Friday, June 27, 2008

Finally here!

Well Oisin is finally on his summer holidays (though it's hard to believe with the gloomy weather).  But at least we didn't have to get up early this morning!!
I'm still amusing myself by opening and closing the fabulous popup ball from Lances album. Doing this album was a great way to use up some of the many left over photos I had lying around that never made it onto LOs.

I also managed to get the album from Donna Downeys class finished yesterday. I decided not to add any journalling and have to lay my hands on a grommet tool to finish the cover but it's pretty much complete. I really love the colours and all the sticky-outy bits. (not sure if sticky-outy is actually a word, but you know what I mean :) Here's a few pics.

And I finally got to get back to my fab StudioCalico kit which got temporarily sidelined while I finished my albums! I have only got two LO's done with this kit so far and the reveal for next month's kit is tonight (though I probably won't actually get it for another two weeks). And since I don't think I can resist next months add-ons, that means a 5am alarm call to bag the goodies. 
Had a browse on TwoPeas today and I am tempted to stock up on AC Thickers and a few other bits but the delivery price is crazy at the moment. I haven't actually bought anything there since I started getting my StudioCalico kits but I'm a bit tempted. Maybe I'll wait until I see how much I spend tonight! I'm also going to Orlando in October so maybe I should be saving for the scrapbook shops there. I was there last year and found a beautiful shop called Scrappy Boutique. I could have stayed there for hours oogling scrappy goodness (though I'm sure my husband would tell me I actually did spend hours there!)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Busy, busy...

Well it's been a busy few days! Last Friday was the official opening of the extension to Oisin's school and Brian Lenihan, minister for finance, attended. I got to see a few old faces from my primary school days!
On Saturday I got to go to the midsummer megascrap event in Donnycarney and got to meet 'famous scrappers' Lance Anderson and Donna Downey. I really enjoyed both classes and it was great to get some new tips and ideas. (It was also great to see some of the scrappers I met at CraftEire and meet some new people too :)
 In Donna's class I got to use more paint and fabric than I've used in all my other scrapping projects put together! And the colours were just beautiful.
 I'm not usually the biggest fan of Rusty Pickle products but I was very impressed with the pop-up ball album we did in Lances class. I can just hear the 'oooohs' and 'aaaaahs' every time I open it!! I got it finished today and have posted a few pics below.

Friday, June 13, 2008

All about the boys

I cannot believe that my little boy is almost finished his first year in 'big school'. Only two more weeks and he'll be officially on his summer holidays. I can't wait. I hope we have better weather this summer than last!
Oisin had great fun at his sports day last week and he went on his first school tour on Wednesday too. 
I got my StudioCalico kit yesterday and it looks GORGEOUS. I wanted to dive straight in but I really needed to get some Father's Day cards made first. I made a few with my BasicGrey Archaic papers which are suitably manly!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Monday was such a fabulously sunny Bank Holiday. Oisin, Erin and two of my sisters had a ball playing in my mams new inflatable swimming pool. Poor red-headed Rachel was burned to a crisp! But alas, the sun is gone again. Hope the rain stays away tomorrow though as it's Oisins first school sports day.
Have you read Becks Faggs blog lately ? She's looking for someone to become a scrapbook apprentice! What a great idea and what an amazing job that would be! Paid to scrapbook and free stash! Scrapbook heaven! Stop using exclamation marks Lynn!!