Thursday, 31 December 2009

My top ten of 2009

It's that time of year when we review what's gone before. I've amassed a massive collection of LOs this year and had a great time doing so. There are some that stand out for me though and for the most part my top ten of the year was pretty easy. I'd love to see your top tens so if you're blogging about it, please add a link :)
This one is from the November UKS cybercrop and was a scraplift of Ifa's class. I love it!I love this one, although it's not finished yet because I left it to add photos to after the event.

This one was from the CC in February. I like the colours and it made me braver with ink :)
Quite a few of my favourites would have to have been inspired by Shimelle's 'Scrap like you mean it' challenges this year. My favourite of those was this one. I love the blue butterflies against the black and white. It really makes them stand out.
And this one was another SLYMI one. It's also one of Shimelle's sketches and I've used it since too.
One of the projects that I undertook this year was 12 months=12 projects and each month I created a DLO of my favourite shots of the month. This one is up there with my favourite LOs of the year depicting April 2009.

This year I also got my first DT slot and this was one of my first LOs in that role. I love the papers and the photos worked really well I think :)
I was lucky enough to have several of my LOs in Scrapbook Inspirations this year. This was my favourite one. I used my newly acquired BG files on this one and haven't looked back!!When Shimelle had an inspiration weekend she asked me to join in. This was the LO I created using her downloadable elements.
In 2009 I was part of 4 different CJs at different periods during it. My favourite LOs from doing them. I find working on smaller pages a real challenge. This one was using Alicat's photo of her cute little boy.
And this CJ was a recipe CJ and I loved doing this Banoffee Pie DLO.
Ooops, that's 11 and I still have more I could add. I've had a great year with lots of opportinities to take great photos which I really think is the key to scrapbooking. I'm very thankful. I hope that you all have a great New Year's Eve whatever you're doing. And don't forget to take your cameras!!
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

I've been meaning to say...

...what a talented lot of people there are in this scrapbooking arena. Back in November we hunted high and low for the advent houses from Tescos for £5. Leigh managed to secure some after many a phone call and Julie set about altering hers. Mine is still unchanged (but I have a year now to rectify that!). You can see how it turned out here on Julie's blog and it's well worth a look! How's the printer's tray coming along Julie??

RAK alerts!!

There's a minibook kit here. Absolutely gorgeous, but you'll have to be quick!!!

I know, I know...

I'm a bad blogger!!! A whole month! There are lots of reasons for my absence including the end of term, the snow, some scrapping and catching up on sleep, but the biggest reason is the loan of all 7 seasons of 'The West Wing', which I found very addictive and couldn't stop watching until they were all finished :)

I'm back in the real world now though and have been busy collecting photos to scrap in the future over the Christmas period. I've also been working on a Ruby wedding anniversary album with Tony, which I'll share with you over the next few days. But today I posted off two CJs so thought I'd pop them on my blog.

Prom Night

If you're interested in the digital age of scrapping you might be interested in the Pencil Lines sketch this week. It costs just $1 and proceeds go to MS Society.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Journal Your Christmas

I love Shimelle's classes and I know how popular her 'Journal Your Christmas' class is. This year I decided that it was a good way of doing lots of little pages and trying different things out and therefore perfect for someone new to scrapping so I enrolled Tony on it :) I started the journal off for him with the cover and 1st December and I hope that he enjoys taking over the reins. I have to say though that I really enjoyed doing the one page I did, so how much he'll actually get to do before I take over I can't promise :)
Oh, and the picture is the advent calander I made for Tony out of pizza boxes filled with goodies. It's huge :)