Monday, 28 June 2010

Lazy Summer Days

It's been a beautiful few days weather wise & I've been making the most of it by relaxing in the garden!
With a little help from mum the garden is looking stunning - the roses are particularly thriving.

Today I've been scrapping though - making a start on my Document 2010 June pages so will be able to show those soon :) I'm using the new Echo Park papers that I picked up from Sarah's Cards a couple of weeks ago - their second line is now available & it's just as fab!

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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Sarah's Cards July Kit

Ooh it's such a lovely kit this month, so fun & vibrant!
The main paper range is Pebbles Inc 'Treehouse' - I love working with their papers, they are such a lovely quality.
Here are my layouts for the DT this month...

Monday, 21 June 2010

Document 2010: May

I woke up in the middle of the night a few days ago and couldn't get back to sleep, so I started thinking... I really should be documenting my 2010! It's such a big year, and there's a lot going on what with expecting our first born child lol. So, at 3am I got out my notebook and pen, and I wrote down a list of what I need to include each month that's passed so far. I decided that instead of doing an envelope page (I haven't been collecting stuff!) I would do 2 main pages each month - one dedicated to something baby related, and one to a non baby themed event.
I've started with May, since that was pretty recent and it makes me feel a little bit more caught up haha! So here are my May 2010 pages :)

Time flies!

2 years ago today I was getting ready to be married. I cannot believe it has been 2 whole years - time flies when you are having fun I guess!

I remember the excitement of getting ready, the hustle & bustle in the house all morning with people coming & going and then how serene it felt once everyone had gone and it was just me & my dad. I remember the scent of the flowers, the slight mist in the air that morning, and watching all the little details that I had meticulously planned come together finally.

I remember being excited, not nervous to walk down the aisle, and the look on Michael's face at the other end. I remember saying our vows & being so overcome with emotion that I did the one thing I had promised myself not to do - cry. I remember forgetting that we were in a church full of people, and feeling like it was just us two. I remember Michael forgetting to wait for his cue and kissing me before he was told he could 'now kiss the bride'!


I remember my cheeks aching from smiling so much, and not a fake camera smile - a genuine I'm-so-happy-I-could-burst smile. I remember the happiness of having so many family & friends share the day with us, and taking a moment to stand back & take it all in. I remember dancing, twirling, singing and laughing, and I remember wanting to wear my dress everyday because it made me feel like a princess!
Most importantly I remember it being the happiest of days, and the beginning of life together as husband & wife.

That life as a pair is now ending, and we'll soon be a trio, a happy little family of 3! Only 99 days to go!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Sketch Challenge at Sarah's Cards

There's another challenge for you over at the Sarah's Cards blog - this month a sketch again.

I used 3 of my current favourite things for my layout - Cosmo Delovely papers, Hipstamatic prints and my bump! I remember thinking at the time wow, my bump is huge, but 8 weeks on and it looks tiny in that photo compared to how it is now. I actually struggle to think that baby has another 14 weeks of growing left to do!

Hop on over to the Sarah's Cards blog now to see a bumper load of inspiration from the rest of the design team, and post a link to your page. You could win a £10 e-voucher if you enter by 12th July so get creating!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

A little bit of colour love

The Color Room just keeps on publishing fab little colour combos that I love! (Although it pains me every time to write the word colour without a 'u' in it!)
This was palette #7 from a few weeks ago - a gorgeous mix of orange, pink, yeloow and green that I would totally not have put together myself! I used their sketch too for this slightly tongue in cheek page! What is it with men at weddings? They always seem to be drawn to holding the bouquet!

Cardstock - Bazzill; Patterned Papers - Basic Grey 'Green at Heart', Crate Paper 'Pink Plum', Pebbles Inc 'Twitterpated', Pink Paislee '365 degrees', October Afternoon 'Thrift Shop' & 'Farm Fresh'; Journal Spot - Scrap Em @ Etsy; Stickers - October Afternoon 'Thrift Shop' & 'Fly A Kite'; Letters - My Little Shoebox 'Sunrise', American Crafts Thickers Delight in Leaf ; Punch - Martha Stewart; Stickles

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Sarah's Cards June kit peeks

June's kit from Sarah's Cards features the gorgeous Pebbles Inc 'Treehouse' range of papers - I love these papers, especially that gorgeous yellow one with clouds on *heart*

One of my favourite bits in this month's kit is the chipboard template included - I don't know what the official name for this shape is lol, but I know it is one of my current go-to shapes! What is so great about this is that you can use it over & over again yay!

Here's a few little snaps of my pages for the DT with June's kit.

Monday, 14 June 2010

A weekend in Wonderland

What a weekend!
The lovely SJ threw an amazing Alice in Wonderland themed birthday bash which included all manner of fantastic decorations. The costumes were great - Michael was the Knave of Hearts (mainly because he wanted to get a sword and an eye patch!)

I was the White Queen - you'll have to looks at the other girls' blogs (Shimelle, Laura, SJ, Rach, and Leanne) to see pics of me, because there really aren't many on my camera!

There was amazing rainbow cake - the most scrapworthy cake I have ever seen in my life, and it tasted pretty good too!

There were playing cards, and cupcakes, and walks on the beach.

There was bunting, and pretty china, and a sword fight.

There were smiles, and laughs, and lots of catching up, and many many photos.
Thanks girls for a fab weekend!

Sunday, 13 June 2010


It's been a busy few weeks, and being pregnant seems to be taking up a lot of my mental & physical energy, but I promised certain people at a certain amazing tea party this weekend that I'd update my poor neglected blog so here I am.

Have you seen the new 'Sweet Summertime' papers by Echo Park (new company on the block!)?? This line had totally passed me by, I knew nothing about it until I saw it at said tea party less than 24 hours ago & already I've ordered the lot! Gorgeous papers & fab quality too - oh so summery! You can get hold of it now from Sarah's Cards.

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