Thursday, May 31, 2007

Had A Really Good Day!

After the crappy weather and general pooness of half term so far today has been great. Sun was shining, sky was blue and we had a good day :)

Isabelle stayed at Mums last night so this morning we went to get her, she and i went to see Jo and her children and spent a lovely couple of hours chatting, playing at the park and eating lunch. Then it was back home for a quick nap (Izzy not me) and back out to our NCT baby group (ok they aren't babies they are all 2 now except Isabelle - she is 2 on Monday!)

Anyway, no pictures today but there will be on the next post as Darren and I are off to Wembley tomorrow for the first senior international match; England Vs Brazil! Can't wait, will definitely take some pictures and get them posted! :)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Wet & Soggy Bank Holiday plus Items For Sale

Wow, this Bank Holiday weekend has been a real washout. It is still chucking it down with rain outside but I am smiling because Belle is entertaining me singing happy birthday to the ham and tomatoes she is eating for lunch! LOL

I have a few goodies for sale which are from my personal stash (not ATDML stock) but I am putting them on a couple of forums and here on my blog rather than e bay, if you are interested e mail me:

I prefer paypal (am less likely to fritter the proceeds away that way as i am saving!) All prices include P&P.

Leave Memories Unmounted Red rubber Stamps: Ribbon Stamps (product number 011203) See attached image. This sheet is approx 5.5" x 8.5" and includes words and phrases which can br printed direct to paper or, as the name suggests, printed onto twill or ribbon. In addition there are some individual words printed ot look like they are in bookplates, a key, a clock and other bits.
I paid £12 plus p&p for this set but have never used them (pack is unopened) and would like £7 inc p&p

PaperArtsy Ecclectic - Plate 2
I love PaperArtsy stamps and I love this set so much I discovered I bought it twice. This set is unmounted red rubber the sheet is approx 3.5" x 5.5" and features some of PaperArtsys most famous designs - great for altered art \ CJ's or ATCs. It is of course unused.
I paid £5.85 and would like £3.50 inc P&P

Somerset Studio ATC Book "Artists Trading cars - An Anthology of ATCs"
This is a beautiful book - it is paper back and the size of a regular paper back book (so very portable for sticking in your handbag for on the go inspiration! The book, as the name suggests, is largely a collection of hundreds of amazing ATC's with some articles and commentry included as well. There are also some pages printed on thicker card which are lightly perforated so you can remove the ATC's. i have looked through this book a few times but it is in perfect condition. I am selling it because i don't get enough time to scrap my photos at the moment let alone spend ages making altered art!
I paid £14.95 for it, I would like £7.50 inc P&P

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Desk Is Alive With The Sound Of Music!

Woo Hoo - my old PC speakers were rubbish to start with and then they packed up completely. I hadn't realised how much I missed having music playing at the PC until I got my new PC set up with the fabby speakers!

Thanks to Jen I found this site you can create your own playlists and use it like a juke box. Love it!

Currently listening to the Fratellis, Kaisar Chiefs and The Killers (with a little bit of Blondie thrown in as a blast from the past!)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

New Computers!!!

Well after putting up with months of both mine and Mums computers periodically freezing, doing crazy things and basically not working we have got ourselves a pair of shiny new Dell PC's and although I am running mine tandem with the old one while Darren transfers my files I have to say I love love love the new one!

The only problem I am having is that the widescreen monitor is stretching layouts so they all appear rectangular even if they are square! Bizarre!

On Tuesday i went to see the lovely Annie and the even lovelier Addie. If you think that girl is cute in the pictures on Annies blog she is even cuter in real life! Had to laugh as I took some J2O with me as I am having a mini addiction to them and Annie thought I had brought beer...!!

I have a couple of layouts finished ready to upload but the scanner isn't connected right now so they will have to wait - maybe tonight. I browsed the UKS Cyber Crop forum and was intrigued by Shimelles Box of Sweets class using a huge 12x8 photo. I didn't "do the class" but I did get inspired to order some big prints so i have 2 layouts with that size photo on.

Just for Alison here is the picture of Isabelle covered in Sudo Cream from her exploits a week or two ago. She "found" (by half climbing out the cot) a test pot of Sudo Cream and smeared it all over herself and the walls and her cot... Not pleased! Of course being a scrapbooker I took the photo first and then cleaned everything up! The full horror of the mess doesn't quite show in the picture as it was all over the walls as well but there we go!

