Thursday, September 25, 2008

Not really a full post ... but I thought I'd add in a close up photo of yesterday's LO so you can get a better look at the very cool ribbon and yellow topped pin I used from the SC kit. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Feels like a long time.....

.... since I blogged. I had a great weekend - the weather was unusually gorgeous. On Saturday morning I went over to the Art n Hobby shop in Santry to see Mandy doing her DoCrafts demo. She was really good and I picked up a few new tips (and a few new items for my ever growing stash). I only intended staying for a few minutes but ended up staying for an hour or two. Thanks Mandy :)
The weather was so nice when I got home that I grabbed a few of my Scrapbook mags and went outside to sit in the sun and read. 
Today was the first day I got to do some actual scrapping since the weekend and I did another LO with my SC kit. The photo from my last LO - 'He Knows', was taken at the same time as this one when Oisin decided to give us an impromptu concert with his guitar one sunny summer evening in August.  I used a lot of the same papers here - I think the two LO's might look good side by side in my album :)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Shock, horror!!

I was very excited to get my StudioCalico kit yesterday, but when I took the kit box out of my postbox, I had to take a deep breath. To my horror, the box was badly squashed in one corner. Amazingly, nothing was damaged! I guess there wasn't as much as usual in it this time as this was the first month I managed to resist buying any add-ons.  

The kit this month is gorgeous. I just love the colours and I got a chance to do a LO with it this morning. I was a bit disappointed with how my LO's from last months kit turned out  but I feel inspired again with this one:) 

Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday again!

Can't believe how quickly the weekend went by. And it was so nice to get a bit of sun on Saturday :)  The sneak peaks went up yesterday on StudioCalico for Octobers kit and I have to say, they look gorgeous. Thats not good! All of the add-ons are calling my name and I'm trying not to listen. We're going to Florida in a few weeks and I'm trying to keep my money for that... coz I know I'm going to be like a kid in a candy store when I get into those scrapbook shops. 
I'll leave you with a few LO's from this months SC kit. Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I just realised a few days ago that it's been two years since I started scrapbooking. I did my first scrapbook page in September 2006! And I also realised that it was twelve years ago this month that Declan and I went on our first date! How time flies! 
Got a bit stressed out earlier today when Oisin got home from school. Is it normal for a five year old to cry for half an hour because there are no clean track suit bottoms for him to wear? I told him if he cried really really loudly, one might appear. He gave this theory a good try, but surprisingly, still no tracksuit! 
I've been struggling a bit with this months StudioCalico kit. The main kit had a lot of PP I wouldn't normally go for, but I have found when this happened with previous kits that I usually manage to surprise myself and come up with a few LOs I really liked. I have done four LOs with the kit so far and have only done one that I like - which was the shell collectors one below. That one actually looks much better IRL than it does here - the brown paper with the circles is a gorgeous shimmery paper but it is from an add-on. Anyway, I'll try to get a few more LO's done before the next kit arrives.
This LO is one of the ones I wasn't that happy with. I like how the green rik-rak looks with the pins and the staples, but the rest?????? 

Monday, September 8, 2008

Scrap Saturday

I got to go to Lainey's class on Saturday and it was great to meet up with fellow scrap obsessed ladies! It was so nice to meet Elisa, Linda, Rachel, Ann, Liz, Isobel, Jaime .... and all the other ladies whose names I can't remember! And happy birthday Annamarie!! 
I didn't get to finish my LO in the class as there were some things I wanted to add in when I got home but I'm still trying to decide what way to finish it. I left it a bit too late to start another LO of my own at the crop and thought I would head home to a quiet house (as Oisin had gone to a party) and do a LO there. But of course as soon as I got home I got distracted ... I put a wash on, did some cleaning up etc. But I did manage to get one LO done later on :) This LO was done with a gorgeous add on from last months StudioCalico kit.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Drumroll please.....

And the winner of the RAK (as drawn from an Indiana Jones hat by our very own Oisin) is .....

Jan!! Well done Jan. If you pm me your address I'll get that prize out to you ASAP.  :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sharing the joy!!

CardznScrapz certainly didn't delay in getting my prize to me. I got a big box in the post this morning!! There was lots of scrappy goodness inside and as I'm lucky enough to already have some of these goodies, I thought I'd share the joy and do a RAK. So if you would like to get your hands on a BasicGrey Rub On Roller, a BasicGrey precision file set, a Creativity! Life mag and one or two other bits n pieces, just leave a comment and I'll pick a winner this weekend.

And here is a LO I did with a photo of Oisin and friendly woo-woo at Howth Harbour! Have a great day.

Monday, September 1, 2008


I just found out that I won the August scrapbook competition over on CardznScrapz. I'm really thrilled... it's so nice to win something!! To enter the competition you had to do a LO with a holiday theme using yellow and green or yellow and blue. I had this photo of me (back in the days when I could wear a bikini!) from our honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico.