Friday, May 30, 2008

a slow week

Well I planned to get back swimming three times a week this week! I managed twice, but that was it. I really need to get back to it as it's the only exercise I get. It's so easy to find excuses when you're out of the habit! Only managed one LO this week. I think I've lost my mojo a bit as I haven't been too crazy about my last few LO's. But's my latest effort....

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Scrappers block

I think I've had a touch of scrappers block the last couple of days. I knew what photo I wanted to scrap and I knew what papers I wanted to use, but when I tried to put it inspiration.  In the end I just kinda forced something together! The photo was taken the day before Oisin's birthday. He had just gotten new goalposts for the garden and new football gear and still managed to look sad! He was upset because the sleeves of his new jersey were too long! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Where are the warm sunny days gone?? Well at least it's easier to stay inside and get a bit of scrapping done! I liked this photo of Oisin that was taken while he was 'playing' his guitar. He looked so intense and serious. The papers for this LO were from one of the add-ons from this months StudioCalico kit. The robot papers are really cool and matched nicely with the robot pajamas that Oisin is wearing in the photo. I really like the colours in this LO, but when I stood back and looked at it, some of the spacings were a bit off...but it was too late to change! Oh well...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Saturday scrapping

Oisin is 5 tomorrow (I cannot believe it!!) and we had a little party for him today. Just a little family gathering. He had great fun playing with his cousins and aunties and even managed to fit in some fishing this morning with Daddy.
Somehow I managed to find the time to have a little play with my StudioCalico kit. I have to be honest...when I saw this months kit online I wasn't overly excited. But, in reality it's beautiful, and the possibilities are endless with the fabulous papers and embellishments. I really love the chipboard letters and the black letter stickers that you can see in the LO below. (and the black chipboard shapes, and the papers, and ....... ok, all of it!)

Friday, May 16, 2008


Today I got my prize that I won on the ScrapDreamie blog! They were giving a prize to someone who posted a Buzzted Blinkie on their blog and I was lucky enough to be picked! Yay!!
I got a kit from Three Bugs in a Rug which has some patterned paper, die cuts and stickers. I don't think I've ever tried any Three Bugs stuff before (not something I would normally choose) but, as I have noticed more lately, it's always good break out of your comfort zone and try something different!  

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Box of Delights

Got my box of scrapalicious goodness that is my StudioCalico kit yesterday and as usual, it looks gorgeous. I managed to get a couple more LO's done over the last few days with BG Cupcake. and it's just as well! The kit is calling to me and I think I'll have to answer soon!
 I do love the Cupcake papers though...they are lovely and bright, and as usual, I used lots of buttons. And I do admit it... I have a thing for buttons:) I love how the Buzz Lightyear LO turned out but I'm not too crazy about the Bike one.  

Friday, May 9, 2008


Did a LO today with BasicGrey cupcake papers. It's the first LO I got to do all week! I think it was easier to stay in and scrap because the sun was hiding for the day. This week has been so nice (until today), in fact the photo's I used in the LO were from a visit to the zoo earlier this week. The sun was shining and there was a bit of a buzz around the felt like we were on holidays! I think Irish people get a bit giddy when the sun comes out! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

early days

I bought my copy of doCrafts Creativity magazine today. To be honest, I don't usually find it great but it's always worth a look for €1.50! The new doCrafts scrapbook magazine, Creativity Life, is coming out in July and looks really good. (And not just because one of my LO's will be in it :) It will be be great value if it is only €1.50 too.
 I did however, scraplift my very first LO from a DoCrafts magazine. The LO below was my first LO ever and it really inspired me to keep going.

My second original LO was 'The things you say'. Although the design was pretty basic I really loved that I was able to record all the funny little things Oisin said when he was 3. I loved the idea of this page so much that I did another one about a year later and it was one of my entries for the Scrapbooker of the Year competition. You can see it on one of my older posts or on the slideshow. (What do you think of my new slideshow by the way?  :)

I booked my ticket for the Midsummer MegaScrap event with Lance from Rusty Pickle and Donna Downey yesterday. I'm not really a big fan of Rusty Pickle but hopefully it will be a good day.