Sunday, May 13, 2007


I have booked myself on an Annabel Williams Discovery Day - "Capturing the Essence of Childhood" on July 11th. I was quite restrained and asked for money towards camera equipment and courses for Christmas and my birthday so I treated myself to this course which I have been looking at for ages!

It does however mean a trip up to the Lake District for a one day course! I think I had better go up the night before and stay over - that way I will at least have some sleep the night before. I don't want to fall asleep during the course and miss it all! LOL

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tagged By Nicki

I hot this message from Nicki in a blog comment:

I am tagging you!The rules:Start with 7 random facts/habits about yourself. People who are tagged have to write their 7 things on their blog. Then choose another 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment to tell them they have been tagged and to read your blog.

OK so, 7 random facts about myself:

  1. I am hopelessly untidy, I have tried all sorts of things but I think the tidy gene was missed from my genetic code! I do recognise my own untidiness and from time to time I think URGH get this mess tidied up, but I just can't seem to control the tidiness issue.
  2. My favourite TV shows are Bones and Hustle - which are currently both airing at the same time, thank goodness for sky plus!
  3. I love football, specifically Ipswich Town and have a tattoo of the horse from the club badge with the football under its hoof and the words Ipswich Town Football Club.
  4. I once asked Kieron Dyer (of Newcastle Utd) if Alan Shearer was as drop dead gorgeous in real life as he is on the telly! Needless to say I was a little bit merry at the time.
  5. I once appeared on the TV show "You Bet!" hosted by Darren Day. He fell down the stairs during our rehearsal. Our challenge was related to a sport called tchoukball which I used to play, we completed it with ease every time in practise so the director reduced our time for the actual show - we failed to complete the challenge then :(
  6. I love organising my scrapbooking stash, I love my Expedit for IKEA which is perfect with it's 13" cubes - it can take paper trays, albums, books etc... I have also just got a clip it up unit to store my flat embellishments on a rotating stand.
  7. I always said I wanted 6 children, after Izzy was born I rationalised that down to 4 (in fact during labour I said that any others had to be adopted as I wasn't doing this again!) Darrent hinks 2 is a much more reasonable number! We'll see!

There we go, now I will work out who to tag and post later. Thanks Nicki!

Monday, May 07, 2007


May 2008 sees the launch of the new Lipstick Rehab event. A Trip Down Memory Lane is proud to be one of the retailers at this new event. This is going to be a huge event, lots of "patients" AKA delegates, great teachers and of course great shopping!

To see what all the fuss is about visit the Lipstick Rehab Special Forums at UKScrappers.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


This started out based on a class by "Mole" on UKS but I went off at a tangent and tried a journaling technique that I have been meaning to try for a while. I quite like the end product although after it was all stuck down I found a photo of Izzy sliding which was a bit more colourful and would stand out better but such is life!

Paper is Christina Cole (remember everyone going nuts for that?!?! - Izzy also got hold of a pack of those papers in the stock room and consequently we have a lot of it in the damaged stock box so I cut my circle from that!)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

My Little Star

Over the weekend I also finished off a layout started a while ago t my friend Dorothys house. It was inspired by this layout Maria did for our Design Team so can't take credit for it all. I also saw the technique of adding glossy accents to transparencies on some layouts people produced in a class by Kirsty. I love the pics of Belle in her Disney sunglasses posing so I just had to do a layout of them!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Cyber Cropping

I got a whole day to myself on Sunday as Darren offered to take Izzy to the zoo and look after her while I went to Mums to take part in the UKS Cyber Crop. I am not a fast srapper so didn't whizz through all the classes and challenges to claim lots of points. Instead Mum and I picked a couple of classes to do and just did them at our own pace. We both loved Marias class so had to do that one and then we both did "Moles" class too. I also loved the look of Shimelles Box of Sweets class and am ordering a BIG photo from photobox so I can do that one too!

I always think it is amazing how from one class you can get so many different layouts. Obviously a lot of people choose different papers but once you alter the placement a bit and add different embellishments the variations are endless.

You can see Marias layout HERE

and here is my version of her class using Junkitz Friends range and Mums version of the class using Crate Paper Twirl.

I must have been having a blue and green phase on Sunday as my other cyber crop layout is also blue, green and white! I will upload that in the next post as I don't want to risk blogger crashing on me again! I am having terrible PC trouble and have been frantically trying to back things up but unfortunately my PC is telling me it now doesn't recognise the DVD RW drive so I am stuck and hoping I don't have any fatal, lose everything type errors before Darren gets the DVD writer working and at least backs up my photos and the business emails and files!!! Fingers crossed!
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