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A Scrappy Weekend

Last weekend my friend Julia came and stayed with me on Saturday night.We had a whole weekend of scrapbooking, for once I managed to get quite a l0ot done. I have found some old photos of my sister and her boys from when the boys were little. I pulled out a big pile of pages I had made but just needed photos adding. It felt great to finally get them finished.
I then used up some scraps and scrap lifted this page, I love how it turned out, the original is here. Don't you just love Pinterest for inspiration and ideas
It was also where I got the inspiration for the landscaping of my front garden, for ages I have wanted to get rid of the grass. I love the lawn when it is cut,neat and tidy, but it is shared and the slope is worse on my half. It was getting harder to keep it tidy. I decided to get some hard landscaping done. So this is the before

and this is the after
I just now need to decide what plants and what colour gravel I want to fill it with. I am so happy with it and even happier …

Scrap Happy

What a glorious weekend this has turned out to be. The weather is stunning and I have a visitor to help me enjoy it. We have set up the garden furniture so we can eat al fresco, we could be anywhere.

today is going to be a day full of scrapbooking and enjoying the weather. I've got another page from the Scrapstars retreat. This one was taught by Louise Collins, her style is altered meets grungy. This is my finished layout.

As promised

I promised last week that it wouldn't be so long between posts and here I am again. I have been trying to get onto my computer for the last three hours to publish this post, but every time I headed for the stairs it would start raining and I would have to run out and bring my washing in or the phone would ring or I would get a visitor. I'm not complaining the visitors were a welcome change. My washing is once again outside and I am writing this with one eye on the weather and the other on the computer.
Speaking of which, my laptop was very poorly and as its about 4 years old I  was advised to buy a new one. So here I am now tackling the mysteries of window 8. I am persevering as it is very different to windows 7, but as there is no choice  I have to just get on with it.
Today I am sharing my pre- retreat challenge page from the recent Scrapstars retreat. This years challenge was to use the title of a film on your page. Recently I had found an old page I made years ago, but never…

Remember Me?

I can't believe how long it is since I posted, no reason apart from a very busy period in my life. Since my last post I have changed jobs, unfortunately it wasn't a smooth transition with my old employers playing a bit of a dirty game. It's all sorted now and I am settling into my new job.
I then went on a weekend trip to Glasgow to meet up with an old friend, and to celebrate her daughter's engagement. She hasn't changed a bit and I am planning to visit again soon.
I've also been to the Scrapstars retreat. This was the best one ever. I was asked to teach two classes so I had my thinking cap on to come up with some ideas. I have a lot of projects to show so there should be no shortage of posts over the coming weeks.
This was the first class I taught, an interactive travel themed page. It was based on a waterfall card. I just up sized it and rotated it. It holds 7 photos perfect for those times you want a lot of photos on one page.