Sunday, April 27, 2008


HereKatherinebarley_600_x_599_2 is a layout I did last night.  It is Cleo's layout class for the CC.  I bought the kit for this one from mod scraps and followed the instructions to start with but I wasn't sure about the windows on cleo's layout as I prefer the photos to stand out and I didn't do the mini book either so mine is a simpler version but I am pleased with the outcome.

The photos were taken by Katherines friend Tash last month.

Friday, April 25, 2008

UKS Oscars CC pre crop classes

As I won't be able to do a lot over the weekend as there is a swimming gala I thought I would do a couple of the pre crop classes to get some points for my team the Comedy Kings.Atc_book

This is a mini book made with my bind-it-all.  Very straight forward and each page has one of the plastic atc holders on it so I can fill it with some of the atc's I have collected so far.

Have to say although it is a simple idea I would never have thought of it myself as a way of storing atc's and much cheaper than a binder.Becky10  The layout is a sketch class using a pagemaps sketch.  Used this months scrapagogo kit and my cricut to create the circles and patterns.

Scrap your Day

I have decided to do Shimelle's UKS CC class to scrap your day once a Shimelle_2month for a year. There are a few flaws in the plan at the minute - the calendar I am going to base it on hasn't arrived yet so I can't actually start the book yet!  Secondly today was the first day and I still forgot to take pictures first thing this morning so hopefully I will get better.  But there are ways of fudging photos of the alarm clock and I doubt dh would be very happy if I had started taking photos of it at 4.40 anyway!  So thanks to Sue for putting Shimelles picture on her blog as it reminded me before too late in the day to get the camera out,

Monday, April 21, 2008

Rebecca - Age 4

My google recently updated itself and now I have a bar down the side of my screen with all sorts on it including scrolling rRebeccaandomly through photos.  So I keep seeing all these old cute photos of the kids so decided to do a layout with some of these old photos for a change. The inspiration came from the ScrapDreamie blog who have a challenge to scrap lift one of the layouts of their new design team.  I chose a layout by Michele Beck to scrap lift and then used this months scrapagogo kit.  For a change I went for 11 x 8.5 - I love this size for quicker layouts.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Dinan I'm on a roll at the minute.  Just completed another layout with photos from last Friday.  I found this piece of Hambly Screen Print I got in a gogo kit about a year ago and have never used because it was 'too nice'.  Decided it was time it came out and was used but didn't want to do too much with it so a very simple layout was born.

Sorry photo isn't great - not easy to get the 'print' to show up evenly.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Road Test

I recently signed up to road test the 3L Scrapbook Adhesive EZ Runner.  I have to say I love my herma so was a little sceptical of this one at first.  However recently I have taken to using double sided tape more often as the herma is failing on some of my older layouts and I was completely won over by this one.

We were given a list of questions to answer so here goes:-

1.  How often do you use adhesive? Every week.

2. What is the main type of adhesive you use?  A mixture of Herma, Double Sided and Anita's Tacky Glue.

3.  What do you look for in an adhesive?  Easy to use and does the job!

4. How easy is the product to remove from its packaging? Very - it has a nice perforated bit on the cardboard to make it easy.

5. Does the product appeat to you - ie does it look good? Looks ok but I'm not that bothered about the look of adhesive.

6. How easy is the product to use?  Very very easy.

7. How well does the product perform?  Extremely well.  Allows a little manipulation before pressing down firmly and then it sticks very well.

8. Do you like this product?  Yes I love it!

9. Do you consider it good value for money? This is the only problem for me I think £4.99 is expensive for 10m of tape.

10. Would you consider buying this product in the future?  Yes but how much depends on the price. 

11. What would make you more likely to buy this product in the future?  A cheaper way of buying it eg multipacks.  If it wasn't so expensive I would use it all the time but at this price I think I will save it for when I am in a hurry!

12. What would make you less likely to buy this product in the futureJust the cost really.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Rennes Yesterday we went to France on a day trip, Graeme, me, Katherine and her bf.  So in what must be record time for me I have done a layout.  Used K & Co paper and tags from March scrapagogo kit and based in on this weeks sketch on the Triple the Sketch blog.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Twin Peaks

Twin_peaksUsing this weeks UKS weekly challenge as inpiration and a piece of scenic route card stock I've had a while I came up with this layout.  The photos were taken in San Francisco last year from the top of Twin Peaks whilst on a bus tour.

The chipboard buttons are from a team swap we did.