Tuesday, 19 May 2009

No work today!

I needed to go to the doctor today and because of my appointment time and travel time to London it was easier just to take a holiday day. As I was not sure I would be able to take a holiday day until yesterday I was left with the afternoon off after my doctors appointment. So with lack of much else to be doing I have been doing some crafting. I am in the process of covering an AC 12x12 album little irritated at the moment as the person producing the album was not very precise with the binding part so it is not even which means I am having to add little bits onto the sides to make it look right. Oh well there is my rant for the day.

On to more fun things, this is one of my favorite photo's of kitty the look on his face makes me crack up every time I look at it!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Happpy Fathers Day

Stamp with us had a wonderful colour inspiration and as I needed some inspiration to make a Fathers day card it was perfect timing. I seem to have a thing with sewing on cards and scrapbook pages right not and since I had a threaded needle I thought I would do some stitching on this card as well. It was nice to make a card again as I have been so busy with scrapbook pages lately!


Paper:Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Summer Picnic DS paper

Ink: Ballet Blue

Punch: SU Scallop

Other: Red Embroidery Thread

Friday, 8 May 2009

Wisley Gardens

So let it be said I never Use K&Co paper. I find their paper beautiful but I also find it very busy, I like plain simple graphic stuff. But since I kind of crafted this page in reverse order I found I needed some 12x12 background paper and the green suited the Que Sera Sera paper very well. I got the idea for this page from the lovely Carol who runs the monthly crop I attend. She had done a similar layout except her squares were about 1inch by 1inch I did not have the patience to work with that many square so I did mine larger. I love the fact that now I can display all of the 12million photos I took when I visited Wisley Gardens last month!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

No Stabilizers

So my DH has this annoying habit of looking at a layout and saying "You spelled ( insert any word here) wrong." I fell for this many a times as my spelling skills leave something to be desired. Now I spell check all the titles for layout and any journaling I am doing. When I am at crops I have someone check before I put a layout together. Last night was no exception I had my last page out on the craft table and my husband walked by stopped to have a look and said "You spelled stabilizers wrong" with out looking up I calmly replied "nice try I spell checked it before I laid it out" guess he won't get tired of trying.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Back again

I think I am just going to have to realize I go through spurts of creativity. I seem to blog non stop for a while and then I don't create for a couple of weeks, then I do 7 layouts in two days. Feast or Famine here at Casa de la Yank. So anyways here is one of the layouts I did yesterday, I do promise I use paper other than Bloom and Grow from My Minds Eyes, it just happens that the layout I have photo's for I used Bloom and Grow.

Sorry about the crap picture, who ever decided it was best to take pictures in natural light never lived in England. It seems to be forever clouded over which means I have to use the flash and I get glare of the photo's. You will be proud to learn that I did not use a single bit of Bloom and Grow paper in the other 6 layouts I did, just to prove I can survive with out it and the world will not stop rotating and all that.

Hannah over at Sparkly Pink Star nominated me for the Lemonade Stand Award, thanks Hannah. Here is the low down:

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I just looked at the list and you would think I only like people who's names start with J K or L. I promise it just happened to be the first 5 favorite blogs I thought of!