Wednesday, 28 August 2013


Its a wonderful Wednesday!  Time to hook up with lots of crafters from around the world and share your creative spaces.  Check out Julia's Stamping Ground for the blog hop list.  Don't by shy!

Thankfully there is a lot more creativity going on this week for me.  I've been working on a DT assignment using the lovely Echo Park "Perfect Summer" range which is quite apt for this lovely weather we have had this year.

I'm coming to the end of the pack but so far I have created 4 singles and a double and I haven't scrimped at all.  You can see I have more left to go too.

At the top of the pic you can see some bark that Louis insisted we bring back from Wales and he wants me to use it on a layout.  I'm thinking it might be good in place of a wood veneer if I can cut it nicely.  The little blue thingy under my scissors is my needle holder because I have been stitching on one of the layouts to outline the sun.  Here's a sneak peak.

Last week I mentioned my log of layouts which caused some consternation!  I have to keep a record of what I have made, photographed and blogged so that I don't blog the same thing or forget to photograph something.  Also when I've had times where I've not made anything, I can look at the log and find something to share.  I don't do them in order because sometimes I get backed up with DT layouts that might need to come before a group of layouts from a crop or be more suitable to a more current subject.

In the pile I found this one, don't laugh.  It was my very very first ever layout and I had no internet, no galleries, no patterned paper, no Pinterest, no sketches, nothing.

Yes folks, there are peel offs galore.

I also mentioned last week about how I needed to get sorted and several of you commented about your own desires to sort your craft rooms etc.  Thank you all so much for your support but I wish it was that simple!  My "sorting" is diet, depression, fitness, work, housework, etc.  I am hoping that I can really get a handle on things (which are all linked obviously) over the next few weeks with the help of Shimelle's Learn Something New Everyday.  If you are taking this class, please do say hi!

Bye for now


  1. Such a good idea of having a stock pile of layouts photographed and ready to use on blog posts. I've been dipping my toe back into the world of blogging and tips like this are just perfect.

    Love seeing the very first layout, and although you say no patterned paper etc., we forget it still ticks all the boxes; you scrapped a memory and that's all that matters :) gorgeous

  2. Sandra has put it perfectly: that first layout still ticks all the boxes!

  3. Great photos and scrap page - love it
    Have a Beautiful week - Heather #85

  4. I'm certainly not going to laugh at your first ever layout - it has everything that's needed - it's lovely. Good pics taking centre stage, decoration, lots to look at, and nothing detracting from the main thing - those photos!
    Well done.
    Trusting your week will be a special time of thinking, resting and sorting.
    Margaret #37

  5. Nothing wrong with that first ever LO. Well balanced, good colour scheme and a memory scrapped. Yes, there are peel offs, but they look like an integrated part of the design and not just sticker sneeze!

  6. Oh you should see my first layout of a scrapbook page its a riot.. Love your desk it looks so bright and cheerful what wonderful papers.
    Happy WOYWW
    Sandy :) #54

  7. Lots of pretty paper on your desk. And yay, we all have those LO's from way back that look completely different now. there's just so much out there now! For inspiration, for products, etc.. Brigita #104

  8. Gorgeous papers you are using, those layouts will be fabulous! Love that you shared an early layout, I still have a couple that I want to redo! We have so much more to use these days!

  9. wow, you have been busy!! wonderful LOs and great pics throughout!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 38

  10. I look at my first sewing projects now and think 'Oohhh dear....' so you're not alone!
    I sent Miss Bella's package off this morning. I got totally confused about colour preference so used them all! Hope you both like it :-)
    LLJ xx

  11. I have a couple of boxes of layouts that need to be photographed and shared, I'll get round to it one day. The desk is looking lovely this week and I like your first layout so thank you for sharing. Wouldn't it be great if we could sort out life as easily as we can sort out our craft spaces? x

  12. Hello, I am sending this to everyone. Im sorry I am not going to be able to get to all the desk and I have now lost my sheet of paper that I was writing them down on. I don't think my cat is going to make it through the night to even see the vet. She is old just like my dog so I guess they are going to get sick at the same time or so. I just going to copy and paste and sorry to every one that I didn't get to read.. I just cant do it right now. Thank you Roberta 40 and bright blessings to all.

  13. It's a funny thing about peel offs most 'proper crafters' hate them ..... But we all started with them so really they got us going .. So to speak
    Hope you get yourself sorted soon

  14. Looks like that was a great paper kit to work with!
    Nice bright colours

  15. I love echo park papers they are always so bright and fun, perfect for summer and I also loved seeing your first layout, its always fun to see how far we have come. Your sun looks fabby too. Have a great week! Danie #62

  16. I think your LO is amazing hun, and I love your craft area, would love to come and Craft Room tidying is a perpetual ritual...hugs Avril#52

  17. Love seeing your desk full of creativeness!! Your first layout is fab ... as others say it's great photos and a memory recorded! I too used peel offs on my early cards but I had already moved on from them by the time I started scrapping! xx

  18. my first layouts look just like yours...I'll have to share one day too!

    Your desk looks like a hive of creativity!


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