May 28, 2011

*Photo of the Week*

Having some blogger {and time} issues, so I will leave you with photo of the week for the moment ♥

An action shot!

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

- Posted from Rachel B's iPhone, a bit of loveliness!

May 23, 2011

*I'm totally addicted to tape, washi, washi!*

I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment of Shimelle's 4x6 love, I'm so intrigued how the photos are going to change each month. Especially December where 12 4x6 photos are used! 

I really enjoyed making the hidden door for this layout...and I finally got to use my bunting stickers and a badge that I have had in the drawer for a very long time!

My journaling is about the egg rolling that happens at Easter, I have done two previous layouts about our Easter tradition but this is the first time I have journalled about it.

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After winning some blog candy from the lovely Kirsty I caught the bug to seek out more washi tape!

Aren't they pretty?
...and this pretty bundle came all wrapped up!

....These are the lovelies inside...

I found them via Sally here!

Watch out craft projects, you are about to be taped!

May 22, 2011

*Chapter 3 - I now pronounce you man and wife*

Two years had passed since the boy proposed to the girl, they had brought their own house and had been living together for a year and a half..... and today was THE day.
It was 7.30 am on a Saturday morning and the girl {now 22} was sat sipping coffee nervously in the hairdressers , happy thoughts whizzing around her head along with nervous energy, sat beside the girl was her little sister {only 5 years younger} - her bridesmaid ♥ Tears welled up in the girls eyes, it was an emotional day and her sister looked beautiful smiling back at her. Soon it was time to leave the hairdressers and the girl was excited at what the day was about to bring..... in four hours she would be a married women!

.....the girl is outside the Church, it's time . She holds her dad's hand and he whispers 'I'm proud of you Rach'. A rush of emotion fills the girl, 'I mustn't cry - not yet!' They walk down the isle towards the boy, he turns to look at the girl and smiles.

The girl smiles back, forgetting the sea of faces staring at her. Butterflies fill her belly, it's a good feeling of excitement and wonder 'will I be able to speak when asked?' The girl stares at the boy, everything is quiet, all she can hear is her heart beating and then... It's announced. They are husband and wife. The girl feels like giggling, 'that sounds weird - but good weird!'

They leave the church, smiling to their friends and families, pictures are taken, the reception begins and they dance as man and wife in each others arms.... the day draws to an end and they leave ready to start the next chapter of their lives, where will the journey take them?



May 21, 2011

*Photo of the Week*

For last weeks party I made some birthday cupcakes.....

I kind of like the idea of having a go at photo editing on Picnic after seeing Shimelle's post....

So here is my pic of the week, Do you prefer the before or after?

May 20, 2011

*Happy mail*

This morning some happy mail arrived from Arizona........

courtesy of Deb @ Paperturtle.......

......Thank you Deb
In with my lovely parcel was also some American sweeties!! We have M&M's in the UK too but not exciting ones like these {or at least I have never seen them} There are Dark chocolate ones, Coconut ones, pretzel ones {intrigued} Peanut ones and Milk chocolate ones {these are already in my belly!}

....Also the cutest little bag of personalised embellishments....

I LOVE them! Thank you so much! I already have a page in mind for all of these lovelies {I will share that later}

♥ ♥ ♥

*April 365*

11th - Our monthly crop
12th - Adam crashed out after a busy day!
13th - Time for new plants, trees and strawberries!
14th - Steve put down some slate in the front garden to finish off the driveway
15th - My {mash} potato salad, I have no idea how to make this - but it tasted good!

16th - I did my nails and toe nails.
17th - More planting!
18th - We arrived in Norfolk!
19th - Chilling on a VERY sunny day, hence the misty photo!
20th - Adam met some trains at the model world.

...and the weekly layout for 365....

I decided to bend my own rules a little this week. This picture was in my Document 2011 for April BUT the photo was very small {I think I am trying to convince myself here!}

I used Shimelle's sketch of the week from a few weeks back for this layout.

I'm getting more and more excited about the scrapagogo crop now, The two classes have been booked for the day and I have started checking things off of my 'to-buy-then-pack' list {like more adhesive!!!} The next job is too order more photos as I seem to have gone on a mass scrapping spree and do not have many left now!!!!

What adhesives do you tend to use in scrapbooking? Just wondering

May 19, 2011

*sketch and punch {paper}*

I think I have fallen in love with punches all over again!

I love my new border punch from EK success
 The lovely little punch was waiting for me when I got home from work and so I had to put it to good use!

This layout was made using Shimelle's sketch of the week

I have been a busy bee and I have made month 4 of 4x6 photo love but I think I will save that for another day ;)

Ooh , nearly forgot!
....yes I did make Emily's birthday cake. Thank you for all of the kind comments and birthday wishes for my little Miss :)
Night all

May 16, 2011

*birthday girl/s and 4x6 photo l ♥ ve*

Something lovely arrived in the post this morning courtesy of Kirsty {thank you Kirsty} I set to making good use of it as I started another new class today {not new to scrapbooking classes but new to me!} Shimelle's 4x6 photo love, I am quite behind but really enjoyed making the first three layouts.

Yesterday's tea party went well, Emily had a new party dress for her birthday and looked so cute and the cake went down a treat {which I can let you see know}. Adam decided he would help blow out the candle but sadly I didn't get any pictures of this as I was holding him!

As well as it being Emily's party it was Carrie's birthday, Happy birthday again Carrie!

In my madness and rushing yesterday I forgot to mention that the inspiration for yesterday's layout came from Kirsty {the same Kirsty as above} Sorry I forgot to mention it - I had party brain!

May 15, 2011

*Chapter 2 - ♥ Boy gets down on one knee*

The girl and boy started officially dating in June 1999, the girl {aged 16} was just finishing off her last exams and was wondering what the future would bring..... fame and fortune?!? The girl pauses and laughs to herself......... 'as if!' the last exam finishes and the girl's journey begins.....

{September 1999}

3 years have gone by and the girl and boy have moved through life experiencing a lot - they both had passed their driving tests {some quicker than others, the girl ended up thinking she was meant to be driven not drive!} they experienced the turn of the millennium, the boy now worked in IT, the girl had finished her qualification and was now working in a Beauty salon..... they were very happy ♥
{February 2004}

the girl knew she had found her prince and hoped in the future he would officially make her his princess. That was to happen sooner than she thought and after snuggling in front of a film the boy nervously asked the girl to marry him. Her heart pounded and she recognised the feeling from four years ago. 'Have I said anything yet?' The girl took a deep breath and quickly blurted out 'of course I will!' The boy exhaled quickly looking extremely relieved.... it was official. They were engaged.....