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Monday, 15 April 2013

Time To Say Goodbye.....

A new chapter in my life has begun and its kept me busy.  So busy I haven't blogged here in a long while.  2 months now.  I have been up to lots.  But sadly not much crafting until last month when I made the trip to Warrington for the Sarah's Cards retreat.

What has mostly kept me busy is moving house and changing jobs.  Finally we have made the 100 mile trip from the Midlands to Wales.  We are right on the coast, right by the sea.  Such an amazing view.  Feels fantastic to be finally here after I made the decision to move last summer.  We are finding it so relaxing, calming and stress free living here.  

Why did I not do this before?

Being up to lots is great to keep your mind active but sure does get in the way when you want to blog.  I had a long hard think about this blog over Christmas.  When I first started I was using it for scrapping, hence the name. But after nearly 3 years it was so much more than just scrapping.  I wrote about my family, crochet, cooking; lots of variety.  Knowing 2013 was going to be the year of change for us I started a new blog, one that would be more suited to the upcoming changes in our lives and also the various topics I now write about.  

Please don't think I have neglected this blog in place of the new one.  That has certainly not happened, there are only 6 posts there over the past 3 1/2 months!

I may come back with a few updates but for now I am just putting this little blog to rest.  I've enjoyed having this blog as part of my life for the past 3 years but life for us has really changed and a new chapter has certainly begun.

This may seem a little strange but I am not going to give a direct link here just for now.  I'll be seeing the usual suspects by commenting and linking but there are some people who I know read this blog and I don't want them being part of our new life.  I've moved on from certain things and people and need to make a clean break.

If you can't locate me and still want to read just send me an email at wannabescrapbookaddict @ yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk and I'll send you the link. If I take a few days to reply don't take it personally, you are unlikely to be  one of people who I have left behind in the Midlands.

Thank you so much for being part of my online journey over the past 3 years.  Your comments and support have been very much appreciated

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Scrappy Sunday (3 February 2012) On A Tuesday

Over the weekend I was super busy and unable to find time to write this post however during the week I was super busy and scrapped and scrapped.  My review week runs to a Friday and I declared this week a Project Life week.  We are already on week four of the year and I still have gaps in last years project.  Not big gaps, just scrapping gaps.  Apart from 6 weeks all the other weeks have the photos printed and filed in the album.  I just need to pretify them.  So this is what I did:


 All 10 pages.  Some are part weeks as I need to sort through my huge pile of printed photos and there is the odd week that needs printing extra photos.  A big preparation day needs to be scheduled to get on top of this.
This years album has all the photos ready.  Just need to put a photo print order together.  Again, time needs to be found.  Time when I don't have kids interupting me every 5 minutes.  I can wish!  I am going to continue this years album by using current stash up.  Lets face it there is plenty to
Then there are these LO's which I posted in the week as they are competion entries:

A total of 11 LO's this week.  A little bit more on track now.  Perhaps I can achieve 365 LO's this year after all.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Sketch To Scrapbook Challenge January 2013

This year in collaboration with 2 Peas In A Bucket Shimelle is putting a monthly kit together.  The unusual part of this monthly kit is if you don't like one of the items or already have it in your kit you can either leave it out or substitute it for another project; in other words, you tailor this kit to what you want and really is the best of both worlds.  Sounds good to me but sadly this month there is no spare money for scrapping supplies so I will have to use what's in my stash this month. 

As of today Shimelle has shown 3 LO's on her blog made using this kit and has set a challenge based on each LO she has made.  This first challenge is to use this sketch:
scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
Really love the LO Shimelle made, especially the camera paper in the kit but show me a LO of Shimelle's that I don't love! Guess what?  I have that paper in my stash and but just couldn't bring myself to cut into it. 
This is my interpretation of the sketch:
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Scrappy Sunday (27 January 2013)

We are still in January and already I am behind with this project.  Very behind.  I had high hopes of creating one LO for every day this year.  I should have 27 LO's made and instead I have only made 10.  Not good progress really. 
Here are this week's efforts, all 3 of them:

I have also 2 LO's part completed which will get finished this week and I am aiming on completing 10 this week.  With some luck I should have no kids off school to hinder me this week.  Closing schools for 2 inches of snow is getting ridiculous now.  Having said that they will probably be shut this week due to floods now the warmer weather is on the way and the snow is about to melt.
I am fast approaching me 500th post and am currently looking at some prizes to celebrate.  But there is going to be work involved, nothing as simple as just comment!  There is no crafty fun in that.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Project 365 Photo Challenge (26 January 2013)

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky
Another week has passed and I have been busy trying to live life, as much as you can when its cold and snowy and trying to document our lives.  These are some favourite photos this week:

Pop on over to The Boy and Me to link up and take a look at some other photos around blog land this week.


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