Friday, 28 September 2007
Here is a piccie of my CJ entry - its a dreadful photo because it was done at about 10.45 at night on the evening before I was due to pass it on. But hopefully you get the idea!
This weekend I'm off to Brighton to visit friends and hopefully have a fabby time - god knows when I'm going to get the chance to do any cleaning, washing or planning for next week! Still, at least it will be a nice break after the week from hell.
Monday, 24 September 2007
Saturday, 22 September 2007
Friday, 21 September 2007
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Went to a crop tonight which was good fun, at least it lets me catch up with my pages and be focused on scrapping for several hours at a time (without thinking that I should be getting on with some work :( ). Got several CJ entries to do so I may post those over the next few days, though quite when I'm going to find the time to do them I'm not entirely sure!
Monday, 17 September 2007
Its called Love is... and uses some photos I've had since my birthday which I changed to Black and White. I used Love Elsie Betty papers, a selection of pink buttons and some stickers by 7 Gypsies on the page. The most scarey thing I've ever done is decide to paint onto a page - when I did the first strokes I thought - this looks awful! - and regretted it but as I got going I was really pleased with it. That will be the influence of the Autumn leaves Designing with Colour book I bought recently! The title is handdrawn and cut to reflect the doodle style of Love Elsie paper.
The journalling is all about my take on love - something that is about being totally open, honest and being yourself with someone - not all romance and candlelit dinners (though of course thats nice too!).
I will carry on sharing my journal pages tomorrow, but tonight its off to badminton for me!
Sunday, 16 September 2007
Saturday, 15 September 2007
Friday, 14 September 2007
I have to say that, while there is nothing like the sense of achievement you get when you finish a 12 by 12 page which you designed and worked on for several hours, it is nice working in a format which means you can finish several pages in an evening. Which is ideal as I'm still catching up (though I'm getting there - I'm actually in the current week now!). I might try to get back to the 12 by 12 this weekend though, as I still have ideas for pages floating round in my head from several weeks back.
The first page is about how tired I felt when I returned to work and embraced all the stress that teaching and planning entails. I managed to start developing a sty on my eye, though fortunately it never really got going and just felt incredibly sore without actually looking ugly. Hadn't had one of these since I was a really little girl and used to read in the dark all night! So I thought it was worth recording.
The second page is about the unfortunate problem of money and lack of it. The little enough said about this one the better, but it will serve as a useful reminder to stay on top of my finances in the future.
Not too many plans for the weekend now, though I may have to go and buy new tyres for my car, which is slightly depressing as my bank balance had started to look healthy again. C'est la vie I guess...
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Sunday, 9 September 2007
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Also got some journal pages to share, so will also upload those at the weekend too. Will be good to look back on the last few crazy days in my journal when I am able to put it all into perspective! Off to sleep now, happy dreams all :)
Sunday, 2 September 2007
Haven't had any chance to scrap but I have joined up to Shimelle's journal class so now plan to spend some time reading through the information and catching up. Although a little thing called work may get in the way tomorrow...