Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Fun While it Lasted, Another Win & A little Chatter...

I'm just not feeling it on my blog here this week.  Truth is I'm exhausted & I really need some domestic help!  Roll on Monday when my house-helper returns from leave {hopefully!}.  I've had a couple of personal disappointments lately & that also leaves one feeling a bit "flat" but discovering this yesterday certainly perked me up, thanks again Kirsty!  I created this NOT FOR A CHALLENGE lol!  Just...for me!

Bazzill cardstock Navy,white, royal blue & teal.  Printed papers Basic Grey Marrakesh.  Dark Brown Inkpad - Colourbox cat's eye.  Jenni Bowlin Alpha stickers & stars.  Ribbon from Cocoa Daisy & my stash.  Metal embellie & brads - Making Memories.  Stickers - 7 Gypsies.  Creative Memories Journaling Pen. {9}

A cute pre-digi photo used & the story told - Check!  Love these JB alphas...Loved this Marrakesh Line,  loved URBAN PRAIRIE a while back, also ORIGINS & LOVE Curio right now.  BUT not getting any...
Why?  I have too many new lines getting older by the day right here in my studio & MORE on their way to me right now - & Curio wasn't in store in time by end October when it was time to place my 3 monthly order. 

 Us "international scrappers" really need...what we be delivered bella pronto to make relevant use of it, as it takes a month to ship & I don't like to order too soon after CHA because I hold out a bit so that most of what is on my wishlist has arrived in store.  Relatamundo???

Aren't those Making Memories metals beautiful?  LOVE that brand - always have & am sure I always will!
I hand journaled the "the" there, then cut it out & inked it.  I like that little cluster "Imagine the fun".  Also enjoy stapling on my layouts, especially for boy's pages.

Did you notice that I punched out some scalloped circles, cut them in half & placed them under that lovely ruched ribbon?
I've been busy sorting things out on my private blog all week.  {I use a private blog instead of a Google reader, where I keep my blog lists & cut & paste challenges, etc} I have to say that it works very well for me & means less stuff in my Scrap Addict sidebar, which means faster loading!  

I'm re-assessing all the challenge blogs I have in there right now & trying to prioritize them according to how much I've enjoyed "playing" there - of course The Colour Room & Colour Combos Galore are on the top of the list - having turned into a crazy colour challenge freak since I discovered them!

Enjoy the rest of your week!!


jessica_haley555 said...

I really enjoy this page. What a great memory to keep. Hope everything calms down for you soon.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful layout, I always enjoy seeing your "masculine" layout, those scallop circles are very cool!

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love it. It makes me remember the days when I also dressed my boys in matching outfits...just took the guess work out of what they should wear. Great choice of papers and embellies.

Vicki said...

Lots of new stuff just hitting our shops now from CHA - it seems to be a bit slow this time round in getting here. Used to dress my girls the same as well.

Bernadine said...

Lovely layout Helen. I think it is just that time of the year again where the whole year catches up with you. Hope you feel bettr soon.

Diana said...

Ah burnout... yup, I recognize that.
Anyway, great LO. You'll be back to yourself soon, I'm sure.

LG said...

I hope you are feeling much better now! i am grateful that you were able to scrap for yourself, I think it has been ages since i did that.

Love your colour choices here! And the Marrakesh Line is one of my favorite BG collection too. I think i still have some

I hear yah about the international stores. It takes more than a month to get new lines here as well :( and shipping is crazy if we buy it overseas. Sometimes as expensive as the merchandise

Pearl said...

ooo my ! you lucky , chica !!! with the GC !!! woot !

lovely details on this layout !