapping with Wendy and Sue. It then got put back in the drawer!

On Wednesday this week Wendy and Sue came round for a crafty evening again and I got out the album and worked all evening on it. By the end of the evening all I had left to do was the journalling which I completed last night. 

Here is a photo showing the finished album. I have not shown all the pages, but you can see the general idea!
Have you done anything with last year's photos? Any plans or ideas for what to do with this year's?

When I found the photos in the drawer, I also found this book.

I've looked through it a few times and scraplifted from it, but I need to declutter so have decided to give it away! It's still in pretty good condition, so if you fancy going into the draw then please leave a comment below (this is an international giveaway). I will pick the winner on Wednesday as I am off up to Leeds on a business trip Monday and Tuesday!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Going up!

Gosh, I am scrapping photos from last September now! I have scrapped some photos from this year too, but I seem to be about 10 months 'behind' although it doesn't worry me at all!
I wanted to mirror the chequerboard tiles in Penny's kitchen and found these two papers which I thought worked quite well.
I dug through my stash of stickers and found quite a few to use on this layout. The journalling card is from a PL set and I liked the effect of using a frame around it.

I can't believe that Penny will soon be starting her final year. She has done so well and is so thoroughly enjoying her uni life. I do hope that her final year is as happy and fruitful as she wishes it to be.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Me on Monday

This weekend has been a ...

thundery, lightening, lashing rain, hot sunshine, more thunder, more rain, more lightening, more sunshine, getting jobs in the garden done between showers, having Mum and Dad to Sunday lunch, laughing, eating too much, messaging both Ben and Penny, finding a little time to do some scrapbooking sort of weekend.

And here we are, back to Monday and work again. A busy week ahead, with Penny returning from Canada on Tuesday, Hugh away on business Wednesday and Thursday, my friends coming round to scrapbook on Wednesday evening and then a Friday afternoon off with a haircut booked in!

Me on Monday ....

Taken in my office - sorry it's a bit blurry!

With thanks to my friend Sian, over on High in the Sky, for her idea of summing up the weekend in a few words or sentences and posting a photo of yourself on Monday.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Taking the plunge!

I have taken the plunge! Well, dipped my toes in the water! I have decided to have a go at Project Life this year, but I am just doing a double page spread every month. I have to say that I am really enjoying it and may go to weekly next year – we will have to wait and see!

So I started it in April, but was able to ‘back fill’ starting in January. I am now caught up and thought I would share my pages with you.

I am waiting for Wendy to provide me with a photo for the bottom left corner of the April page above!
We did so much in April that I added an extra page protector to take an additional eight photos from our holiday.

And so a big thank you to those whose blogs I read who are doing PL and have given me the push to take the plunge! Are you doing PL weekly, monthly or not at all?